Internship Program at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

12:05, December 13, 2019

Internship Program Overview

In cooperation with the office of the Chief of Staff of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) Armenia is launching nine-month, full time internship program. Facilitated by NDI Armenia under Strengthening Electoral Processes and Political Accountability in Armenia Program (SEPPA), the intern program will support the deputies, parliamentary factions, standing committees and National Assembly staff. NDI will work closely with the interns through a full-time IPNA coordinator to monitor their work, provide guidance and assistance as well as work closely with their assigned supervisors from the National Assembly. The Internship Program at the National Assembly is an unpaid position. However, the selected participants will receive a modest monthly stipend during the period of the internship.


Job responsibilities


Throughout the internship program, tasks and responsibilities will be assigned by the direct supervisor and may include, but are not limited to; media analysis and research, drafting and preparing briefing materials and documents, arranging, attending and taking minutes of meetings and other responsibilities as assigned.

The interns will be expected to complete the orientation training organized by NDI, submit weekly reports to IPNA coordinator, attend meetings/ trainings/sessions organized or assigned by NDI or the supervisor.


Required qualifications


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy and government affairs
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Professional proficiency in Armenian and English
  • Very strong organizational skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Eligibility to work in the Republic of Armenia


Key Success Factors

Key success factors for this role include being detail-oriented and have excellent editing, organizational and writing skills. A successful candidate should be flexible, responsive and have the ability to work under pressure both independently and collaboratively.  As such, the candidate should have a strong team orientation, excellent interpersonal skills, good time management, analytical skills, flexibility to adjust to a new environment, and problem solving skills.

Upon the completion of the program, the interns will be issued certificates


Salary: Modest monthly stipend

Additional information

To apply for this Internship Program, intrested candidates MUST submit the following documents to

  1. CV
  2. Motivation Letter (please describe your interest in the Program)
  3. Contact information of 2 references (can be academic and/or professional)


Please consider the following questions for the Motivation Letter.

  • Why are you choosing to apply for the Internship Program at the National Assembly? (200 words)
  • What characteristics make you a strong candidate for this program? (200 words).


(Please note, that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.)

Application Deadline: Monday, January 13th, 2020. 



This program is made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Award No. 7201118LA00002 implemented by Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) program.

Internship Program at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia


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