Paid Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunities with UW’s Carlson Center

2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three paid fellowship opportunities for undergraduate UW students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will hire three Fellows to work at three local non-profits.

The host sites for 2015 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:
–          Entre Hermanos / LGBT Latino Public Policy and Community Mobilization Fellow
–          International Rescue Committee / Citizenship-Preparation Program Fellow
–          Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (“SCIDpda” / IDEA Space: Public Safety Program Fellow

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit 10 hours per week from January-June 2015 and will receive a $2,500 stipend for their work. In addition to their work with their host site, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:
*  Participate in a 3-credit (credit/no-credit) Community-Based Leadership (CBL) course offered through the Carlson Center during Winter Quarter.
*  Create a Personal Development Plan articulating goals for their time enrolled in the fellowship, and participate in regular advising sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to assess their progress and development.
*  Identify personal strengths and leadership styles through structured activities and reflection exercises; integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.

Brief descriptions of the three fellowship opportunities are below.  For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship components and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website:

Applications must be received by Monday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

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Critical Language Scholarship Program – UW information sessions

Undergraduate and graduate students in all fields interested in studying critical languages may be interested in applying for the Critical Language Scholarships for fully-funded overseas intensive summer language and cultural immersion programs offered by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to broaden the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United
States and other countries. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Last year, 10 UW students were selected to participate and studied languages in summer 2014 in Azerbaijan, China, Morocco, South Korea, Tajikistan, and India.

Languages offered:

·         Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
·         Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
·         Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Eligibility Highlights:

Please review the complete eligibility details at A few of the key eligibility provisions are:

·         At the time of application, applicants must be US citizens enrolled in an accredited US degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
·         At the time of participation in the summer 2015 program, participants must be at least 18 years old, in acceptable mental and physical health, and receive an appropriate visa.

UW Information Sessions:

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards supports undergraduate students applying for this program and will hold information sessions for interested students on:

Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 173R
Tues., Oct. 14, 2014, 12:30-1:20, MGH 173R
Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 258
*  RSVP to attend at

Deadline to apply for summer 2015 programs is Nov. 12, 2014! Complete details and the online application are available at

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SR-SCP Talk: Milan Svolik, 10/3 (Friday), 12:00-1:20pm, Olson Room

We are delighted to announce this year’s first Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics talk.
When: Friday, 10/3, 12:00pm-1:20pm
Who: Milan Svolik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  (Graduate student discussant: Will Gochberg, UW)
Where: Olson Room (formerly Gowen 1A)
What: “Deliver the Vote! Micromotives and Macrobehavior in Electoral Fraud” (co-authored with Ashlea Rundlett)
Speaker’s Bio: Milan Svolik is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For 2014-15, he is also the Henry Hart Rice Visiting Associate Professor at Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. He teaches and conducts research in comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory.
Svolik has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including theAmerican Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. He is the author of The Politics of Authoritarian Rule(Cambridge University Press, 2012), which won the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. Svolik is currently working on a new book entitled Democratization in the Age of Elections, which explains the emergence and breakdown of democracy after the Cold War. He received his Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 2006.
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Reading Partners: Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer with Reading Partners Seattle, a literacy non-profit that teams up with elementary schools in under-served communities to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to struggling elementary student readers. They do this by bringing in community volunteers to work with students twice a week for forty-five minutes. Anyone interested in education or willing to help change the life of a student is welcome to volunteer with them. No prior experience is necessary, and they provide initial and ongoing training support for our tutors.

They volunteer opportunities will be starting during the week of October 6th. Volunteer Coordinator Alexis Acciani will be on campus on Tuesday, September 30 if you would like to speak in person, or you may contact her by email or phone. She is happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Here’s a link to their website for more information:, as well as a recent NY Times article which highlights Reading Partners success in schools.

Alexis Acciani
Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps Member
Reading Partners Seattle

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The AIS Department is hiring a work-study office assistant!

The Department of American Indian Studies is hiring an office assistant. Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study (have received an award of Federal Work Study for the current academic year) are encouraged to apply using this link and job number:

Job Title:  Office Assistant
Job Number:  AIST01

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Internship Opportunity for UW Soc Students

Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) Fall Internships:

A Fall internship on the WAGR campaign will give you a broad range of dynamic experience in what makes a state-wide political campaign work – participating in every department with a focus on field, including:

• Support the field program as needed through data management, volunteer recruitment, and voter contact at events

• Support the general campaign effort by participating in campaign meetings and events, drafting communications materials, and doing research

• 15-20 hours a week, at least one weekday evening, over the course of the Fall

• Flexible schedule to split between week days and weekends as needed, can work around a school/work schedule

Your day-to-day work will include everything from representing the campaign at community meetings, recruiting volunteers to call voters, and assisting research efforts as well as administrative responsibilities.

Internships are unpaid, may have opportunities later, and are open to all ages. For students, this experience can typically qualify for school credit.

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ISS Final Year Workshop for International Students

The International Student Services (ISS) Office is offering a new workshop this Autumn for F-1 international students who are in the final year of their degree programs. Students will learn important information on maintaining their F-1 status in regards to enrollment, graduation, employment, travel and more! Guest speakers from the Counseling Center, Career Center, and Registrar’s Office will come talk about the next steps and expectations after graduation for students. We highly encourage graduating students to attend the Final Year Workshop to get information on how to smoothly transition from the UW.

Final Year Workshop for F-1 International Students

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2:30-4:00pm

Please check in first with the ISS Office in Schmitz Hall Room 459 at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop. Space is limited! Sign up will start at 2:00pm on the day of the workshop.

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