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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include “P&M Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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