Jobs and Internships

When positions with CIMA become available they will be posted here. CIMA runs a part-time unpaid internship program for current undergraduate or graduate students for the fall, spring and summer terms of every year. Please see the internship description, requirement and other details below.

CIMA Intern (Spring), Center for International Media Assistance (Job #1557)

Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Spring 2016 — (Job #1557)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of NED, approaches its mission by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

Position Summary:

CIMA is currently seeking an intern for spring 2016. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students. Working on a small team, the intern will play a key role in supporting CIMA’s core activities, including assisting with events, publications, and mailings. The Intern will also have the opportunity, under CIMA staff guidance, to conduct their own research and contribute to CIMA’s blog on a topic relevant to their interests. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in development and media. The position is based in Washington, D.C.


  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship. An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work.


  • Manage CIMA’s subscription-based email listings.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining CIMA’s website, as well as design and format of CIMA reports.
  • Attend meetings and hearings on media development topics as necessary.
  • Assist with arranging and executing meetings, events and social media.


  • The internship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Applicants must have experience with content management systems (Drupal preferred), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator preferred).
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, or democracy work.
  • Applicants with graphic design skills and background are highly desired.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.
Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses
NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a January 11, 2016
Orientation Dates: January 11-14, 2016
Anticipate End Date: Mid-May 2016
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.or, with your name and CIMA Intern – Job #1557 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at