Internship Opportunity for Master’s Degree students with El Centro de La Raza!

El Centro de La Raza is a local organization grounded in the Latino community, focused on community organization and outreach, education and advocacy to protect vulnerable and marginalized populations.

The Latino community has been historically underrepresented in the census, and may experience new vulnerability with the possible addition of a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census. To help address this disparity and work for a more equitable world for our community, El Centro de la Raza will conduct an outreach and education campaign to the Latino community in Seattle and South King County.

The Census Outreach and Education Intern will coordinate the integration of information and education about the 2020 Census throughout all of our programs, at each entry point of El Centro de la Raza. They will also build and implement outreach to community gatherings, local residents and families, and through media outlets. The timeline of this internship will be from October 2018-June 2019.

Prospective interns should be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program. Bilingual English/Spanish language skills are required, and other languages are a plus.

Interested students should send a resume to Shannon Armstrong at sarmstrong@elcentrodelaraza.org, or stop by El Centro de la Raza at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. Please call 206.957.4626 with any questions.

More info about this internship can be found here.

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Research and Experiential Learning Opportunities with UW Tobacco Studies

There are several opportunities open to UW students with the UW Tobacco Studies program. Program offerings are focused on experiential learning with the impact of tobacco on public health.

The application submission period for the 2018-19 Tobacco Studies Program (TSP) scholarship opportunities is now open. The application contains eligibility criteria and requirements and a form to complete.

After reading eligibility criteria and requirements, please submit all application components in order in a single PDF document by November 2, 2018 to tobacco@uw.edu. Awards will be announced and fellowship recipients notified in late November. For more information, visit the TSP website.

Programs available include:

TSP Fellowship:
The TSP Fellowship provides an opportunity for students to gain experience with a tobacco control agency or research project, pursue a tobacco-related topic in depth and gain a broader understanding of tobacco control through coursework and seminars.
TSP Career Development Award:
The TSP Career Development Award provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the impact of tobacco on public health through coursework and seminars, and supports specific career development activities such as tobacco-related research projects, Tobacco Treatment Specialist training*, and/or a presentation at a national tobacco control or public health meeting.
*Beginning this 2018-19 cycle, Tobacco Treatment Specialist training programs are eligible for Career Development Award funding through the UW Tobacco Studies Program. TheUniversity of Kentucky’s online TTS Training program is highly recommended. The full list of TTS training programs accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) is available here.
Please contact tobacco@uw.edu with any questions.

Undergrad Research Opportunity with the Dept. of Health Services

The Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science has research internship openings on a volunteer or for-credit basis which will provide immersive experiences for undergraduate students.

Research interns will join our team to work on one of our current ongoing projects. Current projects include:

1) working to understand the health policy implications of utilization, barriers to care, and outcomes of home healthcare in young and middle-aged adults.

2) impact evaluations of school policy and practice, such as start times, breakfast programs, athletic programs, and homework policies on population health.

Interns will contribute to team research projects, design and pursue an independent research project and gain research skills, as well as assisting with other essential research-related tasks.

If interested, please provide the following information to uwchips@uw.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by October 17th:

  1. A resume or CV with contact info.
  2. A cover letter that describes your interest in this position, prior research experience, qualifications, and/or current studies.
  3. Number of hours per week you are available to work.

 

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits:

  • 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 jstart@u.washington.edu 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 salas@uw.edu or Meghan Robinson at meghanr7@uw.edu for more information.

Apply for the Luce Scholars Program: Deadline Sept. 5th.

For rising seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students apply for the Luce Scholars Program! UW’s deadline for applications is Sept. 5!

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

The Luce Scholars Program is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests! The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2019-20 program, applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents who, by July 1, 2019, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday.

UW online application form: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/516

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

For graduate students or alumni – Michelle Drapek, mdrapek@uw.edu

For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu