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Intern, Advocacy and Community Engagement, UNA-USA

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 Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a grassroots advocacy movement dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN among the American people. UNA-USA is dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership, and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.

Reports directly to Senior Associate, Chapter Development, UNA-USA. Works closely with UNA-USA’s Associate and Executive Director.

Internship Expectations 

  • Provide logistical and administrative support for UN Day planning
  • Assist in creating new advocacy engagement toolkits for UNA chapters and campaigns
  • Create social media content for UNA-USA's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and explore new ways to engage UNA-USA members
  • Write content for the UNA-USA website or newsletters, such as blogs or chapter spotlights.
  • Assist with membership retention, membership engagement, and community education projects such as the UN Stories, U.S. Voices interview series
  • Support the management of the UNA-USA Champions program through activity tracking, webinars, and resource-building.
  • Provide support preparing for the UNA-USA’s delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women
  • Assist in creating and leading webinars for chapter development and various topics of interest
  • Support ongoing administrative operations for the community chapter network, including assisting with membership reports and inquiries
  • Assist in chapter management and development tasks, such as fielding new chapter inquiries and chapter reporting requirements.
  • Represent the UNA-USA Membership Team by attending lecture series and events
  • Other duties as assigned

Selection Criteria 

  • Candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a college or university with a demonstrated interest in the UN and international affairs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly-motivated, globally-minded, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently on multiple tasks
  • Excellent writing, communication, and research skills
  • Be a willing, independent and quick learner with a passion for engaging Americans in solving global challenges
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 32 hours a week
  • Current or previous UNA-USA campus chapter leader is preferred

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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