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Intern, Grassroots Advocacy, United to Beat Malaria

Position Overview

United to Beat Malaria, a global grassroots campaign of the UN Foundation, brings together a diverse set of partners, influencers and supporters across the U.S. and around the world to take urgent action to end malaria. For more than 15 years, United to Beat Malaria (previously known as Nothing But Nets) has helped protect more than 39 million of the world’s most vulnerable people by providing bed nets and other life-saving tools, in addition to successfully advocating for increased U.S. leadership and funding for global malaria programs. 

Despite tremendous progress made, a child dies nearly every minute from this entirely preventable and treatable disease. We know that a challenge of this magnitude requires individual and collective global action. That’s why United to Beat Malaria is rising to the challenge to equip and mobilize engaged global citizens and partners to raise awareness, funds and voices to advocate for a malaria free world. 

By coordinating closely with UN agencies, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the private sector and civil society, we channel and mobilize lifesaving resources to communities on the frontlines of the fight against malaria, prioritizing the most vulnerable and marginalized populations. We know that we need a holistic strategy to end malaria once and for all: That’s why we advocate for a full spectrum of innovative tools and strategies, increased political will and resources. United, we can be the generation to beat malaria and create a healthier, more equitable world for all.

This is a paid opportunity from May 28, 2024 through September 2, 2024, and offers an hourly compensation rate of $17.50 per hour for individuals currently enrolled in or recently graduated from (within 8 months of graduation) an associate degree or bachelor’s degree program; and $20 per hour for individuals currently enrolled in a graduate program.

This position is remote. Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection is required

Essential Functions

  • Support Senior Officer and Campaign Associate with the expansion of our grassroots networks by recruiting new champions in strategically located Congressional districts.
  • Provide support to individual champions who reach out to the campaign.
  • Assist Senior Officer in facilitating the completion of advocacy requirements by champions and partnership organizations.
  • Draft copy (social media posts, blogs, etc.) about the campaign and current advocacy initiatives.
  • Support the grassroots organizing team in achieving quarterly advocacy goals.
  • Support the grassroots organizing team in building systems for improved program development and implementation.
  • Support the grassroots organizing team in executing quarterly activation.
  • Conceptualize and execute an outreach education event on campus.

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.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • 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.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.