Intern/Project Assistant: Central and Eastern Europe

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) invites all qualified candidates to apply for a full-time paid internship on its Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) team and in a fast-paced organization that promotes democracy worldwide.  The position offers a window into the field of international development work, with challenging opportunities for those wishing to explore a career in the expanding realm of international development. The intern/project assistant for Central and Eastern Europe will provide programmatic and administrative support to the team’s initiatives in the Balkans and Visegrad Four countries. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Gathering reports from various news sources on the countries of the CEE region
  • Drafting cover memos and editing regular field reports, proposals, and other documents as needed
  • Preparing program briefing materials for NDI trainers and field representatives
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as scanning, photocopying, and preparing for seminars
  • Contributing research on subjects such as civic education/organizing, NGO development and political party building
  • Attending workshops, lectures and other events within and outside of NDI


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in international affairs, political science or a related field; recent graduates are also welcome to apply
  • Available full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Interest in/knowledge of political issues and/or of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Efficiency, organization skills and a high level of attention to detail 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a group
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Computer knowledge skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, and Google applications 

Application instructions

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