The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) is now accepting applications for part-time Engagement Interns with UNA-NCA’s Growth Initiatives team.

UNA-NCA is an independent 501(c)(3) that works in partnership with UN agencies, the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), and dozens of partners in the Washington metropolitan region. UNA-NCA is not a division of the United Nations.

Internship Overview

10-15 hours/week

The Engagement Intern position is a part-time, remote, unpaid internship opportunity available to current and recent undergraduate and graduate students in the Washington metropolitan region. The duration of the internship is for a minimum of two months and may be extended into the spring/summer.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain diverse project management experience at a DC-based non-profit. The Growth Initiatives team leads a diverse portfolio focused upon enhancing the organization’s operational, financial, and programmatic foundations.

The Engagement Intern will experience working in a small, non-profit environment, while gaining exposure to a variety of partnership development, fundraising, and project management responsibilities. Interns are not expected to make direct donation requests of prospective individual or institutional donors. Interns will work closely with UNA-NCA’s President, the Vice Chair for Development, and UNA-NCA’s Growth Initiatives Director.

While UNA-NCA staff continue to work in a remote capacity, there may be opportunities to attend in-person meetings and events. The organization will update its policies in accordance with DC's health and safety regulations.

Position Responsibilities

Sponsor and Partner Engagement

  • Support outreach to prospective institutional sponsors and partners
  • Assist with the planning and execution of high-level “engagement” events
  • Assist with the planning and execution of donor appreciation events
  • Act as a liaison between prospective sponsors, grantors, and UNA-NCA staff

Program & Committee Support (25%)

  • Collaborate with program staff on the implementation of digital fundraising campaigns
  • Work with UNA-NCA’s Development Committee to leverage the UNA-NCA network, conduct outreach, and jointly execute upon deliverables
  • Assist Vice Chair of Development with Development Committee meeting preparation, notes, and follow-up task


  • Organized – exceptional attention to detail; able to maintain follow-through on multiple overlapping action items
  • Enterprising – excited by opportunities to design and implement solutions to complex challenges and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Proactive – takes the initiative, asks questions, and looks to be helpful
  • Engaging – a connector, likes forming new relationships; outgoing, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Adaptable – willing to learn Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Asana, eTapestry, Canva, Slack, and Zoom

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