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. As part of Girl Up’s global network, Girl Up USA delivers evidence-based leadership development training through our girl-led Clubs, programs, and events across the United States. 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 USA is seeking an intern to learn about and support various projects across channels for Girl Up USA at-large. The Intern, Girl Up USA will support Girl Up USA’s communications efforts, social media channels, programs and events. The Intern for Girl Up USA will report to the Director, Girl Up USA and collaborate across Girl Up’s departments.
Support the Girl Up USA team to accomplish goals determined by its youth leaders and Girl Up USA Director
Assist Girl Up’s Graphic Designer in creating, designing and applying graphics across Girl Up USA print resources and digital platforms as needed
Assist in the preparation and execution of Girl Up USA events, ranging from small group meetings to multi-day conferences
Assist with creation of program communication to Girl Up members, including Clubs, Coalition Leaders, and Teen Advisors
Brainstorm creative ideas for Girl Up USA’s social platforms, virtual event branding, and merchandise design
Assist with updating Girl Up USA community platform as needed
Assist in template document and resource creation (i.e. presentation decks, one-pagers)
Advocate and contribute a unique perspective on issues girls 13-24 are facing currently
Take quality notes and be able to translate team directives into completed projects
Assist in video production design as needed
Support additional projects and tasks 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.
Communication, Graphic Design, Programs and Political Science degrees preferred
Applicant should have experience organizing 100+ people for action
Experience designing for digital platforms and web are preferred (Adobe Creative Suit, Canva)
Asana experience a plus
Strong oral and written communications skills
Some video editing experience preferred
Commitment to cross-cultural communication
Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working and committed to the mission of Girl Up
Fun, friendly and collaborative
Excellent creative vision, attention to detail, and ability to think outside the box
This is a remote position
A design assessment is part of the recruitment process for this role
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.