Thursday, May 14, 2015

Paid Internship: Central and West Africa

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for an internship with NDI's Central and West Africa (CEWA) team. The intern will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in the region through the following assignments: 

  • Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Central and West African affairs;
  • Provide administrative support on assigned country programs, including filing, faxing, copying, and mailing;
  • Assist with program logistics, including arrangements for airfare and hotel, visas, meeting schedules, and briefing books for traveling NDI staff and consultants;
  • Assist in researching and drafting periodic reports on NDI programs;
  • Attend events and lectures on Central and West Africa and provide written summaries to team members;
  • Attend NDI events and program meetings and provide minutes to team members;
  • Translate documents and messages from French to English and English to French;
  • Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region;
  • Complete special projects as requested; and
  • Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: review of field office expenditures, research and drafting of sections of new program proposals, and more.
Qualifications
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a recent graduate of such a program (relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to: African studies, international development, international relations, or political science);
  • Some knowledge of Central and West Africa and an interest in learning more;
  • High degree of organization, attention to detail, and skill at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Advanced proficiency in English and French; ability to produce clear, grammatically correct written translations from English to French and French to English;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Google applications;
Flexible, diligent, and team-oriented personality