Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Programs & Membership Program Internship with the United Nations Association Starting Now

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) is accepting Program Assistant applications for its Programs & Membership (P&M). The Program Assistant position is a part-time, unpaid internship opportunity available to both current students (undergraduates and graduates) and recent graduates.

P&M Position Overview

20-32 hours/week

Program Assistants will experience working in a small, non-profit environment as an integral member of the UNA-NCA team while gaining exposure to a variety of project management responsibilities. P&M Program Assistants will work closely with UNA-NCA’s Managing Director of Programs and Membership.

The P&M position is focused upon membership development, event planning, volunteer and stakeholder management, general administrative tasks, and strategic communications. P&M Program Assistants gain firsthand exposure to core program management responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist with all aspects of event planning, including securing speakers, locating venues, designing agendas, and managing registration
  • Coordinate event logistics with partner organizations and UNA-NCA volunteers
  • Manage event publicity and outreach
  • Represent staff at UNA-NCA and partner organization events

Database/Membership Management

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


  • Assist with maintaining and updating the UNA-NCA website
  • Design, write, and edit UNA-NCA newsletters, promotional/event materials, and various reports
  • Maintain UNA-NCA's social media presence



  • Detail-oriented, well-organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to conduct research quickly, yet diligently
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team with minimal supervision while maintaining a proactive, collaborative outlook
  • Proficient with, or willing to learn Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Asana, Slack, and Zoom
  • Willing to voice opinions and receive constructive criticism


  • 1+ year of experience in an office setting, handling day-to-day administrative tasks
  • Event planning experience
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment, where handling multiple projects at once is a necessity
  • Database experience preferred
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere

Position Benefits

  • UNA-NCA membership
  • Access to regular career development workshops and UNA-NCA’s extensive professional network
  • Opportunities to work closely with UNA-NCA staff, board members, and volunteers
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and hours of availability to andrew@unanca.org and include “P&M Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.