Earn UW Credit for an Internship in Washington, D.C!

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit? If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for November 14th and 15th in Gowen Hall, Room 1A (on the ground floor):

Tuesday, November 14, GWN 1A
3:30-4:50 – includes Q&A with UW students who attended TWC in summer 2017

Wednesday, November 15, GWN 1A
3:00-420 – this session includes Q&A with UW students who attended TWC in summer 2017

There will also be drop-in times to meet with the TWC representative in SMI 215 (the Political Science Advising Office) on Tuesday from 1-2:20pm.

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates in all majors and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships, the application process, and UW credit. The final afternoon sessions on both days will include the opportunity to talk with students who attended TWC this past summer.

WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship from TWC and may be eligible for additional TWC scholarships to help defray the cost of attending. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and overall pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter. Additional discounts may be available for students interested in the autumn or spring semester programs.

TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see http://www.twc.edu/node/11029):

Summer 2018 (10 weeks), Priority*: 2/21/18, Regular: 3/14/18
Autumn 2018 (15 weeks), Priority*: 4/18/18, Regular: 5/16/18
Spring 2019 (15 weeks), Priority*: 10/17/18, Regular: 11/14/18
* Priority deadline is for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more.

If you can’t make it, contact Meera Roy at meroy@u.washington.edu, for an appointment (available online at https://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php — you can change the week at the top of the screen–or you can email Meera for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC’s website, www.twc.edu


Bonderman Travel Fellowship Application Is Open

The 2018 Bonderman Fellowship application is now available!
Deadline: January 8, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

The 2018 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is open and we encourage you to consider applying! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to eight graduate and eight undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018. Each Fellowship carries a $23,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

All applicants must be enrolled (for graduate students “on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Good standing in this regard refers not only to academic but also disciplinary and conduct standing. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • at least a 3.60 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2018; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2018. Undergraduates in one of these Honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.60 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 8, 2018.

More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at: bonderman.uw.edu

Government Job and Internship Fair

Are you interested in gaining a full-time, part-time, or an internship opportunity with a government agency? Then you will definitely want to attend the UW Seattle campus Government Job & Internship Fair sponsored by the Career and Internship Center with support from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Career Development Office.


Government Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, October 26th, 2-5pm

Mary Gates Hall Commons – Seattle campus

Open to all students and alumni from all 3 campuses


Click HERE for more details about the fair or download The Fairs App (available to download for FREE to your iphone/ipad from the Apple App store or from Google Play store for Android phones).


Questions? Please email Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu or call the Career & Internship Center at 206-543-0535.

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)


Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

We are currently look for two (2) students to work on the following research projects:

Project # 1: Evaluation of weather communication approaches as part of a heat alert system for agricultural supervisors.

We have an opening for an undergraduate student to assist on a research project focused on the prevention of adverse heat related illness in agricultural workers.

This project will test the relative benefits of different weather forecast formats, comparing decisions made with and without uncertainty and other parameters.  The student will work in collaboration with the research team, PI, and collaborators in UW Psychology to: help design a study, enroll participants in computerized experiments, analyze data, and – with collaborators at Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet weather station program – assist in incorporating the findings from this work into a heat alert system for agricultural supervisors.

Note: Experiments and analysis would likely occur during academic year ’17-18, and activities that translate findings into the practice would likely occur during ’18-19.

Desired qualifications: Undergraduate at junior level with completed coursework, and/or interest in psychology, meteorology, and/or public health.  Planned or completed introductory coursework in bio/statistics. Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word and conducting literature searches.

Project # 2: Measuring chemical markers in air and dust to improve understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust.

We have an opening for an undergraduate student to assist with research projects intended to improve our understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust.  We will be measuring chemical markers of diesel exhaust in air and dust samples and by biomonitoring individuals within communities that have varying levels of traffic-related air pollution. The student would work in our lab under supervision of a research scientist to help develop and/or improve our analytical methods and analyze samples collected by collaborators in California.  The overall goals of the project are: 1) to compare exposures in communities that are heavily impacted with lesser impacted communities, 2) compare levels in child-parent pairs to understand exposure patterns across age groups, 3) examine the robustness of measuring air/dust samples compared with biomonitoring, and 4) evaluate the effectiveness of California’s diesel regulations.

Desired qualifications: Undergraduate at junior level with completed course work in chemistry.  Interest in public health research.

Questions? Please contact sure@uw.edu


UCBI Flyer Poster 2018 FINAL

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website. UCBI provides approximately 40 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both winter and spring quarters. Internships begin January 3, 2018 and conclude June 1, 2018.  

The Undergraduate Community-Based Internship (UCBI) program, developed in partnership with the UW Career & Internship Center, provides opportunities for undergraduates to grow professionally and personally, examine issues of social justice, gain an understanding of the diverse communities in Seattle and explore career paths in the public and non-profit sectors.

Please share the attached informational flyer with your students, and let them know they can access more information and preview application materials via the Carlson Center’s web site at www.washington.edu/carlson. Students can view the application questions now to prepare their submission materials. The online application on Catalyst will officially open on October 9, and will include descriptions of internship positions and host organizations. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 23rd.


We encourage students to visit during drop in hours for questions and assistance as needed.

  • Monday, October 16th, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 17th, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 18th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 19th, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Questions? Email serve@uw.edu; give our team of Graduate Student Mentors a call at (206) 543-5514; or visit Mary Gates Hall 171 during drop in hours for additional application support and guidance.

Summer STEM Research Programs @ UW!

Planning to score a sweet internship for Summer of 2018? Check out these STEM Research Programs at UW!

The University of Washington offers a number of summer undergraduate research opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Consider spending a summer engaging in an exciting research opportunity in Seattle!


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) (Affiliated with UW): 


Inverse Problems REU:


Scan Design Foundation Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program (UW Students): 



Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program: 




Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Friday Harbor Labs – Integrative Biology and Ecology of Marine Organisms: 



WA NASA Space Grant Consortium Summer Undergraduate Research Program (UW
Students & WA Consortium members): 


Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR): 


Summer Marine Science Internships to Encourage Diversity in the Marine Sciences: 


UW GenOM Project: 


UW REU Program in Physics: 



For a complete listing and links, visit:

Horseshoe Farm Fellowship Application is now OPEN

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF), founded in 2007, is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Greensboro,
Alabama that offers service and support programs to
improve the health and quality of life of adults and
children in our community.

HSF also offers unique education and leadership
development opportunities for current undergraduates,
recent college graduates, medical students, and allied
health students.

The 13-month Gap Year Fellowship for recent graduates
begins in June and ends in July of the following year.
Internships are open to current undergraduates and
medical students in summer, fall, winter, and spring.
Application information can be found at http://www.projecthsf.org.


For more information contact HSF at:

Email: fellows@projecthsf.org
Website: http://www.projecthsf.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/projecthsf
Instagram: @projecthsf