2073 Intern, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs / Fall 2020

Washington, DC, USA | INTERN | Part-time


Intern, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs / Fall 2020 (Job #2073)

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 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 a paid Intern for Fall 2020. The paid 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.
  • 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.



NED Application Deadline:                N/A; All internships are posted until filled.


Anticipated Start Date:

o/a September 14, 2020

Orientation Dates:

o/a September 14 - 18, 2020

Anticipated End Date:

o/a December 11, 2020


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



How to Apply:

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

Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or careers@ned.org.