GW UN 360

UN 360 provides GW (juniors, seniors, and graduate) students an exclusive opportunity to learn about the work of the UN and its partner organizations as they work together to support the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program includes a semester-long series of site visits, roundtables, and workshops in Washington DC and New York City. Through this experience, students will deepen their understanding of the work of the UN and its partners, connect with professionals and alumni in the field, and explore career possibilities within these organizations.

Fall 2018: DC Site Visits

TBD
Students are required to attend DC site visits in addition to mandatory orientations and an Alumni-Student Networking event. More information to follow.

Fall 2018 Break:  New York City

Sunday, October 7 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Students are required to attend the entirety of the program in New York. More info on these site visits coming soon!

Past UN 360 site visits in NY and DC have included:

American Red Cross | Oxfam | Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) | UN Headquarters | UNICEF | United Nations Foundation | US Mission to the United Nations | World BankWorld Food Programme (WFP)

Questions?

If you have further questions about the UN 360 program and the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

UN 360 Eligibility & Application Procedures

Eligibility & Application Process

Application Process

How do I apply?

Students must submit an application and supporting documents (unofficial transcript, resume, and optional financial aid form) through myGW. Applicants will also need to complete an interview. 

Summer 2018 (Seattle and Chicago) application submissions accepted Monday, March 5, 2018 -  Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. 

Selection Process

What are the selection criteria for program participants?

- student's eligibility

- demonstration of the applicant’s career and academic goals

- quality of writing and interview responses

Who will be selecting the candidates?

A committee consisting of members of the Center for Career Services staff.

When will applicants be notified?

Final selections will be made by Monday, April 16, 2018

How will applicants be notified?

Applicants will be notified of their status via their gwu.edu email address. 

Who do I contact with questions/assistance about the treks?

Chicago Trek- [email protected] OR Seattle Trek-[email protected]

 

Program Information & Expectations

Program Fees

There will be a refundable deposit of $125 due at the time of acceptance to the UN 360 Program.  Program hotel accommodations, travel costs throughout DC and New York City, and some meals will be covered on the site visits and through Sunday, October 8 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  Students must provide their own transportation to and from New York City. Financial assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for eligible students to assist with resources to cover transportation to New York City only.

If you believe you may need some assistance, email [email protected] for an application.  All financial assistance applications are due by Sunday, August 13, 2017, 11:59 PM.

Program Expectations

All program participants for UN 360 will be expected to do the following as participants in the program:

  1. Complete the Program Acceptance Form. The link to the Program Acceptance Form will be forwarded to each program participant selected by the committee.  The form will include information on emergency contacts, the travel itinerary for travel, and program and payment options.
  2. Submit the refundable deposit of $125.  As a UN 360 program participant, the cost of accommodations, travel costs throughout the city and meals will be covered.  Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from New York City and all other incidentals.  Security deposit information must be submitted by 11:59pm, Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Deposits will not be processed unless students fail to complete all components of UN 360.
  3. Attend a mandatory orientation & training.  During this orientation, students will receive an overview of the UN 360 program as well as an informative 17 SDG's 101 session.  TBD.
  4. Complete post-program evaluation and reflection.

Post-Program Expectations

After the end of the program, all participants agree to:

  • Submit a post to be featured in the #GWCareerSuccess blog.
  • Submit a UN 360 evaluation.
  • Participate in potential Q&A sessions, donor-recognition events, etc. as requested, to promote the UN 360 program to future applicants.