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Positions

UNA-NCA Program Assistant
Global Classrooms Program Assistant
Global Classrooms Youth Team Intern
Assistant to the Executive Director

About the Program

UNA-NCA offers year-round unpaid internships to current students (undergraduates and graduates) and recent graduates.  Both general program assistant positions and those specific to our Global Classrooms DC are available.

UNA-NCA is now accepting Program Assistant applications for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (Fall and Spring semesters). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

UNA-NCA Program Assistant


20-35 hours/week

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, 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 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 e-newsletter.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the UNA-NCA website.
  • Help prepare press releases and other promotional materials.
  • Help write, edit and layout newsletters 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.
  • Help create and plan new fundraisers.
  • Assist with event publicity and outreach.
  • Represent association at UNA-NCA and partner organization events.

Research/Development/Fundraising
  • Research possible grant opportunities to foundations and other grant-making organizations.
  • Prepare initial drafts of Letters of Inquiry and Grant Applications.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a calendar of grant deadlines and cycles.
  • Help prepare supporting documentation for grant applications.
  • Other fundraising-related duties as assigned

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
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and/or experience in making website updates preferred
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign or Photoshop preferred
  • Database experience preferred
  • Experience writing grants and submitting grant applications preferred

**This position is unpaid.



Global Classrooms 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, program development, and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team.

Please send your most up-to-date cover letter, resume/CV, and short writing sample or lesson plan (1-2 pages) 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 Summer Internship"

International students are also strongly encouraged to apply. We accept applications from current students and recent graduates.

Deadline to apply for Summer 2017: March 27, 2017 by 5pm EST

Job Duties
  • Develop curriculum materials on international topics for middle and high school students to be used for Model UN conference preparation
  • Research the role of the UN in selected international topics for curriculum materials (e.g. Climate Change, Human Rights of Refugees, Food Security, etc.)
  • Research and develop grant applications for program fundraising
  • Run social media outreach for GCDC
  • Attend "UN Family" and partnership events on behalf of our program in DC, including UNIC, UN Foundation, and more
  • Provide staff support at various UNA-NCA and GCDC events, including the UNA-USA annual meeting and possible partnership events

Skills and Experience
  • Background and/or interest in education, curriculum development and non-profits
  • Strong editing, writing, and communication skills
  • Excellent research and organization skills
  • A creative eye for design in our social media, curriculum, and more
  • Minimum of 25-30 hours a week required
  • International affairs background and/or interest preferred
  • Model UN experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with middle and high-school age groups preferred, but not required (elementary school experience accepted)

*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available. Start and end dates are negotiable.



Global Classrooms Youth Team Intern


Youth Team Interns is the GCDC internship program for high school students. Youth Team 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 those passionate about international conflicts and/or education and driven, hardworking students who are looking to develop life skills outside of the classroom. 

To Apply: please send a transcript, resume, cover letter, and a 2 page writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline for Summer 2017: March 27, 2017 at 5pm EST

Job Duties
  • Develop curriculum materials on international topics for middle and high school students to be used for Model UN conference preparation
  • Research the role of the UN in selected international topics for curriculum materials (e.g. Climate Change, Human Rights of Refugees, Food Security, etc.)
  • Research and develop grant applications for program fundraising
  • Help prepare promotional materials and social media communications
  • Attend "UN Family" and partnership events on behalf of our program in DC, including UNIC, UN Foundation, and more
  • Provide staff support at various UNA-NCA and GCDC events, including the UNA-USA annual meeting and possible partnership events

Minimum Required Skills and Experience

  • 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
  • Background and 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
  • High school student in DC, Maryland or Virginia enrolled in public school, public charter school, private school, or home-schooled education
**This position is unpaid, volunteer hours are available upon request
  


Assistant to the Executive Director
20-30 hours/week

This position is ideal for someone who wants to gain experience in fundraising, grantwriting, non-profit management, and working directly with a board. 

*** To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter along with a professional writing sample to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please include Assistant to the Executive Director in the subject line. 


Job Duties
  • Support the Executive Director in preparation for meetings, special events, and fundraising
  • Work with the Executive Director to create and plan new fundraising programs
  • Assist the Executive Director and staff with the day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director and staff


Minimum Skills and Experience

  • Experience working with non-profit organizations and volunteer leaders (Board of Directors, Program Chairs, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills - both verbally and written
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at once
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Professionalism and discretion
  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing is a plus; must be capable of working independently with successful results
  • Effective organizational and multi-tasking skills


**This position is unpaid. 

 

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