SCAN Pain Research Summer Program applications are open now!

Application Now Open!
Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2019

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.


Interested in learning a foreign language? Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) available now!

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? The application is now open for FLAS Fellowships, which award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.

Applications are due January 31, 2019 at 5 PM PST.

For more information, visit



Tuesdays in January (8, 15, 22, 29), 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chats (see FLAS website above for access instructions)

Thursday, Jan 10, 2:30-3:30, Allen Library Auditorium, G81L

Wednesday, Jan 16, 3:30-4:30 Thomson Hall Room 317

Thursday, Jan 24, 1:30-2:30 Thomson Room 317


Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at

Interning Abroad Opportunities!!!

Aga Khan University – Internships in Kenya, Mozambique, & Pakistan – Deadline January 14th

Through a partnership with UW’s Population Health initiative, Aga Khan University offers international internships to UW students.  Applications for summer internships are due January 14th.  There are a total of 25 internships available in fields such as grant writing, research, finance, health management, communications, statistics, public health, IT, structural engineering, and events coordination.  There are 4 positions for which Aga Khan is specifically seeking UW students, which means UW applicants will be prioritized for these opportunities! These positions include:

  • Communications Intern / Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health / Nairobi, Kenya
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Intern / Aga Khan Foundation / Pemba, Mozambique
  • Bioinformatics & Statistics Intern / Department of Medicine / Karachi, Pakistan
  • Public Health Intern / Community Health Sciences / Karachi, Pakistan

Selected interns will receive monthly living stipend, shared accommodation (furnished apartments) and reimbursement of pre-arrival medical check-ups and internship visa cost. Please note that the selected intern will be responsible for purchasing their return ticket, travel and health insurance.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact​​ the Programme Coordinator at


Omprakash – Social Impact Internships Across the Globe – Various Deadlines

Omprakash is a Seattle-based organization that, since 2004, has been building mutually beneficial and educational relationships between grassroots social impact organizations and volunteer interns around the world who can learn from and support their work.  The organization is run by a UW lecturer in CHID and Honors!  Students may browse the Omprakash site to learn about open positions or they can engage more deeply by enrolling in UW’s pre-departure spring course, which is part of their Engaged Learning Abroad program.  You can learn more by visiting their site, chatting with the founder at the Feb 14 Winter Job & Internship Fair, or attending 5:30 info sessions on Feb 11 and Feb 13 (more details will be posted soon here).


If you have questions, you can use the following contact information:


Briana Randall, Director / The Jerry Baldasty Internship Project
Career & Internship Center / University of Washington

134 Mary Gates Hall / Box 352810 / Seattle, WA 98195

Office 206.543.0535 / Direct 206.685.4139

Last minute: American Indian Studies courses have spots available!

AIS 314 Southern Lushootseed Language (5cr) (Foreign Language credit) – Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-4:20

A fun and interactive class focused on speaking, reading, and writing Southern Lushootseed language, the indigenous language of certain Coast Salish peoples right here in the Pacific NW. Students who did not take AIS 313 in Autumn quarter can still join AIS 314 in Winter. Please contact instructor Tami Hohn ( for instructions on preparing before the first class.

AIS 375 Sex, Bodies, and Colonialism (5cr) I&S – Monday/Wednesday 12:30-2:20

How did colonialism mobilize conceptions of gender, sex, and sexuality as a means with which to monitor, control, and police the bodies of both colonized and colonizer. We will seek to build connections between archaeology, colonial history, and our contemporary world and to question how an informed understanding of our shared colonial past might help us better understand our contemporary social relations.

AIS 431 History of American Indian Education (5cr) I&S – Monday/Wednesday 3:30-5:20

Traditional and European-introduced methods of schooling, the federal role in Indian education, and contemporary Indian education issues. Special attention to Indian concepts of learning; boarding school education; the role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs; current trends in bilingual and bicultural education for Indians.