Intern, Integrated Development-United Nations Foundation

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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.

The intern will report to the Senior Associate of Development. She/he will work with other members of the Integrated Development team.

Intern Expectations

  • Research prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors, identify opportunities for engagement, and connect potential partners to UNF issue areas and priorities.
  • Assist with carrying out research projects and developing briefing materials.
  • Support the preparation of donor solicitations, including managing, segmenting, and updating donor lists.
  • Contribute towards design fundraising appeals and developing templates for donor and partner communications.
  • Conduct post-event follow-up with donors and partners.
  • Assist with database management, conducting due diligence on potential partners, and identifying and implementing operational process improvements.
  • Curate a library of fundraising and partnerships-related communications collateral.
  • Provide project management and administrative support to support the Integrated Development 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. Between 16-24 hours per week is required for the internship.
  • Demonstrated interest in international development and enthusiastic about fundraising, partnerships or donor engagement.
  • Eager to learn, super attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent research and written communications skills.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred.
  • Experience with events preferred.

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 Fall 2020 internship, and all Fall 2020 internships will be remote*

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