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Internship, Global Health Communications At United Nations Foundation, Washington, DC.

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Thank you for your interest in an internship with the United Nations Foundation. We currently offer internships for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Internships are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each semester. If no opportunities are currently listed, please check back in:

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The United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The United Nations Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to the United Nations to help strengthen the UN and its ability to advance human dignity and well-being on a thriving planet. The Foundation champions multilateral cooperation and the UN system and serves its mission by accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate action, mobilizing diverse constituencies for global change, nurturing a strong U.S.-UN relationship, and supporting the UN and its leadership.

The Intern, Global Health Communications serves in a communications support role to enable strong external and internal information sharing and creative storytelling to advance UNF and our partners’ global health work and policy objectives.

This is a paid opportunity and offers a rate of $17/hour for individuals currently enrolled in or recently graduated from (within 8 months of graduation) an associate degree or bachelor’s degree program; and $20/hour for individuals currently enrolled in a graduate program. This position is remote. 

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Essential Functions

  • Support and facilitate strong global health communications for the UN Foundation including:
    • Work under the direction of the Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer, Global Health, to manage UNF’s internal and external global health communications.
    • Work with other Global Health, Public Affairs, and other health-related campaigns/alliances team members.
  • Support planning and execution of global health initiative communications plans, including:
    • Create health-related social media content across multiple social media platforms
    • Develop content for UNF blogs and other storytelling opportunities
    • Contribute to our global health newsletter
    • Track and report on the performance of UNF global health content
    • Track media coverage relevant to UNF’s global health goals
    • Assist with planning global health-related events and webinars
    • Produce graphics, videos, or other multimedia content as needed
  • Monitor and share relevant updates and communications surrounding WHO’s coordination and leadership on global health issues.
  • Support and facilitate UNF’s communications work around major global health moments and observance days, including the World Health Assembly.
  • Provide research and writing support to Global Health team, including briefing papers, executive summaries, analyses, and presentations on above topics, or others as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidate must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a college or university.
  • Familiarity with global health issues (especially pandemic preparedness, immunization, malaria, antimicrobial resistance, and universal health coverage) and the United Nations system and agencies (especially WHO).
  • Communications and public relations skills and experience such as: email newsletter management, media and social media tracking and analytics, web design and content management, and graphic design (Adobe CS, Canva, etc.).
  • Ability to write engaging content for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
  • Must be available to work 20-29 hours per week during East Coast working hours.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
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