Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Paid Government Relations & Communications Internship with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking a Government Relations & Communications Intern or Project Assistant to assist with online and other communications.

Primary Responsibilities: 
• Research, write, edit and update content on NDI.org;
• Create posts, albums and shareable content for NDI's social media platforms;
• Assist with the preparation and distribution of materials electronically;
• Liaise with NDI's regional and functional teams for development of website content;
• Add resources to NDI's online document library;
• Help monitor blogs, social networking and reference websites for topics related to the Institute's programs or field of work and assist with related strategic online communications;
• Contribute to the public affairs team by taking the lead on other projects as assigned;
• Arrange logistics for occasional meetings and NDI events; and
• Assist with coordinating public affairs coverage of NDI events, including live-streaming, taking photos and distributing informational materials.

Required Skills: 
• Pursuing or earned a degree in communications, international relations or related course of study;
• Demonstrated educational or professional background in political science, democracy assistance, international relations, international development, interactive communications or related topics;
• Excellent writing skills for both online and offline audiences;
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills with ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple assignments;
• Experience in the following highly desirable: HTML, Adobe Indesign and Photoshop, website content management systems, Google Apps, social media best practices and basic visual editing software; and
• Experience with graphic design and video editing preferred.

This is a paid internship. We are currently recruiting for a May start to a three month period, with option to renew. Interns are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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