UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer

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UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer

http://depts.washington.edu/prehlth/?p=9240

 

The University of Washington Women’s Center offers GRE prep courses available to all in our UW and greater Seattle community.  The GRE classes are $375 and offered at the UW-Seattle campus.

 

Option I

 

July 14-15, 21-22 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)

 

Location: UW Campus- Communications Building (CMU) Room 228

 

Cost: $375

 

Facebook LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/380110395807641/

 


 

Option II

 

September 8-9, 15-16 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)

 

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WSPHA Scholarship Application Now Open

WSPHA recognizes that students and professionals across the state face limited resources to put towards their training and career development needs. We are pleased to offer scholarships to support attendance at our Annual Conference happening on October 15-17th in Wenatchee. Scholarships provide for conference registration, up to $100 in travel reimbursement and 1-year complimentary WSPHA membership. Students, young professionals, special health care workers, and those who experience financial barriers to attending this year’s conference are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship application is open until June 22nd

More info about scholarships

Summer internship – Vulnerable Population Summer Outreach Program

Undergraduate Opportunity: Summer Internship

 

Organization Name:  Public Health Seattle-King County, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division, Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP).

 

Organization Description & Website:  The EMS division is the administrative arm of the 911 system in King County. An initiative called “Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative” focuses on improving the interface between vulnerable populations and EMS providers. [URL: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/emergency-medical-services.aspx%5D

 

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) provides training, research, evaluation, and communication services to public health organizations. http://www.nwcphp.org/

 

Opportunity Title:  Vulnerable Population Summer Outreach Program

 

Internship opportunity for 4-6 undergraduate students in Public Health or other Health Sciences. Work with fire departments, local community-based organizations, and Seattle King County Public Health Department, EMS division to conduct outreach and education to vulnerable residents in our community on 911, CPR and Stroke. Assist in conducting educational workshops and table events at health fairs and senior centers; and engage in door-to-door education of seniors.

 

You will:

  1. Gain hands-on experience in public health outreach and education
  2. Work with a team of students and community partners
  3. Learn best practices for reaching vulnerable populations with culturally competent outreach events
  4. Earn a letter of recommendation reflecting on your performance during the program

 

  • Start Date:  July 9th 2018
  • End Date:   Flexible: 4 or 8 weeks

 

Time Commitment (hours per week; total hours needed; other scheduling requirements): 10-20 hours a week; Schedule to be determined with site coordinators

Orientation week: July 9th through July 13th (9am to 1pm at NWCPHP – some flexibility in schedule)

 

Transportation Requirements (own to work required, own during work, agency vehicle provided, etc.): Some driving required. Students usually car pool together.

 

Compensation (pay, housing, travel reimbursement):  No monetary compensation.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:  You will be asked to engage in program planning; some development of materials/curricula and in conducting education/outreach events (workshops; table events; door-to-door outreach)

 

 

Desired Skills:  Good interpersonal skills; reliability and accountability, public speaking.

 

Available Learning Opportunities:  Work with the Chinese Information Service Center to reach limited English proficient communities with emergency medical information as well as  the EMS division to conduct outreach and education to seniors in King County.

 

 

Name & Title of Supervisor:  Hendrika Meischke; Mei-Po Yip (CISC) and Alan Abe (EMS)

Supervisor Email: hendrika@uw.edu

Supervisor Phone:  206-543-9287

Supervisor Address:  NWCPHP, 1107 NE 45st, suite 400

 

 

For more information, e-mail hendrika@uw.edu

 

 

Scholarship & Career Opportunities with United Way AmerICorps

United Way of King County is hiring for 10-week and 10-month positions across King County right now. Will you please help me pass along the following opportunities?

Beginning June 20th: 

Beginning September 1st: 

  • Benefits Hub Team – Help students at some of the most diverse colleges in Washington State get by, get ahead, and stay ahead while pursuing their education.
  • Financial Empowerment Associate – Become IRS Certified and help coordinate the largest anti-poverty program in Washington State – the Free Tax Preparation Campaign.
  • Fuel Your Future In-School Team – Break down barriers to healthy food in high-needs schools by leading community programming and nutrition education while increasing access to school and summer meals.
  • Streets to Home Team – Reduce homelessness and poverty in King County by providing crucial interventions to improve housing readiness and financial resiliency.

Benefits of a United Way AmeriCorps Term: 
National Service at United Way offers a supportive cohort experience and a network of hundreds of engaged members and alumni. No prior experience is necessary – after a comprehensive training and certification, members receive excellent coaching and personalized professional development support. Benefits include an up to $1,466 monthly service stipend, unlimited ORCA transit pass, healthcare and other benefits, student loan deferment and an education award of up to $5,900.

Please help us share these positions with young people in your network:

  • Forward this email to classes, clubs or prospective candidates. You may also schedule a time for my team to attend an event or come share with a group or class.

 

United Way AmerICoprs 2018

Unique summer internship opportunity! Do you like making slime? Are you interested in working with young learners with and without disabilities? Read On!!

Are you interested in working with young learners with and without disabilities?

Looking to add “positive behavior support” or “de-escalation techniques” to your CV?

Do you like making slime?

 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, the JUMP Summer Internship may be right up your alley! 

 

This experience provides up to 250 hours of experiential learning, offering you an opportunity to develop critical teaching tools and effective techniques for modifying and adapting classroom activities to meet the needs of any learner. Professional development connected with this internship results in an Advanced Right Response Certification.

 

This internship (for credit or volunteer) is appropriate for anyone in education, psychology, social work, speech and hearing sciences, physical or occupational therapy, or other fields related to working with individuals with disabilities or young learners.

 

Please contact Tara Coffin at jumphc@uw.edu if you are interested in learning more! 

 

For more information: Summer Volunteer Opportunity

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Advocacy & Training Internship

Internship Title: Advocacy & Training Internship
Location: Seattle-based, serving Washington State

Position Summary:
The Advocacy & Events Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and
Coalition members to support the Advocacy Initiative and coordinate logistics for the
Beyond Pink 4 One-day Training. This position will ensure timely and effective
implementation of advocacy and training projects related to the initiative. This role will
report to the Executive Director.

About The Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State:
The Coalition formed in 2007 when advocates, academics, policy-makers and groups
working with girls saw a need for collective efforts to improve court services in our state.
We became a 501c3 non-profit in 2015. Helping girls grow and thrive is at the heart of our mission. We are hopeful we can make this a reality for the most vulnerable girls, such as those who are system-involved and/or growing up in poverty.
The Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State values workplace diversity, equity and
inclusive. People of color and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Essential Functions:
• Help develop stakeholder list-serve and collaboratively shape and distribute quarterly
member newsletters and annual report
• Manage logistics for Coalition meetings and keeping members and stakeholders
informed
• Periodically update website with resources, opportunities and maintain membership
portal etc.
• Manage logistics, including invitations, registrations, payment, lunch orders,
arranging rooms and schedules, and day-of oversight of the Beyond Pink Conference
on November 2nd, 2018 in Seattle, WA;
• Help develop stakeholder list-serve for Beyond Pink event
• Hire and train 1-2 Beyond Pink youth interns and develop opportunities for Beyond
Pink job shadowing;
• Gather data on best practices for supporting multi-system-involved girls, as well as
economic opportunity and violence prevention policies from around the United
States;
• Gather names for and create a database for potential state-level stakeholders to
involve in our Advocacy initiative;
• Gather data to inform Coalition action and policy agenda
Justice for Girls Coalition Qualifications:
• Must be 20 years or older
• Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a diverse group of
adolescent girls, staff and community stakeholders
• Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and conflict resolution skills
• Experience working/volunteering with youth, specifically ages 14-18
• Strong understanding of own personal privileges and oppressions. Developing
analysis of how the intersections of oppression related to race, class/access,
ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender-identity, ability, and sexual orientation create
victimizing conditions for young people
• Self-starter with strong time management, facilitation and organizational skills
• Brings an attitude of joy, gratitude and forgiveness to the work
• Commitment to giving and receiving feedback about professional growth areas and
self-awareness that includes recognizing and working on individual areas of privilege
and oppression, trauma exposure response, and self-care
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and internet search engines
• Willing and able to pass a Washington State and National Background checks

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:
• Email justiceforgirls.wa@gmail.com a one page cover letter on why you are
interested in the position and The Coalition as a placement. In the subject line of the
email please use your first and last name and the position you are applying to. All
applicants will be responded to by email.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program info sessions: for students in various social science & STEM fields planning for grad school

Students from social science and STEM fields!

Check out this upcoming application cycle and information sessions for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study, providing 3 years of funding which includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees. Current undergrads and bachelor’s alumni planning for graduate study, as well as current graduate students may be eligible to apply. Further details and a forward-able message are below. Please share widely!

 

Although the name may suggest that only STEM students are eligible, the list of eligible fields is quite diverse. This is not the complete list of eligible fields, but just some examples (see the complete list at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm#appendix):

 

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES – Archaeology, Anthropology, Communications, Decision Making and Risk analysis, Economics (except Business Administration), Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, International Relations, Law and Social Science, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Policy, Science Policy, Sociology (except Social Work), Urban and Regional Planning
  • STEM EDUCATION AND LEARNING RESEARCH
  • CHEMISTRY
  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • ENGINEERING
  • GEOSCIENCES
  • LIFE SCIENCES
  • MATERIALS RESEARCH
  • MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
  • PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
  • PSYCHOLOGY

 

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Sessions

RSVP to attend (though drop-ins are welcome)

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:30-6pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:30-2pm, MGH 171

 

NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study.  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

 

Eligible fields include the “usual suspects” (e.g., life sciences, engineering, math, etc.), but there are also a surprising number of social science disciplines included in the eligibility list, including STEM education, Political Science, Public Policy, Communication, Anthropology, History, and Sociology, among others (see the complete list at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm#appendix). We encourage all students in these fields (or planning to be in) for their graduate research to consider applying for this fellowship.

 

Rising seniors, graduating seniors and alumni who are planning to attend graduate school starting in fall 2019 can apply this year and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend.  UW graduate students who will are starting graduate school in autumn 2018 are also eligible as are (usually) graduate students beginning their second year of studies in autumn 2019.  This year’s application cycle will be for funding starting in fall 2019.

 

The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  Application deadlines are usually late October. Even though the application may not officially open until August, students are strongly encouraged to start early on this process!

 

Basic eligibility criteria:

 

*Research in an eligible NSF research area (includes several of the social sciences)

*US citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline

*Students in their first year of graduate study or at the beginning of their second year of graduate study (with some limitations)

*Students who have not earned a previous graduate degree

*Graduating senior undergraduates and alumni who plan to apply to begin graduate studies in fall 2019

 

Additional details are available at http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ and http://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/for-students/fellowships/list-of-fellowships/nsf-graduate-research-fellowship-program-grfp/.

 

Please feel free to contact us for questions and application support, based on your student status:

Undergraduate students & alumni:   Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu; and Emily Smith, emilys42@uw.edu

Graduate Students: Helene Obradovich and Michelle Drapek, gradappt@uw.edu