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Company/Organization: National Endowment for Democrracy

Description:

Position Summary:
The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an Intern for the fall 2016. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald Horowitz.

The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.
Responsibilities:
Conducting research on constitutional design and ethnic politics throughout the world
Assisting with clerical tasks, including typing and organizing materials
Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
We are seeking an enrolled undergraduate or graduate school student with:
Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills
Excellent research skills
Experience in (or study of) divided societies in Asia, Africa, or Eastern Europe preferred

Requirements:
Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship. An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
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.
Able to commit to a minimum of 16 20 hours per week for the duration of the internship.


Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses
NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016
Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016
Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.



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Civil  Society  Democracy  Governance  International  Affairs   
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