Seattle Municipal Court – Multiple Internship Opportunities

Seattle Municipal Court Internships Winter/Spring 2016
Applications due: December 4, 2015

Applications may be submitted in person in the Sociology Advising Office (203 Savery) until 4PM on Friday, December 4, 2015 OR emailed by 11:59PM on Friday, December 4, 2015 to

The Sociology Department is happy to announce that Seattle Municipal Court has more openings for our 2-quarter internship partnership than we had previously anticipated. In order to extend this opportunity to more students, we are reopening the application for the Seattle Municipal Court Internships only. The new application deadline for the Seattle Municipal Court Internships is Friday, December 4.

Some Seattle Municipal Court programs have expanded, creating even more opportunities for students to help. The Court Resource Center now has onsite providers from DSHS, Seattle Public Library, Public Health, Conviction Careers, and Sound Mental Health. Starting in January, it will also have Farestart and a DUI Victims Panel. Interns will help to connect people with these and other resources and learn firsthand the strengths, barriers and challenges for the Seattle Municipal Court client population.

This really is an exciting time for students to come on board. Seattle Municipal Court has a new court administrator, a new presiding Judge, and the new year always brings a few surprises. Seattle Municipal Court also has more probation counselors who have asked if they can work with a student intern this year. They are excited to mentor and teach students how to manage caseloads and work in a criminal justice setting.

Students interested in criminal justice, social work, political science, or just working in a professional office setting are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to the aforementioned internship opportunities, the Seattle Municipal Court HR department has added a job shadow component for students with particular interest in Human Resources. For more information and application materials, click on the links below:


Do not hesitate to email Susanna Hansson at or call 206-543-5396 if you want to set up an appointment to talk about these opportunities in more detail.

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Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2016

Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2016
Applications due: November 23, 2015

Applications may be submitted in person in the Sociology Advising Office (203 Savery) until 4PM on Monday, November 23, 2015 OR emailed by 11:59PM on Monday, November 23, 2015 to

Each year, the Sociology Department offers several specialized undergraduate internships in partnership with select federal and local agencies. These unique internships offer students a great opportunity to see how sociology connects to the working world while at the same time they earn sociology credit and develop concrete skills desired by employers.  In fact, over many 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. 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 ’16. 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-to-two-page statement of purpose which will also serve as a writing sample.  Please also include a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your UW transcript. 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. In addition to applying to the Sociology Department for the specialized internships and other organizations, as described above, students with pre-existing internships (minimum 3 hours/week) may also apply to the critical reflection course. Visit the Career Center for information on alternative internships.


Do not hesitate to email Susanna Hansson at or call 206-543-5396 if you want to set up an appointment to talk about these opportunities in more detail.

“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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Juniors and Seniors: Plan Your Next Steps and Develop a Career and Job Search Strategy!

The Career Center is excited to offer the following class in Winter 2016, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors, career options and strategy:

General Studies 391G

Title: Career Strategy and Job Search   

Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30-3:20; LOW 201

Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor)

Credits: 2

Size of class: up to 50 students

SLN: 14824

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy.  General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4th year students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.

Learning objectives:

1.       Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.

2.       Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.

3.       Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.

Course topics include:

·         Dependable Strengths, Values, Interests

·         Career and Option Exploration

·         Researching Employers and Understanding the Job Market

·         Networking and Informational Interviews

·         Short and Long Term Planning

·         How Does your Major(s) and Experiences Relate to your Future?

·         UW Alumni and Employer Panels

·         Resumes, Cover Letter, Interviewing

·         Social Media, LinkedIn and Online Presence/Digital Footprint

For additional details please contact Patrick Chidsey in the Career Center (; 206.616.5803).

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Freshmen and Sophomores: Find Your Academic Path and Explore Career Opportunities!

The Career Center is excited to offer the following class in Winter 2016, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors, career options and strategy:

General Studies 297H

Title: Career Planning

Schedule: Wednesday, 1:30-3:20

Instructor: Tina Adelstein (Career Counselor)

Credits: 2

Size of class: up to 50 students

SLN: 14809

This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (first and second year students with 0-89 credits) with the process of exploring and designing their academic paths and internship/career options. Students will survey their own capacities, skills, and interests through assigned readings, reflections, and in-class activities.

General Studies 297H (“Career Planning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where students attend one 110-minute seminar each week. This course is designed to expose students to various co/extra-curricular campus opportunities and tackle the issue of “what can I do with a major in…”  Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to make informed choices about possible courses of study, internships, jobs, volunteer/community service activities, and careers.  No pre-requisites are required.

Learning objectives:

1.       Build self-awareness and appreciation for one’s strengths, skills, values, and interests and apply this self-knowledge when making decisions and exploring academic and career options.

2.       Explore various academic/career pathways and acquire methods to research them

3.       Hone networking skills

4.       Build, refine, and practice effective application materials and strategies

5.       Clearly position their education and background in the marketplace and develop confidence in choices

Weekly course topics include:

·         Reflective practices

·         Decision making and design thinking

·         Dependable Strengths

·         Creative exploration of majors and careers

·         Prototyping and testing ideas

·         UW Young Alumni Panel

·         Resume, cover letter, CV, and application materials

·         Internship Fair Prep

·         Digital identity

For additional details please contact Tina Adelstein in the Career Center (; 206-685-6216 ).

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Teach For America – FALL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 30th




Start your application now:

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America. These leaders start their paths by teaching for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

See our mission in action (short video included).

Check it out – UW was the 7th largest contributor of TFA corps members in 2015!

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

  • All academic majors and backgrounds accepted
  • Salary up to $51,000 with health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact
  • Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 50 regions
  • Possible AmeriCorps Education Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

DACA recipients are eligible to apply. Learn more here.


Choose to define your success by what you help others achieve

For additional information, explore our website and youtube channel or contact UW’s Manager of Recruitment, Sean Rice (

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Considering Law School or Grad School? $195-$295 LSAT and GRE Prep Courses at UW

Interested in going to Law School or Grad School, but can’t afford to pay $1200+ for LSAT or GRE prep classes? We’ve got you covered. There will be another set of low-cost, high quality, LSAT and GRE prep courses at UW (open to non-students as well). You can apply for the course (and see testimonials, etc.) at

Campus Prep has built a reputation at UW by helping students get great point gains for
little cost. You can try the course for free, by requesting a full refund (via email) prior to the second class session.

$195-$295 LSAT Prep
The course will start in October and prepare you for the December test date. The comprehensive, 30 hour, LIVE course on campus, with 3 practice exams, costs $295. (students who qualify for financial need-based aid from Campus Prep pay $195-$215).

The instructor for the course has taught with Campus Prep for several years. He scored
in the top 3 percent on the test, and is one of our top-rated teachers nationally.

Schedule: (Please let us know if this schedule does not work for you – there is also a
LIVE online course):

Tuesdays 6-9pm
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1

Proctored (practice) exams:  Sat. 10/10 11-2pm, Sat. 10/24 11-2, Sat. 11/14 11-2pm

Apply ASAP at, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to

$165-$295 GRE Prep
The 18 hour, comprehensive GRE prep course will begin in October. It is taught by a top-scoring expert on the GRE. The course costs $295 (students who qualify for financial need-based aid from us pay $165-$215). Non-students are welcome to apply as well. You can find more info. about the course (and the instructor) at You can apply at


Wednesdays 6-9pm
10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18

Fast Facts:
*  92% of students who took another prep course before ours rated ours as superior.
*  In anonymous surveys, 98.7% of students say they would recommend our course to a
*  More than 30 years of test prep experience behind our core team!

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Online Course: Sustainable Business Course for NON-BUSINESS MAJORS

ONLINE COURSE – Fall quarter
ESRM 320, Marketing and Management from a Sustainability
SLN 11447
5 credits
TU/TH 4:30-6:50 PM

ESRM 320 is an introductory business courses designed for non-business majors, has NO prerequisites, and gives NW and I&S credit. Course info is at

ABOUT 320…
For-profit companies and non-profit organizations use marketing and human resources to create and deliver products, services, and ideas. This course explores: 1) business practices that are aligned with environmental stewardship and social responsibility standards; 2) the concepts and models of a market orientation; 3) how markets are researched and targeted, and products positioned, to meet consumer needs; 4) creating and pricing products, developing distribution channels, and implementing promotion campaigns; 5) managerial and leadership skills and styles; 6) how companies motivate employees and develop human capital; and 7) methods for recruiting, selecting, training, and evaluating employees. What does sustainability mean, and how is it manifested in business? Various definitions of sustainability have been used, but all share a common understanding that sustainability refers to integrating environmental, social responsibility, and financial/economic elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations. Said another way, practicing sustainability involves balancing the three Ps: planet, people, and profits.

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