Carlson Center Undergraduate Community Based Internships: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SPRING/SUMMER COHORT

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.
With special funding from the UW Doorway Project, the Spring/Summer 2018 UCBI program will focus on supporting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the U-District of Seattle and surrounding areas. UCBI provides undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both spring and summer quarters. Internships begin March, 27 2018  and conclude August 17, 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.


More information and application materials may be found on the Carlson Center’s web site at The online application for the program is now open and applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 20.  All organizations for the spring/summer cohort focus on serving homeless youth and young adults.  Applicants will have the opportunity to select the organization(s) they are most interested in interviewing with AFTER their general application materials are submitted.


Questions? Email; give our team of Graduate Student Mentors a call at (206) 543-5514; or visit Mary Gates Hall 171 and ask to speak with a Graduate Student Mentor for UCBI.


RWJF Summer Internships

Summer Internship Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have worked to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible—no matter what their physical, economic, or demographic challenges may be. We do this by providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs targeting some of the most pressing health issues in our nation. RWJF has committed itself to a vision of working alongside others to build a Culture of Health where everyone has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. Building a Culture of Health is a bold shift that relies on increasing equity—everyone must have the opportunity to live a healthier life. But for too many of us, the prospects for good health are limited by where we live, how much money we make, or discrimination we face because of who we are. Health equity means we all have the basics to be healthier.

For over ten years the Foundation has hosted summer interns, a program that provides an opportunity for college students in various disciplines to learn how a career in philanthropy can make a difference.  Interns will have the opportunity to gain meaningful, hands-on work experience and the opportunity to apply coursework concepts to real-world work situations over a ten week period. The program will culminate with a presentation of intern work.

The summer intern cohort will be part of an orientation program that will take them beyond their immediate project to learn and gain insights from our diverse and talented staff on how the Foundation works to solve some of the most pressing health issues in our nation to provide all the opportunity to live a healthier life.

The Foundation seeks students who are curious, motivated, flexible, self-directed and have passion for work that supports a mission. Although each intern project is uniquely based on a topic area and scope of work, all interns will be required to conduct research, gather data, and present findings. Specific project details are below.

Internship minimum qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships.
  • Proficiency with various technology platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills; writing samples may be requested.
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels.
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to analyze and present data.
  • Excellent analytic skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in highly-collaborative team environments.


The paid internship program in our Princeton, N.J., office runs for 10 weeks starting in early June. Travel and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern.

The application requires submission of a resume and cover letter. All internship positions are listed in a drop-down menu designated by the internship description highlighted key word. If you are applying to multiple positions, you must submit one application per position.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 4, 2018



The Accounting intern will participate in various functions to support tax return preparation, accounting operations and participate in financial analysis, data collection, benchmarking, and other projects. The Foundation seeks a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in Accounting. Candidates should have a basic knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements, be proficient in Excel, and have an interest in non-profit accounting/tax.

  • Assist in collection and review of investment funds financial statements and related data as part of the Foundation’s annual accounting audit risk assessment documentation.
  • Provide general support related to completion of the Foundations tax return filings.
  • Provide support to Accounting team on various projects, assisting in financial analysis, metrics and budget reporting.
  • Benchmark, review and analyze key tax reporting data figures from peer Foundations’ IRS 990-PF.


The Communications intern will work with RWJF communications professionals to assist in gathering, evaluating and organizing message testing and audience research from work done across our areas of focus. The Foundation seeks a student majoring in Communications, Journalism, Political Science or English.

  • Review learnings from message testing and audience research, ensuring health equity considerations in both process and final products.
  • Organize a system for tracking.
  • Assist in the production of message testing tools for staff and grantees.


The Communications/Research intern will work collaboratively with Communications and Research, Evaluation, and Learning professionals to devise a content strategy for the Foundation to bring sound science and evidence from the Foundation’s grantmaking to the knowledge base on Wikipedia. In addition, the intern will participate in the development of a Foundation-wide open access policy by tracking and analyzing the impact of peer-reviewed journal publications (both open access and closed access) that report findings from RWJF-supported grants. The Foundation seeks a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in Communications or a social science. Candidates should have a familiarity with digital literacy issues.

  • Devise a content strategy for RWJF to embrace Wikipedia.
  • Define a process to identify and organize RWJF research to be considered for Wikipedia page citations.
  • Organize Wikipedia trainings.
  • Devise a process to track the impact of peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Develop recommendations around the support RWJF should provide for open access publishing costs.


The Finance intern will work directly with the chief financial officer, and with finance and investment department staff, on a project to research, document and record the financial history of the Foundation from 1971 to the present. The intern will assist in conducting research into market developments and in creating graphic display of historical trends and data. The intern may also participate in interviews associated with the project. The Foundation seeks a senior or graduate student majoring in business with interest in financial history and investment policy. Candidates should have skills in graphing and data visualization and knowledge of investment and financial concepts.

  • Conduct research on market developments and RWJF’s financial history.
  • Illustrate trends and key points with charts and graphs.
  • Summarize key aspects of RWJF’s financial history.


The Learning intern will help RWJF develop approaches on how to share knowledge gained from research, evaluation and programming with stakeholders in order to inspire actions. The intern will conduct an environmental scan of learning products and related activities in philanthropy (e.g., how are others sharing what they are learning) and a literature review of the knowledge mobilization field (what it is, who uses this approach), to produce recommendations to the Foundation.

  • Conduct a literature review; collecting articles and related resources about the topic of knowledge mobilization and dissemination.
  • Conduct an environmental scan of how other philanthropies and non-profits share their learning.
  • Compile data and examples of learning-oriented knowledge mobilization (KMb) and dissemination.
  • Interview RWJF staff about approaches to dissemination and learning products.
  • Produce a paper summarizing research and marketing recommendations to RWJF.


The Nursing intern will assist with projects that support the Campaign for Action’s focus: A Nurses Role in Building a Culture of Health. The intern will gain knowledge and experience in health/health care workforce policy issues and gain knowledge of performance measurement for accountability. The intern will also conduct research and analysis on best practices in nursing leadership development as well as promising practices in interprofessional collaboration and the interworking’s of a national campaign. Joint publication opportunities may be available. The Foundation seeks a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in Nursing.


The Pioneer team seeks to ensure that the Foundation’s program focus areas anticipate the future, even as they seek to have an impact in the present. The Pioneer team will host a series of scenario planning workshops over the summer to engage staff across areas of focus. The Pioneer intern will assist in organizing, preparing, facilitating and synthesizing data around these scenario-planning workshops. The Foundation seeks a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student. Candidates should have experience with facilitation and synthesis.

  • Organize workshops ensuring participation of key participants.
  • Prepare agendas and coordinate pre-reads.
  • Assist in facilitation at workshops.
  • Take notes and synthesize workshop outcomes.


The Policy intern will assist staff in their efforts to provide policymakers, congressional staffers, and administration officials with evidence based non-partisan material that clearly explains health policy issues. The intern will be called on to conduct research and interviews ultimately presenting findings on issues with a specific focus on coverage and challenges/opportunities facing state insurance commissioners.

RWJF is an equal opportunity employer.

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Building a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has proposed a vision for a national Culture of Health enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives.

Learn more

Post Date

January 25, 2018

Due Date

March 5, 2018 (10 a.m. ET)



Link to website:

HSERV 479: Black Lives & Police Violence – Racism and the Public’s Health (4-credits)

Black Lives Matter


This highly innovative 4-credit course on health and “racial” diversity meets twice a week to provide a critical analysis of “race” with regard to the killing of African Americans by law enforcement. The epidemiological concept of “race” is frame within socio-behavioral constructs of Conflict, Functionalist, and Interactionist theories in order to understand the social determinants of health. Students take a guided yet self-directed path and critically analyze how and why economic stratification, structuralism, and labeling has resulted in health disparities. This is about white privilege and not white guilt. It is design to meet students where they are, and presupposes interests in what students choose to know rather than simple regurgitation. Group Assignment and an online exam.


When:           Spring, 2018

Time:             Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00-6:50pm                                             

Place:             T-531, Health Sciences Building

Instructor:   Clarence Spigner, Professor, Department of Health Service


SPR 2018 – NUTR 390 – Food Truck Rodeo

Have you ever eaten from a food truck?

Come learn about the mobile food industry!

The SPR 2018 NUTR 390 class’s theme is Food Truck Rodeo! For students in the nutrition minor, this course counts as an upper-division elective. For more information about the course:


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$5,000 Innovation Internships – info session coming up!

Information sessions about the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars internship program will be held today and next month as a topic for Scholarship Fridays!  Please share this announcement broadly!


FRIDAY, 2/9, 1:30-2:20 PM, MGH 171

FRIDAY, 3/9, 1:30-2:20 PM, MGH 171


This is a unique program in which students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led start-up companies, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.


Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship and earn course credit.


Approximately ten different internships will be available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering, health sciences, and natural sciences.  Students with backgrounds in art, biology, botany, business, chemistry, civil & environmental engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, linguistics, neuroscience, physics, public health, psychology, speech & hearing sciences, statistics, visual communications, web design and more should apply.


The application will open in early March; the deadline is Monday, April 9.  All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Summer 2018 or later are eligible; Spring quarter graduates are not eligible).


This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.


For questions and additional information, contact

El Centro de la Raza – 2017 Community Needs Assessment, 2/13

The Latino Center for Health recently funded El Centro de la Raza, a community organization providing social services to Latino immigrants, and faculty affiliate Linda Ko to conduct a needs assessment of the Latino community in Seattle and South King County. They will be presenting their work next Tuesday afternoon.  We hope you can join us!


Tuesday, February 13th


UW School of Social Work

Room 305A

4101 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105


The report is also available at this link:


Additional Information: CNA Presentations Flyer

Spring 2018 Course Offering – BIOST 311: Regression Methods in the Health Sciences

BIOST 311: Regression Methods in the Health Sciences

Quarter: Spring 2018

Time and Location: MWF 12:30-1:20pm (LC), T 10:30-11:20am (QZ), SCC 301

Grading: Graded, 4 credits

SLN: 11496

Instructor: Kelsey Grinde ( and Brian Williamson (, Department of Biostatistics

Prerequisite: Open to all majors. Students should have a background in statistics at the level covered in BIOST 310 (QMETH 201 and STAT 220 are also acceptable, but students who have not taken BIOST 310 should request an add code at No prior programming experience is required.


The relationship between two variables is often impacted by other factors. In BIOST 311, you’ll learn how to use regression methods to account for these additional variables, and quantify the relationships among multiple variables in a variety of data types.


In particular, the course will cover three types of regression—linear, logistic, and proportional hazards—all at an introductory level. Students will get hands-on experience with data analysis using R, a freely available statistical computing software. Throughout the course, we will make use of examples drawn from the biomedical and health sciences literature.


Flyer: 2018SPR_BIOST311A_flyer