Program Intern, Girl Up

United Nations Foundation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description

Girl Up is “by girls, for girls” – girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

The summer intern will support Girl Up’s five signature youth leadership programs, namely the 2018 Leadership Summit.


  • Assist in generating ideas and content for materials such as toolkits, blogs, emails and newsletters.  

  • Support key program moments and campaigns

  • Participate in overall support of Girl Up’s leadership programs – including Club, Campus, and Teen Advisor programs.

  • Monitor and update internal Girl Up Community website

  • Assist with mailings and other tasks to support Girl Up’s program outreach.

  • Monitor the general information email accounts

  • Answer phone calls from supporters and donors.

  • Assist with logistics and volunteer outreach for events and conferences, particularly Girl Up’s annual Leadership Summit.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Candidate must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months) of a degree-granting program from a college or university with a demonstrated interest in gender equality and international development and/or global politics

  • Those majoring in relevant fields such as Education, Youth Development, Women’s and Gender Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Global Health and similar fields preferred.

  • Background in teaching, tutoring, and mentoring youth, and/or experience working with youth programs or mobilization is highly preferred.

  • Interest and/or experience in professional or campus organizing, grassroots outreach, political campaigns, and/or canvassing preferred.

  • Demonstrated interest in girls’ and women’s rights and/or international development is required.

  • Broad understanding of digital tools and social media

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite, with particular emphasis on database management.

  • Ability to take initiative as a self-starter.

  • Strong creativity and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work well with a small, fast-paced team and manage multiple tasks.

The United Nations Foundation offers unpaid semester-long full and part-time internships during the following:

*Fall: September –December

*Spring: January-April

*Summer: May-August

*Please note that actual internship dates may vary slightly.

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