Shot@Life is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization. We rally members of the public, members of Congress, businesses, and civil society partners — through public education, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising — to support and invest in the global childhood immunization programs of UNICEF, World Health Organization, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Shot@Life’s over 350,000 supporters and over 4,000 core grassroots advocates in all 50 states strive to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at life no matter where they live.
The Shot@Life Grassroots Advocacy Intern will learn from the Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Campaign Associate how Shot@Life works to increase grassroots constituency and support the activities of the Shot@Life Champions, the campaign’s most committed individuals who advocate, educate, and fundraise for access to vaccines.
This is a remote, paid, part-time position from September 18, 2023 – December 15, 2023 with possibility for extension. The Intern will work 10-15 hours a week at a rate of $17.00/hour and will be required to track and submit hours worked on a weekly basis.
Essential Functions Support Shot@Life grassroots advocacy by researching new Champion outreach opportunities as well as members of Congress and their districts.
During bi-annual Champion advocacy period:
Follow up with supporters about taking action to help achieve advocacy goals.
Track advocacy activities and update metrics in databases.
Assist Shot@Life team in training new Champions:
Support and help run monthly webinars.
Update databases with new Champion information following trainings.
Update training slides as needed.
Assist in drafting content such as blogs, newsletters, and toolkits.
Assist the Shot@Life team in preparing for and executing events and activities including:
Answer supporter queries by monitoring the [email protected] and [email protected] email accounts.
Support Shot@Life’s preparation for bi-annual Summit.
Support partner’s grassroots activation.
Support the activities of Champions.
Support the Shot@Life Coordinator in managing campaign materials.
Participate in meetings, take notes, and develop meeting reports.
Other activities as directed by members of the Shot@Life team.
Candidate must be enrolled in or just recently graduated from an accredited undergraduate college or university program within the past 8 months.
Experience in professional or campus organizing, grassroots outreach, political campaigns, and/or canvassing is highly preferred.
Strong analytical and writing skills in English.
A pleasant, customer-service approach to interacting with our supporters is critical.
Experience with database management and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Knowledge of and/or interest in global health, vaccines, and grassroots advocacy
Strong oral and written communications skills with a commitment to cross-cultural communication.
Self-starter, fast learner, keen attention to detail, strong creativity, and team player a must.
Flexible with ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Must be available to work 10-15 hours per week.
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