Thursday, September 29, 2016

Paid Intern/Project Assistant Positions--Southern and East Africa

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking undergraduate or graduate candidates for two internships with NDI's Southern and East Africa (SEA) programs for ​Fall/Winter ​ 201​6​. The interns will be responsible for conducting country and program-specific research, attending meetings on Southern and East African Affairs and providing administrative support for country programs.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Research and gather materials for country specific programs;
  • Assist in the backstopping of field offices activities; 
  • Collect and distribute to the SEA team news updates;
  • Attend meetings and seminars on Southern and East African affairs and prepare oral and written presentations to SEA team members;
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodical reports;
  • Provide administrative support to assigned country programs, including filing, faxing, copying, mailing, and/or event preparation; and
  • Conduct special projects as needed.

Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated interest in Southern and East Africa.
  • Generally pursuing an undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate; relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to, political science, international relations, international development, and African studies.
  • Well-organized and skilled in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team.
  • Portuguese/French/Swahili language skills useful, but not required.
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.


This is a paid internship. 
Interns are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI. 

Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Non-U.S. citizens applying for internships and entry level positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship.

Apply here.