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22138 - Intern, Human Resources / SP2023

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the globe. With an annual appropriation from Congress, NED makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of nongovernmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries. Governed by an independent Board of Directors, NED holds a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center). We seek a motivated, energetic, organized, and resourceful Intern who is a mission-oriented team player, and who would be excited to join a growing and fast-paced Human Resources Department, team. This Internship is paid and is based in Washington, D.C.
Position Summary: 
The Human Resources Department has a full range of responsibilities including administration, recruitment, compensation, employee relations, benefits, training, professional development, personnel records management, wellness, and international travel security. The Human Resources and Administration team seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for Spring 2023. The internship provides excellent opportunities to develop skills, make professional connections, and strengthen their resume, and most importantly, gain work experience. This opportunity is ideal for an energetic and motivated college student who is looking for broad exposure to different facets of Human Resources while working for a Non-Governmental Organization. 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 Human Resources staff on a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the areas the Intern will be exposed to will include but not be limited to:
  • Employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and the form management.
  • Onboarding, learning plans, and training and development in the employee life cycle.
  • The recruiting and hiring process includes posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, completing references, and presenting job offers.
  • Assist with benefits administration as needed. 
  • Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program.
  • Academic focus on Business, Non-Profit Management, International Affairs, or related subjects.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, and strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
Time Commitment: 30-34 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.
NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled.
Anticipated Start Date:          o/a Jan 19, 2023
Orientation Dates:                 o/a Jan 19th – 23rd, 2023
Anticipated End Date:           o/a May 19, 2023
To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor.  Please, no phone call inquiries. 

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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