1875 Intern, Human Resources & Administration / Summer 2019 (SU19)

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Part-time

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 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 Summer 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:


  • The recruiting and hiring process, including posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, completing references, and presenting job offers.
  • The importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and form management.
  • The importance of onboarding, learning plans and training and development in the employee life cycle.
  • Assist with benefits administration as needed.



  • 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:                             24-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship


Travel Reimbursement:                      $12/day for commuter expenses


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


Anticipated Start Date:

o/a June 3, 2019

Orientation Dates:

o/a June 3-7, 2019

Anticipated End Date:

o/a August 23, 2019


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



How to Apply: Please send information regarding your school’s academic credit for internship program, a cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.   The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or contact careers@ned.org.