Careers

Employment Opportunities

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. 

 

Consulting Opportunities

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.

 

Internships and Fellowships

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’ Center for Applied Research and Learning 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.

 

Why Work For IFES

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.

 

IFES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”

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.