Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

Editor (Internship)

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Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is recruiting for Full time Editor (Internship)

Job Description

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our mission is to be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development in West Africa. CDD set out to generate dialogue on alternative pathways that are universally relevant and context sensitive. The first activity of the Centre was a roundtable organised in London in 1997 on the democratic future of Nigeria (then under military dictatorship). CDD activities have since grown not only in Nigeria but in the entire West African sub-region and the rest of the continent. The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development and human rights.

Job Title: Editor (Internship)

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Your Role

  • As a research and advocacy organization, CDD’s written work is essential in fundraising, engaging with stakeholders, and ultimately making sure its engagements achieve the desired outcomes.
  • To bolster the quality of CDD’s publications we have opened an exciting opportunity for two interns to support CDD’s Programs Team.
  • These interns will edit and prepare written proposals, reports, and other communications across CDD’s areas of intervention.
  • This internship will be remote.

Who You Are

  • Excellent command of grammar, usage, style, and tone
  • First-rate organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Superior proofreading and editing skills
  • Comfortable with complex policy issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint)


  • 3-6 months (Rolling Applications, you will indicate your availability)

What We Offer

  • We are in the process of creating a CDD editorial and writing guide, to standardize CDD’s writing process - based on your experiences, you will have the opportunity to draft a guide by the end of your internship! To give interns more responsibility and ownership of the program and time at CDD, we are trialing a system where interns spend the last few weeks of their internship selecting the next crop of interns. From the internship requirements to interviews, you decide it all, in consort with fellow interns - a unique teamwork opportunity for sure! We offer a modest stipend.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should please submit a current resume and a one-paged cover letter that tells us why you’re interested in working at CDD and include the days and hours you will be available to work to email below using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email.


  • Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.
  • Due to the anticipated volume of interest, we are unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries regarding this position. CDD is an equal opportunity employer.

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About Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is a non-governmental organization working on democratic governance, human rights, criminal justice reform and anti-corruption in Nigeria. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resource...
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