Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Full-Time Paid Asia Internship with the National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for a full-time internship with the Institute’s Asia team in Washington, DC. In addition to supporting other country programs as needed, the intern would primarily support NDI's programs in Afghanistan and/or Pakistan.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistical support on assigned country projects;
  • Research and gather materials for country-specific programs;
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodical reports;
  • Support the activities of assigned field offices;
  • Assist the Asia team in implementing democracy development programs;
  • Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Asia program affairs;
  • Attend meetings and seminars on Asian affairs and prepare written summaries;
  • Complete special projects as needed; and
  • Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: proposal drafting and editing, review of field office expenditures, and contact lists.

  • Recent graduate, current undergraduate or graduate student in international affairs, political science or a related field; master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in democracy and/or Asia;
  • Well-organized and skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Flexible, highly communicative, and team-oriented personality;
  • Proficiency in any Asian language is desirable, but not required; and
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.


This is a paid position at NDI’s office in Washington, DC. We are currently recruiting for applicants available immediately. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Apply here.