Intern, Communications, Shot@Life, Washington, DC 89 views

Position Overview

Shot@Life is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization. We rally members of the public, members of Congress, businesses, and civil society partners — through public education, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising — to support and invest in the global childhood immunization programs of UNICEF, World Health Organization, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Shot@Life’s over 350,000 supporters and over 2,500 core grassroots advocates in all 50 states strive to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at life no matter where they live.

Shot@Life is seeking a Communications Intern to assist on various communications and grassroots advocacy projects. The intern will help produce high-quality written communications, advance our social media content strategy, and help support the day-to-day functions of our team. In addition, the Communications Intern will play a supporting role in the campaign’s key moments this fall: a two-day, virtual leadership conference for grassroots advocates, a six-week advocacy push for global childhood immunization programs, World Polio Day, and more. The Communications Intern will report to the Communications Officer and collaborate across the Shot@Life and Global Health departments.

This is a remote, paid, part-time position from September 13 – December 17, 2021 with possibility for extension. The Intern will work 15-20 hours a week at a rate of $15/hour and will be required to track and submit hours worked on a weekly basis.

Essential Functions

Write clear, compelling communications materials including blogs and emails to grassroots advocates and donors.

Work with Shot@Life team members to execute a successful virtual leadership conference for grassroots advocates, including a six-week advocacy push in the fall.

Enhance Shot@Life’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by drafting weekly content, introducing creative mini-series, and interpreting insights from social media metrics.

Stay up to date on global vaccine news and research global health statistics to update Shot@Life’s key communications assets (i.e. website, one-pagers, presentation decks, and other marketing materials).

Work within UNF’s email marketing platform to create custom audiences, schedule emails, and send tests to relevant stakeholders.

Create promotional graphics, short videos, and other multimedia materials as needed.

Attend webinars, take notes, and develop meeting reports.

Submit a weekly, detailed status report of work completed and time spent.

Other activities and duties as directed by Shot@Life’s Communications Officer.

Selection Criteria


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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.

Knowledge of and/or interest in global health, vaccines, and grassroots advocacy.

Strong oral and written communications skills with strong attention to detail, experience communicating scientific topics, and other marketing skills.

Strong experience with social media for a business, knowledge of implementing best practices, and use of planning tools (such as Hootsuite) desired.

Strong consideration given to candidates who have experience with HTML/CSS, EveryAction, and Adobe Creative Suite software.

Must be a self-starter, adaptable, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively.

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 15-20 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.

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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