Sigma Youth Representative to the United Nations

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Signup Deadline: Wed November 17,2021
Starts: Mon January 03,2022
Ends: Wed January 03,2024


Role Description:  A Sigma youth representative represents Sigma to the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) community. The youth representative attends and/or participates in various United Nations (UN) events, programs, and activities related to health and/or nursing. This volunteer role reports directly to the global initiatives department and will serve a two-year term during the duration of Sigma’s biennium starting January 2022 and ending January 2024. During this time, the youth representative may not hold another elected position at the regional/global level within Sigma. 


Principal Responsibilities 

  • Attend a minimum of six (a combination of virtual and in-person) nursing, or other areas of interest to Sigma, UN briefings, programs, or meetings annually. 
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for Sigma’s engagement with the UN in conjunction with the global initiatives department and the Sigma liaisons. Identify opportunities and recommend strategies to promote Sigma. 
  • This includes identifying appropriate conferences, meetings, and other events, workgroups, and committees to enhance Sigma’s presence at the UN. 
  • Identify potential co-sponsors for programs. 
  • Participate in scheduled conference calls with the global initiatives department. 
  • Participate in, and stimulate dialogue and conversation within, Sigma and the nursing community regarding UN programs, goals, and activities (e.g., social media, The Circle, chapter meetings, webinars). 
  • Submit activity report of events, programs, and activities attended. 
  • Write articles for dissemination in journals and on Nursing Centered. 


  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28 at time of application. 
  • Ability to travel to attend UN events in New York, NY, United States. 
  • Maintain active Sigma membership throughout the term of service. 

Principal Responsibilities of Sigma 

  • Apply for and assign an annual and/or temporary UN grounds pass which allows access to UN headquarters in New York, NY, United States. 
  • Coordinate conference calls. 
  • Promote and disseminate Sigma’s work at the UN to Sigma members and other interested audiences. 
  • Provide limited reimbursement for travel and food expenses incurred in completion of job duties and upon submission of receipts and activity reports. 
  • Feature the Sigma UN youth representatives on the Sigma website. 

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary




Megan LoGreco