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Intern, 3D Program, Girls & Women

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 3D Program for Girls and Women has been housed at the UN Foundation since its inception in March 2017, under the leadership of founder and Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta.

The 3D Program seeks to demonstrate the value of convergent action to advance gender equality and girls’ and women’s empowerment. The work of the 3D Program is based in Pune City and rural Pune District in Maharashtra, India, where the Program works with local government across departments, and with civil society and the private sector, to increase economic opportunities for girls and women and address their health, education and safety needs. The 3D Program will Document, Drive, and Deliver to accomplish this.

The Program is currently in the third year of its four-year foundational phase and seeks to ramp up its communications outreach to colleagues, partners, and funders. In addition to its ongoing communications outreach, the Program is also documenting its work over the course of the foundational phase to form an accessible package of lessons learned, best practices analysis, to guide planning and convergent action to be adapted across sectors and interests.

The 3D Program intern will work directly with the Senior Program Associate.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in development of Program’s website design to reach a wider audience
  • Provide writing support in the preparation of email blasts to various partners and audiences
  • Create a multi-functional contacts database
  • Develop a communications schedule and tracking system
  • Support the continued development of a communications strategy
  • Support the re-design of communications materials including briefs and presentations
  • Support the development Program’s documentation work

Selection Criteria

  • Students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree-granting program or recent graduates of a college or university are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated interest, knowledge or work experience in gender and international development issues, and a passion for advancing girls and women’s rights
  • Demonstrated interest, knowledge or work experience in communications and design, with interest in creative outreach a priority
  • Demonstrated interest, knowledge or work experience with strategic organization and planning
  • Candidate should have the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with UNF colleagues at all levels
  • Candidate must have demonstrated record of commitment to work and completion of tasks by deadlines, with significant attention to detail
  • Candidate should have the ability to take initiative and be a self-starter, able to work independently on multiple tasks
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience and success in working effectively and constructively in teams
  • Candidate must have strong analytical, writing, and editing skills in English and for diverse audiences
  • Candidate should have advanced knowledge of and experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Graphic design or desktop publishing knowledge is preferred (Adobe InDesign, MS Publisher). Working knowledge of WordPress is a plus

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.

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