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Job Description The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking undergraduate or graduate candidates for internships with NDI's Central and West Africa (CEWA) programs. The intern will be responsible for assisting the CEWA team in implementing democratic development programs through the following assignments: Provide administrative support on assigned country programs, including filing, faxing, copying, and mailing; Assist with program logistics, including arrangements for airfare and hotel, meeting schedules, and briefing books for traveling NDI staff and consultants; Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to Central and West African affairs; Assist in researching and drafting periodic reports; Attend outside events on Central and West Africa and provide written summaries to team members; Attend internal events and meetings and provide minutes to team members; Complete English-French and French-English translation of program documents; Assist in organizing document archives of NDI programs in the CEWA region; and Complete special projects as requested. Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: review field office expenditures, research and drafting of sections of new program proposals, and more. Required Experience Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or a recent graduate of such a program (relevant degree programs might include but are not limited to: African studies, international development, international relations, or political science); Some knowledge of Central and West Africa, and an interest in learning more; High degree of organizational skill at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks; Strong research and writing skills; Proficiency in MS Office software, particularly Word and Excel; Flexible, diligent, and team-oriented personality; and Oral and written proficiency in English (French preferred). NOTE: This is a paid internship. The internship will start on September 1, 2012. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. Non-U.S. citizens applying for internships and entry-level positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization that 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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