United Nations Foundation

Intern, Global Health

Global Health


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.


The UN Foundation’s Global Health team works with campaigns and departments across the Foundation, UN agencies, and other partners to support initiatives on critical health issues, including the Post-2015 health agenda, children’s health and vaccines, and malaria.

Working Relationships

Not Applicable


  • Support the development of relevant global health materials including briefing papers, memos, executive summaries, and presentations.
  • Assist in research on relevant global health issues, prospective partners, and donors.
  • Support the team’s global health policy surveillance and analysis by attending external meetings and reading published reports and drafting concise, relevant briefing memos for senior staff.
  • Learn about United Nations agencies and other partners that are involved in implementation on global health programming.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidate must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a college or university with a demonstrated interest in the UN and international development.
  • Individiuals who are enrolled or have recently completed Master’s-level programs in Public Health, Public Policy, International Affairs and an academic focus n health systems, health financing or health economics and related topics are preferred.
  • Availability for a full-time internship is preferred, but part-time will be considered.
  • Intern should have demonstrated ability to conduct research through online and printed materials.
  • Intern should have previous experience working on research assignments for faculty or in professional setting.
  • Intern should have the ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Intern must have demonstrated record of commitment to work and completion of tasks by deadlines, with significant attention to detail.
  • Intern should have strong analytical, writing, and editing skills in English for diverse audiences.
  • Intern should have advanced knowledge of and experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). GIS, Graphic design or desktop publishing knowledge is a plus (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, MS Publisher).
  • Team player a must.

Other Information

The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid semester-long full and part-time internships. The intern should be able to begin in September 2017. The United Nations Foundation is happy to host interns who are able to receive academic credit or a stipend through their college or university. However, please note that it is not a requirement to intern with us.


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