Global Expertise. Local Solutions. Sustainable Democracy.
IFES offers careers in democracy development around the world. Employment is available in both our Washington, D.C., headquarters and in over 20 field offices across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Our experienced staff provides technical assistance in rule of law, election administration, civil society, good governance and applied research, among other topics. IFES values diversity and strives to employ a workforce from varying cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Domestic employment opportunities include positions in finance; contracts and grants; communications; and program support.
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IFES recruits highly-skilled technical consultants to support our programs worldwide. These opportunities include short and long-term assignments.
Applicants should submit a resume/CV through our Consultant Talent Database. This database is used to search for technical consultants and support IFES’ need for rapid deployment.
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IFES recognizes our future leaders in democracy and governance are currently in training. IFES works with a large network of universities to provide year-round paid and unpaid internships. All internship opportunities are listed on our careers page.
IFES’ Applied Research Center provides three fellowships (Humphrey, Manatt, and Hybl). These fellowships provide a unique opportunity for students to do additional research and study democracy and governance themes.
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Our employees represent a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures and we strive to create a dynamic work environment. We aim to provide a generous health insurance package for both domestic and international employees; training and development opportunities; a work-life balance program; and teambuilding events.
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Applications for employment, consultancies and internships are only accepted through online submission via our careers page. Fax, e-mail, mail or in person resume/CV submission will not be reviewed or considered.
IFES is an equal opportunity employer
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