Program Assistant (Internship)

United Nations Association of the National Capital Area
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 01

Position description

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.

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


  • 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 


  • 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 

*This position is unpaid, but volunteer hours or school credit is available.


  • 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 Premiere
  • Data base experience preferred 

Application instructions

All candidates should submit their applications containing CV, cover letter, a brief writing sample (1-2 pages), and hours of availability to [email protected] and include Program Assistant in the subject line. 

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