UNAGB Institute in Global Leadership Intern (Unpaid, Virtual) - United Nations Association of Greater Boston

UNAGB Institute in Global Leadership Intern (Unpaid, Virtual)

December or Early January 2020 – May 2021


About the Organization

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) has dedicated over 60 years to building a network of globally aware citizens in the Greater Boston area. With a core staff of 4 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees, and supported by a team of 5-8 college interns, we provide a high-quality (and now virtual!) civic education program consisting of an “in-class” Model UN program with partnering schools, Model UN Conferences, and week-long Institutes in Global Leadership to a total of 5,500+ students and teachers each year. Using Model UN as a platform, UNAGB equips students with the skills to be global thinkers and local leaders. Program development is led by our education staff and entirely funded by local grants, donations, and program fees.



About the Role

Each year, UNAGB’s Institute in Global Leadership brings together hundreds of students from all over the world to learn about important global issues. While these programs are typically held from June-August, this spring, we’ll be holding additional 3-day VIRTUAL institutes in February, March, and possibly April.


During the institutes, students (or delegates, as we refer to them!) will learn about a specific issue. As they uncover facts, meet inspiring guest speakers, and discover unique perspectives of the problem at hand, students emulate the role of civic leaders eager to make the world a better place. By the end of the program, students are experts themselves and are ready to develop solutions. Using Model UN as a platform for debate, they role-play diplomats negotiating solutions to the problem.


The Institute in Global Leadership Intern will be responsible for preparing curriculum and materials for each of the spring Institutes, and will be responsible for teaching short lessons virtually during the program. This intern may also be responsible for helping to prepare for the summer institutes.




·       Conduct research on global issues, develop student-friendly materials for each program

·       Develop Google Slides for mini lessons on specific issues

·       Develop a “menu of activities” to be used for any program week to help build skills in communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and perspective-taking

o   Create a log of clear and concise lesson plans for each activity

·       Manage online material development for a range of activities

·       Support with tech, specifically using Weebly platform and Zoom

·       Support with other administrative tasks as needed


Qualifications and requirements:

·       Must be able to commit to the entire length of the internship, from December / early January through May 2021 at a minimum of 15-20 hours per week

·       Experience lesson planning and teaching middle and/or high school students a plus

·       Passionate about global issues and the goals of the UN

·       Exceptionally strong communication, research, and writing skills required

·       Model UN, Model Congress, Speech & Debate, student government, or theater a plus

·       Strong self-management and organization skills required

·       Ability to work with a small, collaborative team

·       Has completed relevant coursework; majoring in education, international relations, economics, political science, or a related field



·       Time commitment: 15-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Specific weekly schedule is flexible

·       This internship is virtual



To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Institute in Global Leadership Intern. Applications are due by November 30, 2020


Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, applicants will be asked to participate in a Zoom interview, submit 1-2 writing samples, and provide email addresses for 1-2 references.

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