Graduate School Intern (Paid) - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.


Research about politics, governance, elections, social challenges in foreign countries;
Research cost information in different countries;
Conduct research on different opportunities and write reports about them;
Contribute writing to technical proposals and edit proposals;
Assist with office administration;
Communicate with overseas consultants and staff members; and
Attend lectures and other events, take notes, and share/present with DI staff;
Maintain files on DI shared drive and SharePoint.


Currently enrolled in graduate school;
Coursework/demonstrated interest in international affairs, area studies, comparative politics or international development;
Work experience in an administrative support position and research support preferred;
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple demands, prioritize and produce high quality work under pressure;
Commitment to accuracy in all tasks and attention to detail and follow up is essential;
Ability to take initiative, function independently and exercise good judgment;
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications;
Fluency in English and excellent writing and communications skills; and
Authorized to work in the U.S.



Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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