Get Involved!

Are you a student at the University of Virginia seeking to get involved in Model United Nations, learn more about foreign affairs, or help generate hands-on diplomatic relations simulations? Apply to serve as a Vice Chair, Assistant Crisis Director, or Staffer for the Virginia International Crisis Simulation (VICS), a one-weekend United Nations simulation hosted at UVA Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26, 2017 by the International Relations Organization and attended by over 400 college students from around the country.

No formal experience or prior knowledge is required and all those interested are encouraged to apply. All staff will receive proper training. Sign up today to help UVA manage and organize an incredible weekend of fruitful debate, meet students from other universities, and expand your skill set!

VC/ACD Application
(Application opens on October 26th, 2016)

Vice Chairs and Assistant Crisis Directors work closely with committee Chairs and Crisis Directors (see available committees here) to create and introduce committee content. Vice Chairs assist to maintain order in the committee room and lead debate. Assistant Crisis Directors help to construct and deliver crises to which delegates will react. Vice Chairing and Assistant Crisis Directing is a good choice for those excited to work closely with committee material and to either apply foreign affairs knowledge or learn a lot in the process. No prior experience is necessary.

Staff Application
(Opens in Spring 2016)

Staffers work with committee teams during VICS weekend to help create exciting, congruent, and productive debate by serving as an extra pair of hands wherever they may be needed, either in the committee room or behind the scenes in the crisis room. Staffing is a great option for those looking to get a survey experience of Model UN and meet many people. No prior experience is necessary.