Become an Intern
UNA Boulder County offers one unpaid internship during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. By assisting board members with their various tasks and projects, interns learn about non-profits, the United Nations Association, how non-profit boards function and interact with other NGOs and reach out to the community, and how UNA-BC carries out the UNA’s mission to promote the United Nations and its crucial work.
Eligibility: Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program during the internship, or should be a recent graduate.
Qualifications: The intern should have a demonstrated interest in the United Nations, the UNA, and the role of NGOs in the US.
The ideal candidate is able to work independently, handle a variety of tasks, pay close attention to detail, and speak and write effectively.
Hours: Approximately 5 hours per week depending on upcoming events and board activities. Attendance is expected at board meetings and certain events throughout the semester, but the intern’s schedule is relatively flexible otherwise.
Application Procedure: Applicants should email Shalia Skjong, Intern Committee Chair (shalia.skjong [AT] colorado.edu) for more information or to submit an application. Complete applications include a résumé, a cover demonstrating eligibility, qualifications, and interest, and two letters of recommendation.
Examples of tasks:
- Work with chapter board members and committees to complete projects as needed (e.g., planning and logistical preparation for our UN Day event, Discussion Series, Smith Lecture, etc.)
- Manage social media presence (Facebook, website)
- Provide photography for UNA events
- Support UNA membership and outreach to CU students and faculty and to the Boulder County community
- Attend chapter board meetings: third Monday of each month, 5:00pm at the First Congregational Church in downtown Boulder