United Nations Foundation

  • Grassroots Advocacy Intern, Shot@Life

    Job Location US-DC
  • Overview

    Shot@Life is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation that raises awareness and funds to support life-saving vaccines for children in developing countries. There are three distinct, but interrelated, components: an intensive effort to raise awareness and mobilize resources from Americans in support of childhood immunizations in the developing world; an intensive advocacy effort aimed at Washington policymakers, and partnerships with other US-based membership organizations to reach a large number of Americans with our message.


    Working Relationships

    The Shot@Life Grassroots Advocacy Intern will learn from the Manager and Campaign Associate on how Shot@Life works to increase grassroots constituency and support the activities of the Shot@Life Champions, the campaign’s most committed individuals who advocate, educate, and fundraise for access to vaccines.


    • Support Shot@Life grassroots advocacy by researching new outreach opportunities, Members of Congress and their districts.
    • Following up with supporters and tracking advocacy activities.
    • Assist in drafting content such as blogs, newsletters and toolkits.
    • Assist the Shot@Life team in preparing for and executing events and activities including:
    • Answer supporter queries by monitoring the info@shotatlife.org email account and answering phone calls.
    • Shot@Life’s presence at events and conferences.
    • Shot@Life Champion Summit.
    • Support partner’s grassroots activation.
    • Support the activities of Champions and campus leaders.
    • Support the Shot@Life Administrative Assistant in managing campaign collateral.
    • Participate in meetings, take notes and develop meeting reports.
    • Other activities as directed by members of the Shot@Life team.

    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 or campus organizing, grassroots outreach, political campaigns, and/or canvassing is highly preferred.
    • Strong analytical and writing skills in English.
    • A pleasant, customer-service approach to interacting with our supporters is critical.
    • 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.

    Benefits & Compensation

    The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid full and part-time internships. We are 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 to intern with us.


    The intern should be able to begin in early September 2018.


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