Intern, UN Foundation, Advocacy Employment Opportunity

Tags: international relations internship Global Health climate change English
  • Added Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2023
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Position Overview

The United Nations Foundation links the UNโ€™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. The intern will report to the Executive Director of UN Foundation Advocacy.

*Please note this is a paid internship opportunity from May 30, 2023 - September 1, 2023*

Essential Functions

  • Support the UN Foundation campaignsโ€™ advocacy work by researching how the U.S. works closely with the UN on issues such as malaria, immunizations and vaccinations, and adolescent girls
  • Assist in morning news clips and keeping staff informed of UN stories relevant to BWCโ€™s work
  • Assist in drafting factsheets for Capital Hill, NGOs, and the BWC supporters
  • Assist the BWC team in preparing for and executing events and activities
  • Participate in meetings, take notes, and draft memos
  • Other activities as directed by Executive Director of UN Foundation Advocacy


    • Available 3-5 days per week with 5 days/week strongly preferred.
    • Pursuing a bachelorโ€™s or masterโ€™s degree, or be within eight months of graduating, in a field related to international relations, political science, conflict resolution, and public policy.
    • Experience in professional setting is highly preferred.
    • Strong analytical and writing skills in English.
    • Someone who can work in high-stress environments and have a sense of humor.
    • Experience with database management and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
    • Self-starter, fast learner, keen attention to detail, strong creativity, and team player a must.
    • Ability to work well with a small, fast-paced team and manage multiple tasks.

      The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

      This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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