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 2017: DC Site Visits

TBD
Five to six DC site visits will take place on Fridays between Sept. 15 - Nov 10 between 9:00 am - Noon
Students are required to attend DC site visits in addition to mandatory orientations and the Alumni-Student Networking event scheduled for Nov. 9th. More information to follow.

Fall 2017 Break:  New York City

Sunday, October 8 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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 un360@gwu.edu.

UN 360 Eligibility & Application Procedures

Eligibility & Application Process

Eligibility

Who is eligible to participate?

This exclusive opportunity is open to GW juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in full-time or part-time in any degree program at George Washington University during the application period are eligible. Your primary designation must be "student" in order to be eligible to submit an application. Exchange students are not eligible. Distance learners are encouraged to apply; however, all students are required to participate in the entirety of UN 360 in DC and NY. UN 360 might be cost prohibitive for participants who reside outside of the DC area.

Are students from all majors/degree programs eligible?

Yes, undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in any major/degree are eligible to apply.

Are there GPA requirements?

All applicants should be in good academic standing. Participation is contingent upon the student maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Do I need to be in good disciplinary standing with the university to be considered?

Yes.  The selection process will involve a review of academic and disciplinary conduct records maintained by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Are graduating students eligible?


Yes. GW undergraduate and graduate students who will continue as matriculating full-time or part-time students in a degree program in the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018 are eligible.

Are new incoming students eligible?

Yes, all new transfer and graduate students are eligible. Students are required to submit a letter of no transcript from the Office of the Registrar, along with uploading an unofficial undergraduate transcript.

Are International students eligible?

Yes, international students with a visa status of F1 or J1 may apply.

Do I have to attend all UN 360 site visits in DC and New York?

Students are required to attend all of the site visits in DC and New York.   of the site visits.  The facilitators will share the locations and requirements for each visit upon selection for the program.

What will the financial assistance application cover?

Participants can request financial assistance for travel accommodations to NY. There will be no ground transportation expenses incurred by the students for the DC site visits.

Application Process

Application submissions accepted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, thru Sunday, August 13, 2017, 11:59 PM. Students must submit a completed application through GWeb and by submitting supporting documents (unofficial transcripts, resume). Applicants will also need to complete an interview.

Selection Process

What are the selection criteria for program participants?

The general criteria (in no particular order) on which applications will be evaluated are: the student's eligibility, demonstration of the applicant’s career and academic goals, quality of essays and interview responses.

Who will be selecting the candidates?

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

When will the applicants be notified?

All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, August 31, 2017, via the e-mail contact information provided on the application.

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 un360@gwu.edu 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.