United Nations Foundation

Intern, Girl Up



The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.


Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising funds to support United Nations programs, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.


Working Relationships

Not Applicable


  • Assist in generating ideas and content for materials such as toolkits, blogs, emails and newsletters.  
  • Support key program moments and campaigns
  • Participate in overall support of Girl Up’s leadership programs – including Club, Campus, and Teen Advisor programs.
  • Monitor and update internal Girl Up Community website
  • Assist with mailings and other tasks to support Girl Up’s program outreach.
  • Monitor the general information email accounts
  • Answer phone calls from supporters and donors.
  • Assist with logistics and volunteer outreach for events and conferences, particularly Girl Up’s annual Leadership Summit
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidate must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 minthos of graduation) of a college or university with a demostrated interest in the UN and international development. 
  • Those majoring in relevant fields such as Education, Youth Development, Women’s and Gender Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Global Health and similar fields preferred.
  • Background in teaching, tutoring, and mentoring youth, and/or experience working with youth programs or mobilization is highly preferred.
  • Interest and/or experience in professional or campus organizing, grassroots outreach, political campaigns, and/or canvassing preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in girls’ and women’s rights and/or international development is required.
  • Broad understanding of digital tools and social media
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite, with particular emphasis on database management.
  • Ability to take initiative as a self-starter.
  • Strong creativity and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with a small, fast-paced team and manage multiple tasks.

Benefits & Compensation

The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid full and part-time internships. All internship candidates should be willing to begin in January 2018.


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