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Interns are integral to the work of the National Peace Foundation. The work they perform is invaluable to NPF's mission, and many interns enjoy the professional experience they gain from their time working in our Washington, DC office. Whether you have a desire to eventually work in the non-profit arena or not, spending a semester or summer at NPF can be both educational and fun. At the National Peace Foundation, we are committed to the professional development of interns, and we strive to provide them with an exciting learning environment that complements their other educational and professional experiences.
All of our internships are unpaid, although we will reimburse interns for modest commuting expenses during their internship.
The National Peace Foundation (NPF) seeks an energetic, dynamic, innovative and creative research intern to research new project ideas and funding opportunities. The Research Intern will gain skills that will help him/her take the next step along his/her chosen career path, while at the same time participating as a vital member of our team as we build on existing programs and launch new and innovative programs in 2009.
Job Description
The Research Intern will:

  • Research potential government, private, and foundation funders and donors to support NPF activities
  • Research new program opportunities and develop ideas to leverage them
  • Assist in writing grant proposals to potential funders
  • Assist in keeping NPF's contact database up to date
  • Assist administrative assistant in providing administrative support to the Open World programs - assembling packets of materials for delegates and hosts, creating certificates and name tags for all participants, tallying receipts and reconciling them with the programs' budgets, etc.
  • Assist administrative assistant in organizing office electronic and paper files, order supplies and otherwise participate in office management activities

A successful candidate must:

  • Be energetic and enthusiastic
  • Be dedicated to the organization's mission
  • Enjoy working in a friendly team environment
  • Take initiative
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Write well
  • Have a bachelor's degree in international relations or related field or comparable experience
  • Be fluent in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access
  • Be technologically savvy
  • Have 2+ years of research experience
  • Have strong organizational skills

Please send resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, please explain how your interest and experience provide you with the necessary skills for an internship at the National Peace Foundation.

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