UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The Unstereotype Alliance is a thought and action platform that seeks to eradicate harmful stereotypes in all media and advertising content. Convened by UN Women, the Unstereotype Alliance brings together partners and seeks to collectively use the advertising industry as a force for good to drive positive change all over the world. The Alliance contributes to empowering people in all their diversity (race, class, age, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, language, education, etc.) and addressing toxic masculinity to help create a gender-equal world.
Every year, the Unstereotype Alliance attends and participates at various industry events to highlight this mandate. The intern to be enlisted will focus on the annual Global Member Summit, an invitation-only event at United Nations Headquarters in New York which brings together senior-level executives and professionals from the Alliance’s membership of companies. Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head of the Unstereotype Alliance Secretariat, the intern will assist the Secretariat team with coordination of the Summit, logistics, and engagement with participants, and document outcomes at the conclusion of the event as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Description of Responsibilities
- Assist with event and logistics coordination for the Unstereotype Alliance Global Member Summit and other UA Secretariat events as needed.
- Venue Selection: Support research and selection of alternative venues in case UN HQ is unavailable at any time.
- Work with the UA Secretariat team to ensure internal coordination between all involved parties.
- UN Women Coordination: Engage MPAS colleagues for continued support to the UA Secretariat before the Summit.
- Assist participants, troubleshoot, collect feedback, and handle any unexpected issues or emergencies.
- During the event, oversee the documentation of photos, videos, and notes for post-conference materials, specifically focusing on attendees.
- Assist with the strategic outreach to Unstereotype Alliance members by researching and mapping member partnerships and initiatives.
- Assist with developing and disseminating communications products for the event (invitations, flyers, report covers, brochures, etc).
- Assist in preparing meeting notes, briefing notes, and talking points for the section chief and other UN Women senior representatives.
- Assist with Unstereotype Alliance written statements (mild editing and formatting).
- Prepare a report on the conference achievements and outcomes, and draft thank-you notes to participants, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees.
- Attend all regular unit and section meetings.
- Increase understanding of UN Women’s global work on normative processes, and changing social norms as a key outcome area of UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-25.
- Gain knowledge about strategic private sector partnerships working with UN Women to resolve gender issues and deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.
- Become familiar with the role of the Unstereotype Alliance and the Strategic Partnerships Division of UN Women, including Resource Mobilization, Communications and Advocacy, and the United Nations system.
- Learn about private sector collaboration and UN Women’s new Private Sector Engagement Strategy.
- Learn about organizing large-scale international events within the UN context, according to UN Headquarters protocols and procedures.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
- Analytical and academic research skills
- Ability to think logically and work with great attention to detail.
- Ability to write clearly and concisely.
- Ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
- Familiarity with communications and office software suites (Canva, Photoshop, Word, Excel, Google Forms etc) event management platforms, and logistics is an advantage.
Required Skills and Experience
a. University studies in one of the following disciplines: Gender studies, Development, International Relations, Public Administration, Economics, Project Management, Communications, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Applied Sciences, or other relevant subjects is required.
b. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree program (such as a master’s program, or higher); OR
c. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (such as a bachelor’s degree or equivalent); OR
d. Be enrolled in a mandatory national service program of which the internship may form a part;
e. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, will be within two years of graduation at the start of the internship.
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is required.
- Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources, such as universities or other institutions, will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.
- All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
- Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
- Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)