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(Temp) Project Assistant: Asia-Pacific, National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates to work in Washington, D.C. as a full-time project assistant for the Asia-Pacific team covering a range of countries. The temporary project assistant position is available beginning in early April 2020 for a term appointment lasting three months with the possibility of extension for an additional three months based on performance.


  • 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
  • Conduct special projects as needed
  • 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, with coursework in political science, international development, Asian studies, or a related field or relevant work experience
  • Must have excellent oral and written proficiency in English
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in Asia
  • Available a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work with a team
  • Experience managing work prioritization and attention to detail
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.)
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Mandarin-Chinese (traditional) strongly desired

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