Spring Internships with the Sociology Department (Deadline 11/18/2019)

graphic by Lilian Xie, @lolydrows

Each year, the Sociology Department partners with local organizations to offer students a chance to get hands-on experience while earning academic credit. For 2020, we are working with the Federal Public Defender (FPD) Office and Seattle Municipal Court. Both are located in downtown Seattle (and close to light rail stations).

In the past, student interns at the Federal Public Defender Office have analyzed case documents, reports, surveillance video, and recorded telephone conversations. In some cases, their research efforts have been instrumental in be obtaining reduced sentences for clients. Students working at the Seattle Municipal Court will observing court proceedings, work with defendants, and network with court staff. Both opportunities will provide students with a better understanding of the how the criminal legal system actually operates, as well as gain insight into possible career pathways.

Each internship is a 2-quarter position. Students who are offered an internship will also enroll in SOC 404: Sociology in Practice, Civic and Community Internship for Winter Quarter. You also have the option to earn academic credit in Spring Quarter by enrolling in SOC 399. Visiting the Sociology Department’s Internship webpage is the best way to learn more about the program, details about each organization, and specifics about the application process.

The application deadline is Monday, November 18th by 4pm. Students may apply for both internships, but your separate applications should be thoughtfully targeted toward the purpose and goals of each organization individually.

Need some help writing your internship cover letter or tuning up your resume? Consider checking out the Career & Internship Center’s small group session on the topic. It will be held Wednesday, November 13th from 3:30-4:15pm in Savery 305 – you can register for the session here.

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Have a Great Break!

You’ve almost made it to the end of fall quarter! Congratulations on pushing through and we hope you have a restful break. Everyone in the Sociology Advising Office will be here in the new year to help make winter quarter a success too.

As you start planning for the next few months, we want to bring two things to your attention…

The first is the 2020 UW Scholarship Fair on January 15th, from 11:00am – 1:00pm. We’ll have a longer blog post about it at the beginning of next quarter, but mark your calendars now! It will be a great opportunity to quickly learn about variety of scholarships.

We also wanted to give you a heads up that next quarter on the blog we will highlight different professional development resources available at UW. Keep an eye out for those posts on Thursday mornings!

See you in the next decade!

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Now Hiring: FIG Leaders and Orientation Leaders

First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions! These positions are great opportunities to build your leadership skills.

The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills and a genuine interest in working with incoming students as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.   

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in the orientation process, working closely with new students and their families on a wide variety of topics including academics, student involvement, housing options, and more. Orientation Leaders work during summer quarter and are paid 30-39.5/hrs per week.   

General informational sessions will also be hosted:

  • Tues, January 7, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (First Year Programs Office, MGH Room 120)
  • Thurs, January 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Commuter & Transfer Commons (CTC), HUB Room 141)
  • Mon, January 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Commuter & Transfer Commons (CTC), HUB Room 141)
  • Wed, January 15, 4:00 -5:00 p.m. (First Year Programs Office, MGH Room 120) 
  • Additionally a recorded information session will be available at fyp.washington.edu/apply

The application deadline is Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 11:59 PM.

Applications are available online at fyp.washington.edu/apply and any questions can be directed to fypadmin@uw.edu

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Research Exposed! A Speaker Series on Population Health

Enroll in Winter Quarter GEN ST 391D: Research Exposed! Population Health (1 cr)
Research Exposed is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines. Through presentations by UW faculty, students learn about the research process, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. The course meets once a week for fifty minutes and may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter, 3 quarters max).

This winter quarter, Research Exposed is teaming up with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer a series of faculty lectures focused on human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. For students interested in the intersecting factors that influence the outcomes and quality of human health, Research Exposed will offer insight into and opportunities to participate in ongoing research at UW. The full winter quarter speaker schedule can be found on the URP website. See the UW Time Schedule (SLN 15086) to register for the class!

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Now Hiring: SAT and ACT Tutors and Instructors

For 31 years, Mazor Test Prep Co. has helped thousands of Seattle area students successfully prepare for the SAT, ACT, and other college admissions tests. They are looking to hire a few dynamic individuals for their team.

Were you fabulous at the SAT and/or ACT and interested in part-time work helping others succeed? A great sense of humor and public speaking, teaching, or drama experience are appreciated (but not required). A car is necessary for this position.

For more information, please contact us at: contact@mazortestprep.com

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Scholarship Opportunity! Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program

The Canadian Studies Center has a generous award for UW undergraduates – from any field – to study in British Columbia. The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program is a remarkable opportunity for undergraduate students from Washington state to spend an academic year (September-April) at either the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria. Students will receive a $10,000 award to cover living and other costs.


The Corbett Exchange Program is a cultural exchange that aims to improve understanding of the unique qualities of the three major cities in the Pacific Northwest cross-border region. We encourage students to explore the relationship between Canada and the United States through their studies, personal experiences, and community engagement.

The Corbett Exchange is not a traditional study abroad program. Students on this exchange will pay their home tuition rates, and often receive their regular levels of financial aid in addition to the generous award. Students from all academic disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to apply! Our alumni have come from a variety of fields: engineering, cognitive systems and neuroscience, education, mathematics, Indigenous studies and environmental science, to name just a few.

Apply by December 1 for priority consideration.

Please direct all questions or inquiries to Marion Ferguson, program manager: marionf2@uw.edu.

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Thanksgiving Meals, Activities, and Volunteer Opportunities

Sticking around the campus area for the Thanksgiving break? Here are a few free events in case you were looking for spaces to find community.

Family Feast
Thursday, November 28th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Royal Esquire Club, 5016 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 

Free Thanksgiving meal (plus “community, great food, music and prizes”).  This location is walkable from the Columbia City Light Rail Station. There are also opportunities to volunteer by bringing food, helping set up, serving meals, or cleaning. If you are interested in participating, contact mdbfoundation@gmail.com or call 206-251-7955.

Hall at Fauntleroy – Free Meal!
Thursday, November 28, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (on the south side), 9131 California SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Join folks for the 21st free Thanksgiving dinner in West Seattle! For more information, check out this blog post. You can sign up to volunteer as well!

Free Activities and Events
If you are looking for free, fun things to do over the break, please check out this list.

Volunteering Opportunities
In addition to the opportunities listed above, addition chances to give back are listed here

Thanks to Dr. Alexes Harris for compiling this list!

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SARVA Interview/Filming Project

SARVA stands for Sexual Assault Relationship Violence Activists. The group is currently working on a documentary project which aims to understand how students use their voice to end sexual violence. They are looking for more students to participate in this project!

The project includes interviewing and filming students, asking them is a series of questions. Examples of possible questions are “What is consent?” to “How can we begin the conversation of sexual violence on the UW campus?”. Interviews will be filmed in the near term and will later be compiled into a documentary, slated to come out next year. Interested in participating? Please contact Alizay Sajjad at asuwadsa@uw.edu.

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