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Media and Editorial Intern Public Affairs

Company name
United Nations Foundation

Location
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Overview
The United Nations Foundation links the UN\u2019s 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 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.
 
Responsibilities

Full-time (30 hours/week)
Assist in conducting research across a range of issue areas in support of Foundation communications.
Assist with drafting press releases, statements, memos, and stories of impact and other materials.
Assist in monitoring press on UN Foundation and UN issues\u2014scanning for news stories on the UN and/or issues affecting the U.S. \u2013 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 outreach projects, press calls, press release distribution, and help with UNF-sponsored special events.
Support the overall work of the Public Affairs 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 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
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
 
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.
 
LOCATION
 
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Company info

United Nations Foundation
Website : http://www.unfoundation.org

Company Profile
The United Nations is the one international organi­zation with the reach and vision capable of solving global problems. 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 United Nations Foundation is honored to work with you and the United Nations to foster a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. - See more at: http://www.unfoundation.org/who-we-are/#sthash.eIzODzB0.dpuf

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