Exciting New Job Opportunities at NDN

The NDN Team is pleased to announce that we are currently hiring for the following three full-time positions and six summer internships:

  • Editor/Writer
  • DC Membership Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Membership & Development Intern
  • Events Intern
  • Globalization Initiative Intern
  • Green Project Intern
  • Hispanic Programs Intern
  • Writing & Research Intern

Details for all positions below. To apply for any of these positions, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (when applicable) to jobs@ndn.org. Indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.


NDN and the New Policy Institute seek an experienced editor to manage our content, oversee the execution of web communications strategies, and engage with our readers and supporters. Specific responsibilities include: maintaining and managing several websites and ensuring effective placement of content; promoting and distributing major work to the media and other interested parties; managing social media presences (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.); tracking and analyzing traffic trends; and writing for the NDN and New Policy Institute sites and blogs.

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years of previous experience as an editor with significant experience working with web content
  • Excellent writing skills and experience writing for web
  • Experience using content management systems and familiarity with Drupal and WordPress
  • Functional knowledge of HTML/CSS (some PHP experience a plus)
  • Organizational, communications, and multitasking skills, and a strong ability to work independently

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, preferably for specific organizations, causes, or campaigns
  • Previous experience in center-left politics 
  • Visual/Graphic design experience

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, 2 clips or writing samples and references to jobs@ndn.org.
Deadline: Feburary 17

DC Membership Coordinator

NDN and the New Policy Institute seek a DC Membership Coordinator to manage our DC-based member network and work as part of the Membership & Development team in securing the organization’s annual budget. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Scheduling and executing member events in Washington, DC
  • Maintaining relationships with current members and helping to prospect and solicit new members
  • Communicating with current and prospective members to share information about NDN and the New Policy Institute’s activities

Applicants should be outgoing and able to foster and maintain interpersonal rapport; be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; and be able to work independently on assigned projects.  Relevant development/fundraising experience or experience managing or operating in a member-based program is highly valued. The position reports to the VP of Membership & Development. 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@ndn.org
Deadline: February 17

Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator is a mid-level position at NDN which will oversee all aspects of the production and private events. The Events Coordinator will oversee event promotion, production, logistics and catering, and manage the event space and catering facilities at the NDN/NPI HQ.  Substantial event experience required, as is general facility with information technology, particularly digital A/V systems.  Ability to work happily and effectively in a team oriented environment a must.

Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@ndn.org.
Deadline: February 17th


Internships at NDN

NDN internships provide experience at a leading progressive think tank and advocacy group. The work environment is professional, fast-paced, and will give interns the ability to develop their political knowledge and skills. Successful applicants will be motivated, self-starting, and familiar with NDN’s goals, objectives, and history. We offer competitive compensation and a transportation stipend to all of our interns.

Availability: NDN's 10-week internship program will begin on Monday, June 7th and run through Friday, August 13th.

How to Apply: To apply, e-mail your resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample to jobs@ndn.org. Please indicate the internship for which you are applying in the subject line of your e-mail. Applicants may indicate interest in as many departments or programmatic areas as they like.

This summer, NDN is offering the following six internships:

  • Membership and Development Department: This internship will provide experience in the area of non-profit fundraising and membership programming/management, as well as exposure to all the issues, projects and events at a leading, center-left think tank and advocacy organization in Washington, DC.  Interns will help plan and execute many of the organizations’ events, will gain experience in identifying and engaging foundations, corporations and individuals to fund and support NDN and The New Policy Institute, and strengthen their research, writing and organizational skills in a professional work environment.  Successful interns will have an interest in and affinity for center-left politics and policy, a desire to learn basic fundraising skills and procedures, and be organized, outgoing and attentive to detail. 

  • Events Department: The Events Department Intern will assist with the planning and production of all NDN events. NDN hosts many types of events, from morning press conferences to evening receptions. The Events Intern will work with the production team for each event to ensure that the pre and post production, as well as the actual execution of the event achieves the organization’s goal for each event. Additional responsibilities include managing invitation lists, running phone banks, drafting invitation and thank you notes, and greeting guests. A successful application will have a demonstrated ability to think creatively, work under pressure, exhibit a strong attention to detail, and work well in a team environment.

  • Globalization Project: The Globalization intern will assist with research and writing on domestic and international economic policy. A successful applicant will possess an understanding of politics and economics. An academic background in international relations, political science, economics, or related field is preferred.

  • Green Project: The Green Project intern will assist with research and writing on energy and economic policy. A successful applicant will have an understanding of politics and economics, and have a demonstrated interest in energy or environmental policy. An academic background in political science, economics, or a related field is preferred.

  • Hispanic Programs: The Hispanic Programs Intern will work on a range of issues that affect Hispanics in the United States and throughout the world.  These issues range from Immigration and the US Census to our Latin American Policy Initiative (LAPI).  Specific responsibilities include managing relationships and refining our online presence by blogging and using other social media platforms.  An ideal candidate would be someone who has demonstrated that he or she is a self-starter and an excellent writer.  Strong analytical skills and the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment are also key qualities.

  • Research and Writing: The Research and Writing Intern will assist the Writer/Editor manage NDN's web content, help execute NDN's communications strategies, track and analyze online traffic trends, and produce content for NDN and the New Policy Institute sites and blogs. Successful applicants will have excellent writing skills, a basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balance multiple projects, and work independetly.