Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2018: SOC 404

Specialized Internship Opportunities Winter/Spring 2018

Applications due: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4pm

Interviews in Sociology Advising week of November 13-17 and then applications are forwarded to our Internships Site Supervisors on Monday, November 20th

We will host three Internship Information sessions where we go over general information about the internships and also the 2-quarter department-based internships (more information below).

Internship Information Sessions:

  • Friday October 20th, 3:30pm in SAV 409
  • Monday October 23rd, 4:00pm in SAV 409
  • Tuesday October 24th, 3:30pm, SAV 409

Applications may be submitted in person in the Sociology Advising Office (203 Savery) until 4pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 OR emailed by 4pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to susanna@uw.edu

Note: Applications will post after the last information session, no later than 10/24


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:

Court Watch – Internship Information

Federal Public Defender – Internship Information

Housing and Urban Development, Fair Housing Equal Opportunity  (FHEO) – Internship Information

Housing and Urban Development, Field Policy and Management Internship

The Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County (HDC)

King County Municipal Court – Internship Information

What will you 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 ’18. 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. Updated information about the internships and applications can be found by clicking here:  https://soc.washington.edu/internships#SOCAgencyInternships

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 & Internship Center for information on alternative internships.

The seminar will meet on Thursdays during Winter Quarter from 11:30-1:20pm


Do not hesitate to email Susanna Hansson at susanna@uw.edu 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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Really love data? Looking for an internship? Come to the eScience Career Fair

We are pleased to inform you that this coming October 23rd, eScience is hosting a Career Fair for postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduates seeking internships and permanent employment in industry in the broad field of data science.

More information about the career fair, including the list of participating companies, can be found here: http://escience.washington.edu/data-science-career-fair/
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Husky Neighborhood Interns is recruiting!

Want to work in the UW Community? Apply for this paid internship working in the North of 45thCommunity.

Husky Neighborhood Interns (HNIs) work on projects to improve public safety, promote civility and foster a greater sense of community for the students and permanent residents living north of campus.


Compensation will be $15/ hour with a maximum of 7-10 hours per week .  Students must be able to work in the United States.

Time Commitment:

Must be able to attend weekly staff meetings and North of 45th Committee Quarterly meetings.

Desired Qualifications:

·               Strong verbal and written communications skills.

·               Outstanding organization and time management skills.

·               Ability to manage projects and provide leadership.

·               Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and take initiative.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter addressing why you would like to work in the North of 45th area and what issues or concerns do you see facing this community to Aaron Hoard  at ahoard@uw.edu  by 12:00pm (noon) on October 13th  Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis after we receive resumes and cover letters.  Interviews will begin on Oct 16th and decision letters will go out on Oct 20th.

HNI Job Description 2017-2018

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Register now for U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity


U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity
U Lead We Lead uses the art of storytelling to motivate leaders of today and tomorrow. As a community, we will dive into timely and relevant questions about leadership for a more equitable world. No lectures here; this event is all about stories, experiences and learning from one another.

Three local luminaries will each share their story and perspectives and call you to action. At U Lead We Lead, you get to hear from inspiring people and meet other Huskies for enriching conversation. U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity will inspire you for what’s ahead.

This event is free and includes dinner as well as fun opportunities such as a photo booth, a Dubs appearance, and special giveaways.

More information and Registration Link

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Sociology Speaker Series: “Conflict, Violence, and Ethnicity: Pakhtunwali in the Conflict of Swat, Pakistan” Syed Wasif Azim

Conflict and violence, programmed and on a high level can shatter lives and crush peculiar cultures of different groups. It also generates waves of ethnic profiling and hatred along with stereotypes of people considered as ‘violent’ and ‘security threats’.

This talk investigates the impacts of conflict and violence for ethnicity and ethnic identity in Swat, Pakhtun region of Pakistan. Theoretically, it attempts to break the ‘primodialism’ within ‘constructivism’ by proposing that the impacts of conflict and violence (any type) for ethnicity and ethnic identity are complex, contextual and multi-di­mensional. Pakhtun ‘culture’ (Pakhtunwali) and ascribed aspects of Pakhtun ethnic identity will be discussed, based on over 80 open ended interviews, discussions and observations in the conflict-ridden region of Swat Pakistan.


SYED WASIF AZIM is a Visiting Research scholar in the South Asia Center at the UW through a fellowship funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. He is a graduate student in the Department of Polit­ical Science, University of Pesha­war, Pakistan. His PHD is also funded by the indigenous scholar­ship of HEC Pakistan. His broader research area is the Pakhtun soci­ety of Pakistan. His focus includes ethnicity, conflict and sense of belonging in the region.

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Paid Community Based Internships through Carlson Center

The Carson Leadership & Public Service Center has announced their undergraduate community based internships (UCBI) for this year.

The UCBI provides opportunities for students to participate in paid internships opportunities in the non-profit and public sector in the Seattle and South King County area.

UCBI Info Flyer

  • Internships begin January 3rd and conclude June 1, 2018
  • 12 hours per week during Winter and Spring quarters

Visit www.washington.edu/carlson to apply by 11:59pm on OCTOBER 23rd

Information Sessions:

  • Monday, October 9th 4:00-5:00pm in MGH 258
  • Tuesday, October 10th 12:30-1:30pm in MGH 134
  • Thursday, October 12th 5:00-6:00pm in MGH 258

Questions? Email serve@uw.edu; give our team of Graduate Student Mentors a call at (206) 543-5514; or visit Mary Gates Hall 171 and ask to speak with a Carlson Center staff member.


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Introducing Maura Nakamichi!

The Sociology Advising office welcomed Maura Nakamichi on board in late June!


Prior to joining the Sociology Advising team, Maura worked in the Registration office for five years assisting students with anything from issues with registration and transcripts to helping returning students navigate current UW procedures. She’s excited to be working with students face-to-face and develop ongoing relationships with Sociology majors as well as having conversations with potential transfer students and wanna-be majors.

We are very excited that Maura is part of our team here in Student Advising, in the position Catherine Clepper vacated when she moved to the East Coast with her family.

When not helping students, Maura can be found adventuring around Seattle with her corgi George and hopes to visit every continent. And we hope George will be an occasional visitor here in the Advising Office (as you can see he’s already got handsome business casual attire).


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