Temporary Project Assistant: Asia - Communications

National Democratic Institute

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The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. Since its founding in 1983, NDI has worked with local partners in 130 countries and territories, bringing together individuals and groups to share ideas, knowledge, experiences and expertise. Partners receive broad exposure to best practices


Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Asia
Location: Washington, DC

Temporary Project Assistant: Asia - Communications

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking project assistants to work in Washington, D.C. for the Asia & Pacific team's programs. The project assistant will be responsible for conducting research on country-specific programs, attending meetings and seminars on Asia & Pacific affairs, and providing administrative support on country projects. The temporary project assistant position is available beginning in mid-July for a term appointment lasting three months with the possibility of extension for an additional three months based on performance.

Selected applicants must be available to start by August 1, 2019 at the latest.

• Assist the Asia & Pacific team in organizing and implementing democracy development programs
• Collect and distribute to the Asia & Pacific team foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, or journal clippings pertaining to Asia & Pacific affairs
• Attend meetings and seminars on Asia & Pacific affairs and prepare written presentations to Asia & Pacific team members
• Assist in writing engaging web/blog stories about NDI's work in the Region with its partners and the importance of democracy programs in Asia & Pacific


• Bachelor's degree in international relations, political science, journalism, communications, or related course of study preferred or experience or a combination of experience and education can be used in lieu of degree
• Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI 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, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI.

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