City of Seattle – Office of Emergency Management Paid Internships

The City of Seattle are recruiting for two paid intern positions.

Postings close next Tuesday, November 21st

Our January – June 2018 open internship listings can be found and applied through this link

The descriptions of the positions are below:

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Beinecke Scholarship – $34, 000 for juniors planning for graduate study in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Check out this scholarship opportunity with undergraduates planning ahead for graduate studies in arts, humanities and social science fields.

Eligibility for this year’s competition is limited to “juniors” (i.e. those planning graduation between December 2018 and August 2019), but freshmen and sophomores may appreciate learning about it now for application in future years. Please feel free to forward this info and attached is a flyer for posting as appropriate:

Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.

If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

UW application deadline: Jan. 9, 2018, 11:59pm

UW application and nomination information:

UW online application:


To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during their undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2018 and August 2019.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue professional school programs that emphasize skills and practical analysis over theory and research (such as law, business, education, architecture, journalism, clinical psychology, social work, etc.), are not competitive for selection at the national level.
  • Be a United States citizen, or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

Information Sessions:

To learn more about this opportunity and the UW application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 12:30pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 2:30pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 3:30pm, MGH 171
  • RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are always welcome.

Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (robinc@uw.edu206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.

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2018 INSIGHT Summer Research Program – Now Accepting Applications!

We wish to inform you about an eight week paid summer internship through the University of Washington at Harborview’s Injury Prevention and Research Center, called the INSIGHT Summer Research Program.

Students in our program are matched to clinical research projects at Harborview and UWMC and partner with a University of Washington Medical School faculty mentor. Students will also meet and learn from peers and health professionals from across the country. Bringing together a diverse group of young people interested in health care and research allows HIPRC to create a unique and rich resource for students who seek to learn more about what they can accomplish in the field of injury and injury prevention.

Flyer – INSIGHT Research Program 2018

Check out the website, where interested students can find our application portal and all the details of the program:

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Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates in all majors and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships, the application process, and UW credit. The final afternoon sessions on both days will include the opportunity to talk with students who attended TWC this past summer.

WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship from TWC and may be eligible for additional TWC scholarships to help defray the cost of attending. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and overall pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter. Additional discounts may be available for students interested in the autumn or spring semester programs.

TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see
Summer 2018 (10 weeks), Priority*: 2/21/18, Regular: 3/14/18
Autumn 2018 (15 weeks), Priority*: 4/18/18, Regular: 5/16/18
Spring 2019 (15 weeks), Priority*: 10/17/18, Regular: 11/14/18
* Priority deadline is for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more.

If you can’t make it, contact me, Meera Roy, for an appointment (available online at — you can change the week at the top of the screen–or you can email me for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC’s website,

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Myths about Choosing a College Major

Check out this New York Times article on 6 myths about choosing a college major and the implications of the major on earnings. You might be surprised!

Excerpt below:
“Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once.

Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to a September Gallup survey. Only 11 percent had sought guidance from a high school counselor, and 28 percent from a college adviser. And most didn’t think that the advice was especially helpful. Maybe it’s because much of the conventional thinking about majors is wrong.”

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Are you a Public Service rockstar?!? We have a new program with you in mind


The Al Black Public Service Fellows Program!

The Al Black Public Service Fellows Program is a way to connect with other Sociology majors engaged in Public Service in a brand new two-quarter program built around recognizing public service by our majors.

Click here for full information: Al Black Public Service Fellows Application
As you fill in the application, let us know if you have questions



Time commitment is no more than 4 hours per quarter for two quarters. You must be a Sociology major in Junior or Senior standing who has had a standing commitment to Public Service.

Graduating Al Black Fellows will be recognized at the Annual Sociology Graduation Celebration held in spring quarter. We also encourage Al Black Fellows to apply for the Al Black Award for Community Service in spring quarter (awarded at graduation)

The Department of Sociology has long recognized that Community Service is important to many of its undergraduate students. Sociology majors believe in equality and social justice and for many students that translates into a strong commitment to Public Service. However, this commitment is not always reflected on academic transcripts; many students engage intentionally but also quietly as they find purpose and meaning in their service work.

Contact anyone in Sociology Advising with questions or inquiries!

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Professional Grad Degree in Communications & Digital Media

Do you want to tell meaningful stories to advance a global cause? Or measure the success of an e-commerce giant’s online properties? Maybe you dream of managing the video content for a hospital? Or deploying a communication strategy to extend the reach of a multinational corporation’s community-building efforts?

If so, the Communication Leadership (Comm Lead) graduate program at the University of Washington in Seattle just might be the place for you, and we have an upcoming Information Session on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00PM in CMU 120 where you can learn more in person!

Our two degrees, the Master of Communication in Digital Media and the Master of Communication in Communities and Networks, are designed to competitively position our graduates to help shape the future of professional communication. With public, private, and nonprofit appeal, and an emphasis on superb storytelling in the digital age, Comm Lead understands the core competencies our students need to succeed.

We believe Comm Lead is the degree of the future. Yours.

Join us in person for our Fall Information Session on Tuesday, November 14th at 6PM at CMU 120! We can’t wait to see you there.

Comm Lead 11-14 Info Session

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