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Full Time Position Openings:

We are seeking a full-time Communications and Online Engagement Manager. The Communications and Online Engagement Manager will build an active, online community among the World Movement’s participants; tell the stories of and engender solidarity with democracy and human rights activists; draw attention to emerging challenges to democracy around the world; disseminate information and resources on issues of thematic focus; and raise the profile of the network. Applicants for this position should have 5+ years of work experience with progressively increasing responsibility in the field of communications, public relations, and/or advocacy. Fluency in a foreign language preferred. Learn more and apply here.

Consultant Positions: 

The World Movement for Democracy seeks a consultant to interview a number of individuals who have transitioned from being civil society activists to government officials in order to capture and present their experiences in a structured format to support its “Crossover” initiative.
Major political transitions present an opportunity to advance democratic reforms. Following political transitions, civil society activists sometimes have the opportunity to join government and advance reform from within. In order to maximize the potential that crossover presents, civil society activists need to prepare for the challenges they will face in politics by developing skills and strategies to succeed in advancing democracy within government.
The consultant will conduct interviews with a pre-selected number, up to 25, individuals who have crossover experience. The survey will result in a paper captures their experiences. The paper must be submitted no later than August 31, 2019 for review by World Movement staff, with a final version to be submitted to the World Movement by September 20, 2019.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extensive knowledge of civil society in multiple regions
  • Experience knowledge of dynamics associated with national level political transitions
  • Direct experience crossing over from activism into government preferred
  • Experience with political or social science research and writing preferred
If you are interested in applying for this consultancy please submit a resume, cover letter, three references, and your consultancy flat rate with an estimated number of hours to complete the survey and deliverable to Meghan Backer ( by 5:00 PM EST June 16, 2019.

Hurford Youth Fellowships:

The application period is closed for the 2018-2019 round. We will begin accepting applications again in Spring 2019 for 2019-2020 fellowships.
The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program, facilitated by the World Movement for Democracy, seeks young democratic leaders from around the world who are committed to building their leadership skills, enhancing their organizational talents, and harnessing their potential. Every year, two young activists will spend four months at the World Movement’s Secretariat office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit the Hurford Youth Fellowship Program page.


We welcome internship applications from all university students interested in gaining valuable office experience, working on communications, conducting research, attending events at the World Movement for Democracy’s Secretariat, and learning about what it takes to run a worldwide network!

Internships are located at our Washington, DC office and are accepted for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interested candidates should know:
  • Interns are not compensated;
  • Prior arrangement with your school for academic credit is required;
  • Interns receive a $12 per day stipend for travel expenses;
  • Candidates from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School are eligible for the Anna Pkhrikian Memorial Internship, which is open to current graduate and undergraduate students of the Maxwell School.