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 check this page for the next internship posting for Fall 2016.

Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Spring 2017 — (Job #1682)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.
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 2017. 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work.
  • Applicants with experience using content management systems (WordPress, etc) preferred
  • Applicants with experience using graphic design and/or desktop publishing tools, i.e., Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

Time Commitment:                           24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship

Travel Reimbursement:                    $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline:             n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date:                    o/a January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates:                            January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipate End Date:                        o/a May 12, 2017

Authorization:                                   Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to, with your name and CIMA Intern – Job #1682 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at 

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