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Intern, Latin America & Caribbean (Summer 2016) – (Job #1610)

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Company/Organization: National Endowment for Democrracy


Intern, Latin America & Caribbean (Summer 2016) – (Job #1610)

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 Latin America and the Caribbean team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Latin America and the Caribbean Team at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for summer 2016. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for contributing to NED’s grant making process, preparing materials to assist the team in strategic planning and analysis, conducting research, writing, and attending relevant events. 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.

The intern will work with NED’s Latin America and the Caribbean programs staff in a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the tasks will include but not be limited to:

• Assist program staff in project management duties including: attend relevant meetings on key democracy issues affecting the region; review and summarize proposals for NED program staff review; assist in the preparation of grant cycle materials; help map out NGOs and donors working in key countries; carry out research on research-related issues and countries in Latin America, and attend meetings with visiting grantees.


• Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
• Academic focus on Latin America and democracy issues.
• Must speak Spanish.
• 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.

Additional Info:

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: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016
Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016
Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

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

Latin  America  Democracy 
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