1871 Intern, World Movement for Democracy/ Spring 2019 (SP19)

Academic Credits

Yes

Published

11/01/2018

Address

1025 "F" Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington
DC
20004
United States

Description

he 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 unpaid Intern for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

 

The World Movement for Democracy is a global network that brings together democrats, including activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders, to advance democracy around the world. The goal of the World Movement is to strengthen efforts to build democracy through sharing knowledge, information, and strategies. NED serves as the World Movement Secretariat, and the intern will work with the Secretariat staff.

 

Position Summary:  The World Movement is currently seeking an unpaid Intern for SPRING 2019. The position is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field and eligible to receive academic credit for the internship.

 

The team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a strong interest in democracy work internationally. Energetic, flexible team players who take initiative and who have knowledge of a foreign language (Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish preferred) and overseas experience are encouraged to apply.  

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research to track democracy-advancement efforts;
  • Assist in updating the World Movement Web site and social media channels, conduct research for the World Movement’s newsletter and draft alerts for activists facing danger.
  • Support ongoing work on projects, such as the Civic Space Initiative and #SetThemFree campaign, as well as event logistics
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on democracy

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; 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 proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) and other programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro) are a plus.

 

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

 

Travel Reimbursement:                     $12/day for commuter expenses

 

NED Application Deadline:                n/a; All internships are posted until filled

 

Anticipated Start Date: o/a January 7, 2019

Orientation Dates: o/a January 7-11, 2019

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 17, 2019

 

Authorization:                                   Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How To Apply

https://nedjobs.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01b64?source=inside%20ngo

Click here. Please send information regarding of your school’s academic credit for internship program, a cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or contact careers@ned.org.

 



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