Volunteers

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The Foundation for Democratic Advancement has ongoing volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

 

These positions have no fixed location; they are open to persons regardless of where they live, although internet access is mandatory.

As with membership, a basic requirement for volunteering is belief in the cause of advancing fair and transparent democratic processes, underlain by a belief in government directed and guided by the interests of the people as a whole.

An addition, it is essential that volunteers be objective, honest, open-minded, and non-partisan.

In general, a university degree is the educational background required of our volunteers. However, we are happy to consider combinations of education and experience, so if you have the listed skills combined with relevant experience and are eager to contribute to the FDA’s efforts, we encourage you to contact us about volunteering.

Required skills, along with a description of the volunteer activities, are listed below.

If you are interested in volunteering with the FDA, please send a resume and/or background information and cover letter to our address, or email the resume and cover letter (as a non-attachment).

FDA Privacy Policy

The Foundation for Democratic Advancement is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of all private information submitted to it. The FDA does not distribute the private information it receives to any third-parties, nor does the FDA permit backdoor entry to private information. The FDA will only release private information if it is legally required to through a Court Order.

Current International Volunteer Opportunities

  • Researcher

Position Activity: Research a democratic issue and/or an electoral process under the direction of our research director.

Required skills: Excellent analytical and reading skills, strong communication skills, and non-partisan.

Applicable Interests: Democracy, international democracy, politics, democracy reform, human rights, constitutional law, election law.

  • Blogger

Position Activity: Write informal and non-partisan articles on democratic issues and events for the FDA blog.

Required Skills: Excellent analytical, reading, and writing skills; experience writing informational and persuasive articles would be an asset.

Applicable Interests: Democracy, international democracy, politics, democracy reform, human rights.

  • Communications Professional

Position Activity: Help assist and direct the marketing of the FDA reports.

Required skills: Excellent communication skills; marketing, communications or public relations background would be an asset.

Applicable Interests: Democracy, international democracy, politics, democracy reform, human rights, marketing, public relations.

  • Social Media Professional

Position Activity: Help assist and direct the FDA’s social media initiatives on twitter, facebook, and other social media.

Required skills: Excellent communication skills, and experience with social media.

Applicable Interests: Democracy, international democracy, politics, democracy reform, human rights, social media.