Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2015 — Apps. due Nov. 3

Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2015
Applications due: November 3, 2014
Contact: susanna@uw.edu

Each year the Sociology Department offers several specialized undergraduate internships in partnership with select federal and local agencies. These unique internships offer a great opportunity to see how sociology connects to the working world while at the same time earning sociology credit and developing concrete skills desired by employers.  In fact, over the years we’ve had this program in place, several student interns have gone on to secure employment in government agencies.

We have approximately 15 internship placements available. All applicants are expected to be familiar with the basic details of the positions and the missions of the organizations before applying. For detailed information and applications materials for each opportunity, click on the links below:

What you will do in these internships?

Depending on the internship, duties vary from intake interviewing/counseling, investigative planning, statistical analysis, research and court monitoring, just to name a few. For detailed descriptions and information on each internship opportunity, click on links above.

What is the time commitment?

This is a two-quarter commitment: winter-spring ’15. Students will receive five graded credits as part of Soc 404 in winter and then can apply for 3-5 additional independent study credits (Soc 399) in the spring. Depending on the specific internship, students must commit to working between 6-15 hours/week.

Who can apply?

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Sociology majors, but we will consider all applications.

How to apply:

We will require a short application for each position, including a one-page statement of purpose which will also serve as a writing sample.  No letters of reference are required to apply. The links above will take you to the applications.

More information about the Applied Community and Civic Internship Program

SOC 404

Students will work at an internship for a minimum of 3 hours/week while attending a weekly 2-hour seminar that provides critical reflection about practical and theoretical issues of work and organizations. Students can come in with an internship already in place, or can apply to the Sociology Department for the specialized internships at federal agencies and other organizations, described above.


Email Susanna Hansson at susanna@uw.edu or call 206-543-5396

Your are invited to attend the information session Thursday, October 23rd at 3:30pm in Savery Hall 409.

“SOC 404 was a great conversation starter in every job interview. My manager said that talking about my experience was the reason they hired me.”

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UW Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair – Oct. 30, 2014

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30 for the 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair, 10am-2pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons.

This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating programs is available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair.

Information sessions (all held in MGH 171):
National Institutes of Health – 10:30am
Marshall Scholarship Program – 11:30am
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – 12:30pm
Rhodes Scholarships – 1:00pm
USAID Donald M. Payne Fellowship & Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships – 2:30pm
Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship – 3:30pm

Please see http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair/forstudents for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.

Plan to stop by the Fair on Oct. 30! And please contact us if you have questions.


Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle  WA  98195-2803

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Entrepreneurship Minor – Application Deadline this Saturday (10/25)!

Last chance to apply this quarter to the entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors!

Deadline: THIS SATURDAY, October 25

Start-ups. They only start with an idea.

Your business skills could turn that idea into a reality.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School’s new, competitive entrepreneurship minor.

Open to all non-business undergraduates, this 31-credit competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals.

Learn more or apply now!

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UW iSchool – MLIS Web Chat, Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 pm

You’re Invited!
MLIS Web Chat
Thurs, October 23, 7:00 pm
Online session: https://ischool.adobeconnect.com/mlisprospects/

Interested in a career in librarianship, information literacy, knowledge organization, user experience design, or information architecture?  Do you think creatively and want to help people and organizations find and understand information?  If yes, then check out the Master of Library and Information Science degree offered by the University of Washington Information School.  We offer the #3 ranked program in the nation. Please join online for a web chat on Thursday, October 23rd, from 7:00-8:00 pm PDT.  It is structured as a
Q&A session, with iSchool faculty and staff answering your questions.  No RSVP is necessary for this session.  For additional information session and web chat dates, visit the iSchool recruiting calendar. Click here to find out more of what you can do with a master’s degree in information science.  And check out these videos to learn more about what some of our alum are doing. Full event information at https://ischool.uw.edu/events/mlis-degree-web-chat-10-23.

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Exciting new Geography course (GEOG 295: Borderlands)


Winter 2015 | SLN 14817 | MWF 10:30-11:20 | Gould 322 | Quiz sections on Tuesday

Geography 295 (special topics) ~ no prerequisites ~

We tend to think of borders as fixed lines that divide Us from our Others. In recent years, geographers, political scientists, poets and activists have debated the meaning of borders, focusing on borderlands as a concept that transcends physical borders between nation-states.

This class will direct scholarly inquiry towards a broad array of sources to think through living in the borderlands. We will pull out key themes from a classic feminist Chicanx text, Borderlands / La Frontera, to direct our analysis towards a relational understanding of place and identity. While the class will start with the case of the making of the US-Mexico border, we will also draw from other cases around the world in articles, movies, and podcasts. Themes include: settler colonialism and ethnic identities, bilingualism and belonging, transnationalism and diaspora, and how people make claims on gendered, raced and place identities.

Course Information at: http://bit.ly/geog295

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Employer-Led Workshops at the Career Center

Employer-Led Workshops

Come join us for a new event series at the Career Center, to hear straight from top employers how to be successful in your job or internship search, as well as strategies for developing your personal and professional life both during and after college!  Coming up next?  Google sharing tips on how to ace your interview.

Employer-Led Workshop: Interview Tips (presented by Google)

Wednesday, October 22nd

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

The most exciting part of looking for a job? Searching, finding and applying. The most nerve-racking part? Interviewing. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This course guides students through exercises to help them prepare for an interview – both in-person and virtually. It also outlines tips and tricks that the Google University Programs team has developed over the years.

No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these workshops, and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Email careerevents@uw.edu .


Employer-Led Workshop: Transitioning to Life After College (presented by Northwestern Mutual)

Wednesday, November 5th

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Workshop: Internships: What They Are and How to Find One (presented by Liberty Mutual)

Wednesday, November 19th

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

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Student Web Developer Position

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office (green.uw.edu) is looking for a web developer to help create new interactive online interfaces for Green Certification programs and Sustainability Snapshots, updating and building new features for the sustainability map, create features to better browse and find content on the site, integrate a new blog with the existing website, as well as general development and maintenance work on the ESS website as needed. The developer will also have opportunities to propose features to create and add to the site to improve navigation, usability or discoverability of content.

Candidates should have experience with Drupal (Drupal module development preferred); Web development experience including strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and/or other development languages, computer programs and design software; strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize time accordingly.

To apply, go to HuskyJobs (careers.uw.edu/huskyjobs) and search for job #83766.

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Mary Gates Scholarships – Research applications due Monday

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting applications for research scholarships.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.

Leadership  Application Deadline:
Monday, Oct. 13, 5:00 p.m.

Research Application Deadline:
Monday, Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m.

Access the online application and learn more on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.

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