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Positions

UNA-NCA Program Assistant
Global Classrooms Program Assistant
Global Classrooms Curriculum Development 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.

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

Summer 2017 Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

Job Duties
  • Support the Director of Global Education with program and conference registration
  • Assist with Model UN Conference logistics and other Global Classrooms DC events 
  • Assist with community and volunteer outreach
  • Create and edit the e-newsletter
  • Assist with maintaining the UNA - NCA website in regards to Global Classrooms DC content
  • Help prepare promotional materials and social media communications
  • Work directly with the Director of Global Education and UNA-NCA Executive Director in identifying and researching new funding sources, and assist with grant writing, researching and reporting
  • Create and edit materials necessary for Global Classrooms DC Curriculum and Conference 
  • Other tasks as related to the Global Classrooms DC program
  • Available 20 – 30 hours a week


Minimum Required Skills and Experience
  • Detail-oriented
  • 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
  • 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


Desired Skills and Experience

  •  Experience with Adobe InDesign or Photoshop
  •  Experience with Google Forms, Doodle, Wiggio or similar online resources
  •  Experience writing grants and submitting grant applications

**This position is unpaid
 


Global Classrooms Curriculum Development Assistant

Curriculum development assistants will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of tasks related to education and Global Classrooms.  This position is ideal for those interested in education, Model United Nations, professional development training, and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team.

***To Apply: please send a cover letter, CV, and short writing sample or sample lesson plan to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Summer 2017 Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

Job Duties
  • Support the Director of Global Education with program and conference registration
  • Assist with Model UN Conference logistics and other Global Classrooms DC events
  • Develop  conference background guides, in class activities, curriculum and supporting materials on international topics for middle and high school students
  • Help align curriculum to common core standards
  • Organize professional development workshops - in person and online - for teachers
  • Communicate with schools interested in Model United Nations and Global Education
  • Create and edit the e-newsletter designed for teachers
  • Other assigned tasks as related to the Global Classrooms DC program
  • Available 20 – 30 hours a week
 
Minimum Required Skills and Experience
  • Background and strong interest in international affairs, international relations, political science, related field or Model United Nations
  • Detail-oriented
  • 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
  • Strong research skills
  • Experience working with children and adults
  • 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

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Background in education and curriculum development
  • Experience with Google Forms, Doodle, Wiggio or similar online resources

 **This position is unpaid



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 .

There are no current postings.

Job Duties

  • Support the Director of Global Education with program and conference registration
  • Assist with the organization, running, and logistics of the GCDC Model UN Conferences and other events 
  • Assist GCDC Program Assistants with community and volunteer outreach
  • Create and edit the GCDC Advocate 
  • Help prepare promotional materials and social media communications
  • Create and edit materials necessary for Global Classrooms DC Curriculum and Conference 
  • Other tasks as related to the Global Classrooms DC program
  • Available 10-15 hours per week (option to telework on a case by case basis)

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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