United Nations Foundation

  • Intern, Global Health

    Job Location US-DC
    Global Health
  • Overview

    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

    The Intern will report to the Director, Global Health.


    • Support the development of relevant global health materials including briefing papers, memos, executive summaries, and presentations.
    • Support social media content development including some basic graphic design
    • Assist in maintenance, tracking and data visualization of grants data.
    • 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.
    • Candidates who are enrolled or have recently completed Master’s-level programs in Public Health, Public Policy, International Affairs and an academic focus in health systems, health financing or health economics and related topics are preferred.
    • Availability for a full-time internship or part-time internships will be considered.
    • Candidate should have demonstrated ability to conduct research through online and printed materials.
    • Candidate should have previous experience working on research assignments for faculty or in professional setting.
    • Candidate should have the ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
    • Candidate must have demonstrated record of commitment to work and completion of tasks by deadlines, with significant attention to detail.
    • Candidate must have strong analytical, writing, and editing skills in English for diverse audiences.
    • Candidate should have advanced knowledge of and experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). 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 UN 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.


    This internship will begin in early September 2018.


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