United Nations Foundation

  • Communications Intern, Girl Up

    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.


    Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising funds to support United Nations programs, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

    Working Relationships

    The intern will report to the Communications and Digital Media Manager, Girl Up.


    • Assist in generating ideas and content for campaign materials such as toolkits, blogs, emails and newsletters.
    • Support key campaign moments such as International Women's Day.
    • Monitor Girl Up website and make updates or changes as needed.
    • Assist with planning and creating social media content.
    • Assist with logistics and volunteer outreach for events and conferences.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    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.
    • Those majoring in relevant fields such as journalism, communications, advertising, marketing, and public relations and similar fields preferred
    • Interest and/or experience in digital communications, professional or campus organizing, grassroots outreach, political campaigns, and/or canvassing is highly preferred.
    • Interest in women and girls’ rights, global health issues, international development, and/or journalism and communications is preferred.
    • Broad understanding of digital tools and social media, with examples of current and successful uses of blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Experience in Microsoft Office suite, with particular emphasis on database management.
    • Ability to take initiative as a self-starter.
    • Strong creativity and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work well with a small, fast-paced team and manage multiple tasks.
    • Strong consideration given to candidates with experience with HTML and Adobe Creative Suite software.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks.

    Other Information

    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.


    Address: 1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006


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