Donald L. Horowitz Internship in Constitutional Design (w/Independent Study Option), International

National Endowment for Democracy
Washington, DC
Feb 08, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Full Time

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy 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 International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an Intern for 2017. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald L. Horowitz.


  • Conducting research on constitutional design and ethnic politics throughout the world
  • Assisting with clerical tasks, including typing and organizing materials
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • 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 strong computer skills.
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 16 - 20 hours per week for the duration of the internship.
  • We are seeking a student with:

Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills

Excellent research skills

Experience in (or study of) divided societies preferred

Time Commitment: 16-40 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

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates: June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date: August 25, 2017

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

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