1924 Intern, Latin America & Caribbean / Fall 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Part-time

Intern, Latin America & Caribbean / Fall 2019 (Job #1924)

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 Latin America and the Caribbean team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C. 


Position Summary: The Latin America and the Caribbean Team 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 contributing to NED’s grant making process, preparing materials to assist the team in strategic planning and analysis, conducting research, writing, and attending relevant events. 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 Latin America and the Caribbean program’s staff in a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the tasks will include but not be limited to:


  • Assist program staff in project management duties including: attend relevant meetings on key democracy issues affecting the region; review and summarize proposals for NED program staff review; assist in the preparation of grant cycle materials; help map out NGOs and donors working in key countries; carry out research on research-related issues and countries in Latin America, and attend meetings with visiting grantees.



  • 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 Latin America and democracy issues.
  • Must speak Spanish.
  • 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 Job #1924 – LAC  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.