Fall 2019 internships at the National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Part-time


Interested in a NED Internship?

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, and seeks FALL 2019 interns to work in our Washington, D.C. office.  Students with a keen interest in the study and support of democracy around the world are encouraged to apply.  


Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.  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. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is a research and knowledge platform that aims to improve the effectiveness of media development around the world. For details about available FALL 2019 internships and application instructions, please see below.


Successful applications will demonstrate strong research, analytical, writing, communication, and organizational skills.  Some internships will require knowledge of a foreign language. Internships are unpaid and the applicant 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.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible. All applicants will need to upload 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.


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

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 9, 2019

Orientation Dates:     o/a September 9 -13, 2019

Anticipated End Date: o/a December 13, 2019

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs./week

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




·        1922 - Intern, Africa


·        1923 - Intern, Research and Conferences, International Forum for Democratic Studies


·        1924 - Intern, Latin America & Caribbean


·        1925 - Intern, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs


·        1926 - Intern, World Movement for Democracy


·        1927 - Intern, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)


·        1928 - Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program– (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies)


·        1929 – Intern, Human Resources & Administration


Click the link above to apply.  For further information, please contact careers@ned.org and reference FA19 Internships - YOUR NAME in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.