United Nations Foundation

  • Media and Editorial Intern, Public Affairs

    Job Location US-DC
  • 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.


    Public Affairs Overview

    The United Nations Foundation’s Public Affairs team supports a full range of Foundation-wide communications on today’s most pressing issues, including working with print and online press, social media, content creation, events, and more.



    • Full-time (30+ hours/week)
    • Assist in conducting research across a range of issue areas in support of Foundation communications.
    • Assist with researching new data for blog posts and other editorial content, drafting press releases, statements, memos, and stories of impact and other materials.
    • Assist in monitoring press on UN Foundation and UN issues—scanning for news stories on the UN and/or issues affecting the U.S. – UN relationship for circulation and the UN Foundation website, as well as, assist with determining which media contacts and outlets we should pursue in our outreach.
    • Provide support with Press Database Maintenance.
    • Provide support with outreach projects, press calls, press release distribution, and help with UNF-sponsored special events.
    • Support the overall work of the Public Affairs 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.
    • Candidate is ideally expected to work full-time, though we are able to accommodate students’ schedules as needed.
    • 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).
    • 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 Media & Editorial intern should be willing to start in early January 2019.


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