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Intern, Communications & Digital Media, Nothing But Nets

Position 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.

The United Nations Foundations’ Nothing But Nets campaign is a global grassroots movement dedicated to raising awareness, funds, and voices to fight malaria.

The Nothing But Nets Spring 2021 Intern will report to the Officer of Communications and Digital Media. She/he will have the opportunity to work across the NBN portfolio including partnerships, fundraising, advocacy, and global health.

An ideal Communications Intern would exhibit strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and interest in working on a variety of aspects as related to the campaign’s initiatives.

Internship Expectations

The Communications Intern will work with the Nothing But Nets Team to support the campaign’s fundraising, advocacy, and global health initiatives, including but not limited to social media management, website management, research on best practice strategy, and supporting the development of materials, toolkits, reports, presentations, graphics, and blogs.

Applicants should have an understanding of and/or interest in nonprofit communications. Flexibility and interest in working on a variety of aspects of the campaign is critical. This role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Support the campaign’s communications efforts to meet partnership, advocacy, and fundraising goals.
  • Assist the Officer in maintaining the campaign’s editorial calendar and brainstorming content for the campaign’s blog and social channels.
  • Help write and edit campaign digital content, including blog posts, social media content, and other campaign materials.
  • Help design social media toolkits and graphics.
  • Monitor for and share news about malaria and Nothing But Nets, and help maintain the campaign’s media coverage archive.
  • Work with the communications team to research and identify key media contacts for appropriate campaign stories and events.
  • Help the Officer pull data and analyze the campaign’s digital performance.
  • Help the campaign update materials and collateral with new messaging.
  • Work with the campaign to draft fact sheets, press releases, media advisories, refugee impact stories, and other communications materials.
  • Support the Officer in the promotion, measurement, and content of the new website.
  • Support campaign communications surrounding key celebrity ambassador trips and appearances.
  • Assist with campaign events.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

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.
  • Applicants should have an understanding of and experience with communications, journalism and/or public relations.
  • Applicants should have an understanding of and experience with social networking and blogging, and have their own presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Canva.
  • Experience with data analytics platforms like Sprout Social, Hootsuite, and/or Google Analytics preferred.
  • Background knowledge in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or Global Health preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience with Adobe platforms including PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign preferred by not required
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work 30-40 hours.
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.

Benefits and Compensation

The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid full and part-time internships. We are happy to host interns who are able to receive academic credit or a stipend through their college or university. However, please note that it is not a requirement in order to intern with us.

*Please note that this is a Spring 2021 internship, and all Spring 2021 internships will be remote*

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.

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