Gilman Scholarship: $5,000 for Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship is now open and accepting applications.  The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad or internship abroad.  To be eligible students must:

  • be a US citizen
  • be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of their financial aid award
  • be applying to a program of at least 21 consecutive days in length in a single country
  • Must receive college credit for their study abroad

Students planning a study abroad on winter/spring 2019 programs OR students who want to apply for early consideration for summer 2019 programs must apply by October 2, by 9:59pm PST. Students can still apply for early consideration for summer, even if the program application through UW study abroad for that term may not be open yet.  Students who want to explore this option are strongly encouraged to make an advising appointment with me before applying.  Appointments can be made online  by visiting:

Students studying a critical-need language are eligible for an additional $3,000 language grant.


Volunteer Opportunity: Community Alliance for Global Justice

Community Alliance for Global Justice presents our 12th Annual STRENGTHENING LOCAL ECONOMIES EVERYWHERE! DINNER and we need lots of help! SLEE! plays a pivotal role in CAGJ’s organizing and fundraising efforts, and volunteers make it happen!


WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018

WHERE: University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105


Keynote: Edgar Franks, “The Legacy We Inherit: Luchando por una Vida AgroEcológica”. Edgar organizes farmworkers with Community to Community Development (C2C) in Bellingham, WA. In his keynote, he will reflect on agroecology as a way of life and share their work to ensure the needs of migrant farmworkers are represented on the path toward food sovereignty. Amidst the current political context of deportation raids on workers at the backbone of our food system, we will uplift a liberatory vision that connects food justice and immigrant justice. Join us to celebrate farmworkers who are building community self-determination! Help us build community solidarity while also connecting local and global struggles for justice through this fun, engaging and inspiring event!



We need volunteers for a wide variety of roles. You can choose which role(s) you prefer, or let us know when you are available, and we can assign you where we need people most. To sign up, please email



Donation Pick-ups: Anyone with a car who has time to help us with Silent Auction, Dessert and Food donation pick-ups. Please LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/TIMES you are available.



Dining Room Set-up: 10-4pm, (10 people). Come for part or the whole time, but folks are needed especially 10-12 to set up tables and chairs, and hang decorations using tall ladder.

Food Prep: 2 shifts, no experience necessary (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM; Shift 2: 3-9PM. Note that it’s fine if you can only help out a couple of hours!



Food Prep: 2 shifts (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM no experience necessary; Shift 2: 3-9PM, experience would be helpful, but not required.

Set up: 12 – 2PM (8 people): Help set-up the Dining room and other spaces, make them beautiful!

Registration: 3:30-7PM (8 people) Come early to get oriented – very important!, and start welcoming guests at 5pm when Happy Hour starts. Finish by 7pm, and you can enjoy dinner.

Servers 4-9:30PM (20 people) No experience or fancy outfit required. 4PM Orientation (this is very important!) – 9PM. Each server will have 2 or 3 tables, and will be serving the same platters of food to every table.

Child Care 6 – 9PM (2 people) 2 people needed to help with small group of kids, ages 2 – 11.

Clean Up 9-11PM (8 people) All hands on deck to clean up after the dinner is over! People with vehicles needed to transport supplies back to office in the International District.

Jumpstart at UW is Recruiting!

Jumpstart is a leading national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We are currently recruiting Corps Members to serve in preschool classrooms throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Corps Members will work on small teams with other UW undergraduates, which are led by Team Leaders, and implement a curriculum that focuses on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills.

Come to an info session to learn more about Jumpstart and how you can help prepare Seattle’s youngest learners for lifelong success! Here is the full list of 2018 Jumpstart Information Sessions. Don’t forget to bring a friend. The more the merrier.


  • Enjoys working with children or would like experience
  • Open to learning with and from our communities
  • Currently enrolled at UW


  • Work-Study students can be paid hourly for service (visit Schmitz 520 if unsure of your financial aide package)
  • Eligible students can earn Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Academic Course credit
  • Gain professional experience working directly with children in preschool.
  • Build your resume & become a well-rounded applicant for future employers.
  • Receive ongoing training and work alongside a team passionate about doing work that matters.

Become a part of the Jumpstart family and join over 4500 Jumpstart Corps Members who are working towards educational equity for our country’s youngest learners! Check out this video to see more about the work you could be a part of! Questions? Email or call 206.543.4282 and ask for a Jumpstart site manager.

Jumpstart is available to all, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, religion, or other legally protected status as recognized by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process. Please contact Site Managers, Sala Sataraka at or Meghan Robinson at for more information.

WSPHA Infographic Contest

Infographic Contest 

We are excited to announce our first infographic contest! Demonstrate your creative skills by designing infographics that showcase how you contribute to public health. Create something new or submit an existing infographic you have already made. The winning organization will receive 2 complimentary registration for the 2019 Annual Conference.

Deadline: September 28th.

More info about infographic contest

Student Assistant Position at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center

There is an open student assistant position at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center within the Department of Surgery. Interested applicants can apply on Handshake by searching for requisition #1775637.

Research Workgroup Student Assistant Job Description:

The Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) Research Workgroup is seeking a motivated individual interested in contacting research participants to obtain clinical and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following enrollment in a multiple clinical research trials.  The position involves direct contact with participants over the telephone in Spanish & English and requires quick, accurate data entry via computer-based applications.  A warm telephone demeanor and the ability to think on your feet are essential.

Individuals hired for the position will be trained in accordance with SORCE standard operating procedures to ensure consistent participant and survey distribution protocol management and accurate data collection. Attention to detail is imperative as the data collected is used in support of research and participant safety monitoring.

Patient Access Internship: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Patient Access Internship

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since 1949, LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.

Position Description: The Patient Access Department is committed to providing up-to-date reliable information, support resources, financial assistance and programs to blood cancer patients and their families. This internship will provide the opportunity to build relationships in the community, speak and connect with healthcare professionals and patients, as well as learn invaluable organization and self-determination skills. Interns will help manage, but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Develop an outreach plan to increase Leukemia & Lymphoma Society patient referrals within 90 days of diagnosis in the Washington/Alaska area through building relationships with health care facilities and professionals
  • Connect with patients that have utilized LLS patient programs and provide them with local opportunities to get involved
  • Create and develop a marketing and communications plan to increase participation in the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program
  • Represent LLS at community health fairs and expos
  • Be proficient in Salesforce
  • Attend, as possible, different LLS campaign events and meetings
  • Assist in the development and implementation of patient education programs

Qualifications, Hours and Compensation: Interns should be college students studying social work, sociology, human services, public health, communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management or a related field. Successful candidates will have the following qualities and skills:

  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal & Writing Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information

Interns will work a minimum of 10 hours per week (fall and spring) and 20 hours (summer). Internships are available during the spring, summer and fall. It is not required but owning or having access to a laptop is preferred. Students must be able to arrange transportation to and from LLS office, events, etc. Some events may require the student to work evenings or weekends when available. Internships are not paid. Interns who seek college credit for their experience should work with LLS to meet criteria. 

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to (no phone calls please). Position open until filled.