Winter/Spring 2013 Internship: The Eliminate Project
United States Fund for UNICEF - New York, NY

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

Description:
USF seeks an intern for The Eliminate Project, a global partnership between UNICEF and the volunteer organization Kiwanis International to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) in the 31 countries around the world where it remains a threat. MNT is a tragic but easily preventable disease that kills one baby approximately every nine minutes. The intern will be involved with fundraising, education and advocacy efforts around this exciting partnership.

The internship will provide an opportunity to learn about:
UNICEF’s global health programs

Fundraising, including grassroots efforts as well as individual, corporate and foundation giving

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Development and coordination of educational workshops and materials

Planning of field visits for donors

Budget development

The work schedule is flexible, but the successful candidate should expect to commit at least 15 hours per week for the internship. The preferred schedule is consecutive days with a minimum of four hours per day.

Responsibilities:
Participate in cross-departmental team strategy meetings

Prepare materials and briefing books associated with meetings and conferences

Draft and edit materials related to the project, which may include PowerPoint presentations, blog posts, twitter messages, one-pagers, etc.

Draft e-mails, letters and other correspondence related to the project, including acknowledgment letters

Review and monitor media coverage of the Project

Coordinate USF-related roles at select Kiwanis Conventions occurring in the summer of 2013

Develop briefing books for site visit participants

Organize project materials

Perform other assignments as needed

Requirements:
Experience using Microsoft PowerPoint and preparing presentations

Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Strong written and oral communication skills

Experience in marketing and knowledge of international development issues a plus

Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service

Start Date: January 2013

Time Frame: Winter/Spring 2013

Days per week: 3 – 4

This is an unpaid internship.

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