The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. Read more about the NED.

Please use the link within the posting to apply. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Due to the volume of applications, only those selected to advance will be contacted. Positions are posted until filled.


Students with a keen interest in the study and support of democracy around the world are encouraged to apply. Successful applications will demonstrate strong research, analytical, writing, communication, and organizational skills. Some internships will require knowledge of a foreign language. Internships are paid and the applicant must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program during the semester of the internship.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at or contact