Recruiting Health Science Students for the Seattle/King County Clinic “Listening Project”

  • Are you a health profession student at the University of Washington?
  • Are you interested in learning with and from students in other professions?
  • Are you looking for opportunities to learn more about the social determinants of health, through interfacing with community members facing challenges related to accessing health care?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please keep reading!

The UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education is partnering with the Seattle/King County Clinic (SKCC) to engage interprofessional student teams as volunteers at the September 2018 4-day clinic.

The “Listening Project” is in response to the clinic’s efforts to better understand the patient populations served. Small student groups will circulate clinic waiting areas, engaging with patients who wish to share their stories related to their health, accessing care, or their experience at the SKCC. Stories will be synthesized and prepared for dissemination to the SKCC, as well as city and state policy makers.

Students will be asked to sign up for one half-day shift during the days of clinic operation—September 20-23, 2018.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Woodard

About SKCC:

SKCC brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center.  The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region. The next Clinic is scheduled for September 20 – 23, 2018:


Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Autumn quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization.  Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401A Literacy in the Justice System
Class time determined by students

Info Session May 7th, 2018  5:30pm 7:00pm in MGH 224: RSVP here.

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society’s most under-served populations. The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you “engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just want the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before.” (Quote from current tutor).

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to work at the King County Correctional Facility and you may register for a maximum of 3 credits for this class. Also a criminal background check will be completed for all interested students (previous convictions DO NOT automatically bar your entrance into the jail). Please note that this is a 2 quarter commitment.
For more any question email Yazmin Aguilar at

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50

Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

  • Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
  • Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
  • Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
  • Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community

EDUC 401J: Undocumented Students in the K-12 U.S. Education System- Wednesdays 11:30-12:50 MGH 082A

The purpose of this seminar is to provide an extensive knowledge about the current most vulnerable student population in the U.S.; undocumented students. Whether it is within the K-12 system or at a higher education institution, it imperative to explore the many facets that undocumented students experience. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to not only raise awareness but for students to leave the classroom with an ACTION PLAN! Through this seminar you will explore  the following:

  1. Develop a solid background on undocumented students.
  2. Identify and explore societal forces and structural barriers related to education for undocumented students in K-12 and higher education.
  3. Explore issues of language, culture, socioeconomic status and other intersecting identities that relate to our own understanding of and work with undocumented students.
  4. Review and evaluate key instructional strategies and techniques for working with undocumented students, including bilingual instruction.
  5. Engage in self-reflection in relation to your tutoring practicum experience as well as personal identity, sociocultural and linguistic history in order to evaluate and improve your work with undocumented students and other students.
  6. Explore and gain knowledge about resources on UW campus to better understand undocumented student’s barriers in education and being able to apply this knowledge on site.
  7. Gain exposure to the “real deal” through undocumented student testimonies and an overview of the challenges encountered.
  8. Gain awareness and create discussion about laws, policies, and educational practices necessary to support undocumented students (DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents)
  9. Create and action plan towards advocating undocumented students and leave with a list of resources and best practices.

EDUC 401M: Tutoring Math and Science-Tuesdays 6:00-7:20pm GLD 436

In this seminar, students explore the world of math and science in K-12 schools by attending seminars that focus on current educational topics and tutoring at one of Pipeline’s partner schools. A key feature of the course is the opportunity to reflect on and share tutoring experiences in order to gain advice, suggestions, and pointers. Several seminars are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes brief readings and discussion of critical topics in K-12 science and math education. Through the lens of social justice, this course will include conversation and critique of the social, political and economic factors that affect “K-Gray” STEM education.

For questions or add codes email or come to MGH 171.

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:


The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) provides training, research, evaluation, and communication services to public health organizations.


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:

Supervisor Phone:  206-543-9287

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



For more information, e-mail



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 if you are interested in learning more! 


For more information: Summer Volunteer Opportunity

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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


  • 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




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 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 and


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

Undergraduate students & alumni:   Robin Chang,; and Emily Smith,

Graduate Students: Helene Obradovich and Michelle Drapek,


Grand Challenges Impact Lab India 2019 – Apply Now *DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 24!

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

Applications are being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad

In Winter Quarter 2019, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India” as a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING


Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.


Apply now!

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For more information about GCIL India, visit