Deadline: Open Until Filled
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an intern for Research & Conferences (IFDS). The position is based in Washington, D.C.
The International Forum for Democratic Studies (Forum) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as a Research and Conferences paid Intern for Summer 2022. This paid internship provides an advanced undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations of a Washington, D.C.-based research center focused on democracy and human rights.
The Forum complements NED’s core mission—assisting civil society groups abroad in their efforts to foster and strengthen democracy—by linking the academic community with activists from across the globe. In addition to its Research and Conferences initiative, the Forum also produces the Journal of Democracy, the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy, and hosts fellowship programs for international democracy activists, journalists, and scholars.
- Provide research support to Forum staff for initiatives relating to a diverse number of topics.
- Attend meetings and take notes on topics related to Forum research initiatives.
- Participate in the drafting, editing, proofreading, and distribution of written materials, including newsletters, event materials, and internal memoranda.
- Help facilitate for Forum events, including panel presentations and roundtable discussions.
- Assist with updating and maintaining Forum contact lists in an organization-wide contact management database.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- We are seeking an enrolled undergraduate or graduate school student with:
- A strong interest in the study and support of democracy around the world.
- Strong research ability.
- Experience writing, editing, and proofreading materials.
- Computer software skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Photoshop, HTML, or database experience a plus.
- The ability to stay organized while handling multiple tasks.
- Other Qualifications:
- Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program.
- Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills and analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic, be capable of showing initiative, and be well-organized. Students must also have strong computer skills.
Time Commitment: 30-34 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.
NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.
Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2022
Orientation Dates: o/a June 6th – 11th, 2022
Anticipated End Date: o/a Aug 26, 2022
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.