United Nations Foundation

  • Partnerships Intern, New York Office (NY)

    Job Location US-NY
    Type
    Intern
    Category
    New York Office
  • 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 New York Office is the Foundation’s primary relationship manager with the UN system and diplomatic community in New York. In addition to monitoring, tracking and analyzing the day-to-day activities of the UN, the NY Office works closely to support the leadership of the Secretary-General in the areas of women’s and children’s health, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, strategic communications, and partnership building with the private sector.

     

    The Partnerships Intern will provide cross-cutting communications, research and events support to the Office – allowing him/her learn about several priority issues of the Foundation.

    Working Relationships

    The Intern will report to the Officer, UN Relations, New York Office.

    Responsibilities

    • Support key functions of the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) and Business Council for the UN (BCUN) teams, and of the New York office more broadly
    • Support communication efforts for EWEC, BCUN and UNF, and brainstorm ways to reach new audiences via social media
    • Participate in activities related to above priorities and attend related meetings at the UN, in the office and with partner organizations
    • Assist with preparation and dissemination of materials including meeting notes and reports
    • Conduct basic research and assist with preparation of background documents, funding proposals and preparation of collateral for meetings
    • Assist with preparation, execution, and follow-up of UN Foundation events and meetings including assisting with logistics, invitations and reports
    • Provide office-wide administrative support to support the day-to-day functioning of the UN Foundation and engage with different teams in the office

    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.
    • Candidate is ideally expected to work full-time, though we are able to accomodate student's schedules as needed.
    • Stong communiccations (including web and soicla media), organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter-while also contributing to a strong team environment
    • Fast learner with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
    • Interest in the United Nations, International Development, Global Health, Sustainability and International Affairs and the role of the private sector in development

     

    Other Information

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

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

    Please note that actual internship dates may vary slightly.

     

    Location: 801 Second Avenue, New York, NY

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