Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Apply Now for Paid, Full-time Internship/Project Assistant Position, Central and West Africa with NDI

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/project assistant will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in countries in the region through the following assignments:
  • Research and share 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, scanning, 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;
  • Translate documents and messages from French to English and English to French;
  • 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;
  • Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region; and
  • Complete special projects as requested.
  • Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: review of field office expenditures, research and drafting of sections of new program proposals, and more.

Required Skills: 
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a recent graduate. 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;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Google applications;
  • Flexible, diligent, and team-oriented personality;
  • Oral and written proficiency in English and French and ability to produce clear, grammatically correct written translations from English to French and French to English; 
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired; and
  • Availability to work 40 hours per week.

This is a paid internship. 
Interns are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI. We are currently recruiting for applicants available immediately.

Apply here.