Summer 2022 - Virtual NextGen Intern
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy, and in operations. The past two decades have seen important progress on child rights, yet while much has been achieved, sharp disparities remain. In most countries, inequality is higher today than a generation ago, including in middle-income countries where most of the world’s poor children now live. The rapid pace of urbanization and the growing youth bulge in Africa and parts of Asia will require significant expansion of the provision of essential services for children. These challenges are compounded by the scale and complexity of crises triggered by conflict, natural disasters, or epidemics. The global community faces these challenges when the political and economic environments pose challenges of their own, testing the world’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable. In this environment, the strong and consistent leadership of UNICEF is critical to enable the achievement of results for children.
UNICEF USA (UUSA) is a private, independent, U.S. nonprofit that rallies the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children through the unmatched reach of UNICEF. Headquartered in New York City, UUSA has some 300 employees distributed across nine regional offices in the U.S. To fuel UNICEF’s life-saving work across the globe, UUSA raises nearly $600 million dollars from private sources every year and marshals its supporters to advocate for over $800 million in annual US government support. UUSA has built abroad - based movement to advocate for the well-being and protection of children globally. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
UNICEF NextGen’s mission is to engage, inspire and connect the next generation of global leaders in support of UNICEF's mission, leveraging our collective potential for catalytic impact as philanthropists, activists, and advocates for every child. NextGen supporters are a diverse group of entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, industry leaders, and more between the ages of 21 -45 who commit their resources, resolve, and enthusiasm toward supporting UNICEF’s lifesaving work. Reporting to the Manager, the NextGenintern will work with the team to support existing projects and conduct important research. We are currently seeking paid interns for our Summer cohort that will commence on May 31st, 2022, and end on August 12th, 2022.
This internship would provide an opportunity to learn about:
• Fundraising and community engagement
• Social media management and content creation
• Research to identify areas of growth
• Leadership and event planning in the non-profit space
• Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability
• Support/audit social media activity and create content and content plans for our channels
• Innovate new types of engagement for NextGen
• Conduct research on other NextGen focused programs and identify areas for growth
• Provide support to our Growing Cities and our current steering committees when planning events
• Identify ongoing NextGen impact leveraged for UNICEF
• Must be a current student enrolled in a College or University degree program
• Skilled in using social media engagement tracking tools (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok)
• Interest and experience in fundraising, event planning, nonprofit management, or related field a plus
• The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of children's rights and international issues
• The ideal candidate will be resourceful and energetic with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work autonomously with attention to detail
• Innovation, creativity, and a team player mentality are necessary for success in this role
• Proven ability to work well with a diverse group of people in a team setting
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written; experience working with cross-country teams a plus
• Fluency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is preferred
• Must be a highly motivated team player who enthusiastically embraces the mission of UNICEF and UNICEF USA
• Must demonstrate UNICEF USA Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
Time Frame: May 31, 2022 - August 12, 2022
Days per Week: Flexible
Hours per Week: Up to 30 hours (Summer cohort only)
All Interns must be at least 18 years of age and comply with all employment laws. All Interns will receive federal-and state-mandated benefits only and are not eligible for other benefits from UNICEF USA.
Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UNICEF USA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. UUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at email@example.com