BUILDING YOUR INTERNSHIP
UNA-Orlando is a growing organization, which makes this a good time for you to play a role in determining the sort of organization it will be in 2018 and beyond. On this page is a collection of links that will help you meet your school’s requirements and will provide you a variety of resources that you can use to build your internship. Scroll down beneath the links to view descriptions of each.
USE THE LINKS BELOW TO BUILD AND MANAGE YOUR INTERNSHIP
UN AGENCIES AND PROGRAMMES
Within the United Nations System, hundreds of agencies and programmes exist for the purpose of addressing the world's ills. On the UN SYSTEM page of our UNA-Orlando website, there is a list of many of those agencies and programmes. Use that list to identify the ones that have missions that are aligned with your interests and your academic and career goals.
UN agencies are run by experts in their field and their websites hold endless amounts of useful information. Use that information to expand your understanding of the issues, to inject into your schoolwork, and to provide content that UNA-Orlando can use on the chapter's website and during in-person events.
Also, look for opportunities for UNA-Orlando to create projects based on projects being conducted a particular UN agency or opportunities for us to form direct relationships or partnerships with the agency.
UNA-ORLANDO ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES
Currently, only a few of the roles on the org. chart are filled. The chart was created with the the future in mind. As you read through the chart and read through the descriptions of each role, if you see a role that matches your interests perfectly, it is possible that you might fill that role alone or share the role as part of a committee. Either way, the experience will be valuable to your academic and career growth.
UNA-ORLANDO FEATURED ISSUES
The UNA-Orlando chapter has twelve issue fields, one for each month of the year. Each month has its own featured issue and at the end of each month we hold a public forum with a discussion on the month's featured issue.
Prior to the start of each month, we build a Learning Resources page with content related the month's featured issue. This gives anyone the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the issue and begin to engage with others. Then, on the day of the month's public forum, those attending the forum can arrive prepared for the discussion.
As you build your internship, the chapter's featured issues provide you a variety of options:
- researching the issue
- providing content for the website's Featured Issues pages and other social media
- providing content for use during in-person meetings, events, and activities
- participating in the planning, organizing, and conducting of a monthly public forum
- providing event support during the forum
- engaging in the discussion during the forum
CHAPTER MEETINGS, EVENTS, AND ACTIVITIES
Use the chapter's CALENDAR page to view details of scheduled events or to complete an online RSVP form to attend the event. As is mentioned above regarding the monthly public forums, you can also be part of the team of people that plans and organizes events, you can provide support on the day of the event, and you can gain experience through researching relevant issues, providing content, or engaging with others.
REPORT YOUR HOURS AND ACTIVITY
Use the REPORT YOUR HOURS page to submit hour totals for activity completed and descriptions of the activity. The purpose of submitting your information is understood. However, in doing so, keep in mind that you will eventually be building your resume and you will eventually be seeking a letter of recommendation letter.
Rather than relying on your memory to account for activity you did months earlier, or worse relying on the memories of others, accounting for everything in real time with adequate detail will be very helpful to you when the time comes for you to need it.