Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship is with the Human Security Unit. For more information and case-studies on the Human Security Approach, please consult: http://www.un.org/humansecurity/ The internship with the Human Security Unit, located in New York, is for a duration of three months. Depending on the needs of the unit and upon satisfactory performance of the intern, there is a possibility for extension for another three months. The total duration of the entire internship period is six months at maximum. Under no circumstances will there be extension beyond six months. The internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the unit to which they are assigned.
The intern will assist the Human Security Unit in undertaking research and developing strategies for the short, medium and long-term outreach and resource mobilization for the UN Trust Fund for Human Security in line with the Unit's strategic objectives and workplan. This includes the following:
- Provide support in research and analysis for the elaboration, planning and implementation of resource mobilization activities
(i) Research potential sources of funding throughout the range of national, international, governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations, and compile information in a user-friendly format for analysis.
(ii) Undertake in-depth research and analysis on target donors, utilizing multiple sources of information including social media accounts.
(iii) Draft assessment documents for the Resource Mobilization Officer (RMO) and Chief on donors' interests as well as new avenues for fundraising.
(iv) Identify opportunities to expand strategic partnerships.
(v) Contribute to the preparations of donor meetings and donor-related travel by the RMO and Chief, including drafting background notes and talking points.
Support in the development of a new donor database and information management system to track relevant analysis, background documents and communications; maintain up-to-date list of contact information
- Contribute to the preparation of communications materials and donor documents
(i) Provide inputs for the donor package and donor-specific materials.
(ii) Draft social media posts to raise visibility and engage with potential and existing partners.
(iii) Undertake media analysis, including compiling headlines from Member States and prospective donors
Perform other work related duties as required.
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