United Nations Foundation

  • Advocacy and Community 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.


    The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a grassroots advocacy movement 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, and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.

    Working Relationships

    The Intern will report to the Senior Director, Membership and Programs, UNA-USA and work closely with the Senior Associate, Chapter Development and Development Associate, UNA-USA.


    • Provide planning and support for UNA-USA’s Annual Leadership Summit including compiling speaker biographies, agenda content, and graphic materials. Must attend the Summit and Lobby day on June 10-12.
    • Assist in creating new advocacy engagement toolkits for UNA campaigns
    • Provide planning and support for chapters celebrating United Nations Day including event resources
    • Create social media content for UNA-USA's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and explore new ways to engage UNA-USA members
    • Write blogs and newsletters for the UNA-USA website
    • Create webinars for chapter development and various topics of interest
    • Support ongoing administrative operations for the community chapter network, including assisting with membership reports and inquiries
    • Support UNA-USA fundraising campaigns and initiatives, including Adopt-A-Future for refugee children education
    • Assist with membership retention and community education
    • Help identify target regions for new chapters and assist in the chapter development process
    • Represent the UNA-USA Membership Team by attending lecture series and events

    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.
    • Current UNA-USA Campus Chapter Leader preferred.

    Benefits & Compensation

    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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