Intern, Communications, Girl Up, Washington, DC 522 views

Position 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.

Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising funds to support United Nations programs, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

The communications intern will primarily support Girl Up’s communication and storytelling strategies, across all platforms and at key events.

Internship Expectations

Assist in generating ideas and content for campaign materials such as toolkits, blogs, emails and newsletters.

Support key campaign moments such as International Women’s Day.

Monitor Girl Up website and make updates or changes as needed.

Assist with planning and creating social media content.

Assist with logistics and volunteer outreach for events and conferences.

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 with a demonstrated interest in the UN and international development.

Interest and/or experience in digital communications, professional or campus organizing, grassroots outreach, political campaigns, and/or canvassing is highly preferred.

Interest in women and girls’ rights, global health issues, international development, and/or journalism and communications is preferred.


adobe creative suite

climate change

database management

digital communications

global health



local laws


peace and security

poverty eradication



women and girls

Broad understanding of digital tools and social media, with examples of current and successful uses of blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Excellent customer service skills.

Experience in Microsoft Office suite, with particular emphasis on database management.

Ability to take initiative as a self-starter.

Strong creativity and organizational skills.

Ability to work well with a small, fast-paced team and manage multiple tasks.

Strong consideration given to candidates with experience with HTML and Adobe Creative Suite software.

Ability to manage multiple tasks.

Ability to work 20 hours/week.

Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.

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.

*Please note that this is a Spring 2021 internship, and all Spring 2021 internships will be remote*

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.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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