Nearly 20 new opportunities!

Hey Honors Community!

This week is full to the brim with opportunities to get involved, get employed, get money, and get abroad. To make it easier for you to read, we’ve organized opportunities by headers but are keeping our numbering system intact as to not confuse you. Please give us feedback if this seems hard to read and we’ll use your comments to improve for the future.

Best,

UW Honors


Employment & Internships

1. SIFF Internships
2. Teach Math (Seniors and recent graduates!)
3. City Hall Fellows
4. Now Hiring! Assistant Coordinator position with International Specialized Program
5. JOB: Office of Admissions - Student Workers

Community & Campus Events

6. Amnesty International (info sesion) (4/17)
7. Preparing for Grad School Applications: workshop series for undergrads
8. ASUW Experimental College “Get outdoors without a car! Hiking by bus” !!
9. PEOPLE WITH CONVICTIONS
10. The Jackson School Journal of International Studies: Fall 2012 Call for Submissions!

Scholarships

11. The Road to the Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Scholarship — Graduate Study in the UK & Ireland

Study Abroad

12. Fall Quarter in ROME!
13. Announcing a NEW Study Abroad Program for Fall 2012 in Brazil
14. Friday Harbor Labs Information Session - Thurs. April 12
15. Fulbright U.S. Student Program - UW information sessions
16. Study Abroad in Berlin

17. Fall program in the Philippines and Hawai’i

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1. SIFF Internships

SIFF is looking for organized, efficient, resourceful interns for the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival (May 17 — June 10). Open positions include Guest Relations, Marketing, Publicity, Special Events, Administrative, and Editorial internships. These are unpaid internships with a 10-20 hour/week commitment.

As a SIFF intern, you will receive a Staff Badge which gives you access to the films and events of the Festival and screenings at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown and the Film Center. Several of our interns have used our references to secure jobs after the festival is ended. Click here for full descriptions on each internship, and details on how to apply: http://www.siff.net/about/jobs/interns.aspx.

Administrative Intern
The Administrative Intern supports the HR and Volunteer Coordinator in running the SIFF office and Volunteer Department. This is an excellent opportunity to experience what goes on behind the scenes of the Festival, and gain valuable work experience.

Publicity Intern
Publicity interns assist with the local and national media outreach to promote and generate favorable media coverage for this year’s festival.

Marketing and Outreach Intern
The marketing intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Coordinator in implementing SIFF’s overall marketing and communications plan—focusing specifically on promotions and community outreach—to build awareness about SIFF within the community, and to increase attendance and ticket sales.

Special Events Intern
This support position reports to the Events Manager and is crucial to the success of more than 50 special events. Leading up to the Festival, the Special Events Intern’s main focus will be securing donated items for VIP gift bags as well as other in-kind donations. Additionally, this position will assist the SIFF Events Manager with some aspects of event planning and implementation; including managing check-in at events. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication and be comfortable cold calling donor prospects.

Editorial Intern
Under the direction of the Communications Coordinator and Publication Co-Editors, the Editorial Intern will assist the Marketing and Communications Department with the writing, editing, and proofreading of content for the SIFF website, newsletter, catalog, and festival guide.

Guest Relations Intern
The Guest Relations department hosts visiting filmmakers, celebrities, media professionals and other VIPs. You will assist our staff in to organize Volunteer schedules on Shiftboard, staff the W Hotel Guest Hospitality Suite, organize flight data in Filemaker Pro, communicate with sponsor hotels, airlines and parking garages, meet and greet Festival VIPs.

SIFF  
305 Harrison Street   
Seattle, WA  98109
Tel: 206/464-5830

You may ALSO contact our own Wendy Durant in the Honors Program for further information: wdurant@uw.edu

2. Teach Math (Seniors and recent graduates!)

Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in a high-poverty charter school?

If so, you should consider MATCH Teacher Residency—an innovative, one-year teacher residency program.

Basically, we give recent college graduates one year of intense training. We then help them find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.

What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We’re prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher; you learn and practice very specific “Teacher Moves.” 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in certain charter schools with a track record of “turning around” low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships 1-on-1 with kids and parents, then using those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforcing rules consistently, and pushing/demanding a LOT from our kids.

MTR is no different from the MATCH Corps (our full-time tutoring program) from Monday to Thursday. However, unlike MATCH Corps, MTRs want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-poverty, “No Excuses” charter schools. So on Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, do tons of practice, and get a lot of coaching.

We’re especially proud of our brand new elementary school, MATCH Community Day, which specifically serves students who speak a language other than English at home.  MATCH Teacher Residents have the option to serve at MATCH Community Day, or our previously established High School or Middle School.  For more information on MATCH Community Day, have a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGUV8Jbeu-c

Does MTR work? Yes—check out this study to see how MTR trained teachers tend to outperform other rookie (and second year) teachers:

http://www.matchschool.org/publications/mtr_evaluation.pdf

For more information about MATCH Teacher Residency, check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32mkkuQnFYU

Or go to our website:

http://www.matchschool.org/matchcorps/teacher.htm

3. City Hall Fellows

City Hall Fellows is a non-profit organization that recruits recent graduates to work full-time for local government agencies for one year. Mission: Engage diverse, talented young people in the work of cities. Empower them to be effective local change agents.  Support their evolution from community-oriented student to local citizen leader. Vision: An America where all citizens understand what cities do and why local government matters.  An educated citizenry actively engaged in developing and providing innovative and cross-disciplinary responses to the social problems in their own backyards.  A society where government service is as high on our best and brightest’s priority lists as law school, high-paying consulting jobs and nonprofit work are today. What you get:  - Hands-On Experience Serving in Local Government - Intensive Civic Leadership Training - Applied Practice in Evaluating and Recommending Local Policy Initiatives - Cost of living stipend and health insurance Requirements: - College graduate - Year-long commitment How to Apply: - Visit http://www.cityhallfellows.org/apply/ to apply. - You will need: resume, transcript, recommendation, and 3 short essays. - Applications are due Thursday April, 12 by 11:59pm PST This program is highly competitive and extremely helpful for those interested in local government, politics, policy, urban planning, community development, community engagement, or any other related fields. I would be happy to answer any questions about the specifics of the program or the application process dfitts2@uw.edu. 4. Now Hiring! Assistant Coordinator position with International Specialized Program The International & English Language Programs department at UW is currently hiring for three Assistant Coordinator positions! In very brief terms (see longer description attached) the Assistant Coordinator position will help to plan and implement a variety of customized incoming study abroad programs. The application deadline for this position will be Sunday, April 15th, so please send your resume and cover letter to, Lillian Brunner (lbrunner@pce.uw.edu), by then. You may also email her for additional details. 5. JOB: Office of Admissions - Student Workers

The Office of Admissions is looking to hire multiple Front Desk Student Assistants to start working this spring quarter.

The Office of Admissions serves approximately 55,000 callers and 15,000 visitors per year. Student Assistants serve as a point of contact for prospective students and families, providing general information and resources regarding educational opportunities, student life, and more. Student Assistants work to create a welcoming environment for prospective applicants and other visitors. In some cases, you will be the first person that visitors meet on campus, and their first impression of the University of Washington.

Direct job duties include answering the Office of Admissions phone, welcoming individuals who come to our office, supporting admission counselors in their outreach work, and supporting processing staff in their daily work.

This job is flexible around class schedules and is year round, including the ability to work over all school breaks and the summer. Students can work for the office until they graduate, with the ability to work one quarter after they leave the UW. The average number of hours per week can range from 8 hours to 15 hours, depending upon the current office operating schedule and the student’s course schedule. Typically, the office is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

What we are looking for:

·         Positive attitude

·         Outgoing personality

·         Ability to handle high levels of work with a smile

·         Understanding of the UW and its general operations

·         Ability to perform repetitive task during various times of the year

If interested, please send the following to admdesk@uw.edu:

·         A short letter explaining why you are interested in this position and why you would do a good job

·         Your updated résumé with references

Any questions or other inquiries should be sent to admdesk@uw.edu.

6. Amnesty International (info sesion) (4/17)

Amnesty International & International Council Meeting  Info Session

Tuesday, April 17th

12:30pm-1:20pm

Thomson Hall 317

No registration required

Are you interested in human rights?

Would you like to learn more about Amnesty International?

Are you looking for an opportunity to engage globally with human rights leaders?

Attend this talk to learn more about the Amnesty International Council Meeting!

·         The Amnesty International Council Meeting (ICM) is one of the most important meetings for Amnesty International (AI) worldwide.

·         This talk will cover what the ICM is, topics discussed at the ICM last summer, the global work of AI, and the intersection of global vs. local AI engagement.  

·         Find out how to volunteer at the event – room and board are covered for volunteers. 

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

More info on AI at: http://www.amnestyusa.org/

7. Preparing for Grad School Applications: workshop series for undergrads

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering undergraduate students in all fields a series of workshops to get a head start on graduate school application materials. Please share this info with current juniors, seniors, and recent alums in all fields planning to undertake the grad school application process this fall. A flyer is also attached for display in your space as appropriate.

Preparing for Grad School Applications Workshop Series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful—get a head start on your application materials now. OMSFA is offering a series of workshops to help you prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Please RSVP to attend any or all sessions of interest:

  • Scholarship 201: Searching & Applying for Graduate Funding as an Undergrad
  • 4:30-5:20, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, MGH 171
  • RSVP for this session

CV Writing

Personal Statement Writing

Getting Great Recommendation Letters

For more information, please visit exp.washington.edu/scholarships, or contact scholarq@uw.edu with questions.

8. ASUW Experimental College “Get outdoors without a car! Hiking by bus” !!

Go on four hiking trips in the Seattle area on Saturdays using only public transit, all covered by the U-PASS or ORCA card! These are not “in-city” hikes, they are on trails in wilderness areas. We will depart for each hike on buses leaving from the University District. Trips include hikes to the incredible Wallace Falls, Cougar Mountain wilderness, and two beautiful summits, Poo Poo Point and Mt. Si. Information will also be emailed to each student describing how to do many other hikes in the area by bus. Trips are designed for people with any level of outdoor experience. If you cannot make all of the hikes you can get a refund for the hikes you cannot attend, but you must notify the instructor by email or phone a week in advance of the hike date. You will be refunded $10 per hike you do not attend.

To register for the class go to: https://depts.washington.edu/asuwxpcl/courses/view/12SP.26.14701 or call (206) 68-LEARN

9. PEOPLE WITH CONVICTIONS

Last quarter two very different groups of people embarked on a journey that would take them across social barriers and allow them to forge new friendships. Now, the Post-Prison Education students and the UW Honors students invite you to join them.

On April 11th at 7:00PM in Kane 120, the Post-Prison Community Collaboration Project begins its official work promoting awareness of the issues in our criminal justice system. Through a performance by the theater troupe, Insurgent Theatre, a dance performance by a local Samoan dance group, and presentations by people actively involved in addressing these issues, they hope to bring to you not only a worthy cause but a message about humanity that transcends cultural, legal, social, and historical boundaries.

Join them, and be informed, indignant, enraged, inspired, and altered.

10. The Jackson School Journal of International Studies: Fall 2012 Call for Submissions!

The Jackson School Journal of International Studies: Fall 2012 Call for Submissions!

The Jackson School Journal is an online and print publication dedicated to profiling the outstanding research and policy writing generated by University of Washington undergraduates.  The Journal is currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2012 issue! We accept research and policy papers on topics related to international affairs, and generally look for submissions about 10-15 double-spaced pages in length, though you’re welcome to submit something shorter or longer. You do not have to be a Jackson School student to submit. Submissions go through a double-blind peer review process, and if your piece is selected you get the chance to work closely with an editor and faculty members. Plus, you get to see your name in print! Submissions are due Friday, April 6, 2012. For more information on submitting, see our website or email us at jsjis@uw.edu.

We are also looking for Peer Reviewers! Peer reviewers are the first to read submissions and gain wonderful experience in evaluating student writing. Reviewers are eligible to receive 1 credit of SIS 499 (Independent Study). For more information about reviewing, click here. To become a Peer Reviewer, email us at jsjis@uw.edu.

11. The Road to the Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Scholarship — Graduate Study in the UK & Ireland

REMINDER: 

Scholarships for Graduate Study in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarship

Application Deadline:  Thursday, April 12, 2012

This is a reminder about the upcoming deadline for about the five highly competitive and prestigious fellowship opportunities for study in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland – the Gates Cambridge, the Marshall, the George Mitchell, the Rhodes, and the Winston Churchill Scholarship Programs.  

The campus nomination application can be accessed from the procedures section on each scholarship pages on the OMSFA Website — http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/uk 

Scholarships for Graduate Study in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

The Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes scholarships all provide funding for students interested in attending graduate school in the UK. 

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for campus nomination:

•             Have obtained a baccalaureate degree between now and August of 2013,

•             A U.S. Citizen at time of application.  (International students may apply for the Gates Cambridge and the Rhodes Scholarships), 

•             Have a 3.7 GPA,

•             Have a record of leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities (academic, research, internships, service, study abroad),

•             Age requirement as of October 1st:  Mitchell (29 or younger), Rhodes (23 or younger).

Winston Churchill Scholarship:  The Churchill supports one year of study in mathematics, science and engineering at Churchill College at Cambridge University.

Gates Cambridge:  The Gates Cambridge supports two to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University.  Students must apply directly to and be accepted to the University before consideration.

Marshall Scholarship:  The Marshall provides two years of support to fund study at an institution of higher education in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Mitchell Scholarship:  The Mitchell provides funding for one year of study at any institution of higher education in Ireland.

Rhodes Scholarship:  The Rhodes Scholarship supports funding for two to three years of study at Oxford University in England.

Campus Application Deadline: 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

For additional information, please see the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards website:  http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/uk

12. Study Abroad in Rome for Fall!

We are now accepting applications for the CHID/English autumn program in Rome.  The theme of the program is “Narrating Italy - 1948 to the Present”.  Students on this program will explore the roles that narration has played in Italian culture over the past half-century.   How have changing methods for representing the self and the nation contributed to Italy’s transitions through periods of decentralization, fascist rule, resistance, occupation and reconstruction, from regional agrarianism to globalized industrial economies?  We will examine how literature and visual media, film and other cultural expressions have shaped ideas of modernity, religion, economics and politics, and continue to do so throughout Italy’s many cultural and political transformations.   Full time UW credit  *  Open to all Majors  *  Federal Financial Aid can be applied  *  Italian Language not required   Visit https://depts.washington.edu/chid/rome.2012AUT for more information and a link to the application page.   Questions?  Contact chidint@uw.edu, or contact the Fall Rome Program Director, Norman Wacker at nwacker@uw.edu.

13. Announcing a NEW Study Abroad Program for Fall 2012 in Brazil

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Disability Studies
Program are offering a new study abroad course in Brazil on Disability
in Limited Resource Environments during Fall quarter 2012.

Please forward the attached flyer and link to program information below
to undergraduate or graduate students who may be interested in this
program.

The application deadline is *April 30^th , 2012.*

Program information:
http://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11084&Type=O&sType=O
<http://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11084&Type=O&sType=O>

14. Friday Harbor Labs Information Session - Thurs. April 12

UW’s FRIDAY HARBOR LABS INFO SESSION

Thurday April 12, 3:30-5pm in Thomson Hall 134

Learn how you can get involved with Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island. FHL faculty and former students will share their experiences, talk about their research, and answer questions. FHL is an ideal place to spend a quarter and jump-start your career in the marine sciences, education, medicine, law and policy, poetry and more! All courses involve fieldwork, boats, laboratory work, and research mentorship from award-winning faculty. Any UW student can spend a quarter at FHL.

This Fall FHL is offering two unique programs:

1) The Marine Biology and Humanities Quarter will include English/CHID, creative writing, and marine biology courses.  This quarter is great for incoming freshman through seniors, no pre-requisite coursework required. 

2) The Pelagic (Open Water) Ecosystem Research Apprenticeship monitors the sensitive waters in the San Juan Archipelago, and students design and work on independent research projects with faculty mentorship.  This 15 credit, fieldwork intensive program is great for sophomores through seniors. 


I cannot emphasize enough how awesome Friday Harbor is. Being surrounded by students with similar interests really allowed me to come into my own.  Nobody made fun of you for talking about science and fish all day, and it was actually encouraged!

–Jessica Hale, FHL marine biology student

Read more about a Jessica Hale’s experience at FHL


15. Fulbright U.S. Student Program - UW information sessions

2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Program - UW information sessions Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate student or a recent bachelor’s or master’s graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2013-14 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.   The application cycle for the 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2012. The UW deadline for applications is September 12, 2012.
WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT?
  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.
INFORMATION SESSIONS:   Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply: Special Event: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm, Bothell UW1-103 - Learn about the Fulbright Program through the experience of former recipients from UWB and the broader UW community. Chancellor Kenyon Chan will give an introduction and four Fulbright alumni will engage in a panel discussion. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305.  
ELIGIBILITY:   To be eligible, at the time of application (i.e. in fall 2012), you must be: 1)      A U.S. citizen (unfortunately, permanent residents are not eligible),

* International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.
2)      A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist, 3)      Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and 4)      In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)  
PROGRAM DETAILS:  

  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISERS AT UW:
For graduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma: Helene Obradovich, helene@uw.edu or Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:  Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni: Natalia Ksiezyk Dyba, nksiezyk@uwb.edu, UW1-177


16. Study Abroad in Berlin Study Abroad opportunity at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, in fall quarter 2012.  Through the Prism of Berlin: Historical Memory, German Unification, and the Future of the EU Are you an undergraduate interested in German history, unification, or European politics? Join Jackson School professor Sabine Lang in Berlin for a quarter-long program at Humboldt University. The program will be taught in English. For details, see attached flyer and poster.   The application deadline is April 15, 2012. For questions, please e-mail Sabine Lang at salang@uw.edu or Theron Stevenson at chidint@uw.edu


17. Fall program in the Philippines and Hawai’i CHID Philippines: Made in the USA - Knowledge Construction and Social Action Autumn 2012 study abroad in the Philippines and Hawai’i Info sessions in C-101 Padelford: Tues 4/10 at 12:30 & Thurs 4/12 at 3:30 https://depts.washington.edu/chid/philippines.2012AUT   Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply to the Comparative History of Ideas fall program in the Philippines and Hawai’i.  This program will explore the ways that knowledge production in the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora is and has been shaped by colonialism.  This will require students to consider both contemporary educational, social and political organizations, but also to reflect on American identities and the idea of “American Exceptionalism”.  The program will begin with a week in Hawai’i – a common stopover for flights to the Philippines, and also a historic waypoint for Filipino migration to the United States.  Next, students will travel to Manila, where they will reside at University of the Philippines dormitories and learn from local academics and community organizations.   Federal Financial Aid can be applied to the program fee. All classes will be taught in English. Earns full-time UW credit.   For more information, please attend an information session, or follow the link above to our webpage. Contact: chidint@uw.edu.

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