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Intern for Africa / Summer 2016 (Job #1606)

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Company/Organization: National Endowment for Democrracy


Intern for Africa / Summer 2016 (Job #1606)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Africa Department is seeking an Intern to help research on African political systems and to support the Africa grants program.

Position Summary:
The Africa department seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in sub-Saharan Africa and in democracy work in the region. Energetic, creative and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Conduct research to track political developments throughout Africa;
Assist in drafting invitation letters, organizing event logistics, note taking, meeting agendas and newsletters;
Take notes during meetings and draft minutes;
Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on African policy issues; and,
Work with other members of the Africa team as requested.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.


Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
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.

Additional Info:
Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses
NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016
Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016
Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Africa  democracy  policy 
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