Connect Across Cultures: Volunteer as a FIUTS Facilitator

FIUTS Facilitators - SUM 17

FIUTS (the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) is an organization that supports cross-cultural understanding and leadership for UW’s global community, including international and American students. FIUTS depends on the generosity and passion of our volunteers to help accomplish our goals. Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills and make new friends. The time commitment is flexible; facilitators can choose when and how often they facilitate.

As a FIUTS facilitator, you will receive cross-cultural leadership training and gain valuable volunteer experience leading programs and events including International Welcome Weeks in September, when you can help welcome more than 2,400 new students from around the world to the UW and Seattle! Facilitators also have the opportunity to participate in year-round activities such as K-12 education outreach, events and activities, and more.

Volunteer opportunities are open to current UW students – U.S., international, undergrads, grads, scholars and IELP students. Facilitators need to complete a short application and attend one of our regularly scheduled New Facilitator Orientations. Upcoming New Facilitator Orientations are scheduled for July 21, August 9, August 15, and September 7. See the FIUTS calendar for times and locations.

For more information, visit our website at fiuts.org/facilitators, or contact us at 206.543.0735/ info@fiuts.org / HUB 206.

WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards! – Apply by August 28

NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2017-18 funding.

Join us for an info session for on these funding opportunities:

Wednesday, July 12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Monday, July 17, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Register for an info session here:

WASHINGTON RESEARCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/wrff/)

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

LEVINSON EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARDS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/levinson/)

Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty.  Levinson scholarships target applicants who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their bioscience and related research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

EPA Region 10 Virtual Internship: EcoLearn

EPA Region 10 Virtual Internship EcoLearn – Teach exciting prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools in the Seattle metro area. Project code EPA-USA-1

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world!  This year there are more than 1,000 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies.  VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 26 on USAJOBS.gov.  Real experience is waiting for U.S. college students across the federal government, including NASA, Smithsonian, State Department, CIA, National Parks Service, and others. You can see the projects offered at http://vsfs.state.gov/ by clicking on “See All Projects” at the top!  To apply, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, and upload a transcript.

Students play an important role in moving the government forward.  There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May.  This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad.  VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.

Learn more at our website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!  Have questions?  Get answers!  Post them on our VSFS forum, sign up to receive notifications about VSFS and other internship opportunities under Keep Me Informed, and check in with your regional Diplomat in Residence.

Paid Opportunity for Sports Nutrition in Athletics

Good luck to all who are interested!

Fueling Manager – Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Overview:

The University of Washington Sports Nutrition Department is hiring a part time Fueling Manager to begin August 2017. This position is a one-year contract with possibility of renewal. This position will assist with fueling our men’s and women’s basketballs teams and help with day-to-day operations in the sports nutrition department. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to break into the field of sports nutrition and gain valuable experience as a part of an interdisciplinary performance team.

Hours: Part time, approx. 20 hours/week (950 hours per year). If a student, we will try our best to work around class schedules, but please understand that there are specific times we need someone to be here.

Compensation: $16/hour

Commitment:

Please be aware that you will work non-standard work hours, including possible weekends and holidays. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule, but understand that you will need to be flexible as team schedules may change! Please expect to work occasional home basketball games as well.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with assigned sports. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Make post-practice smoothies for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball (approximately 30 smoothies per day)
  • Assist in recipe development for smoothies, incorporating whole-food ingredients
  • Assist Fueling Station Manager in ordering and inventory
  • Appropriate clean-up and care of our equipment
  • Ordering for and stocking both men’s and women’s basketball locker-rooms
  • Educational (nutrition) signage in the locker rooms
  • Occasionally assist with game days
  • Help prepare halftime fueling for both teams
  • Assist in fueling station shifts as needed

Expectations and Skills:

  • Preferred: an applicant with a strong interest in nutrition, particularly sports nutrition
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to all department and university policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Pac12 Conference and NCAA.
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral member of the performance nutrition team
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment while still paying attention to detail
  • Possess strong time and priority management skills AND possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Practice safe food handling skills and obtain food handlers permit within 30 days of hire
  • Be able to lift, push, pull objects up to 30 lbs.
  • Be reliable and dependable and accomplishing assigned tasks

Interested candidates please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how they align with your career goals to Meredith Price at Mprice22@uw.edu