Girl Up is a girl-centered leadership development initiative, focusing on equity for girls and women in spaces where they are unheard or underrepresented. We believe when girls and women are in positions of influence, they work to create a more just and equitable world for everyone.
Girl Up operates a global network of regional affiliates and serves 200,000 girls in 152 countries. We deliver evidence-based leadership development training through our girl-led Clubs, programs, and events. As members of a global movement, girls are a force for social good — connected to a community of their peers who are advocating for policy change and advancing gender justice.
The core values on which Girl Up exists guide our team and our work. Girl Up is a Youth-Centered leadership development initiative working to achieve gender equity worldwide. We commit to supporting our young leaders in their Passionate Action for social change and seek feedback from our Global Community to ensure Accountability in maintaining our values.
Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010. The United Nations Foundation is an independent charitable organization created to be a strategic partner for the United Nations to address humanity’s greatest challenges, build initiatives across sectors to solve problems at scale, and drive global progress.
Girl Up is seeking an intern to learn about and support its event programs. The Intern, Events, Girl Up will report to the Senior Manager, Events, Girl Up and work closely with many members of the Girl Up team.
Assist in generating ideas and content for events such as discussion topics, engagement tools, and speaker research;
Support key event moments such as the Girl Up Regional Leadership Summits;
Assist with organizing and creating event planning documents;
Assist with logistics and volunteer outreach for events and summits;
Participate in internal and external meetings and support with notetaking and follow up as needed;
Support with additional special projects as needed.
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.
Interest and/or experience in event planning, 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 communications is preferred.
Broad understanding of virtual event planning
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Experience in Microsoft Office suite.
Experience in event management tools like Cvent, Eventbrite or others preferred.
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 virtual event platforms like Zoom Events.
Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
Must be available to work a maximum of 29 hours per week.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.