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Community of Democracies
Global intergovernmental organization of states devoted to the ideas of democracy

Internship Program

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The Community of Democracies Internship Program is an opportunity for university students and recent graduates to spend three to six months working on real projects at the cutting edge of democracy, human rights and diplomacy at the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies in Warsaw, Poland.

Successful candidates will join a diverse and multicultural team that plans and implements activities linked to transitioning democracies and actors defending their rights. Interns will also develop skills and knowledge on how the Community works with United Nations institutions, the private sector and civil society. 

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Over the course of the program, interns will be 
thoroughly engaged with the work of the Community of Democracies, supporting our experts, assisting in managing international projects and promoting the values of the Warsaw Declaration. The Community of Democracies Internship Program provides opportunities for talented young people to learn alongside some of the world's leading advocates for democracy and human rights. 


Responsibilities
Interns play an important, hands-on role in the work we do at the Community of Democracies. As a member of the Permanent Secretariat, you can expect to be involved in the following types of tasks:

  • Conducting research and analyzing issues associated with democracy and human rights
  • Reviewing or editing documents and diplomatic notes
  • Contributing to the development of strategic plans, concept notes or project proposals
  • Organizing conferences, panel discussions and roundtable discussions with external partners
  • Monitoring social media and drafting content for Twitter or Facebook
  • Providing input and contributing to the organization's communication channels
  • Attending events on behalf of the Permanent Secretariat
Qualifications:

  • University student or recent graduate with top marks
  • Demonstrated interest in democracy, diplomacy, international relations, human rights, civil society, gender equality, diversity, women's rights and politics
  • Professional fluency in English, other languages are an advantage
  • As passionate as we are about the values contained in the Warsaw Declaration and committed to supporting democracy and protecting human rights around the world
Internship Terms and Deadlines
Term Application Deadline Interviews Start Date
Summer 2017 10 April 2017 April 2017 5 June 2017
Applicants are asked to send the following documents to hr@community-democracies.org with INTERNSHIP in the email subject line. All documents must be in English. The internship is unpaid. 
 
  • CV (no photos)
  • Letter of motivation


The Community of Democracies is an intergovernmental organization that drives the global democratic agenda through common action. Since its establishment in 2000, the Community has brought the world’s democracies together to advance the democratic principles and promote the standards enshrined in the Warsaw Declaration Toward a Community of Democracies that was signed by 106 countries.

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