Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Paid Summer Internship with NDI's Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD) Program for May or Recent Grad

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 wide­ranging efforts of this small team. They must be disciplined self­-starters who can accept assignments and run with them, 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 with a background in technology who is available from the beginning of mid-June to mid-September 2016. There is a possibility of continuation until mid-December 2016 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; 
  • 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 preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and administrative abilities with a strong attention to detail and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks; 
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills; 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; foreign language skills an advantage.  
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment; applicants should be flexible and a team-player; 
  • 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 May 13, 2016. Interviews will be conducted the week of May 23, 2016.

Apply here.