Program assistants will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of communications, design, 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.

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

20-32 hours/week

The Communications & Design Assistant is responsible for providing support for UNA-NCA through the design of digital content and support of our communications portfolios (including, but not limited to, social media, weekly newsletters, and other email communications to our subscribers). The Communications & Design Assistant will lead the creation of promotional materials including promotional graphics and key content related to the organization such as event coverage and footage. UNA-NCA is seeking a passionate, innovative, creative thinker with strong design aesthetics and digital skills to engage and expand our outreach. The Creative Design Assistant will also have the opportunity to attend UNA-NCA events, network with key leadership, and propose strategic and innovative design projects.

Job Duties


  • 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;

Graphic Design:

  • Work directly with the Managing Director of Programs & Membership to design graphics and videos highlighting key aspects of the organization and the organizations programming;
  • Create flyers and digital banners to promote UNA-NCA;
  • Develop event programs;
  • Develop and design specific logos for various programs, events, operations;
  • Collaborate with UNA-NCA staff as needed in creation of digital and print graphic design including digital assets for websites, print materials, and more;

Database/Membership Management

  • Assist with developing membership recruitment and retention communications.
  • Help contact new and current members to inform them about upcoming event and volunteer opportunities.


  • 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/or Premiere;
  • Database experience preferred;
**This position is unpaid.

This is a 3-month remote position that will require 20-32 hours per week with the possibility of extension. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit a resume and sample designs/portfolio as a PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: UNA-NCA Creative Design Assistant Application.

Please note: you will be able to use the designs that you create in your personal design portfolio.

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