United Nations Foundation

  • Youth Engagement Intern, UNA-USA

    Job Location US-DC
  • 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.


    A membership program of the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN among the American people. UNA-USA is dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.

    Working Relationships

    The Intern will report to the Manager, Youth Engagement, UNA-USA.


    • Provide support for the digital and programmatic development of the GenUN website and campus chapter network by assisting in the creation of content for the site, such as issue briefs, action-oriented campaigns, toolkits and resources for campus chapters, blog articles, and opportunities for young professionals.
    • Support field operations for the campus chapter network, including recruitment of new leaders at colleges and universities nationwide.
    • Conduct research on recruitment and retention of youth supporters of the UN, including new campaigns designed to engage students and young professionals.
    • Contribute to the on-going engagement of youth supporters both online and offline.
    • Represent the UNA-USA membership team by attending lecture series and events.
    • Assist with other membership team initiatives, such as chapter support and development, as needed.

    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.
    • Highly-motivated, globally-minded, and detail-oriented.

    • Ability to take initiative and work independently on multiple tasks.

    • Possess some project management and online content creation experience and excellent writing, communication and research skills.

    • Be a willing, independent and quick learner with a passion for engaging the next generation of Americans in solving global challenges.

    • Have experience with campus leadership and international issues.

    Other Information

    The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid semester-long full and part-time internships during the following:

    • Fall: September-December
    • Spring: January-April
    • Summer: June-August

    Please note that actual internship dates may vary slightly.


    Location: 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006


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