United Nations Foundation

  • Advocacy 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 funds to send life-saving insecticide treated 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 Spring, the campaign will hold our annual Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from March 17-29, and will continue to help activists schedule in-district meetings with their members of Congress and raise critical funds to send bed nets to those who need them. The selected intern will undertake supporting these and other special projects throughout their internship.


    Work with Nothing But Nets team to support the following advocacy work:

    • General:
      • Assist Senior Campaign Associate and Campaign Coordinator with the expansion of our grassroots networks by recruiting new champions in strategically located Congressional districts.
      • Provide support to individual champions who reach out to the campaign.
      • Assist Senior Campaign Associate in facilitating the completion of advocacy requirements by champions and partnership organizations
      • Draft copy (social media posts, blogs, etc.) about the campaign and current advocacy initiatives.
      • Support the grassroots organizing team in achieving quarterly advocacy goals.
    • Leadership Summit
      • Assist Senior Campaign Associate with the program planning for the 2018 Champion Summit in Washington, D.C.
      • Assist Campaign coordinator with the logistics planning for the 2018 Leadership Summit
      • Assist with drafting copy for Leadership Summit promotion
      • Assist with the set-up, execution and take-down of the Leadership Summit on March 17-19, 2019

    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.
    • Background knowledge in Communications, Event Planning, Public Relations, 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.

    Other Information

    The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid full and part-time internships.

    The Advocacy Intern should be willing to start no later than January 2019. 


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