Intern, Digital Communications, Public Affairs
Washington, DC 
Posted 2 days ago
Position No Longer Available
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Job Description

Position Overview

This Intern, Digital Communications will join a collaborative, energetic team that produces wide-ranging content for the UN Foundation's digital channels. This role will be an active contributor to our team's content planning, creation and management, helping us deliver strong digital engagement creatively and with distinctive flair.

The Intern, Digital Communications will be a savvy, ambitious multi-skilled digital communications leader in the making. They will support day-to-day content creation for UN Foundation websites and social media, and bring fresh, creative ideas for delivering thumb-stopping work. They will be fluent across or have an interest in building skills across digital communication workstreams-planning, copywriting, research, web content management, design, and analytics. In addition, they will be passionate about our issues and policy priorities such as climate change, gender equality, and global health, and have a deep interest in leveraging communications to build a better world.

Essential Functions

  • Work collaboratively with Public Affairs colleagues to support the planning, creation, management, publishing, and data analysis of digital content.
  • Draft copy for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, websites, and toolkits as needed.
  • Plan and publish content for UN Foundation websites and bespoke webpages.
  • Research topics, audiences, creative assets (including high-quality and licensable imagery), and channels to inform content planning.
  • Take thoughtful, comprehensive notes during recurring team meetings.
  • Maintain and organize assets on UN Foundation's websites and asset management platforms.
  • Support the collection and analysis of data and create reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Actively enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university program in communications, marketing, or public affairs.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • Exceptional writing skills, especially for digital channels.
  • Comfort with planning and publishing website content, and at least basic familiarity with Wordpress.
  • Familiarity or experience working with social media management tools such as Hootsuite.
  • Familiarity or experience working with digital analytics tools, including Google Analytics and in-platform data tools.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Creative, savvy, and up-to-speed with digital communications trends and good practice.
  • Desire to learn and put theory into practice on the job.
  • Previous professional communications experience a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Initiative to find and propose new projects, both for the individual and for the team.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as needed.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
  • Must be available to work a maximum of 29 hours per week.
  • Available to work for either three months or six months.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

*Please note this is a remote, paid internship opportunity from September 12 - December 16, 2022*

The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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United Nations Foundation
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