Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Paid Intern/Project Assistant: Central and West Africa
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for internships with NDI's Central and West Africa (CEWA) team. The intern will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and other countries in the region through the following assignments:
● Assist with program logistics, including arrangements for airfare, hotel, visas, meeting schedules, and briefing books for traveling NDI staff, consultants, and delegations;
● Collect and distribute 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, faxing, copying, and mailing;
● 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;
● Review documentation of field office expenditures;
● Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region; and
● Complete special projects as requested.
● Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a recent graduate of such a program (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
● Availability to work 40 hours/week.
This is a paid internship.
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.