If you greatly enjoyed this activity in high school and would love to continue participating in college, you're in luck! NHSMUN is composed of college students, and one of them could be you! Sturgis Stormwatch recently sat down with alumni Meghan Agostinelli, a junior at Georgetown University who is the under-secretary general for NHSMUN, to learn more about how one could get involved.
Why did you originally decide to apply for staff?
As a Sturgis student, I attended the National High School Model United Nations Conference (NHSMUN) once as a reporter for the StormWatch and twice as a delegate. I really enjoyed the experience and did not want to stop doing Model UN in college, so I decided to apply to be an Assistant Director at NHSMUN 2014.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of NHSMUN staff?
First of all, I find it incredible how a group of 98 volunteer college students thoroughly research some of the most current international issues and then guide 4,000 high school students in finding solutions to these problems. Additionally, NHSMUN staffers are some of the kindest and funniest people I have ever met. The people that I am fortunate enough to work with in this organization definitely play a part as to why I have chosen to be here for the past three years.
How do I apply?
In several weeks, applications to be an Assistant Director will be available on NHSMUN’s website.
What is the level of commitment?
The time commitment at the Assistant Director level is very manageable. The AD project that requires the most time is the writing of the short Update Paper, which is written over winter break. Other than that, an AD has other small projects to complete such as tweeting relevant articles from the committee and bonding with other staff members.
Who is eligible to apply?
High school seniors or college freshmen are eligible to apply as Assistant Directors.
When will I find out if I have been selected?
Early in the summer, you will be notified if you have been selected for an interview. A few weeks later, after all interviews have been completed, you will be notified whether you have been selected to staff NHSMUN 2017.