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Positions

UNA-NCA Program Assistant
Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant
Global Classrooms DC Youth Team Intern

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 Global Classrooms DC program assistants are available.

UNA-NCA is now accepting Program Assistant applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year (Fall and Spring semesters). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

UNA-NCA Program Assistant


20-32 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.
  • 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
  • Database experience preferred

**This position is unpaid.



Global Classrooms DC Program Assistant

20-32 hours/week

Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) is UNA-NCA's flagship education program. Program assistants with GCDC will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of different tasks, like grant research and development, social media promotion, and conference background and preparatory materials related to global education and Model United Nations. This position is ideal for those interested in non-profit management, program development, education, 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 (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 Fall Internship".

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

Deadline to apply for Fall 2017: Friday, July 21 by 5 pm EST

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
  • Edit important background and preparation materials for GCDC Curriculum and Conferences
  • Develop promotional program materials, and posts on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter
  • Research grant, fundraising and partnership opportunities, and help prepare the necessary documents required 
  • Strategize volunteer recruitment for mentorship and conference opportunities as well as community outreach to new schools and partners 
  • 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

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 
  • Very 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 /strong interest in international affairs or Model United Nations

*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 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 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.

To Apply: please send a transcript, 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 .

Deadline to apply for Fall 2017: Friday, July 21 by 5 pm EST

Job Duties
  • 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
  • Produce and research the role of the Untied Nations on international topics for middle and high school students to be used for Model UN conference preparation
  • Provide staff support and attend various UNA-NCA and GCDC events, including the UNA-USA annual meeting, Annual Spring Conference at the U.S. Department of State and the Pan American Health Organization, 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
  

 

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