Intern (Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs) – National Endowment for Democracy – Washington, DC

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: The Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for spring 2015. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, publications and public events), Congressional relations and the Freedom of Information Act. The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.


  • Assist with meeting and event preparations
  • Attend lectures and events related to democracy assistance
  • Conduct research and compile files pertaining to Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Help maintain contact database
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited 4-year college or university, with a strong interest in democracy development and/or international affairs
  • Spanish language skills are a plus
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and a sharp attention to detail


  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate 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.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: December 6, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: o/a January 12, 2015

Orientation Dates: January 12-16, 2015

Anticipate End Date: Mid – May 2015

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


How to apply

Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to, with your name and GRPA Spring Intern – Job #1466 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at

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