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.


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


  • 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.

Patient Access Internship: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Patient Access Internship

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since 1949, LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.

Position Description: The Patient Access Department is committed to providing up-to-date reliable information, support resources, financial assistance and programs to blood cancer patients and their families. This internship will provide the opportunity to build relationships in the community, speak and connect with healthcare professionals and patients, as well as learn invaluable organization and self-determination skills. Interns will help manage, but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Develop an outreach plan to increase Leukemia & Lymphoma Society patient referrals within 90 days of diagnosis in the Washington/Alaska area through building relationships with health care facilities and professionals
  • Connect with patients that have utilized LLS patient programs and provide them with local opportunities to get involved
  • Create and develop a marketing and communications plan to increase participation in the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program
  • Represent LLS at community health fairs and expos
  • Be proficient in Salesforce
  • Attend, as possible, different LLS campaign events and meetings
  • Assist in the development and implementation of patient education programs

Qualifications, Hours and Compensation: Interns should be college students studying social work, sociology, human services, public health, communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management or a related field. Successful candidates will have the following qualities and skills:

  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal & Writing Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information

Interns will work a minimum of 10 hours per week (fall and spring) and 20 hours (summer). Internships are available during the spring, summer and fall. It is not required but owning or having access to a laptop is preferred. Students must be able to arrange transportation to and from LLS office, events, etc. Some events may require the student to work evenings or weekends when available. Internships are not paid. Interns who seek college credit for their experience should work with LLS to meet criteria. 

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to lls.was@lls.org (no phone calls please). Position open until filled.

Job Opportunity for Research Study Coordinator at Latino Center for Health

We are seeking someone with an interest in applying to be a part-time (50% FTE) Research Study Coordinator to work for the Latino Center for Health on Dr. India Ornelas’ NIH-funded study, ALMA: Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma. This study evaluates the efficacy of a health promotion intervention to reduce depression and anxiety among Latina immigrant women. The primary responsibility of this position will be conducting in person surveys with ALMA participants on topics related to mental health, immigration and other topics.  Due to the study population and this position’s primary role as interviewer, the Research Study Coordinator must be fluent in English and Spanish.

For additional information and to apply, please click on the link below: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs

Requisition #156923.

Any questions may be directed to Gigi Perez (geperez@uw.edu).

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



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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