Temporary Project Assistant: Democracy and Technology (Multiple Openings)

2 April 2021

Only candidates currently residing in Maryland, Virginia, Oregon, California, Illinois or Washington, D.C. will be considered for this opportunity. The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is looking for an individual with a passion for global political systems and technology to join the Democracy and Technology (DemTech) team. These temporary Project Assistant positions are based in NDI’s Washington, DC office. 

NDI’s DemTech team works around the globe with political experts in NDI’s 55+ field offices to design and support technology-enabled programs. Our work is focused at building a safe, open, democratic information space and giving citizens more voice in their governments and aiding governments in being more responsive to their people. This position would focus on supporting and managing NDI’s programs related to information integrity issues.

Project Assistants at NDI are given substantive responsibilities and are expected to contribute to the wide-ranging efforts of this team. Project Assistants need to be disciplined self-starters who also need to know when to seek guidance before proceeding. Project Assistants are encouraged to attend learning events like workshops, gaining expertise and connections in this emerging field. 

The temporary project assistant position is available beginning in April/May 2021 for a term appointment lasting three months with the possibility of extension for an additional three months based on performance.