United Nations Foundation

Intern, Better World Campaign

US-DC
Type
Intern
Category
Better World Campaign

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 Better World Campaign (BWC), the sister organization of the UN Foundation and United Nations Association-USA, works to foster a strong and effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations through outreach, communications, and advocacy. We encourage U.S. leadership to work constructively with the UN to enhance the UN’s ability to carry out its invaluable operations around the world. In addition, we engage policymakers, the media, and the American public to increase awareness of and support for the UN.

The Better World Campaign intern will learn from the team how BWC works to educate Congress and the American public on the work of the United Nations.

Working Relationships

The Intern will report to the Executive Director for UN Foundation Advocacy and Global Health Advocacy.

Responsibilities

  • Support the UN Foundation campaigns’ advocacy work by researching how the U.S. works closely with the UN on issues such as malaria, immunizations and vaccinations, and adolescent girls.
  • Assist in morning news clips and keeping staff informed of UN stories relevant to BWC’s work.
  • Assist in drafting factsheets for Capital Hill, NGOs, and the BWC supporters.
  • Assist the BWC team in preparing for and executing events and activities.
  • Participate in meetings, take notes, and draft memos.
  • Other activities as directed.

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.
  • Experience in professional setting is highly preferred.
  • Experience with database management and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Self-starter, fast learner, keen attention to detail, strong creativity, and team player a must.
  • Ability to work well with a small, fast-paced team and manage multiple tasks.
  • Available 3-5 days per week strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills in English.
  • Someone who can work in high-stress environments and have a sense of humor.

Benefits & Compensation

The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid semester-long full and part-time internships. The candidate should be willing to start in January 2018. 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 in order to intern with us.

 

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