Careers

Unless otherwise noted, all positions listed below are with the National Endowment for Democracy. Please read the descriptions and follow the instructions when applying.

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

Applicants must include a cover letter, resume and completed application. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Full-time positions


Internships

Fall 2019 Interns – begin Monday, September 9th; Applications currently being accepted.
Spring 2020 Interns – begin Monday, January 6th; Applications will be accepted beginning September 30, 2019.
Summer 2020 Interns – begin Monday, June 1st; Applications will be accepted beginning October 31, 2019.

Fall 2019


Full-time Positions

Program Officer, Middle East North Africa (MENA) Regional – (Job #1946)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional portfolio.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Program Officer will work with the regional director and program staff to manage the Endowment’s grants program for the cross-cutting MENA Regional portfolio, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Responsibilities:  

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the MENA regional portfolio, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region.
  • Work closely and flexibly with a diverse range of activists in media, human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, civic education, and other areas.
  • Monitor political developments in the MENA region, and the surrounding region to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, keeping abreast of the changing political environment, and actively coordinating with other MENA team members on their country portfolios.
  • Oversee the implementation of NED-approved projects, including analysis of quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and the MENA regional portfolio, and recommend renewed and new funding.
  • Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations.
  • Travel to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an onthe-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include meetings with NED grantees, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, and political analysts and opinion-makers. 
  • Think creatively about how to improve team effectiveness, including suggestions for new team processes, improving grantee-reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams at NED, etc.
  • Liaise with other NED teams; participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
    • 5+ years of experience in democracy-related projects and programs from the civil society perspective; significant experience in nonprofit work.
    • 2+ years living or working in the MENA region.
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in the MENA region generally;
    • Full professional fluency in English and Arabic languages are essential; other regional languages are preferred. 
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Solid analytical skills;
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, including coordination and facilitation skills.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. In addition, please also attach a document containing 2-3 paragraphs in Arabic, which introduce you and summarize your interest in the position. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with Job #1946 – PO, MENA regional – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Assistant Resource Officer (Job #1945)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Resource Officer  for the Grantmaking Resource Center (GRC).  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Resource Officer will work with the Director, Grantmaking Resource Center and the Senior Resource Officer to engineer learning opportunities for the Grantmaking Program. The Assistant Resource Officer will contribute to training engagement strategies and performance assistance needs including documentation, intranet communications, visualizations, and feedback collection. The Assistant Resource Officer will also support efforts to integrate systems training into the greater training program, and institutionalizing the learning function in the Grantmaking Program at NED. 

Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinates informal and social learning opportunities—i.e. brownbags and webinars. 
  • Supports the Senior Resource Officer in implementing a new staff onboarding program. 
  • Implements existing basic trainings, including coordinating all logistics, updating documentation with trainers, and managing follow up through engagement strategies. 
  • Collaborates with the Senior Resource Officer and GRC Systems team to integrate grants management system training into the learning ecosystem. 
  • Assists the Senior Resource Officer with Training of Trainers and modelling standards for training delivery and facilitation.
  • Participates in process analysis with the team; makes suggestions and assists with implementing relevant adjustments to the learning ecosystem. 
  • Edits, identifies instructional writing gaps, and updates process documentation as needed. 
  • Ensures the intranet site reflects recent updates to process documentation as a resource for documentation, training, and communications.
  • Participates in groups representing best practices in training and grantmaking.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Resource Officer.  

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in international relations, political science, or organizational development.
    • 3+ years related experience with international grantmaking, event management, or non-profit experience.
    • Basic familiarity with and aptitude for learning best practices in training, facilitation, knowledge management, and writing for instructional design.   
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • Project and/or event management experience including organization, planning, and people management skills. 
    • Intermediate presentation skills and ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Solid ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals across various departments, including verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
    • Strong initiative, attention to detail, and efficiency in prioritizing tasks.  
    • The ability to establish positive relationships, build trust and rapport, actively listen, and exercise sound judgement navigating complex situations.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1945 ARO, GRC – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Assistant Program Officer, Africa (Job #1944)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for the Africa regional program team, with an emphasis on the East and Horn of Africa. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Program Officer will work colleagues on the management, administration, and development of grant programs in Africa.

Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • Draft summaries of proposals for review at quarterly board meetings;
  • Travel to the region on a regular basis to monitor projects and identify new projects;
  • Provide support to Africa-related initiatives and events;
  • Provide compliance guidance to existing grantees;
  • Maintain contacts with organizations and individuals in the U.S. and abroad working to advance democracy and human rights.

Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Anthropology or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred;
    • 3+ years of applicable experience is required;
    • 2+ years of experience in democracy work is required.

Other Qualifications: 

    • In-depth knowledge of political development and trends in Africa;
    • Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and organizations;
    • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages of the designated region is a benefit;
    • Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.

Competencies:

        • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
        • High degree of organization and initiative;
        • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. 

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with Job #1944– APO, AFRI 2 – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


IT Helpdesk Analyst – (Job #1943)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an IT Helpdesk Analyst – Tier 1 to work in the Knowledge Management & IT Department.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The IT Helpdesk Analyst (ITHDA) is responsible for providing Tier 1 level support for timely, accurate, and responsive resolution of computing hardware, operating system, application, phone, mobile device, and other technical support issues for the end-user community.  The analyst will assist with the implementation, support, and management of current and future hardware and software technologies.  The ITHDA also coordinates with senior IT staff and management to implement, review and update help desk related policies and procedures for maximum efficiency.

Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as first-line customer service, providing tier 1 helpdesk support to all Endowment staff 
  • Diagnose technical issues, provide technical analysis and engage appropriate resources to speed problem resolution 
  • Perform triage and manage the NED helpdesk ticketing system
    • troubleshoot and resolve problems to fulfill requests 
    • respond/update help desk tickets upon problem or request resolution 
    • escalate or refer tickets as necessary
    • ensure closed helpdesk tickets are adequately documented
    • provide follow-up status to end-users in accordance with specified support policies and procedures
  • Assist in coordination/provision of mobile devices for employees based on requests
  • Configure mobile devices, install software, and image equipment
  • Manage add/change/delete requests for phone system
  • Maintain workstation hardware and peripheral inventory and storage
  • Organize and maintain storage facilities, server rooms, and workroom space
  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the Endowment; increase personal knowledge of the technical environment; improve ability to operate all support tools and technologies
  • Access and provide technical solutions to frequently asked questions and use resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution
  • Provide administrative assistance for department documentation and standards
  • Develop and present short technical presentations to Endowment staff
  • Participate in new-hire orientation for NED’s computer systems
  • Provide technical support to other Analysts and work closely with all IT team members in order to streamline support

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • At least 1-year direct support to end-users of information systems, or relevant experience in a technical or customer support environment;
    • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Understanding of information systems technology including common computer applications, operating systems, hardware, networks, and messaging systems;
    • Knowledge configuring, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing PC and laptop hardware and software technologies;
    • Demonstrated technical, analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent customer service skills when dealing with staff at all levels;
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Ability to interpret customer needs and provide thorough and complete support;
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure; 
    • Must be organized, versatile and possess strong administrative skills;
    • Must be able to work both independently and as a team member;
    • Ability to facilitate and present to large audiences.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with 1943 – Helpdesk – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia – (Job #1942)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer on our Eurasia team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Program Officer (APO) will assist with management, administration, development and expansion of grant programs in Eurasia.  In addition, the APO will support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees.
 
Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings;
  • Communicate regularly with existing grantees;
  • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
  • Tracking political developments in Eurasia;
  • Provide administrative support to the Eurasia Team;
  • Travel to the region on a regular basis to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree education in political science, regional studies, international relations, history or other relevant discipline (Master’s degree is preferred);
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
    • 2+ years of prior experience in democracy related work is required; in-country experience is an advantage.
  • Other Qualifications: 
  • In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Eurasia;
  • Advanced fluency (oral and written) in Russian and English is required;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:
Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send a brief email to careers@ned.org, with Job #1942 – APO, Eurasia – YOUR NAMEin the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone call inquiries.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Manager, Media Relations – (Job #1941)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Manager for Media Relations to join the office of Government Relations and Public Affairs. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

A key member of the Government Relations and Public Affairs team, the Manager for Media Relations is an experienced communications professional who has experience working with journalists covering international affairs and foreign policy. The incumbent will respond to media inquiries and media coverage of the NED, will pursue opportunities to promote the work of the Endowment and its partners, and will encourage coverage that advances the importance of democratic development in general. Reporting to the Sr. Director for Public Affairs, the incumbent will work closely with the public affairs team as well as NED leadership, regional teams, and various NED initiatives to help design and implement a media outreach strategy that will effectively communicate NED’s mission and encourage accurate and positive media coverage of the Endowment.

Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as a spokesperson for NED with media and outside organizations.
  • Develop and execute a media relations outreach plan for traditional and social media, including working closely with Sr. Dir. for Public Affairs, Sr. Manager for Digital Strategy, as well as other communications stakeholders at NED.
  • Build relationships with domestic & international print, broadcast, and digital media reporters, editors, and producers.  Maintain detailed contact lists of relevant outlets, journalists, and interests.
  • Draft press materials, including talking points, press advisories and releases, op-eds, and memos in support of communications plans and goals.
  • Coordinate and support media engagements for NED staff and grantees.
  • Monitor risks and opportunities to advance NED’s position and brand.
  • Provide ongoing media and communications support and training to NED staff and grantees.
  • Work with the VP of GRPA to manage NED’s Penn Kemble Fellowship program.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree;
    • 5 – 7 years of professional experience in media, communications or public relations, preferably with exposure to U.S.-based foreign affairs and national security reporters and international news media and reporters.
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • Experience with media placements and working with reporters, editors, editorial boards, columnists, bloggers, bookers, and thought leaders;
    • Exceptional writing skills for both press and general audiences; writing should be sharp, personable, and memorable; ability to write in the voice of others;
    • Familiarity and aptitude with using social media as an earned media tool;
    • Keen political judgment and ability to anticipate how others will respond to our work;
    • Ability to work evening events once or twice per month;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team;
    • Ability to work independently, juggling competing priorities with strict deadlines;
    • Proven track record as a self-starter;
    • Excellent project management skills;
    • Attention to detail.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, op-ed writing sample (600-800 words), salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with 1941 MGR. GRPA – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Auditor, Latin American & the Caribbean (Job #1940)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Auditor, Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) to join the Compliance team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Auditor conducts financial monitoring of NED Grantees in the LAC Region. This shall include conducting risk assessments and monitoring of grantees compliance with Federal rules and regulations and NED’s grant making policies and procedures. Additionally, the Auditor shall assist the assigned Compliance team in performing compliance monitoring for assigned Core Institute.

Responsibilities:

  • Determine the appropriate risk category (low, medium, or high risk) of a potential grantee based on the risk assessment;
  • Develop a monitoring plan, specifying the type of monitoring activities to be conducted for a grantee based on the results of the risk assessment process;
  • Conduct monitoring activities specified in a grantee’s monitoring plan including but not limited to the daily transaction ledger reviews and invoice reviews;
  • Prepare the audit/compliance reports which detail any identified observations, findings or questioned costs, as well as the respective recommendations for corrective actions and resolution of deficiencies identified in the compliance monitoring process;
  • Assist the assigned Compliance team in performing compliance monitoring for assigned Core Institute;
  • Demonstrate effective representational skills, increasing the profile of the department by participating in NED internal working groups and in grantee proposal reviews held jointly with Grants and Program staff;
  • Prepare presentation and training materials for use in conducting financial management training workshops in overseas locations, when required;
  • Ensure that grants are timely closed out by verifying that all the required monitoring activities have been conducted and questioned costs, if any, were resolved;
  • Ensure that respective data input in the Grants Management System (GIFTS/Alta) is kept pertinent at all times;
  • Perform ad hoc special engagements or other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • BS in Accounting or Finance;
    • 2+ years of related experience;
    • Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint;
    • Experience with grant management databases such as GIFTS/Alta;
    • Working knowledge of OMB’s Uniform Guidance: 2 CFR Part 200 Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards;
    • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, also known as the Yellow Book.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Advanced fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in Foreign language(s) relevant to the Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) Region; Proficiency in Spanish is required.
    • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment;
    • Auditing and report writing skills;
    • Ability to develop rapport quickly and easily;
    • Ability to present audit findings with tact and sensitivity;
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
    • Commitment to accuracy and timeliness.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with 1940 Auditor, LAC – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Assistant Program Officer, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) (Job #1938)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Program Officer (APO) will assist with the management, administration, development, and expansion of grant programs in the MENA region.  In addition, the APO will support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees.

Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals.
  • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings.
  • Communicate regularly with existing grantees, often in Arabic.
  • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees, including review and analysis of any publications or other products.
  • Track political developments in the MENA region.
  • Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues in coordination with the other MENA program members.
  • Travel to the region as needed, and occasionally under difficult conditions, to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
    • 3+ years of experience in democracy-related work is required.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Arabic are required.
    • Proficiency in French or other relevant languages of the region is preferred, but not required.
    • Proficiency with MS Office is required.
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • Field experience with NGOs in one or more MENA countries is preferred.
    • Knowledge of political issues and trends in the MENA region.
    • Regional knowledge of one or more countries in the Levant is essential.
    • Ability to travel to Levantine countries as needed.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • High degree of organization and initiative.
    • Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. In addition, please also attach a document containing 2-3 paragraphs in Arabic, which introduce you and summarize your interest in the position. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with Job #1938 – APO, MENA – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Assistant Program Officer, Africa (Job #1937)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for the Africa regional program team.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Program Officer will work with the regional director and senior program staff to manage and direct the Endowment’s grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Responsibilities:  

  • Design country strategies based on political developments and NED funding ability;
  • Assess proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  • Travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis;
  • Provide strategic support to the Associate Director, including Africa-related initiatives and events;
  • Monitor and provide compliance assistance to existing grantees;
  • Track political developments around the world;
  • Maintain contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and abroad working to advance democracy and human rights.

Qualifications:

 

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is preferred, but not required;
    • 3+ years of applicable program experience is required;
    • Experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required.
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Africa;
    • Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and organizations;
    • Fluency in English and French is required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
    • Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable;
    • Experience in financial management and reporting;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
        • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
        • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
        • High degree of organization and initiative;
        • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1937 APO, Africa – YOUR NAME in the subject line.


Grants Assistant, Middle East North Africa (Job #1933)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, a Grants Assistant for the Middle East North Africa (MENA).  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Grants Assistant assists grants staff with reviewing, processing, and tracking grant agreements, amendments, payments, and other financial documentation, and preparing routine correspondence and reports.  The Grants Assistant provides an essential role in ensuring smooth grant operations, timely processing, quality control, and accurate recordkeeping.  This is an administrative position.

Responsibilities:  

  • Process and send final grant agreements, amendments, and routine correspondence. Tasks include database log-in, copying, distribution, tracking and filing.  Keep grants staff members abreast of progress of agreements/amendments/correspondence.
  • Provide initial review of financial reports for accuracy, timeliness, compliance with format requirements and consistency with prior reports.
  • Provide initial review of grantee payment requests and route to appropriate grants staff.
  • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
  • Assist with meeting set-up.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
    • Knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:  
  • Arabic language skills and interest in the Middle East & North Africa region are preferred;
  • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history, and an interest in international affairs;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task; 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;
  • Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1933 GA, MENA – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Grants Assistant, Europe/Eurasia (Job #1932)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, a Grants Assistant for Europe/Eurasia.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Grants Assistant assists grants staff with reviewing, processing, and tracking grant agreements, amendments, payments, and other financial documentation, and preparing routine correspondence and reports.  The Grants Assistant provides an essential role in ensuring smooth grant operations, timely processing, quality control, and accurate recordkeeping.  This is an administrative position.

Responsibilities:  

  • Process and send final grant agreements, amendments, and routine correspondence. Tasks include database log-in, copying, distribution, tracking and filing.  Keep grants staff members abreast of progress of agreements/amendments/correspondence.
  • Provide initial review of financial reports for accuracy, timeliness, compliance with format requirements and consistency with prior reports.
  • Provide initial review of grantee payment requests and route to appropriate grants staff.
  • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
  • Assist with meeting set-up.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
    • Knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:  
  • Russian language skills and interest in the Europe/Eurasia region are preferred;
  • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history, and an interest in international affairs;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task; 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;
  • Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1932 GA, EE – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Assistant Program Officer, Fellowship Programs (Job #1931)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for Fellowship Programs.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Program Officer is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Reagan-Fascell and Visiting Fellow programs at the International Forum for Democratic Studies. This position reports to the Director, Fellowship Programs. 

Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the cultural, intellectual, and collegial life of the international exchange program;
  • Prepares official correspondence and documentation, including preparation of all fellowship documents;
  • Conducts orientations, including incoming and exit procedures; organizes welcome/farewell receptions;
  • Provides support for emergency and out-of-cycle fellows, alumni, grantees and  other individuals facing political pressures or persecution abroad on account of their democracy and human rights work:  
    • Out of cycle fellowship inquiries and intake procedures
    • Orientation, cultural adjustment, and other administrative issues
    • Professional development and next steps in the post-fellowship period
  • Contributes to the development of projects in support of NED’s strategic initiatives;
  • Serves as Alternate Responsible Officer for the Forum’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program;
  • Coordinates administrative and financial procedures: 
    • Travel arrangements and reimbursements
    • Stipend and taxes
    • Health Insurance
    • Housing
    • Visa support
    • Office set-up and office & IT support services 
  • Provides editorial input on program’s annual Newsletter and other publications;
  • Liaises with the World Movement for Democracy in support of Hurford Youth Fellows;
  • Assists with monitoring and evaluation; 
  • Assists with alumni relations.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, (Master’s degree preferred);
    • 2+ years of program administration experience;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Experience with international exchange programs and international visitors;
    • Experience with non-native English speakers;
    • Experience in financial management and budgeting is a plus;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
      • High degree of organization and initiative;
      • Experience in financial management and reporting;
      • Excellent interpersonal skills.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1931 – APO, RFDF – YOUR NAME in the subject line.


Editor, Journal of Democracy (Job #1921)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a highly regarded, internationally recognized Editor for the Journal of Democracy (JoD), the world’s preeminent quarterly publication for analyzing the problems and prospects of democracy around the globe.This position is based in Washington, D.C.The DC-based founding co-editor will be stepping down from this position in January 2020.

Position Summary:

The Editor will provide overall editorial and managerial direction for the Journal of Democracy (JoD), in close coordination with the academic co-editor.

Responsibilities:

In close coordination with the academic co-editor, the Editor will:

      • Oversee the full editorial process as well as business-related aspects of the JoD;
      • Play the lead role in deciding which topics will be addressed and which articles will be published;
      • Make sure that the JoD publication schedule is adhered to;
      • Review and improve edited manuscripts before they are sent to the authors;
      • Oversee the writing of editors’ introductions and the cover, table of contents, and back-of-the-book sections of the JoD;
      • Lead and professionally develop the JoD editorial staff;
      • Engage with, and facilitate the participation of, the JoD Editorial Board and the International Advisory Committee;
      • Seek opportunities to promote the JoD, and contribute to other activities of the International Forum for Democratic Studies and NED upon request.

Qualifications:

      • Knowledge/Experience:
        • Ph.D. in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is preferred;
        • 5 + years of editing experience is required.
      • Other Qualifications:
        • Superior level of knowledge about issues related to democracy;
        • Deep knowledge of scholarly literature on democracy and democratization;
        • Thorough familiarity with contemporary debates and issues related to democracy around the world;
        • Sound understanding of democracy promotion and of NED as an institution;
        • Record of significant achievement and impeccable credentials;
        • Authorized to work in the United States.
      • Competencies:
        • Outstanding editing and writing skills;
        • Demonstrated managerial experience;
        • Excellent political judgment;
        • Adept at soliciting submissions from leading authors.

More about Journal of Democracy

Our team is committed to publishing the best writing about democracy from all countries, and to meeting the highest editorial standards. Widely cited in the media, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Democracy provides an influential international forum for scholarly analysis and competing democratic viewpoints.Its articles have been widely reprinted in many languages. The Journal monitors and analyzes democratic regimes and movements around the world.Each issue features a unique blend of scholarly analysis, reports from democratic activists, updates on news and elections, and reviews of important recent books.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.Please send an email to careers@ned.org with 1921 – Editor, JOD – YOUR NAME in the subject line.The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at http://www.ned.org/careers.Please, no phone calls.


Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Job #1920)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Officer for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team.This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

A key member of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team, the Program Officer is an experienced professional who has a background both in program evaluation and democracy and human rights. Reporting to the Director, the PO will apply technical experience to support and strengthen NED’s monitoring and evaluation systems.

Responsibilities:

      • Provides evaluation training and technical assistance to NED staff and grantees;
      • Develops and maintains M&E resources for NED staff and grantees;
      • Collaborates with MEL Director on NED-wide evaluation initiatives;
      • Work with the Director on the development, design and management of independent evaluations;
      • Acts as liaison with other NED teams and NED’s four core institutes.

Qualifications:

      • Knowledge/Experience:
        • Master’s level education in political science, public administration, international relations, international development or other relevant discipline;
        • 5+ years of work experience in program evaluation, preferably in the area of democracy and human rights;
        • Experience in democracy and human rights is required;
        • Experience using grants management/database systems;
        • Experience with qualitative data analysis software;
        • Experience in communications using creativity in graphic representations of data and visual designs; experience with Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher, and/or Tableau is a plus;
        • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required;
      • Other Qualifications:
        • Familiarity with a range of evaluation methods and approaches that lend themselves to democracy and human rights work;
        • Experience in training and facilitation;
        • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in a second language is a benefit; Arabic, Russian, or Spanish preferred;
        • Authorized to work in the United States.
      • Competencies:
        • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to forge effective working relationships with peers;
        • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
        • Ability to work independently, juggling competing priorities;
        • Excellent project management skills;
        • Attention to detail.
        • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.orgwith 1920 – PO, MEL – YOUR NAME in the subject line.


2019–2020 Research Associate Positions at the National Endowment for Democracy

(Job #1915)

Summary: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) seeks to hire up to three Research Associates for the 2019–2020 fellowship year (dates of employment September 2019–August 2020).

Background: Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell program offers democracy activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, in Washington, D.C., in order to reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct research and writing; develop contacts and exchange ideas with counterparts; and build ties with a global network of democracy advocates. The program hosts two cohorts of fellows per year (October–February and March–July).

Responsibilities: Each Research Associate is assigned to work closely with several fellows in each cohort. Duties include:

      • consulting with fellows on the shape and direction of their projects
      • providing research, written, and editorial support for fellows’ projects and products
      • facilitating fellows’ networking and outreach
      • aiding in the preparation and follow-up of fellows’ presentations
      • helping international fellows acclimate to living in Washington, D.C.
      • assisting select fellows, as needed, with professional placements in the post-fellowship period
      • aiding staff with programmatic and administrative assignments, including the annual competition, events, publications, and promotion

Qualifications:

      • B.A. in political science or a related field required
      • 1–2 years of work experience
      • Web and computer proficiency (especially Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
      • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred
      • Experience living, working or studying abroad a plus
      • Legal authorization to work in the United States

The successful applicant will (1) have a keen interest in democracy and human rights; international development, the social sciences, or area studies; (2) possess excellent research and writing skills; (3) demonstrate professionalism and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team setting; and (4) display a dedication to international exchange and to supporting individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Duration: The program seeks to hire up to three full-time Research Associates at 40 hours per week for the period of September 2019 – August 2020. RAs are expected to commit to working for the entire duration of the fellowship year. RAs serve as temporary full-time employees, with benefits.

To Apply:Please click here to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Your cover letter should address why you are interested in serving as a Research Associate with the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program and indicate any regional interests or language skills. Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a writing test. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.orgwith 1915 RA – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Africa / Fall 2019 – (Job #1922)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Africa Program.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.  

Position Summary: The Africa regional program team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in sub-Saharan Africa and in democracy work in the region.  Energetic, creative and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply.  The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.

Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct research to track political developments throughout Africa;
  • Assist in drafting invitation letters, organizing event logistics, note taking, meeting agendas and newsletters; 
  • Take notes during meetings and draft minutes; 
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on African policy issues; and,
  • Work with other members of the Africa team as requested. 

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: Up to $12 per day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply:  

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1922 – Africa Intern (FA19) –YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Research & Conferences, International Forum for Democratic Studies /Fall 2019 (Job #1923)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking a Research and Conferences Intern.  The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: The International Forum for Democratic Studies (Forum) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as a Research and Conferences Intern for Fall 2019. This unpaid internship provides an advanced undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations of a Washington, D.C.-based research center focused on democracy and human rights.

The Forum complements NED’s core mission—assisting civil society groups abroad in their efforts to foster and strengthen democracy—by linking the academic community with activists from across the globe. In addition to its Research and Conferences initiative, the Forum also produces the Journal of Democracy, the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy, and hosts fellowship programs for international democracy activists, journalists, and scholars.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide research support to Forum staff for initiatives relating to a diverse number of topics.
  • Attend meetings and take notes on topics related to Forum research initiatives.
  • Participate in the drafting, editing, proofreading, and distribution of written materials, including newsletters, event materials, and internal memoranda.
  • Help facilitate for Forum events, including panel presentations and roundtable discussions.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining Forum contact lists in an organization-wide contact management database.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

We are seeking an enrolled undergraduate or graduate school student with:

  • A strong interest in the study and support of democracy around the world.
  • Strong research ability.
  • Experience writing, editing, and proofreading materials.
  • Computer software skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Photoshop, HTML, or database experience a plus.
  • The ability to stay organized while handling multiple tasks.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills and analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic, be capable of showing initiative, and be well-organized. Students must also have strong computer skills. 

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: up to $12/day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply:

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with Job #1923 – IFRC Intern (FA19) –YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Latin America & Caribbean / Fall 2019 (Job #1924)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Latin America and the Caribbean team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.  

Position Summary: The Latin America and the Caribbean Team at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for Fall 2019.  The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for contributing to NED’s grant making process, preparing materials to assist the team in strategic planning and analysis, conducting research, writing, and attending relevant events. The intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers, and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

Responsibilities:  The intern will work with NED’s Latin America and the Caribbean program’s staff in a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist program staff in project management duties including: attend relevant meetings on key democracy issues affecting the region; review and summarize proposals for NED program staff review; assist in the preparation of grant cycle materials; help map out NGOs and donors working in key countries; carry out research on research-related issues and countries in Latin America, and attend meetings with visiting grantees. 

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university, is also possible.
  • Academic focus on Latin America and democracy issues.
  • Must speak Spanish.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: up to $12/day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply:  

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.  

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with Job #1924 – LAC  Intern (FA19) –YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


Intern, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs / Fall 2019 (Job #1925)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs.  The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary:  The Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for Fall 2019. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, social media, publications and public events), Congressional relations and the Freedom of Information Act.  The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

Responsibilities:  

  • Assist with meeting and event preparations.
  • Attend lectures and events related to democracy assistance.
  • Conduct research and compile files pertaining to Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Help maintain contact database.
  • Engage with Twitter followers.
  • Provide web and multimedia support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Multimedia experience is a plus.

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: up to $12/day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

 

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply:

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.  

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1925 – GRPA Intern (FA19) – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, World Movement for Democracy /Fall 2019 (Job #1926)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an unpaid Intern for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C.  

The World Movement for Democracy is a global network that brings together democrats, including activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders, to advance democracy around the world. The goal of the World Movement is to strengthen efforts to build democracy through sharing knowledge, information, and strategies. NED serves as the World Movement Secretariat, and the intern will work with the Secretariat staff.

Position Summary:  The World Movement is currently seeking an unpaid Intern for Fall 2019. The position is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field and eligible to receive academic credit for the internship.

The team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a strong interest in democracy work internationally. Energetic, flexible team players who take initiative and who have knowledge of a foreign language (Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish preferred) and overseas experience are encouraged to apply.   

Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct research to track democracy-advancement efforts.
  • Assist in updating the World Movement Web site and social media channels, conduct research for the World Movement’s newsletter and draft alerts for activists facing danger.
  • Support ongoing work on projects, such as the Civic Space Initiative and #SetThemFree campaign, as well as event logistics.
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on democracy.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  
  • Students must also have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. 
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) and other programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro) are a plus.

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: up to $12/day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply:  

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.  

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1926 – WMD Intern (FA19) – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Fall 2019 (Job #1927)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of NED, approaches its mission by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

Position Summary: CIMA is currently seeking an intern for Fall 2019. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students. Working on a small team, the intern will play a key role in supporting CIMA’s core activities, including assisting with events, publications, and mailings. The Intern will also have the opportunity, under CIMA staff guidance, to conduct their own research and contribute to CIMA’s blog on a topic relevant to their interests. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in development and media. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage CIMA’s subscription-based email listings.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining CIMA’s website, as well as design and format of CIMA reports.
  • Attend meetings and hearings on media development topics as necessary.
  • Assist with arranging and executing meetings, events, and social media.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work.
  • Applicants with experience using content management systems (WordPress, etc.) preferred 
  • Applicants with experience using graphic design and/or desktop publishing tools, i.e., Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: up to $12/day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: 

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.  

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1927 – CIMA Intern (FA19) – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program– (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies)

Fall 2019 (Job #1928)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the   International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. 

Position Summary:  The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an unpaid intern for fall 2019. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management.  The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows’ presentations and other NED events.  

Responsibilities:  

Intern will assist with:

  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition;
  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development;
  • Program publications, both print and electronic;
  • Other duties, as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  
  • We seek a college student with:
  • interest in human rights and international exchange 
  • strong writing, editing, and communications skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to earn academic credit for the internship
  • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: up to $12/day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: 

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.  

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1928 – RFDF Intern (FA19) – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


Intern, Human Resources / Fall 2019 (Job #1929)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Human Resources and Administration team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.  

Position Summary: The Human Resources Department has a full range of responsibilities including administration, recruitment, compensation, employee relations, benefits, training, professional development, personnel records management, wellness and international travel security. The Human Resources and Administration team seek a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for Fall 2019.  The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities to develop skills, make professional connections, and strengthen their resume’ and most importantly, gain work experience. This opportunity is ideal for an energetic and motivated college student who is looking for broad exposure to different facets of Human Resources while working for a Non-Governmental Organization. The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers, and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights. 

Responsibilities:  The Intern will work with NED’s Human Resources staff in a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the areas the Intern will be exposed to will include but not be limited to:

• Employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and form management.

• Onboarding, learning plans and training and development in the employee life cycle.

• The recruiting and hiring process, including posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, completing references, and presenting job offers.

• Assist with benefits administration as needed.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university, is also possible.
  • Academic focus on Business, Non-Profit Management, International Affairs or related subjects. 
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: up to $12/day for commuter expenses.

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019
Orientation Dates: o/a September 9-13, 2019
Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: 

Please click here to apply.  Applications must include confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.  

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1929 – HRA Intern (FA19) – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.