Intern, Africa Intern, Africa

National Endowment for Democracy National Endowment for Democracy

Location Washington, DC
Start Date 9/14/2015
End Date 12/15/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Paid
Pay Rate $10/day
Contact Information 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004 Phone: (202) 378-9700 Fax: (202) 378-9407 E-mail: [email protected]

Description

NED anNouncement:
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, Nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Africa Department is seeking an Intern to help research on African political systems and to support the Central and West Africa program.

Position Summary:
The Africa department 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. Energetic, creative and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply. Fluency in French would be a competitive advantage. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Requirements

• Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field. • 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. • Fluency in French written and spoken is a plus

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.