United Nations Foundation is inviting applications from eligible candidates for its remote international internship program.

About United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation is a charitable organization headquartered in Washington, DC, that supports the United Nations and its activities.

It was established in 1998 with a $1 billion gift to the United Nations by philanthropist Ted Turner, who believed the UN was crucial for addressing the world’s problems.

About the FP2030

FP2030 is a global partnership of governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, private sector partners, and researchers committed to supporting people’s right to voluntary, quality contraception.

Its vision is a future where everyone, everywhere has the freedom and ability to lead healthy lives, make their own informed decisions about using contraception and having children, and participate as equals in society and its development.

About the Opportunity

United Nations Foundation is inviting applications from eligible candidates for its remote international internship program.

Duration of the Internship

May 30, 2023 – September 1, 2023.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Research & Implementation Intern will work with the High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs) Team and Senior Gender Advisor to:

  • Assist the HIPs and gender teams in core administrative duties, including scheduling of partner meetings, tracking webinars and external events for the FP2030 newsletter, sharing current events related to family planning, and other related tasks.
  • Assist the HIPs and gender teams in conducting research and writing to contribute to various team projects, especially regarding the HIP regional and global events & convenings, the Women Deliver conference, and regional gender assessments. This includes the topics of integration of postpartum family planning and post-abortion family planning into maternal and newborn health, supply chain management issues of contraceptives, as well as gender-transformative approaches to family planning
  • Assist the HIPs team with social media in conjunction with the Communications team including completing projects for FP2030’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and the creation of HIPs communications products for the FP2030 newsletter, blogs, and events.
  • Assist the HIPs team with the analysis of FP2030 country commitments and extracting, standardizing, and organizing relevant data for further analysis. Assist the gender team with regional gender assessments, including setting up key informant interviews, summarizing the literature on gender barriers to family planning, and identifying feminist, LGBTQIA+, and other civil society organizations working in the region on SRHR/family planning.
  • Support webinars and other external meetings with key global and non-governmental partners. This may involve drafting presentations in PowerPoint, coordinating meetings with partners, and taking notes.
  • Work with the Knowledge Management Team to assist with information organization and tracking HIP-related communications areas in SalesForce.

Eligibility 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.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Background in international development/global health/human rights, data, and/or communications preferred.
  • French language skills are a plus.
  • 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.


  • Learn administrative and operational aspects of team functionality in a fast-paced work environment, including financial reporting, team logistical organization, and programmatic execution.
  • Gain experience working at an organization during a time of institutional change as the team transitions to the next iteration of the global family planning partnership, FP2030.
  • Gain exposure to the larger family planning and reproductive health community in Washington, DC, and abroad.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


Work from home.

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