Monday, July 27, 2015

Fall Full-Time Paid Internship with the National Democratic Institute

Intern/Project Assistant: Central and Eastern Europe (Fall 2015)

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) invites all qualified candidates to apply for a full-time paid internship in a dynamic, fast-paced organization that promotes democracy worldwide.  The position offers a window into the field of international development work, with challenging opportunities for those wishing to explore a career in the expanding realm of international relations. The intern will work with the Central and Eastern Europe team to provide programmatic and administrative support to the regional team’s initiatives in the Balkans.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Gathering reports from various news sources on the countries of the CEE region;
  • Drafting cover memos and editing regular field reports, proposals, and other documents as needed;
  • Preparing program briefing materials for NDI trainers and field representatives;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as scanning, photocopying, and preparing for seminars;
  • Contributing research on subjects such as civic education/organizing, NGO development and political party building; and
  • Attending workshops, lectures and other events within and outside of NDI.

Required Skills: 
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in international affairs, political science or a related field; recent graduates are also welcome to apply;
  • Available full-time (40 hours/week);
  • Interest in/knowledge of political issues and/or of Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Efficiency, organization skills and a high level of attention to detail;
  • Able to work independently and as part of a group;
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously; and
  • Computer knowledge skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, and Google applications.

This is a paid internship.  The application deadline is August 9, 2015. 

Click here to learn more and to apply.