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?Intern/ Project Assistant: Central and West Africa (CEWA): SeptemberBookmark This
Washington , Dist. Columbia, United States, 20001
Posted: September 04 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Paid
DescriptionThe National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for an internship with NDI's Central and West Africa (CEWA) team.
The intern will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in Guinea, Niger, and other countries in the region through the following assignments:
Research and share foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Central and West African affairs.
Provide administrative support on assigned country programs, including filing, scanning, copying, and mailing.
Assist with program logistics, including arrangements for airfare and hotel, visas, meeting schedules, and briefing books for traveling NDI staff and consultants.
Translate documents and messages from French to English and English to French.
Assist in researching and drafting periodic reports on NDI programs.
Attend events and lectures on Central and West Africa and provide written summaries to team members.
Attend NDI events and program meetings and provide minutes to team members.
Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region.
Complete special projects as requested.
Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: review of field office expenditures, research and drafting of sections of new program proposals, and more.
Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a recent graduate. Relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to: African studies, international development, international relations, or political science;
Some knowledge of Central and West Africa and an interest in learning more;
High degree of organization, attention to detail, and skill at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
Strong research and writing skills;
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Google applications;
Flexible, diligent, and team-oriented personality;
Oral and written proficiency in English and French and ability to produce clear, grammatically correct written translations from English to French and French to English; and
Availability to work 40 hours per week beginning in mid-September.
This is a paid internship at NDI’s office in Washington, DC. Applications are now being accepted for this position. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Applicants need to process work authorization to work in the United States. NDI does not provide employment sponsorship.
NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
To apply, please visit NDI's website at https://www.ndi.org/careers.