Intern, Grassroots Advocacy, Shot@Life, Washington, DC 72 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.

The Shot@Life Grassroots Advocacy Intern will learn from the Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Senior Campaign Associate on how Shot@Life works to increase grassroots constituency and support the activities of the Shot@Life Champions, the campaign’s most committed individuals who advocate, educate, and fundraise for access to vaccines.

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

Support Shot@Life grassroots advocacy by researching new outreach opportunities, members of Congress and their districts.

Following up with supporters and tracking advocacy activities.

Support and run champion training webinars.

Assist in drafting content such as blogs, newsletters and toolkits.

Assist the Shot@Life team in preparing for and executing events and activities including:

Answer supporter queries by monitoring the and email accounts and answering phone calls.

Support Shot@Life’s presence at events and conferences.

Support partner’s grassroots activation.

Support the activities of Champions and campus leaders.

Support the Shot@Life Coordinator in managing campaign materials.

Participate in meetings, take notes and develop meeting reports.


database management


global health



local laws

Other activities as directed by members of the Shot@Life team.

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.

Experience in professional or campus organizing, grassroots outreach, political campaigns, and/or canvassing is highly preferred.

Strong analytical and writing skills in English.

A pleasant, customer-service approach to interacting with our supporters is critical.

Experience with database management and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

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

Strong oral and written communications skills with a commitment to cross-cultural communication.

Self-starter, fast learner, keen attention to detail, strong creativity, and team player a must.

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 authorized to work in the United States.

Must be available to work 15-20 hours per week.

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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