on a rolling basis

Fall/Winter Internship

We are currently accepting applications for Fall/Winter Internships. We are looking for undergraduate, postgraduate, or professional candidates to assist the core staff on the planning and preparations for the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

The preferred candidate must be available to work in both or either of our offices located in Greenwich, CT and New York, NY and commit up to 20 hours per week. These are non-paid internship opportunities, but travel reimbursement is provided. A variety of positions are available to qualified applicants living in the Greater New York area.  

Why intern with us?

  1. Obtain applied work experience. Our interns are a vital component of the Youth Assembly team.
  2. Experience the Youth Assembly behind the scenes from planning to execution.
  3. Work closely and build connections with people from various organizations and other entities that are working towards global development.
  4. Engage with inspiring youth leaders from around the world.
  5. Receive school credit and travel reimbursements if applicable.

What positions are available?

How can I apply?

Please send a cover letter to joinus@faf.org with your resume and at least two (2) references from former professional or academic employers.



Intern, Youth Development

Basic Responsibilities

  • Develop new ideas to better engage youth during and post-Youth Assembly
  • Research partners/sponsors for career orientated and professional development opportunities
  • Conduct outreach and follow-up with United Nations Permanent Missions
  • Assist with scheduling Mission Visits
  • Assist with Campus Ambassadors Program
  • Assist in selection process for Youth Assembly scholarship and awards
  • Identify and engage talented youth during the Youth Assembly
  • Assist in volunteer recruitment process
  • Organize and maintain databases
  • Help draft and proofread letters and other communications, as needed
  • Help conduct post-Youth Assembly activities
  • Collaborate with other departmental teams for planning youth engagement and development
  • Assist with other miscellaneous tasks as needed

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years’ relevant internship and/or work experience preferred
  • Must have a strong interest in international development and youth development
  • Experience or knowledge of the United Nations preferred
  • Must be able to work under strict deadlines
  • Have a creative approach to developing ideas and solving problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; email and phone etiquette
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and G-Suite
  • Strong attention to detail, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Self-starter and a team player
  • Global perspective and strong cultural awareness

To apply

Please send an email to joinus@faf.org with a copy of your resume and at least two (2) references from former professional or academic employers.

Digital Media & Marketing/Graphic Design Internship

Our Communications team is seeking talented and dedicated interns to be part of a creative team responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing efforts that support our project goals. All members of the Communications team may share responsibilities as needed; therefore a successful candidate will be a well-rounded communicator with strong aesthetic sense and impeccable social media and marketing skills. The position requires working at least 20 hours per week in either or both of our offices located in Greenwich, CT and New York, NY. This internship is unpaid.

General Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Communications Specialist to develop and execute communication strategies for strengthening engagement and support from the Youth Assembly stakeholders and the international community.
  • Identify avenues for media partnership to increase brand awareness for both the organization and the Youth Assembly at the United Nations
  • Work collaboratively with the other teams to ensure timely release of important updates and announcements
  • Develop press kits, flyers, booklets, and other communication materials
  • Assist the Communications Specialist in handling press inquiries
  • Assist in executing communication activities on site during the Youth Assembly, including interviews, broadcasts, media activations, and documentation
  • Assist the Youth Assembly team with other miscellaneous tasks as needed

Specific Responsibilities

A. Graphic Design/Video Content Intern

The Graphic Design/Video Content Intern will play a vital role in the development of communication materials and digital assets and help transform our strategic goals into dynamic and engaging visuals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand and translate strategic organization goals and requirements into visually compelling materials
  • Create graphics for social media, website, newsletters, and email campaigns
  • Design, layout, or edit certificates, banners, flyers, booklet, signages, Powerpoint templates, and other conference materials
  • Maintain brand identities across print and digital platforms
  • Lead video content development and production
  • Organize and maintain photo, video, and media archives
  • Help maintain and update websites using SquareSpace and WordPress
  • Perform general responsibilities as stated above

B. Digital Media/Marketing Intern

The Digital Media/Marketing Intern will be responsible for maintaining a strong digital presence for the organization and our programs across multiple platforms, as well as creating interesting and informative content that excites and resonates with young audiences.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create and distribute engaging content via email campaigns and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Pitch ideas and write articles for the Youth Assembly blog on The Huffington Post
  • Implement and evaluate effectiveness of social media campaigns
  • Conduct research on social media trends and competitive insights
  • Manage Facebook groups, while engaging and interacting with our social media community
  • Draft or proofread press releases and other communication vehicles as needed
  • Contact members of the press to cover significant events during the Youth Assembly
  • Perform general responsibilities as stated above

Qualifications

Requirements

  • At least one (1) year of relevant internship experience is required; work experience preferred
  • Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Film/Photography, or Graphic Design major or graduate; International Relations major with interest in Communications are welcome
  • Must be savvy in various social media platforms
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent phone and email etiquette
  • Graphic design, photography, video editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, photo and video editing applications
  • Familiarity of content management platforms, web developing tools, HootSuite, HTML, and CSS
  • Must be living in the Greater New York City area

Preferred Attributes

  • Proactive and has a strong follow-through
  • Has consistent work ethics with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Has creative approach to solving problems
  • Must be well organized and detail-oriented
  • Must have the ability to work independently and within a team
  • Committed to maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor at all times
  • Has global perspective and strong cultural awareness
  • Has a good understanding of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, including knowledge of global current affairs and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Benefits

The successful candidate would be able to enjoy the following internship benefits:

  • Develop a rich portfolio of written works or graphic design assets
  • Work closely and build connections with people from notable organizations and other entities that are working towards global development
  • Attend public meetings or events at the United Nations on behalf of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
  • Experience the Youth Assembly behind the scenes from planning to execution
  • Engage with inspiring youth leaders from around the world
  • Receive school credit and travel reimbursements if applicable

To apply

Please send a cover letter to yamedia@faf.org with your resume and at least two (2) academic or professional references. A portfolio of relevant work (writing samples, photography, graphic design work, etc.) is required.

Open until position is filled.

Executive Intern & Publicist

Basic Responsibilities

  • Research media outlets/journalists/bloggers/radio & TV hosts
  • Assist with potential presentations
  • Collaborate with Communications department on press notes and kits
  • Assist in creating original, insightful, timely story ideas
  • Assist with other tasks as needed

Qualifications

  •  1-2 years’ relevant internship and/or work experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Global perspective and strong cultural awareness
  • Ability to creatively solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent phone and email etiquette
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Multi-tasking
  • Reliable to lead large groups of people; Must be a "people person"
  • Self-motivated

To apply

Please send an email to joinus@faf.org with a copy of your resume and at least two (2) references from former professional or academic employers.

Intern, Delegate Selection & Registration

Basic Responsibilities

  • Become a part of the Youth Assembly Selection & Registration Committee, which is in charge of selecting and processing delegate applications based on established procedures
  • Assist Head of the Youth Assembly Selection & Registration Committee in reviewing, selection, and processing of incoming applications and payments 
  • Answer delegate inquiries over the phone and email
  • Assist in setting up and breaking down registration/information desk during the Youth Assembly 
  • Welcome attendees, distribute their passes, and check-in attendees as they arrive at the desk and distribute their conference materials
  • Proactively troubleshoot any emerging problems during both the planning and the actual days of the event
  • Assist with other miscellaneous tasks as needed

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years’ relevant internship and/or work experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Global perspective and strong cultural awareness
  • Ability to creatively solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent phone and email etiquette
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Multi-tasker
  • Reliable to lead large groups of people; Must be a "people person"
  • Self-motivated

TO APPLY

Please send an email to joinus@faf.org with a copy of your resume and at least two (2) references from former professional or academic employers.

Intern, Special Events Planning & Logistics

Basic Responsibilities

  • Assist staff in processing Delegate Package applications
  • Answer delegate inquiries over the phone and email
  • Help staff in facilitating all conference and special event's logistical details including supplies, food, transportation, and accommodation
  • Work with the Special Events Planning & Logistics Coordinator in leading groups of delegates during the Youth Assembly and extended programs
  • Proactively troubleshoot any emerging problems during both the planning and the actual days of the event
  • Assisting with other miscellaneous tasks as needed

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years’ relevant internship and/or work experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Global perspective and strong cultural awareness
  • Ability to creatively solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent phone and email etiquette
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Multi-tasker
  • Reliable to lead large groups of people; Must be a "people person"
  • Self-motivated
  • Familiarity of New York City public transportation

TO APPLY

Please send an email to joinus@faf.org with a copy of your resume and at least two (2) references from former professional or academic employers.

Intern, Programme Planning & Development

Basic Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Programme Specialist to ensure that all aspects the program agenda are done in a timely manner, within budget, and the desired level of quality
  • Propose ideas to develop and improve the conference agenda
  • Proactively troubleshoot any emerging problems during both the planning and the actual days of the event
  • Liaise confidently and professionally with Youth Assembly speakers and presenters
  • Preparing timely thank-you notes to speakers, sponsors, and key partners after the event
  • Conduct post-event evaluation and debriefs to determine how future events can be improved
  • Willing to tackle other duties as assigned to ensure overall success of the Youth Assembly

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years’ relevant internship and/or work experience preferred
  • Must have a strong interest in international development and youth development
  • Experience or knowledge of the United Nations preferred 
  • Must be able to work under strict deadlines
  • Have a creative approach to developing ideas and solving problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; email and phone etiquette
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and G-Suite
  • Strong attention to detail, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Self-starter and a team player
  • Global perspective and strong cultural awareness

TO APPLY

Please send an email to joinus@faf.org with a copy of your resume and at least two (2) references from former professional or academic employers.