Job was posted on:
November 16, 2022

Intern, Africa Regional Program / SP2023, NED, DC

Washington, DC


Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Part-timePartially remote

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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the globe. With an annual appropriation from Congress, NED makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of nongovernmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries.  Governed by an independent Board of Directors, NED holds 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 who is a mission-oriented team player, and who would be excited to join a growing and fast-paced Africa Regional Program, team. This Internship is paid and 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 Spring 2023.  Energetic, creative, and flexible team players who take initiative, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply. The paid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.


  • 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.
  • Work with other members of the Africa team as requested.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, and strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • A Motivated creative thinker with a strong work ethic.

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 Jan 19, 2023

Orientation Dates:                   o/a Jan 19th – 23rd, 2023

Anticipated End Date:             o/a May 19, 2023

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.

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