Research Opportunity on Residential Mobility

With the support of the National Science Foundation, UW sociologists are studying residential mobility among families using Housing Choice Vouchers in King County. This project is being done in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and the King County Housing Authority. As part of this work, the research team is seeking research assistants with native (or near-native) speaking and writing proficiency in Vietnamese to assist with qualitative interviews this fall and winter.

This work may include conducting oral translation and assisting the primary interviewer during interviews, scheduling interviews, and transcribing/translating written materials.

Required qualifications:

  • Native (or near-native) speaker/writer of Vietnamese
  • Proficient in English
  • Strong communication/organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Washington
  • Located in or near King County, WA during fall 2019 and winter 2020

Helpful additional qualifications:

  • Experience working with/in ethnically, racially, culturally, and/or socioeconomically diverse communities
  • An interest in social dynamics, housing/neighborhoods, public policy/subsidy programs, and/or qualitative research
  • Experience with research, scheduling, translation, and/or transcription

Selected candidates will be paid as Student Assistants at $31.44/hour.

Interested? Please send a CV or resume and a 1-2 paragraph statement of qualifications and interest to Erin Carll (project co-principal investigator) at Please feel free to send questions as well.

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