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Positions

UNA-NCA Program Assistant
Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant
Global Classrooms DC Youth Intern (Only open to High School Students)

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About the Program
UNA-NCA and Global Classrooms DC offer year-round, unpaid internships to current students (undergraduates and graduates) and recent graduates.  Both UNA-NCA and Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant positions are available for extension into the next possible semester.


UNA-NCA is also seeking one intern for an eight month internship that will additionally assist with our annual Spring Graduate Fellows Program.

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Program Assistant Internship

20-32 hours/week

Program Assistant's typically fulfil their hours Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


UNA-NCA Program Assistant:
Program assistants will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of communications, membership, events, development, and general administrative tasks.  This position is ideal for those interested in non-profit management and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team.

***To apply, please email resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (1-2 pages) and hours of availability to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and include Program Assistant Internship in the subject line.


Job Duties Database/Membership Management

  • Update and maintain UNA-NCA database and listserv.
  • Assist with developing membership recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Help contact new and current members to inform them about upcoming event and volunteer opportunities.

Communications

  • Create and edit the weekly e-newsletter.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the UNA-NCA website.
  • Help prepare press releases and other promotional materials.
  • Help write, edit, and design newsletters, promotional/event materials and annual reports.
  • Write articles about UNA-NCA or partner's events to be posted on website.
  • Maintain UNA-NCA's social media presence by posting news and information on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Events/Outreach

  • Help organize events, meetings and fundraisers, including securing speakers, locating venues, and managing registration.
  • Assist volunteers and other organizations with event logistics.
  • Assist with event publicity and outreach.
  • Represent association at UNA-NCA and partner organization events.

Minimum Required Skills and Experience

  • Detail oriented and well-organized
  • 1+ years’ experience in an office setting, handling day-to-day administrative tasks.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Customer service skills, especially via phone and email.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Strong research and writing skills and experience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team with minimal supervision while maintaining a “can-do” attitude.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment, where handling multiple projects at once is a necessity
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, and Google Calendar
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere
  • Data base experience preferred

*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available. 



Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant

20-32 hours/week
Global Classrooms Program Assistants typically fulfill their hours Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) is UNA-NCA’s flagship education program. GCDC aims to educate and introduce those, particularly youth, in the Washington DC area on the United Nations. Program Assistants with GCDC will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of different tasks, including social media promotion, research and development, and preparing conference background guides and materials related to global education and Model United Nations. This position is ideal for those interested in international relations, non-profit management, program development, and education, and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team. This position also allows assistants to participate in a variety of professional development tools and seminars during their time. 

Send your most up-to-date cover letter, resume/CV, and short writing sample (2-page maximum) to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In your email, please include the subject line “GCDC Spring 2020 Internship”.
This position is open to current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students. We strongly encourage international students to apply.

Deadline to apply for Spring 2020: Monday, November 11 by 5 pm EST

* Note: this position can be extended into Summer 2020, depending on performance and/or academic requirements.

Job Duties
  • Support the Director of Global Education with event and conference logistics, such as the Fall Model UN Training Conference at the Pan American Health Organization
  • Write, research, and edit background and preparation materials for GCDC Year-Round Curriculum and Conferences 
  • Strategize volunteer recruitment for mentorship and conference opportunities as well as community outreach to new schools and partners 
  • Develop promotional program materials, and posts on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter 
  • Assist with maintaining the UNA-NCA website in regards to Global Classrooms DC content 
  • Represent Global Classrooms at UNA-NCA, partner organizations, and other events in the DC area as the relate to global education and international affairs
  • Research partnership, grant, and fundraising opportunities to expand the work of GCDC

Required Skills and Experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong planning and time-management skills 
  • Extensive research, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills
  • Experience in an office setting, handling day-to-day administrative tasks 
  • Customer service skills, especially via phone and email 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once 
  • Background or strong interest in international affairs and/or Model United Nations


*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available. 




Global Classrooms DC Youth Intern

*Only open to High School Students

Youth Interns will gain experience and develop skills necessary for working in a professional environment, refine research and writing skills, and receive exposure to a variety of communications, membership, events, development, and general administrative tasks. This position is ideal for high school students who are passionate about international issues and/or education and driven, hardworking students who are looking to develop life skills outside of the classroom.

Please note this position is only open to high school students, and is for the 2019-2020 school year. 

To Apply: please send a resume, cover letter, and a 2-page maximum writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In your email, please include the subject line "GCDC Youth Intern Position".

Deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 School Year: Wednesday, July 24 by 5 pm EST

Job Duties
  • Work remotely (or outside the office) with the Global Classrooms DC team to accomplish monthly goals, and have frequent communication to keep up-to-date
  • Write and edit our monthly newsletter that keeps our network of educators in DC, Maryland, and Virginia engaged and informed on international issues
  • Develop creative and interesting posts on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Provide staff support and attend various UNA-NCA and GCDC events, including the Annual Spring Conference at the U.S. Department of State and the Pan American Health Organization, and possible partnership events

Minimum Skills Required
  • Must be a high school student in DC, Maryland, or Virginia enrolled in public school, public charter school, private school, or home-schooled education
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Customer service skills, especially via phone and email
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team with minimal supervision while maintaining a "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once
  • Strong interest in international affairs, political science, international relations, related field or Model United Nations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to use social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) for communication and promotion

**This position is unpaid, volunteer hours are available upon request