Intern - Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund

UN Women
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 24

Position description

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 Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is a partnership between the United Nations and the civil society, which supports women led and women’s rights organizations working to build peace and provide humanitarian response throughout the world. Since the end of 2016, the WPHF has been supporting over 55 civil society organizations and is present in 7 countries or group of countries. UN Women hosts the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.


Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

Specifically, the intern will:

  • Support the Head of the Secretariat with preparations of the WPHF Funding Board meetings
  • Provide technical support to communications to promote the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund, including on the external website and social media. 
  • Flag and review relevant new research and publications, especially new facts and figures on women, peace and security and humanitarian response
  • Research potential new partnerships, including with private foundations and corporations
  • Support the review of proposals received in the countries where the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund has a presence
  • Support reporting on the Fund’s activities and results
  • Support the drafting of briefing and presentations
  • Other tasks as required by the Head of the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund


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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong academic background in international development or peace and security;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely; Experience in drafting language for social media and external communication in general
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment

Required Skills and Experience


The intern must have studies in law, gender studies, international relations, human rights, development studies or other similar subject at the university level.

Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of Arabic, French or Spanish a distinct advantage

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. 

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on

follow us on Twitter