2072 Intern, Latin America & Caribbean / Fall 2020

Washington, DC, USA | INTERN | Part-time


Intern, Latin America & Caribbean / Fall 2020 (Job #2072)

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 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 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.


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.



  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program.
  • 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.



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.