The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated exclusively to promoting pluralism, defending democratic values, and fighting the ideologies that threaten democracy. The organization was founded shortly after 9/11 by a group of visionary philanthropists and policymakers to engage in the worldwide war of ideas and to support the defense of democratic societies under assault by terrorism and militant Islamism. FDD combines policy research, investigative journalism, strategic communications, and democracy and counterterrorism education.
About FDD's Internship Program
Based in downtown Washington, D.C., the Foundation for Defense of Democracies has a number of internship opportunities available. All FDD interns will have the opportunity to participate in a twice-monthly speaker series, which brings high-level DC officials and senior staff members to engage with interns in an intimate setting. FDD interns will be encouraged to build on their academic skills by working closely with senior staff. FDD is also happy to assist students who wish to earn academic credit for this internship. All internships are unpaid.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. It is recommended that interested candidates submit applications early.
The Digital Team
The Digital Team is seeking a full-time or part-time intern to assist with digital, social media, and graphic design. The selected candidate will participate in the development of social media content and its corresponding strategy, provide hands-on assistance with audio/visual production (in support of FDD's Foreign Podicy, broadcast appearances, and FDD events), as well as photography, website editing, website development, and design of FDD branded materials. Previous knowledge and skills with Adobe Creative Cloud products such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere and Audition, are preferred. Strong writing skills are a must and a portfolio of past design or digital work should be included in any application submitted.
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