Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program- (Int'l Forum for Democratic Studies) (Job #1712)

Employer
National Endowment for Democracy
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 08, 2017
Closes
Apr 01, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) 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.

Position Summary: The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an unpaid intern for 2017. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program's website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management. The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows' presentations and other NED events.

Responsibilities:

Intern will assist with:

  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition
  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • Program publications, both print and electronic
  • Other duties, as appropriate

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.
  • We seek a college student with:
  • interest in human rights and international exchange
  • strong writing, editing, and communications skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to earn academic credit for the internship
  • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

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

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