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Intern (Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs) / Fall 2016 (#16

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Company/Organization: National Endowment for Democrracy

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Intern (Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs) / Fall 2016 (#1648)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: The Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for fall 2016. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, social media, publications and public events), Congressional relations and the Freedom of Information Act. 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:
Assist with meeting and event preparations
Attend lectures and events related to democracy assistance
Conduct research and compile files pertaining to Freedom of Information Act requests
Help maintain contact database
Engage with Twitter followers
Provide web and multimedia support
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
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.
Spanish language skills preferred
Multimedia experience is a plus


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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