1929 Intern, Human Resources / Fall 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Part-time

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.



  • 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:

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.