Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Public Affairs Media Internship with the United Nations Foundation

The Public Affairs team supports a full range of foundation-wide communications, including working with television, radio, print and digital press, production of marketing and communications materials, event production, and more to help connect people to the work of the UN Foundation.


  • Full-time (30+ hours/week).
  • Assist with drafting press releases, statements, memos, and stories of impact and other materials.
  • Assist in monitoring press on UN Foundation and UN issues—scanning for news stories on the UN and/or issues affecting the U.S. – UN relationship for circulation and the UN Foundation website, as well as, assist with determining which media contacts and outlets we should pursue in our outreach.
  • Provide support with Press Database Maintenance.
  • Provide support with large mailings and communications outreach projects, press calls, press release distribution, and helps with UNF-sponsored special events.
  • Support the overall work of the Public Affairs team, including, but not limited to, the collection and analysis of media clips and reports, event and meeting preparation, press outreach and follow-up, and preparation of press kits and presentations.

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 with a demonstrated interest in the UN and international development.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Background in marketing/communications or public relations preferred.
  • Experience in Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of international development will be an advantage.

Benefits & Compensation:

The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid  full and part-time internships. The Public Affairs Media Intern should be able to start immediately (June/July).  Apply here.
The United Nations Foundation is 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.