1922 Intern, Africa / Fall 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Part-time

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: 

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.