Spring 2018 Internships

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Spring 2018 Internships

December 15, 2017

Job Category: Internships & Fellowships

National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, DC USA

Organization Summary

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,400 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.


The NED is an independent, bipartisan, grantmaking organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is a research and knowledge platform that aims to improve the effectiveness of media development around the world. CIMA provides information, builds networks, conducts research, and highlights the indispensable role media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies.


NED’s intern program runs during the SpringSummer and Fall semesters.  Students with a strong interest in the study and support of democracy around the world are encouraged to apply.  All internships are unpaid and candidates must be registered students, enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university, is also possible.  


Time Commitment:                             24-40 hrs. /week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship




NED Application Deadline:                N/A; All internships are posted until filled


Anticipated Start Date:

o/a January 8, 2018

Orientation Dates:

January 8 -12, 2018

Anticipated End Date:

May 18, 2018


Authorization:                                    Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.



Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

Application Instructions


NED Employment Application form: www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.