QSC Internships and Announcements!

Interested in getting involved with queer community on campus? Want to put on fun events like Queer Prom and the Annual Drag Ball? Apply to be a QSC Intern! Applications close Oct 15 at 11:59pm.

The Queer People of Color Alliance will have its first meeting TODAY (Monday, 10/15) in the Q Center (HUB 315).

Yesterday was National Coming Out Day. Coming out means lots of different things for different people. Our friends at the Q Center wrote this lovely post about it.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s annual TWIST Queer Film Festival opened last night! The festival runs till Oct 21 and if you are interested in complimentary tickets to screenings you can find a list of available tickets on the ASUW QSC Facebook Page. Email asuwqsc@uw.edu with which screenings you would like tickets to and how many tickets you would like.

Have questions about the QSC? Just want to get involved? Find our office hours online at hours.asuw.org.

Finally, be sure to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter & instagram to stay up to date with all queer related happenings on campus and in Seattle!

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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.

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.

 

Research opportunity for undergraduate PH majors!

There is an Autumn quarter volunteer opportunity collecting data for a project on how local agencies can better serve people with disabilities experiencing homelessness. All interns will receive training (date TBD) on how to conduct surveys. Data collection will take place at encampments across Seattle/King County. Expected time commitment is 3-5 hours per week, with work beginning in October 2018 and lasting through Fall quarter.

Interns will receive acknowledgement, and potentially co-authorship, in any publications that arise from this project. We can also discuss arranging an independent study for academic credit (though not a guarantee).

For consideration, please send the following to mbabayan with subject “Volunteer Research Assistant Application” by October 12th.

1) A resume
2) A quick blurb on your experience with qualitative interviewing (it’s okay not to have any yet!)
3) A short response to the question “what are the root causes of homelessness?”
4) A short response to the question “what does racial equity mean to you?”

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.