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National Endowment for Democracy Programme Assistant

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant who will support the International Forum for Democratic Studies with work oriented around the subjects of disinformation and emerging technology.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

The Program Assistant provides administrative, research, and operational support to Forum workstreams focused on disinformation analysis, information integrity, and emerging technology. The ideal candidate will have an interest in democracy studies or a related field, thrive in a fast-paced work environment, be mission driven and be able to handle multiple administrative tasks while maintaining focus on longer-term research and other projects.



  • Assist Forum staff with the preparation of analytical content for presentations, publications, and strategy development, particularly in the areas of disinformation and emerging technology.
  • Conduct research and draft memos on various projects as requested by supervisor and/or technical leads.
  • As needed, format, edit, proofread, and distribute materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Draft notes and follow up from meetings, as assigned.

Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative support for various Forum activities including, as needed, scheduling regular and ad-hoc meetings, responding to phone and email correspondence, making travel arrangements, assisting with conferences and other meetings, and providing follow-up on any action items or assignments.
  • Coordinate correspondence, file reports, and preserve vital records as needed.
  • Assist broader Forum staff efforts with other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science; Human Rights; Computer Science or related discipline, work toward graduate degree/adv is preferred;
    • 0 – 2 years of experience in democracy, human rights, emerging technology, disinformation analysis, or a related field;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with SharePoint a plus.

Other Qualifications:

    • Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills; high attention to detail;
    • Self-starter and highly motivated;
    • Enthusiastic with a capacity and willingness to learn; anticipate needs by being proactive;
    • Ability to handle multiple demands, prioritize and produce high-quality work under pressure;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.


  • Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment;
  • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • Excellent interpersonal relations, oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to accuracy in all tasks, attention to details is extremely important.

More information and application details can be found here.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


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