the eliminate project

Summer 2013 Internship: Eliminate Project Intern at UNICEF


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, please visit

USF invites qualified candidates to apply for the internship described below.

USF seeks an intern for The Eliminate Project, a global partnership between UNICEF and the volunteer organization Kiwanis International to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) in the 31 countries around the world where it remains a threat. MNT is a tragic but easily preventable disease that kills one baby approximately every nine minutes. The intern will be involved with fundraising, education and advocacy efforts around this exciting partnership.

The internship will provide an opportunity to learn about:

  • UNICEF’s global health programs
  • Fundraising, including grassroots efforts as well as individual, corporate and foundation giving
  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
  • Development and coordination of educational workshops and materials
  • Planning of field visits for donors
  • Budget development

The work schedule is flexible, but the successful candidate should expect to commit at least 15 -20 hours per week for the internship. The preferred schedule is consecutive days with a minimum of four hours per day.


  • Participate in cross-departmental team strategy meetings
  • Prepare materials and briefing books associated with meetings and conferences
  • Draft and edit materials related to the project, which may include PowerPoint presentations, blog posts, twitter messages, one-pagers, etc.
  • Draft e-mails, letters and other correspondence related to the project, including acknowledgment letters
  • Review and monitor media coverage of the Project
  • Coordinate USF-related roles at select Kiwanis Conventions occurring in the summer of 2013
  • Develop briefing books for site visit participants
  • Organize project materials
  • Perform other assignments as needed


  • Must be a current student enrolled in a College or University degree program
  • Experience using Microsoft PowerPoint and preparing presentations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
  • Experience in marketing and knowledge of international development issues a plus

Time Frame: Summer 2013

Days per week: Flexible

This is an unpaid internship.

The U. S. Fund for UNICEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How To Apply

Please apply online at