United Nations Foundation

  • Intern, Girl Up

    Job Location US-DC
  • Overview

    Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and more than 2,200 Girl Up Clubs in over 100 countries, we’ve trained 40,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs, girls broaden their social impact skill set, receive a platform to tell their stories, and apply STEM for social good. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, raise millions of dollars to support programs for tens of thousands of girls around the world through our United Nations partners, and build community-based movements. Girl Up is hosted at the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

    The Fall Club Intern will primarily support Girl Up’s Club program, in addition to our three other signature youth leadership programs, namely the Campus program, Coalition program, and Teen Advisors.

    Working Relationships

    The Intern, Girl Up will report to the Manager, Programs and Impact, Girl Up.


    • Help to track and report weekly on new clubs and existing club report completion
    • Assist in generating ideas and content for materials such as toolkits, blogs, emails and newsletters
    • 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 Campus Symposium and STEM for Social Good
    • 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.


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