Program Assistants (Interns)

To apply send your resume and a cover letter to with two academic references.

Position Summary

We are seeking highly motivated undergrads, graduate students, and recent graduates from across the political spectrum to support our Program. The Programs focuses on principled leadership and effective governance by supporting approaches that help promote democracy and election administration in developing democracies. Our team is looking for candidates who have a strong understanding and interest in democracy, governance and human rights especially on issues related election administration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support efforts by the organization to improve data collection, knowledge management, strengthen learning systems, and foster a culture of learning.
  • Provide logistical support during meetings, training, workshops, and conferences—this may include note-taking, drafting memoranda, proofing and copy editing materials, following up registration with participating delegates, developing and distributing logistical materials, and welcoming visitors/delegates to the office or venue.
  • Research issues in key policy areas relating to the organization’s strategic objectives and oversee regular database updates.
  • Actively engage with all staff in the organization as a capable and collaborative team member. We count on our project assistants to contribute to policy discussions and help develop solutions to some of the greatest problems democracy faces today.
  • Assist in evaluating grantmaking opportunities and with the preparation of internal memoranda and other materials that are part of the grantmaking process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a recent graduate of such a program (relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to African studies, international development, human rights, public policy, law, democracy, international relations, international development, or political science).
  • Some knowledge of any of the following regions, Latin America, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
  • High degree of organization, attention to detail, and skill at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Strong research, communication, and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Google applications.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English.

This is a 20 to 30 hours/week internship with stipends. All applicants must have the right to work in the U.S without employer sponsorship.

Deadline for applications: Rolling bases

To apply send your resume and a cover letter to with two academic references.

USICES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. USICES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. USICES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”

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