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Intern for Africa / Fall 2016 (Job #1646)

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Company/Organization: National Endowment for Democrracy

Description:

NED announcement:
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Qualifications:

Requirements:
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.


Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment 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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