Global Policy and Advocacy Intern

Global Citizen
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Apr 22

Position description

Our mission is to build a movement of 100MM Global Citizens whose actions will help achieve our vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030.

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change. 

So far, more than 21 million actions have been taken by Global Citizens, leading to $37.9 billion commitments being made by world leaders, which are set to affect 2.25 billion lives by 2030.

We're currently looking for a passionate, focused and organized intern to work with Global Citizen’s Global Policy and Advocacy team for the Summer 2019 semester.


  • Assist with campaigning, advocacy, and outreach efforts focused on Global Citizen’s issue campaigns such as water and sanitation, food and nutrition security, education, healthcare, and gender equality
  • Complete research briefs regarding policy and advocacy issues, funding opportunities, and potential upcoming events
  • Draft compelling content pieces related to ongoing campaigning and advocacy work around the world
  • Attend and assist with advocacy meetings with government representatives and other partners
  • Correspond with congressional offices and civil society partners to schedule meetings, send invites to advocacy events, and other general correspondence
  • Draft impact reports following campaigning events, and track campaigning and advocacy work to be included in monthly reports
  • Support outreach and logistics for Global Citizen events and concerts


  • Bachelor's Degree in political science, international relations, marketing, communications, and/or a related field preferred. Current undergraduates also accepted
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to Global Citizen's work
  • Knowledge and experience with non-governmental organizations, international institutions, United Nations agencies, and non-profit organizations
  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience identifying and developing partner relationships
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to handle projects with professionalism and discretion
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Highly proficient in MS Office, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Excel
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team

Benefits and Other

  • High level of independence and leadership to be applied to future career opportunities
  • Space and ability to create and lead on partnerships
  • Exposure to international development events and activities taking place in New York City
  • Opportunity to be exposed to exciting Global Citizen and partner events, as well as events related to sustainable development holidays such as World Toilet Day or World Literacy Day
  • Minimum commitment of 3 days per week
  • $15/hr wage
  • Based in New York City
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Internship period is from May 6, 2019 through August 2, 2019

Application instructions

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