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2431 - Intern, Africa / Fall 2024

Nedjobs · 30 days ago
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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).

 

We seek a motivated, energetic, organized, and resourceful Intern, Africa  who is a mission-oriented team player, and who would be excited to join a fast-paced Africa Programs team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

 

Position Summary: 

 

The Africa regional program team 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 to serve as an Intern for Fall 2024.  Energetic, creative, and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply. The paid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.

 

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:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program.
  • 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: 30-34 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.

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

 

Anticipated Start Date:         o/a Sep 16th, 2024

Orientation Dates:                 o/a Sep 16th – 19th, 2024

Anticipated End Date:            o/a Dec 6th, 2024

   

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor.  Please, no phone call inquiries. 

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ned.org/careers or careers@ned.org.

Last updated on Mar 20, 2024

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