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Intern, Council of Women World Leaders

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 Council of Women World Leaders is an independent, self-governing network of current and former women Prime Ministers and Presidents established in 1996 by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) and first woman in the world to be democratically elected president, and Laura Liswood, Secretary General. The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of 75 current and former Presidents and Prime Ministers. It is the only organization in the world dedicated to women heads of state and government. The Council of Women World Leaders Secretariat is hosted at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C and is an affiliate of the UN Foundation.

Internship Expectations


  • Assist in public relations and social media outreach;
  • Manage the social media platforms;
  • Update and maintain the website, database, and records;
  • Organize events and coordinate with United Nations Foundation as needed;
  • Support research on various topics relevant to the Council;
  • Draft written communication with over 75 current and former female Prime Ministers and Presidents regarding the events, press releases, partnerships, and initiatives;
  • Logistical support for the Secretary General;
  • Generate the Fall 2019 Newsletter.

Selection Criteria

  • A current college student or college graduate who is detail-oriented and globally-minded;
  • Strong organization, communication and writing skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently on multiple tasks;
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (web design development is a plus);
  • Interested in women’s rights and leadership.

Benefits and Compensation

The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid semester-long 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.

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