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.
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
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.
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
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.