Location: United States of America (Washington, DC 20036-3306 US)
Closing date: 21 Apr 2008
Job Description

Reference: 177530-851

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking undergraduate or graduate candidates for internships with NDI's Southern and East Africa (SEA) programs for Summer 2008.

The intern will be responsible for conducting country- and program-specific research, attending meetings on Southern and East African Affairs, and providing administrative support for country programs.

Primary Responsibilities

* Research and gather materials for country specific programs
* Assist in the backstopping of field offices activities
* Collect and distribute to the SEA team news updates
* Attend meetings and seminars on Southern and East African affairs and prepare oral and written presentations to SEA team members
* Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodical reports
* Provide administrative support to assigned country programs, including filing, faxing, copying, mailing, and/or event preparation
* Conduct special projects as needed

Required Skills:

* Demonstrated interest in Southern and East Africa particularly in Sudan and Somalia
* Generally pursing a undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate; relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to, political science, international relations, international development, and African studies
* Well-organized and skilled in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
* Excellent writing skills
* Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team
* Portuguese/French/Swahili language skills useful, but not required
* Comments
* This is a paid internship. Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2008 intern cycle. Interns are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.
* All applicants for internships must possess work authorization which does not require employer 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.

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