United Nations Foundation

  • Campaign Intern, Nothing But Nets

    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.

    Nothing But Nets is an innovative grassroots campaign that fights malaria, which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Our campaign goals are to raise critical to send life-saving bed nets to families and to advocate for malaria prevention programs like the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This year, the campaign is celebrating its 10th anniversary, culminating its Million Nets Pledge initiative to protect refugee families, and planning for our annual Champion Summit in Washington, D.C. The selected intern will undertake supporting these key moments and other special projects during the internship.

    Working Relationships

    The Intern will report to the Manager, Campaign Strategy and Partnerships.


    • Advocacy: Assist with the planning and logistics for the 2017 Champion Summit in Washington, D.C. and other grassroots events throughout the country as well as provide support to individual champions who reach out to the campaign.
    • Partnerships: Support the campaign’s many partnerships with organizations, corporates, and celebrities by assisting with the development of materials, toolkits, reports, and presentations and conducting research and prospecting for the development of new partnerships.
    • Communications: Assist in the development and maintenance of content for the campaigns editorial calendar, blog, social media channels, press releases, media advisories, and other communications materials needed and assist with researching key media contacts for appropriate campaign stories and events.
    • Research and Development: Assist in the review of new findings and studies as it relates to malaria and global health and develop presentations and summaries on key findings.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Selection Criteria

    • Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within eight months of graduation) with a demonstrated interest in the UN and international development.
    • 30-40 hours per week is required for the internship.
    • Applicants should have an understanding of and experience with grassroots campaigns, event planning, communications, social networking and blogging, and have their own presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or Tumblr.
    • Flexibility and interest in working on a variety of aspects of the campaign is critical, including grassroots engagement, communications, partnership support, and fundraising.
    • Background knowledge in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, International Studies, Global Health, or African Studies preferred.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop.
    • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks.

    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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