Monday, August 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Internship with the National Endowment for Democracy

Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) –
Fall 2016 (Job # 1651)

The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making 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. More information can be found at The National Endowment for Democracy is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary:
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an intern for Fall 2016. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management.  The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows’ presentations and other NED events. 

Intern will assist with:

  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • Orientation of Fall 2016 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition, including correspondence with potential applicants and preparation of materials for the selection committee
  • Program publications, both print and electronic
  • Database management and implementation of administrative policies
  • Alumni relations and preparation for the program’s
  • Other duties, as appropriate

We seek a college student with:

  • interest in human rights and international exchange
  • strong writing, editing, and communications skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to earn academic credit for the internship
  • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus


  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester they internship with us and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.
NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016
Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016
Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2016
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Travel Reimbursement:
This position is unpaid; however, a reimbursement of $10 per day is available to offset commuter expenses.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, NED employment application, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  Please send to, with your name and Intern, Reagan Fascell Fellows (Fall 2016) – Job #1651 in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit

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