Careers & Internships

Are you inspired by the work of the United Nations? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to help create Model UN curriculum or write to funders about the importance of our work? If so, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston is a great place to gain practical work experience that aligns with your interests!

With diverse backgrounds and interests, staff and interns enjoy a lively, high-energy and supportive atmosphere in the office. Our small staff team means that you will participate in a wide variety of activities and perform a range of tasks in support of the organization.

We are currently seeking applications for

  • Education Internships
  • Fundraising Internships
  • Program Internships

As an Education Intern, you will work within a small team to support the Education Director and Curriculum Advisor by planning and implementing middle and high school Model UN conferences, writing topic guides on issues of global importance and writing curriculum to be used in local schools.

A typical workday could include:

  • Researching and writing topic guides focusing on a variety of global issues
  • Proofreading and copy-editing reports and project materials
  • Performing various operations and management tasks supporting our programs
  • Engaging with students in classroom setting and at Model UN Conferences
  • Providing administrative support as needed for day to day operations in the office

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic about the work of the United Nations
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Interested in social justice, education and global issues
  • Proactive and able to work independently with little supervision
  • Familiar with international relations, economics, political science, human rights or a related field

Education interns work on a semester-basis. As such, please submit your application by the following due dates:

  • Fall – Aug 15
  • Spring – Dec 15
  • Summer – March 15 (if you apply for this, we are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about gaining teaching experience!)

As a Fundraising Intern, you will work closely with the Development Manager, providing research assistance and other fundraising support including on communications, to help achieve the aims and objectives of the organization.

A typical workday could include:

  • Conducting prospect research and thinking about new funding opportunities
  • Preparing initial drafts of grant applications
  • Drafting copy for the website
  • Drafting correspondence to funders or partners
  • Thinking about and pitching ideas about our social media presence
  • Updating donor and grant databases
  • Assisting with management of grant pipeline and forecasting
  • Helping to maintain our donor database

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic about the work of the United Nations
  • Proactive and able to work independently with little supervision
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks
  • An excellent communicator

As a Programs Intern, you will assist the UNAGB staff with a wide variety of office tasks, including assisting in web improvements, event planning, communications outreach and more.

A typical workday could include:

  • Assisting staff with planning, coordination and execution of our programs and initiatives
  • Assisting in web design and other graphic design tasks
  • Conducting communication and social media outreach and research
  • Supporting the Executive Director when needed

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Quality verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize, and to set and meet deadlines
  • Ability to proactively seek out where support is needed and offer to help
  • Ability to work independently and with a team

To apply:

If you are interested in any of these internships, please send a resume and cover letter noting your availability to [email protected].

Important: To ensure your application is not overlooked, please put the type of internship for which you are applying in the subject line, i.e. “Education Internship Application.”

Education Internships are usually suited to someone who can commit 16-20 hours a week for a minimum period of 6 months with an opportunity to extend. Development and Program Internships are offered on a minimum 3 months commitment, working 3 full days per week.

We intend to reply to every candidate. Unfortunately, due the high volume of applications received, we are not able to reply on every occasion.

We are currently seeking an open position! Job descriptions can be found here:

Curriculum and Conference Manager 

Model UN Fellow

Please contact [email protected] with inquiries.