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Americorps Opportunities with UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project (Applications Due: 05/08/17)

AmeriCorps LogoThe UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are looking for 3 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2017-2018. Applications due May 8th.

Were you involved in the K-12 tutoring or mentoring at the UW? If so, we encourage you to apply!

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will recruit and support students on cam­pus involved in K-12 tutoring and college access mentoring. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and working with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in our programs, support tutors and mentors on campus, and assist staff with programs related to educational equity. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st, 2017-July 15th, 2018.

Read the Position Descriptions for Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member and The Dream Project AmeriCorps Member.
If you are ready to submit your application now, you can do so here.
The application deadline is Monday, May 8th, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email:
Pipeline Project
: Dana at danaw4@uw.edu
Dream Project: Amrita at heera@uw.edu or Nicole at npg324@uw.edu

You are also welcome to talk with other staff members of Pipeline or Dream Project.


Funding Opportunity: Library Research Award for Undergraduates (Application Deadline: 05/15/17)

The UW Libraries is currently accepting student research projects to be considered for the annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates. The deadline is May 15th and based on previous years, students have a 1 in 5 chance of winning an award!

Full information and website link:

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.

Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.  New this year: additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health

When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 15, 2017, by 5:00pm PDT.

Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.


If you have questions, please email libaward@uw.edu.

Job/Internship Opportunities: Education/Interpretation – Mount St. Helens Institute

Mount St Helens Institute LogoThe Mount St. Helens Institute is excited to announce 4 seasonal positions at Mount St. Helens. While its not necessarily collecting data or studying volcanoes; it is sharing appreciation and understanding of volcanoes with youth and adults.
This includes working with the USGS/MSHI collaborative GeoGirls progra and working at Johnston Ridge Observatory.
Position Description HERE and attached.
Please share with your current and former students:
  • Science Education – 2 positions available – starts April 17; closes March 6
  • Education and Interpretation Internship
  • Interpretation Internship

Mount St. Helens Educator

Mt. St. Helens Education and Interpretation Intern

Mt. S. Helens Interpretation Intern

Paid Internship Opportunity: Environmental Equity Intern – Seattle City Light (Application Deadline: 02/21/17)

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle’s electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

The Environmental Equity Program strives to make equal environmental and economic benefits and burdens to its customers and the citizens of Seattle regardless of race, economic status, national origin, and English proficiency, as outlined by the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Agenda here:

The program works to educate City Light employees on strategies to meet this goal, strives to identify and change internal policies that are hurdles, and works with community partners to identify areas of opportunities to further environmental equity in everything we do. The Environmental Equity Intern will have the opportunity to support these goals and make an impact on a new program that is still in development.

Job Responsibilities:
During this internship, the intern will be specifically responsible for:

  • Developing program marketing materials with guidance from program staff and the communications team;
  • Creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations to key internal City of Seattle and community stakeholders;
  • Assisting in development of training materials;
  • Assisting in the facilitation of Environmental Equity and Race and Social Justice training for City Light staff and key internal and community stakeholders;
  • Assisting in the development of community outreach strategies;
  • Attending community events.
This internship will benefit the student through the following learning outcomes:
  • Implementation of the Equity and Environment agenda;
  • Exposure to and creating community engagement and inclusion strategies;
  • Building skills in addressing equity and inclusion in municipal government.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Funding Opportunity: Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship (Application Deadline: 11/08/16)

Sea Grant LogoWashington Sea Grant Science Communication fellows make stories happen. Fellows
may write features for Sea Star, work with media on coastal research, or develop their
own multimedia projects to connect people with marine science that matters. Along the
way, they build portfolios that help them gain recognition as writers and communicators
who can break down the barriers between scientific information and public

Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in any field from
Washington universities and colleges may apply. Applicants must demonstrate strong
writing skills, a good general grounding in the sciences, and a special interest in marine
science, education, or policy. Applicants should have at least some social media
experience or be interested in developing their digital content skills. The selection
committee will consider writing samples, related experience and studies, references and
the relevance of the fellowship to future career goals.

Award: Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend and are expected to work an average of 8-10
hours per week. Fellows are also expected to meet regularly with WSG communications
staff and to maintain consistent email contact when working offsite.

Application Deadline: Applications for the fellowship are due to Washington Sea Grant
by 5:00 p.m. PST on November 18, 2016. Finalists will be selected and interviewed early

For more information, see https://wsg.washington.edu/students-teachers/fellowships/washington-sea-grant-science-communications-fellowship/

Funding Opportunity: Ellison Education Grant

Ellison Foundation LogoEducation Grants for Washington State K-12 Public School Teachers!

The Ellison Foundation is happy to announce the creation of the “Ellison Education Grants” for K-12 public School teachers in Washington State.  The Ellison Education Grants were created to empower and support Washington State’s most effective, innovative and inspirational K-12 public school teachers.

The Ellison Foundation believes in he classroom teacher’s expertise when it comes to understanding their professional learning needs and the academic needs of their students.  The Ellison Education Grants are meant to empower this expertise.

The Ellison Foundation is looking to award 10 grants worth $5,000 each (5 for Academic Enrichment and 5 For Professional Learning) in the spring of 2017 (for use during the 2017-2018 school year).

If you are interested in learning more about the “Ellison Education Grants” and applying, please click the

Following link: http://ellison-foundation.org/ellison-education

Applications may be submitted between November 1st, 2016 and March 1st, 2017.

Scholarship Information and Resources for Undergrads

With so many new faces in advising offices across campus, including some of our own, along with some new resources and programming we’re offering, I wanted to share a bit of information about the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA). OMSFA supports UW undergraduate students in developing the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships appropriate to their goals. To do that, we offer workshops on different topics related to searching and applying competitively for scholarships, information sessions providing information about specific scholarship programs, and individual scholarship advising appointments for undergraduates and alumni at any stage, from just getting started to providing feedback on application drafts and scholarship interview prep. We’re also happy to visit classes or events you might be hosting to share scholarship information with students.

Over the summer, we launched a new website with information for students who may be on the scholarship hunt, for faculty and staff who engage with exciting students and are looking to support them, and more!

We also redesigned our scholarship database and search functions to hopefully make it easier for students to use. The database is publically available (no UW NetID required) so prospective students and others in our community are welcome to use it.

Both the website and the scholarship database are works in progress, with much information still to be added, so please do let us know if you are looking for information you can’t find, or if you come across scholarships that you think should be included in our database. We’re happy to build this community resource in ways that best serve all our students! But also recognizing that our scholarship database has its limitations, we’ve collected additional search tools that may provide students with a broader view (also happy to add to this list).

Upcoming sessions to share with students:

—  Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop, Thursday, 10/20/16, 12:00pm, MGH 171

Develop your undergraduate CV for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume or a list of activities. RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237, though drop-ins are welcome!

Approaching the Personal Statement, Thursday, 10/20/16, 4:30pm, MGH 171

This workshop will offer ideas on how to approach your personal statement writing and practical exercises to get you started. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/621, though drop-ins are welcome!

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