1925 Intern, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs / Fall 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Part-time

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.



  • 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.



  • 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:

 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.