1961 Intern, Asia / Spring 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | INTERN



Intern, Asia / Spring 2020 (Job #1961)

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 a paid Intern for the Asia team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:  The Asia Team at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for Spring 2020. The paid 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.



The intern will work with NED’s Asia program staff in a combination of administrative and programmatic issues.

  • Assist in monitoring Korean-language grantee products and deliverables;
  • Attend relevant meetings and events on democracy and human rights issues pertaining to North Korea;
  • Conduct research related to the NED’s Asia program with a focus on North Korea;
  • Assist in the preparation of grant cycle materials; and
  • Assist with grantee meetings.



  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program.
  • Academic focus on Asia and democracy issues, with a strong background in North Korea.
  • Must have fluency in Korean listening, reading, and writing.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic, and have sharp attention to detail. Candidates must also have strong computer skills.



NED Application Deadline:                n/a; All internships are posted until filled.


Anticipated Start Date:

o/a February 17, 2020

Orientation Dates:

o/a February 17-20, 2020

Anticipated End Date:

o/a May 15, 2020


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


How to Apply:

Applications must cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three professional/academic references. 


Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1961 – Intern, Asia (SP20) – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.