Temporary Project Assistant: Asia

November 27, 2019
Washington, DC
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
Entry Level
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified


Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Asia
Location: Washington, DC

Temporary Project Assistant: Asia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking project assistants to work in Washington, D.C. for the Asia & Pacific team's programs. The project assistant will be responsible for conducting research on country-specific programs, attending meetings and seminars on Asia & Pacific affairs, and providing administrative support on country projects.

The selected applicant must be available to start by January 6, 2020 at the latest.


  • Assist the Asia & Pacific team in organizing and implementing democracy development programs
  • Collect and distribute to the Asia & Pacific team foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, or journal clippings pertaining to Asia & Pacific affairs
  • Attend meetings and seminars on Asia & Pacific affairs and prepare written presentations to Asia & Pacific team members
  • Assist in writing engaging web/blog stories about NDI's work in the Region with its partners and the importance of democracy programs in Asia & Pacific
  • Assist in providing logistical and administrative support to the Asia & Pacific team
  • Assist with administrative duties such as filing, faxing, copying and mailings


  • Bachelor's degree in international relations, political science, journalism, communications, or related course of study preferred or experience or a combination of experience and education can be used in lieu of degree
  • Excellent writing and editing skills required
  • Available a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team
  • Experience managing work prioritization
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.)


Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or medical related condition.


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