Friday, November 18, 2016

Paid Intern/Project Assitant Position: Gender, Women and Democracy Program for December or Recent Grad

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) encourages enthusiastic self-starters with a strong interest in gender, women and democracy to submit a cover letter and resume for a paid internship as a Project Assistant with NDI's Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD) program.

The full-time internship is based in NDI's Washington, DC office and requires a 40-hour commitment per week. Project Assistants in the GWD program are given substantive responsibilities and are expected to be professional contributors to the wide ranging efforts of this small team. They must be disciplined and pro-active, able to accept assignments and run with them quickly, occasionally under pressure; they also need to know when to seek guidance before proceeding. Project Assistants are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI and across DC. 

The GWD program is looking for an individual, preferably with a background in technology, who is available from mid-December 2016 to mid-March 2017. There is a possibility of continuation until mid-June 2017 for individuals with exceptional work performance.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the general daily functioning of gender, women and democracy programs, including consolidating, drafting and indexing NDI's materials on gender and women; 
  • Research, write and edit internal and external outreach materials;
  • Support ongoing global programs, including projects on gender mainstreaming, gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation, technology and social media, and women, peace, and security;
  • Identify and investigate new technologies and innovations relevant to women in democracy and civil society, document their use and identify applications relevant for NDI programs;
  • Coordinate logistics and invitations for public and internal events; 
  • Support team members in responding to requests for information regarding NDI’s gender, women and democracy programs;
  • Manage shared resources on gender and democratic development, including resources on a shared drive and hard publications; and
  • Complete administrative and logistical tasks and projects.

Required Skills: 
  • BA or MA in gender or women’s studies, international relations, political science, public policy studies or related fields; master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated course work and/or work experience in women's issues, gender equity, engaging men in women’s empowerment or related areas, particularly as they apply to international issues and/or politics; course work and/or work experience in international relations or political science, such as campaign or advocacy work; 
  • Excellent organizational and administrative abilities with a strong attention to detail and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks; 
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment; applicants should be flexible and a team-player; 
  • Demonstrated interest or experience working on issues related to women, technology and democracy an advantage; 
  • Experience with web and database technologies; experience with graphic design and layout, mapping and data visualization or open data technologies preferred;
  • Experience using a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system such as Salesforce or CiviCRM a plus;
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills; 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; foreign language skills an advantage.  
  • Varied computer skills and languages preferred.


Please include both a cover letter and resume (attached as .pdf or .doc file) with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application deadline is November 21, 2016.
Interviews will be conducted the week of November 28th, 2016.  Apply here.