The International Forum for Democratic Studies (Forum) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as a Research and Conferences Intern for the fall 2016. This unpaid internship provides an advanced undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations of a Washington, D.C.-based research center focused on democracy and human rights. The Forum complements NED"s core mission – assisting civil society groups abroad in their efforts to foster and strengthen democracy – by linking the academic community with activists from across the globe. In addition to its Research and Conferences initiative, the Forum also produces the Journal of Democracy, the world"s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy, and hosts fellowship programs for international democracy activists, journalists, and scholars. Responsibilities: • Provide research support to Forum staff for initiatives relating to a diverse number of topics. • Attend meetings and take notes on topics related to Forum research initiatives. • Participate in the drafting, editing, proofreading, and distribution of written materials, including newsletters, event materials, and internal memoranda. • Help facilitate for Forum events, including panel presentations and roundtable discussions. • Assist with updating and maintaining Forum contact lists in an organization-wide contact management database. • Other duties, as assigned.

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