Summer Internship Opportunities in Housing

Calling all students interested in social media, content creation, design, and community impact! Humble Design is seeking interns to support our mission. 

Humble Design is a Seattle-based nonprofit that works with individuals, families, and veterans who are transitioning from homelessness into housing. They use donated furniture and home goods from the community to transform their house into a home. By doing so, it helps to provide financial stability and gives hope for the future. You can read more about the organization on their website at 

Humble Design

Humble Design is looking to bring on 3-4 interns this June to create social media content, manage marketing campaigns, conduct outreach and community engagement. Generally, interns will participate in 1-2 projects from these categories*: 

Public Relations: 

Responsibilities: Creating a digital marketing campaign to increase visibility for our fundraising events, brainstorming and implementing new marketing channels, advertising through Humble Design’s publications, and working on marketing strategies. Supporting Director on fundraising initiatives. Conducting general outreach and relationship maintenance with the community partners. Partnering with Social Media Interns to increase Humble Design’s Social Media presence and engagement. (Experience with Canva, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred but not required.) 

Social Media: 

Responsibilities: Content development for Humble Design social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, etc), tracking social media analytics, conduct market research, and generating creative marketing and social media campaigns. Supporting Director on fundraising initiatives in events. Partnering with Public Relations Interns to increase Humble Design’s social media presence and visibility. (Experience with Canva, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred but not required. Please provide a graphic design portfolio if available but not required.) 

Non-Profit Leadership: 

Responsibilities: Assisting with internal audits on the client intake/follow-up system, and evaluate the organization’s needs. Conduct client cold calls. Brainstorming new strategies to raise awareness, conducting community outreach, assisting the Director with events/campaign preparations. Completing grant applications independently, including research, cold-call, and drafting applications. This quarter, Humble Design is adding a new position for lead development intern, with at least a 2- quarters commitment. 

Lead Development Intern: 

Responsibilities: Serve as the intern lead, performing duties such as conducting and coordinating meetings, acting as the bridge of communications between staff and interns, and independently running projects that fulfill the organization’s needs, including leading an internal audit, seeking resources to improve Humble Design’s services (e.g., researching trauma-informed approach and training services). Facilitating quarterly intern recruitments. Assisting the director and staff whenever needed. 

*All interns will be expected to provide assistance and take on tasks of different projects when needed.


  • Current or recently graduated college students. 
  • Experience or interest in design, marketing, policy and research, non-profit leadership, and event planning. 15 hours for 10 weeks (Start of Summer Quarter—End of Summer Quarter) 
  • The internship will be conducted remotely with occasional optional in-person events. Strength in problem-solving, creative thinking, and analytical skills. 
  • Flexibility and reliability, willingness to work with others to complete projects in a timely manner. 


  • This is an unpaid opportunity open to students of all majors and backgrounds. 
  • Students may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with the school. OPT/CPT holders are welcomed to apply. 
  • Apply by June 11th using this link: 
  • Questions? Email Humble Design Seattle Director, Annemarie, at 

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Class of 2021 Career Readiness Week

The UW Seattle Career & Internship Center is offering graduates 3 days of webinars to jump start their job search. These webinars are geared towards those receiving undergraduate degrees from UW-Seattle but all are welcome.

Plan Your Next Step (Tuesday, June 22)


Articulate Your Skills & Experiences to Potential Employers (Wednesday, June 23)


Find Success in the Job Market (Thursday, June 24)   

Tri-Campus Recent Graduate Virtual Job Fair

45 employers have registered to meet with upcoming and recent graduates from all 3 campuses about job opportunities – June 29th, 1:00-4:00.  The fair will feature both group and one-to-one sessions with the employers listed here. You can sign-up for specific employers and timeslots starting June 15th.

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C21 Summer Internship Bootcamp

Below is a quick message from a fellow UW student, letting you know about a very exciting opportunity!

This is Camryn and I am a student in the College of Arts and Sciences! I want to share an upcoming summer opportunity with you to expand on your professional skills through a 3-week virtual immersive training program hosted by the Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning (C21). 

As a former participant in the program and a current intern with C21, this program exceeded my expectations! It helped me feel confident about my ability to stand out and leave a positive impression in any professional setting. Below are some insights from another Fall 2020 participant and current intern: 

Before Internship Bootcamp, I had no prior internship experience and I was very worried about finding opportunities. This program made me realize that just being a good student doesn’t guarantee that I’ll be a good working professional, and it gave me the space to develop specific skills that will make me more desirable to any employer.

Internship Bootcamp is exclusively for Arts and Sciences students during summer quarter (June 21, 2021 – July 9, 2021). The priority deadline is Friday, May 28th 11:59pm (PST). 

Apply here:

We encourage you all to apply as soon as possible to secure a spot within the program. Applications will be selected on a rolling basis, so submit early if you are interested. 

***Plan ahead – if summer is not an option but you’d like to hear about future C21 programming, get in touch with us here:

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Non-Tech Roles in Tech Virtual Mentorship Program

Curious about Seattle’s booming tech scene, but don’t want to work in software engineering or data science? Tech companies require a broad range of skill sets and roles to function – including marketing, sales, account management, human resources, operations, project management, and more. Join this program to learn how your skills, strengths and interests can translate into a career in tech.

Program Details:

  • Students will be enrolled in a 1 credit (CR/NC) GenSt course:
    Week 1: Preparatory session to learn what to expect at your mentor meetings, and meet with group to plan topics and questions for your mentor
    Weeks 2-9: Mentor meetings
    Week 10: Wrap-Up networking event with all mentors and students in the program
  • Mentor meetings will take place virtually 

Application Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student at UW Seattle
  • Must be available during the Autumn quarter 2021 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 4:00-7:00pm PT

Learn more about the UW Career & Internship Center’s Industry Mentorship Programs at

Application for the Autumn 2021 Non-Tech Roles in Tech Virtual Mentorship Program is due by May 26. Apply at

Questions? Contact Jessie Smith at

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Full-time Job Opportunity: Urban Institute Research Assistant

Here’s a link to the Handshake posting about the job. More details below!

Who we are:

At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities.  Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions.  We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.

Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community.  Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation.  Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes. 

How you’ll contribute:

The Justice Policy Center conducts research and evaluations to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels.  We conduct rigorous evaluations and in-depth data analyses—and we give context to the data through interviews with individuals involved in the justice system at all levels.

We also produce reports and provide technical assistance that translate complex research into actionable strategies to enhance the safety and well-being of individuals and communities. The Justice Policy Center is seeking a Research Assistant who can work collaboratively on projects aimed to enhance and measure criminal justice response in the United States.

Responsibilities include:

  • Executing a wide range of data collection activities including planning for and implementing field work/site visits, focus groups, interviews, and surveys;
  • Conducting background research on a range of topics by collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative information;
  • Drafting sections of reports, research briefs, PowerPoint presentations, blogs, and other publications;
  • Contributing to other products that translate research for policy and practice;
  • Overseeing logistical tasks for proposal development and contributing to substantive content; and
  • Assisting with project management and administrative tasks.

What you’ll bring:

The successful candidate will:

  • Academic knowledge of and research experience in a discipline that is generally associated with attainment of a BA in criminology, sociology, public policy, or a related field.
  • Prior research assistant experience or a research related internship is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively as part of a team and be self-motivated.
  • Strong writing skills are a must.
  • Data collection and analysis experience, as well as knowledge of SAS, SPSS, or related software is a plus, but not required.
  • Be self-directed and detail oriented.
  • Exercise familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media tools
  • Have a willingness and ability to travel.

People from communities that are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and people with direct experience with the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll experience:

Working in the Nation’s Capital, the epicenter of public policy among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven, and collaborative.  You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters, and enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage.  Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan and reimbursable commuting expense program.   

The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

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Online Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods for Undergrads

Sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research at UC Berkeley, this online workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Students will receive six weeks of intensive methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative research. Scholarships are available for students studying Native American issues.

Learn more and apply here.

The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.  The CER Workshop (July 6 – August 13, 2021) will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods. The topics in the seminars include the following:

  • The Logic and Practice of Qualitative Research Design
  • Participant Observation
  • In-Depth Interviewing
  • Qualitative Data Analysis 

In addition to weekly seminars led by an advanced graduate student, participants receive regular feedback on research project development and design. 

During the CER workshop, students develop an empirical research project proposal for an honors thesis, master’s thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation. In this process, students develop hands-on research and logistical experience and receive structure and guidance in the development of an independent and original project. Students will walk away with a refined 6-page research proposal for their project. They will also gain first-hand experience in qualitative research data collection and analysis methods through a collective research project conducted during the six weeks of the workshop.

The workshop runs from July 6 – August 13. Virtual group seminars will take place three times/week for two hours each, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9AM-11AM Pacific Time. In addition, participants are expected to meet regularly with the graduate mentor on their individual projects. Participants should expect to spend about 20 hours per week in seminars, meetings, and completing assignments.

Cost and Scholarships
The six-week training course costs $1,200 per student.  There are two scholarship spots for students from any college or university focusing on contemporary Native American issues.  Scholarships will be awarded based on an assessment of the student’s academic record and proposed project.  Scholarships cover $1,100 of the program costs (students will pay $100).  Scholarships do not provide funds for room and board.

ApplicationThe application and more information are available here.
 Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants will be notified within three weeks.
 Still have questions? Contact:

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Federal Careers Panel (Monday, May 17th, 12:30 – 1:30pm)

Federal Careers Panel (presented by Seattle Federal Executive Board)

Monday, May 17 from 12:30-1:30pm

Curious about career paths and opportunities in the Federal government? Join this session to hear from five Federal employees about their career paths – plus get tips for creating federal resumes, navigating USAJobs, and networking. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A!

Register in Handshake

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Going Public: Advocacy, Activism, and Building Trust Conference (May 19 & 20)

Research is rarely performed in isolation, or wholly within the bounds of the university. Back for its fourth year, the 2021 Going Public event explores the overlap between research, activism, and advocacy with a special focus on building trust with communities outside the university.

Join the UW Research Commons for two days of talks with community leaders and researchers, plus practical workshops that will help you build skills to create social change through advocacy, engage with a broader audience, and showcase the importance of community-engaged research.

This free interdisciplinary event is open to all: faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and community members from outside the university.

Dates & Times:
May 19, 9 am – 12 pm: Keynote and Short Talks | Register for May 19 events
May 20, 9 am – 12 pm: Workshops, Panel, and Reflection | Register for May 20 panel and reflection | Choose and register for a workshop

Program and More Information:
Information for attendees.
View the Going Public program here.

Live captioning will be provided for all large-group sessions. The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

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Undergraduate Research Symposium – May 21st

Mark your calendars for the upcoming UW’s 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium!

This year, students will present their work online and participate in Q&A following their presentation.

Undergraduates — 750 of them! — from all three UW campuses will present their research in a wide-range of disciplines, from astronomy to visual arts, international studies to psychology, anthropology to bioengineering and just about everything in between.

May 21, 2021
9:00am | Welcome and presentations
Registration free and required
All presentations will be streamed live and will not be recorded.

To view the sessions, register for the Symposium and make sure to set up your Zoom account if you do not already have one. Information about how to access the sessions and a detailed Symposium conference schedule will be emailed to registered attendees the week of Symposium. 

You will be able to watch presentations by students you specifically want to see, and you will be able to explore and attend multiple sessions.
Lightning Talk Presentation Sessions 
Each session will consist of several groups of 5-8 students in each group. 

Session 1: 9:00–9:55 a.m. 
UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor congratulate presenters and announce the recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards in a kickoff welcome video.

Session 2: 10:05–10:55 a.m. 
Session 3: 11:00–11:50 a.m. 
Session 4: 11:55 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 
Session 5: 1:20–2:10 p.m.* 
Session 6: 2:15–3:05 p.m. 
Session 7: 3:10–4:00 p.m. 
Session 8: 4:05–4:55 p.m.  

*Provost Mark Richards afternoon video address will be shared, congratulating students who are presenting and highlighting the critical role undergraduate research plays in sustaining and promoting the UW’s culture of research excellence.

10-Minute Oral Presentation Sessions 
Each session will consist of several groups of 5-8 students in each group. 

Session 1: 9:00–10:30 a.m. 
Session 2: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session 3: 1:00–2:30 p.m.*
Session 4: 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Visual Arts & Design Session  
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Presentations  
12:30–2:00 p.m.*
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If you’re interested in graduate school, check out this fall class!

Are you a junior or senior curious about, or planning to attend, graduate school?

If so, you will benefit from taking GRDSCH200: Preparing for Graduate Education. This ten-week course will explore your interest in grad school and learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.
Offered each quarter, see more details on the attached flier for the autumn 2021 class, and at

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