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 UN Women Strategic Partnerships Division (SPD) is responsible for proactively driving the strategic positioning of UN Women and ensure that the size, sources and predictability of its resources help the organization achieve its strategic goals. The division is organized into three functional clusters: Public Partnerships; Private Sector Partnerships; and Communications & Advocacy.

The Individual, Digital and Public Giving Team sits in the Private Sector Partnerships Section. At the global level, the team coordinates and provides technical support and strategic advice to Regional and Country Offices on all individual and digital giving activities. The Team also oversees the work of UN Women National Committees (NatComs). UN Women has currently 12 National Committees in the world (Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), each established as an independent local non-governmental organization. Serving as the public face and dedicated voice of UN Women, the National Committees work tirelessly to raise awareness on women’s rights; secure worldwide visibility for women and girls threatened by poverty, disasters, armed conflict, abuse and exploitation; as well as raise funds from the private sector.

Under the supervision of the Head of Individual, Digital and Public Giving, the intern will specifically be responsible for assisting individual, digital and public giving activities and campaigns for a period of six months.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Individual, Digital and Public Giving, the intern will specifically be responsible for assisting individual, digital and public giving activities and campaigns. A work plan with achievement for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon.

Marketing and Communication: Support the production of compelling communication and fundraising materials for UN Women National Committees, as well as the development and design of materials for campaigns and events. Support customizing UN Women’s case for support from individuals for UN Women’s global mandate as well as specific country programmes. Supports the development of key messages related to engagements with multi-stakeholder platforms and initiatives for internal and external audiences. Provides inputs and develops content/articles for internal and external audiences.

Planning and Coordination: Support coordination of Individual Giving/National Committees workplans. Activities include coordinating inputs for briefing packages, managing the SharePoint collaboration site, supporting follow-up from PSP/NatComs coordination meetings, managing invitation processes for partner invitations to major events, and other relevant activities.

Knowledge Management: Support management of all documentations along the project implementation process of UN Women National Committees. Provide secretarial and coordination support of office-wide meetings and external meetings.

Others: Assist with special projects as they arise. Participate in weekly Section and team meetings. Additional tasks to complete on request from the Head Individual, Digital and Public Giving Unit.


Upon completion of the internship the intern will have strengthened his/her capacities to:

  • Understand UN Women’s mandate and programmes;
  • Understand how UN-private sector/individual giving partnerships are built, strengthened and maintained;
  • Understand the drivers of corporate sustainability and partnerships for international development;
  • Understand how National Committees work and operate;
  • Develop intelligence and knowledge products for a UN agency;
  • Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrates strong writing skills, particularly the ability to present persuasive, coherent and well-founded arguments;
  • Demonstrates analytical rigor, and intellectual creativity;
  • Generates new ideas, seeks new approaches and introduces and promotes them in the workplace;
  • Maintains open-minded attitude towards new ideas;
  • Contributes to team spirit, inspires and motivates staff and colleagues at all levels;
  • Demonstrates drive to achieve results in timely manner and to seek and find solutions to any problems encountered;
  • Makes efficient use of available resources with ability to multitask;
  • Displays initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Excellent coordination and organization skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: marketing and communications, international relations, international business or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:
    1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
    2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
    3. Be enrolled in a mandatory national service programme of which the internship may form a part;
    4. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within two-years of graduation.


  • Experience in youth/women focused engagement/advocacy and fundraising campaigns is a considerable asset;
  • Experience in marketing is a considerable asset;
  • Expertise in graphic design is a considerable asset;
  • Strong computer skills, Word, Excel, Power Point and website management.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are 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.

Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • The 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.)