Intern, Communications & Digital Media, Nothing But Nets, Washington, DC 76 views

Position Overview

Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign fighting to end malaria, a preventable disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Nothing But Nets brings together UN partners, advocates, celebrity champions, donors, and organizations to raise awareness, funds, and voices to protect vulnerable families from malaria. Working together, we have protected more than 30 million people from malaria through the distribution of more than 13 million bed nets and beyond. Working together, we can be the generation to end malaria for good!

The Nothing But Nets Communications Intern will report to the Associate of Communications and Digital Media. They will have the opportunity to work across the NBN portfolio including partnerships, fundraising, advocacy, and global health.

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 social impact communications. This is a paid opportunity and offers a rate of $15/hour.

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. This role will include the following responsibilities:

Essential Functions

Support the campaign’s communications efforts to meet partnership, advocacy, and fundraising goals.

Assist the Associate 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 Associate pull data and analyze the campaign’s digital performance.

Support the campaign team update materials and collateral with new messaging.

Support the campaign team to draft fact sheets, press releases, media advisories, refugee impact stories, and other communications materials.

Support the Associate 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


data analytics



global health



local laws


press releases

public relations

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.

Background knowledge in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or Global Health preferred.

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, and LinkedIn.

Experience with data analytics platforms like Sprout Social, Hootsuite, and/or Google Analytics preferred.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Experience in Word, Excel, and 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 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 a maximum of 29 hours per week.

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Please note that this is a remote, paid internship

for the Fall 2021 semester

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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