United Nations Foundation

  • Gender and Markets Intern, Clean Cooking Alliance

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  • Overview

    United Nations Foundation 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.


    Clean Cooking Alliance Overview


    The UN Foundation-hosted Clean Cooking Alliance is a public-private partnership that seeks to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The use of open fires and traditional cookstoves and fuels is one of the world's most pressing health and environmental problems.


    Globally, three billion people rely on solid fuels to cook, which causes serious environmental and health impacts that disproportionally affect women and children. According to the World Health Organization, household air pollution from cooking kills almost 3 million people every year and sickens millions more. The Alliance is working with its public, private and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels in developing countries.


    • Advocacy & Partnerships: Support the Alliance’s gender advocacy and partnerships by assisting with the development of gender case studies, factsheets, and other learning outcome documents for the clean cooking sector.
    • Communications: Draft content for Alliance newsletter articles, web pages, and other communications materials as needed.
    • Research and Development: Assist in the review of new findings and studies as it relates to clean cooking in humanitarian situations, gender, women’s empowerment and develop summaries on key findings for grant proposals, communications material, and other needs.
    • 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. 
    • Minimum of 30 hours per week is required for the internship.
    • 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).
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under stressful situations.
    • Interest in the United Nations, International Affairs, and/or the non-profit sector highly preferred.

    Other Information

    The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid full and part-time internships. The Communications Intern, Clean Cooking Alliance should be available to start in early January. 


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