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Program Development Intern

Position Type: Hourly Paid Internship
Duration: Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters 2020-21
Compensation: $16.39/hr, 14 hrs/week for 11 weeks (work study eligible)

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) promotes and facilitates opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with faculty, provides a public forum for students to present their work, and offers advising and other resources. We currently seek an intern to support URP projects for up to 12 hours per week, preferably starting at the beginning of fall quarter 2018 and continuing through winter and spring 2019.

ABOUT THE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

As part of the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD), the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with faculty members across the disciplines. URP staff comprise a small, dynamic team who assist students in planning for an undergraduate research experience, identifying faculty mentors and projects, defining research goals, presenting and publishing research findings, obtaining academic credit, and seeking funding for their research. URP maintains a listing of current UW undergraduate research opportunities and related national programs, and offers the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities and co-hosts other summer STEM research programs. The Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium provides a forum for students to present their work to the university community and the public. Information about our program offerings and ethos is available on the URP website: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/.

WORK HOURS, LOCATION, AND PAY RATE

Work schedule to be determined quarterly. Pay rate is $16.39 per hour, for up to 14 hours per week for 11 weeks (work study eligible). Work location is currently remote until further notice. The office is located in 171 Mary Gates Hall, the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD). Occasional early evening hours desired.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Development Intern serves as a member of the Undergraduate Research Program team. The internship will focus primarily on key development projects with opportunities to collaborate with staff on other activities depending on experience and interests. Primary and potential projects include:
1. Undergraduate Researchers Support Network Collaborate with URP staff and partners to coordinate student support events, including Research Community Connections.
2. Curriculum and Advising Development Support staff in revising and identifying new opportunities for curriculum building for students.
3. Undocumented Student- Friendly Website Using best practices and knowledge of policies and funding options, review website content and make recommendations for
incorporating content that helps undocumented students navigate quickly towards resources that are relevant towards supporting their undergraduate research experience.
4. Additional Program and Student Support Depending on interests, experience, and availability, other opportunities that can be incorporated into the internship include: support URP planning of events and activities that support undergraduate research engagement.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

• Meet regularly with Assistant Director to report progress
• Collaborate with URP staff and committees
• Support planning meetings for designated projects
• Effective research of best practices, policies, and strategies to strengthen projects
• Effective time management and communication of projects and outcomes
• Friendly, reliable and committed to student success

QUALIFICATIONS

• Interest in experiential learning/research for undergraduate students
• Work well both as a member of a small team and independently.
• Leadership abilities including assertiveness, effective oral and written communication skills, and listening skills
• Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail.
• Experience with computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
• High comfort level with computer technology and software programs, including online forms and surveys (webqs).

ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS

• Professional or personal experience with undergraduate research
• Qualitative research experience (e.g. focus groups, survey analysis)
• Graduate student research experience

BENEFITS AND LEARNING COMPETENCIES

• Valuable experience in program development, assessment and evaluation, student services, and experiential learning in higher education.
• Interesting/relevant work environment for students who are interested in impact of undergraduate research on student experiences.
• Gain experience in time management, balancing multiple tasks and priorities, planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
• Collaborate with staff, EXPD programs, and other campus partners to support successful programs.
• Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.

SUPERVISION

This position will report to the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Research Program.

Priority deadline for consideration is Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Submit the following three components:
1) Resume
2) Cover letter describing your interest in the position, as well as, any relevant experiences
3) Diversity statement that answers the following two questions (1-2 paragraphs)
i. What are your definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion? What have you done to further your knowledge about these principles?
ii. How do your intersecting identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, gender) influence and contribute to your work, research, interactions and communications with the larger diverse UW communities (students, staff, and faculty)?

Submit application materials via Google Form: https://forms.gle/V1F27q4cYeSbjcpU9
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at urp@uw.edu. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by 11:00 a.m., September 9, 2020.

Work Study Career Development Office Assistant

Nature of Organization
The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is a preeminent school of public policy and management, serving over 500 students in three graduate degree programs: Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management. The school has earned a distinguished reputation for producing insightful policy analyses and fostering constructive community debate about major policy issues. The Evans School prepares leaders for professions in the public and private sectors and nonprofit organizations.
The Student Services team at the Evans School strives to provide students with the support they need to be successful throughout their time at the Evans School and beyond graduation. The Student Services team encompasses admissions, academic advising, career development, student organization advising, equity and inclusion work, and addressing other student needs.
The Evans School believes that our community should reflect the diverse backgrounds, opinions, experiences, and perspectives evident in the world in which we live. We strive for substantive inclusion and equity and continually work to increase our awareness and understanding of ourselves and the communities we serve.

Job Description
The Career Development team at the Evans School is seeking a part-time work-study office assistant to
support in managing job and internship postings, employer and student email inquiries, social media
management, and administrative responsibilities supporting the greater Student Services team.

This position is only open to graduate and undergraduate students with work-study eligibility.

Responsibilities

  • Significant data entry, data maintenance, and system management in EvansJobs career
    management system (Symplicity CSM software)
  • Respond to and follow up on emails from employers and campus/community partners in timely and professional manner
  • Troubleshoot student issues or questions regarding the EvansJobs career management system (Symplicity CSM software)
  • Search relevant job boards and listservs for MPA-relevant positions and professional
    development opportunities and post in EvansJobs
  •  Support Career Development team in developing marketing material for events
  • Support in management of Career Development social media (curating content for posting,
    engaging with various stakeholders, responding to inquiries)
  • Assist Career Development staff with special projects, programs, and other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student MUST have work study authorization
  • MUST be available to work 10-19 hours per week for the duration of the 2020-2021 school
    year
  • Demonstrate discretion and ability to respect privacy and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to quickly learn how to navigate and maintain databases and documents, including
    Sharepoint and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading, editing, and professional correspondence
  • Strong investigational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Organized, conscientious, punctual, willing to pitch in where needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with graduate students and programs, or a desire to pursue a graduate degree in the future
  • Knowledge of, or interest in The Evans School MPA (and/or a career in public service)
  • Experience with graphic design (ex. Canva, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Publisher)
  • Interest in social media strategy and content management (ex. LinkedIn, Facebook)

Job Hours and Pay Rate

  • The pay rate for this position is $16.39/hour. Work schedule will be flexible around student classes.
  • Virtual schedule is flexible with the preference for availability during business hours, but upon return to in-person operations, schedule will be expected to take place between traditional business hours (between8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday). This job is on-going for the 2020-2021 academic school year, and applicants are expected to commit to the entire duration of the school year.
  • The Evans School will be moving into our newly renovated building, Parrington Hall, in
    September/October 2020. It is expected that this position will operate virtually for as long as the university and staff are doing so, but if and when in-person operations resume, would work primarily from the office in Parrington Hall.

Educational Benefits

  • Opportunity to develop professional skills and work in an environment with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, and community partners
  • Gain skills valuable for careers in human resources, recruiting, career development, student
    services, higher education, organizational management, leadership development and training
  • Strengthen written and verbal communication skills
  • Learn about careers in public policy and governance, as well as gain deep understanding of hiring processes for a variety of government and nonprofit agencies
  • Stay current with job boards and postings across wide spectrum of public service careers
  • Work closely with student services and career development professionals who can assist in your own career development and exploration process

How to Apply
Submit work study award verification form, resume, and short answers (no more than 250 words) to the following two questions to evansjob@uw.edu (Please label subject line of email: Career Development Work Study Application Materials)
1. This role involves providing timely, professional communication with employers, regularly
utilizing online tools (Excel, Sharepoint, databases etc.), and strong attention to detail.
Describe the most relevant experience you have in these areas.
2. Provide an example of a time you used your administrative/organizational skills to improve
the quality of your work?

Applications will be reviewed as received, with a preferred closing date of August 28th

This position is only open to graduate and undergraduate students with work-study eligibility.

Supervision
This position will report to Mellanie Rhae Tanada, Assistant Director of Career Development
(tanadm@uw.edu)

Part-time Student Position at Foster School of Business

  • Graduate Admissions Specialist, within the Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the Foster School of Business.
  • The position would work on admissions initiatives, communication, data-integrity, and more.
  • It would be a great opportunity for a driven, independent senior or graduate student looking to learn more about customer service, marketing, higher education, etc. The full position description and application can be found in Handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3903623

Please feel free to apply via Handshake or can contact ashults@uw.edu.

 

Student Job Posting: Reader/Grader for COMMLD 511 Intro to User Centered Design for Fall 2020

The Communication Leadership graduate program (Comm Lead) is seeking a graduate student to serve as paid grading/feedback support for COMMLD 511: Introduction to User Centered Design in Autumn 2020. It is expected that this position will work approximately 14 hours per week during the term of this quarterly appointment (including class time), not to exceed 177 hours total. Position will be paid $24.00 per hour. There will be a limited number of hours of prep work during Summer 2020 (primarily in September), so the appointment will begin then with a flexible exact start date in early September.

Note: No in-person work is required for this role, given public health and safety recommendations. All work and meetings will be conducted virtually.

In this role, the successful candidate will work closely with instructor David Holmberg, attending the virtual class sessions (10 sessions, 6:00-9:50 PM on Mondays October 5-December 7), helping to monitor the discussion threads, and providing written feedback on a host of assignments.

  • Grades weekly discussion board entries
  • Grades weekly assignments
  • Short practice assignments applying UX skills learned in class. These will include foundational UX artifacts such as user interviews, journey maps, sketching, wireframing, taxonomies, and usability reports. All of the assignments will cumulatively build on each other toward the final project.
  • Grades 1-2 larger assignments
  • The final project involves 1) creating a working prototype of an app based on real user problems identified at the beginning of the quarter (and which will be the basis for all of the weekly assignments), 2) a case study which details out the steps involved to create the app.

Qualifications:

  • Current UW graduate student through Autumn 2020
  • Experience with UX or design thinking is a must. Candidates should display knowledge or coursework on UX

Comm Lead is a professional graduate program, offering Master of Communication Degrees in Digital Media as well as Communities & Networks. Students range in age from 22-40+ and many work full time, coming to school after hours. This course is an elective option that also meets the program’s Research Methods core requirement.

COMMLD 511: Introduction to User Centered Design

This course focuses on the fundamentals of user experience (UX) design, focusing on the skills and concepts needed to successfully design products and services for humans (otherwise known as the human-centered design process). We will learn the principles of design thinking, so that students come away from the class with a framework for understanding how to identify real user problems, design solutions for how to solve those problems, and then test those solutions with real people.

Over the course of the quarter, students will learn the foundations of user experience design, covering the entire cycle from ideation to implementation, and all of the design phases in between. We will cover a wide range of UX skills, including user research, user journeys, sketching, wireframing, principles of information architecture, prototyping, and usability studies. Additionally, we will consider the larger ethical questions raised by designing products in the digital age.

To apply, please submit an unofficial transcript, CV/resume, and cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position through Handshake (Job Posting 3878443) by noon on July 31, 2020. Questions can be directed to commlead@uw.edu.

New SLP Master’s program at Medical University of South Carolina

About the Program:

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program is a new program that has been approved by the Commission on Higher Education of South Carolina and is undergoing review by the Council on Academic Accreditation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The SLP program is grounded in evidence-based practice for education and clinical care. The educational philosophy emphasizes motivated, adult learners engaged in activities that they will experience during the evaluation and treatment of patients, guided by experts.

About MUSC:

The SLP program is housed in the Department and College of Health Professions within MUSC, an academic health science center known for excellence in education, clinical care and research. The college is a national leader in education, scholarship, and research. At MUSC, we have active clinical practices (in-patient and out-patient) with 30+ full-time SLPs and 10+ PRN SLPs. MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care.

 To apply:

Qualified applicants may apply through MUSC’s Human Resources website. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references (Note: References will be contacted only with applicant approval). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All inquiries will be confidential. For more information, please contact Amanda Giles, OTD, OTR/L, Chair, Search Committee, at gilesak@musc.edu.

Paid Opportunity for Students: How Huskies Heal Interview Team

Build Community Through Discussions on Healing: Apply to the How Huskies Heal Interview Team!

Each member of our UW community has diverse views based on different life experiences, value systems, and notions of health. Winner of the 2020-2021 Husky Seed Fund AwardHow Huskies Heal will be a published anthology of interviews with members of the UW community that discuss the subjectivity of healing. We hope How Huskies Heal will illustrate there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing, and function as a novel resource for current and future professionals in providing collaborative care.

By interviewing Husky students, faculty, and staff, Interview Team members will explore and engage with diverse views on healing. This is a  paid opportunity and interview content will be published in the final How Huskies Heal publication in Spring 2021. Ideal candidates are Health Sciences students interested in cultivating therapeutic communication skills and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants must complete the Catalyst Survey application by August 5th, 2020, be a current UW student (Health Sciences students preferred) and not a current or recent employee of the UW, possess strong communication skills, and have interest in cultivating therapeutic communication skills and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached flyer for information on Interview Team member duties, application requirements, and payment for services.

If you have any questions about the project and/or application, please email howhuskiesheal@uw.edu.

The Pipeline Project is Looking for Undergraduate Interns

We are looking for 2 more undergraduate interns to help us increase Pipeline’s visibility on campus, create community and support among tutors, and provide program support.

Being a Pipeline intern is a great opportunity to build your leadership skills, learn about education program coordination, and build community. Pipeline interns are integral to keeping the program running smoothly.

 

Positions:

We are looking for two undergraduates:

  1. Tutor Support and Data Analysis Intern
  2. Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break Intern

Interns would work approximately 5 hours a week (flexible scheduling) including 1 all-intern meeting once a week. While these positions are unpaid, we can offer compensation in the form of General Studies Credit (and lots of free food that comes through the EXPD office suite).

Pipeline Internships are for the entirety of the school year, Fall 2020 – Spring 2021.

 

Application:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM, May 25th, 2020.

Please visit our informational page here for more details and access to the application.

 

International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S.

International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S. 

5:30pm, Wednesday, May 27. 

Register to attend this online session.

 

WHAT: A panel of five to six current UW graduate fellows describe their experiences and offer tips on applying for fellowships as international students.  To maximize the benefit you receive from this panel, we recommend reading about the fellowship(s) you want to pursue before you attend the panel session.

CONFIRMED PANELISTS: 

  • UW graduate and professional students: Robyn Davis, Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards
  • UW Seattle undergraduate students and bachelor’s alumni: Emily Smith, and Robin Chang, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Guest speakers: Dr. Tumaini Coker (Seattle Childrens), Dr. Chris Li (Fred Hutch), and Dr. Lisa Manhart (SPH)

Topics include:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits, etc
  • Finding faculty mentors and projects
  • Process/timeline

Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Undergraduates interested in research from disadvantaged backgrounds are invited to attend:  Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements.

Registration and Information:

Please register at:  https://tinyurl.com/YAN7S5DA  for zoom link.

For more information, please see the Diversity Supplements FAQ by clicking here.

Contact Nora Coronado  ncorona@uw.edu  if you have further questions.

UW Aphasia Lab Opportunities

The Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Washington conducts research to better understand the complex processing of language and its breakdown in individuals with aphasia.

In particular, they study:

  1. The theoretical nature of word retrieval deficits in aphasia.
  2. Rehabilitation of aphasia.
  3. The influence of mental lexicon structure on treatment generalization.
  4. The psycholinguistic principles of stimuli used in treatment and/or standardized assessments.

Available Positions:

4 Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Volunteers*

*Update: Two of the PB positions listed below will now be work study paid positions.

  • Project:  Standardization of a test for verbal working memory with individuals who have aphasia and non-brain damaged controls
  • Duties:  data collection (non-brain damaged controls), data analysis, data entry
  • Start date:  June 2019
  • Length of appointment:  through AY 19/20 (ending June 2021)
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Sonia Vieira at scvieira@uw.edu by MAY 10, 2019

 

1 Masters Thesis Opportunity (Spring 2019 to June 2020)

  • Project:  The influence of the mental lexicon on treatment generalization utilizing models of network theory
  • Start date:  Spring quarter 2019
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Nichol Castro at ncastro1@uw.edu by APRIL 30 2019

For more information, go to the Aphasia Research Lab’s web page.