May 11, 2011
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
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Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Announcements and Upcoming Events


Deadline Approaches for Degree Requests   


If you are planning to graduate this quarter, a

Master's Degree Request must be submitted by

5/29/2011, 11:59:59 PM. Do not miss this deadline!




Students Present at Spring Conference 


Cultural Studies students, Priya Frank, Mona Halcomb, Theryn KigvamasudVashti, and Amanda Martin,  will present "Survival Through Sisterhood: Developing the Graduate Women of Color Collective at UW Bothell" at the UW Women of Color Collective's Dialoguing Difference conference. The conference will be held Friday, May 27, 2011 at the University of Washington's School of Law.


 May 25, 26, and 27, 2011


For more information about the UW Women of Color Collective and the conference please visit their site for details and registration materials.  



UW Bothell Exhibit Needs Volunteers


Policy Studies alumnus, Sean Schmidt, is bringing the photo journalist exhibit, Holding Mother Earth Sacred, to UWB. Jointly sponsored by the MA in Policy Studies program and Center for University Studies & Programs (CUSP), the exhibit will be on display Monday, May 16 - Thursday, May 26in the CUSP Space (UW2-030). 


If you are available to assist with one of the following shifts, please contact Lisa ( ASAP.

·         Take down: Thursday, May 26, 3:00-6:00pm

·         Set up: Thursday, May 12, 3:00-6:00pm






Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Cultural Studies

Amanda Martin Sandino was recently accepted as a fellow for the 2011 Digital Research Summer Institute, where she will work on a collaborative digital pain mapping project.  The Digital Research Summer Institute is an intensive effort to foster sustainable digital scholarship and interoperable communities of digital practice at the UW.  The Institute will run June 24-July 22 on Fridays at the Simpson Center for the Humanities.


Holly Winters completed a volunteer internship teaching Spanish and English at Seattle's Ronald McDonald House during autumn quarter. In addition to the House being a wonderful place for families with seriously ill children, Holly tells us that it is also a delightful place to volunteer. This video shares a glimpse of what it was like to be immersed in that environment for 20 hours each week during autumn quarter.


In addition, Holly was nominated by the Ronald McDonald House and awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for her internship service. Her certificate was accompanied by a letter from President Obama, embossed with the official White House Seal.  You can read more about Holly's bilingual internship by visiting the MACS Featured Research Projects page.  

Congratulations to Amanda and Holly.





Policy Studies



First year student, Paula Matano, has received an internship with the Oregon Center for Public Policy as a research assistant. Paula will be assisting in a historical analysis of Oregon's legislative budget. The research will focus on what programs have been funded and which groups have been provided for. Paula will also be working on projects related to health care. 


Congratulations, Paula on your internship.  






Career and Professional Development

Jobs  (by closing date, then alpha)  


WA State Dept. of Transportation, Grants Program Manager, Seattle 2011-WMS-007 

Closes: May 15

Enviroissues, Communications Outreach Associate, Seattle
HuskyJobs: 54461
Closes: May 22

Northwest Indian Fisheries Committee, Puget Sound Policy Analyst/Program Coordinator, Olympia
HuskyJobs: 54496
Closes: May 25

Snohomish County, Associate Planner - Planning and Development Services, Everett

Closes: May 26

UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, Communications and External Affairs Specialist, Seattle campus
Job ID #: 73563
The Simpson Center seeks a Communications and External Affairs Specialist to coordinate and facilitate its multiple public interfaces in the form of print and web-based communications, public events production, and development relations and stewardship. The position creates and implements the Center's communication plan; oversees the development, production, and delivery of all promotional and publicity materials; develops media contacts; and edits and transforms Center content as appropriate for placement across multiple media platforms.
Closes: May 31/priority consideration.

UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, GSA Web Tech and Communications Assistant, Seattle campus
Job ID #: 73968
The Simpson Center for the Humanities seeks a 50% GSA to fill its Web Tech and Communications Assistant position for AY11-12. Primary responsibilities include maintaining and developing the Simpson Center's online presence via its website, events calendar, weekly and monthly e-mails, and social media technologies; administering the Center's UWCH email account and other shared accounts; and developing and maintaining Simpson Center listservs for regular web- and email-based contact with faculty, graduate students, and friends.
Closes: May 31

Technology Access Foundation, Communications Program Manager, Seattle
Closes: June 1

Technology Access Foundation, TechStart Program Manager, Seattle

Closes: June 1

Center for Health Training, Evaluator, Seattle

Closes: June 30

Alliance for a Just Society, Research Associate, Seattle

Open until filled


Cascadia Consulting Group, Project Assistant - Energy Efficiency & Quantitative Analysis, Seattle

Open until filled


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCHARP Project Data Manager I, Seattle
Job ID: 23749
Open until filled

REWA, Director of Public Policy and Community Advocacy, Seattle
Open until filled

UWB Quantitative Skills Center, Tutor

Quantitative Skills Center tutors help students, faculty and staff with any aspect of the quantitative process.  If you have a passion for math and helping people, this could be the job for you!  QSC tutors are required to attend all staff meetings and trainings to discuss techniques and improve skills.  Light clerical or educational outreach tasks may also be assigned to tutors when time permits.  Download the application and return it to Erin Hill:

Open until filled 


UWB Writing Center, Peer Writing Consultant

The Writing Center is looking for new Peer Writing Consultants to begin work Summer Quarter. We are looking for students in all academic programs who talk energetically and think deeply of writing, and for folks whose language and writing backgrounds represent the diverse populations we work with in the Writing Center.


YMCA of Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, Director of Education & Advocacy Network, Seattle

Open until filled 





City of Bothell, GIS Internship

Paid, 16 hrs/wk through 12/31/11

Under general supervision student interns will provide mapping and analysis services to the City of Bothell internal and external clients. They will assist with updating and maintaining GIS datasets using ArcGIS, fulfill simple map requests using ArcGIS, document and track data and map requests, among other duties.
Closes: May 16

Intern at Amnesty International Western Regional Office
Volunteer, part-time
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is offering field internships for individuals who are passionate about human rights and eager to learn more about how field work, organizing, and grassroots campaigns contribute to the realization of human rights in the US and abroad. The internship provides opportunity for growth as human rights defenders and provides interns with education, tools and resources to be leaders at Amnesty International and the broader human rights and social justice field. General internships are also available. To apply, please submit a cover letter (one page maximum) and application to Sara Schmidt, Please outline your reasons for seeking the internship and summary of your experience and qualifications. If you have any questions please contact Sara by email or at (415) 288-1865.
Deadline: Rolling Acceptance

CAIR-WA, Summer internships, Seattle  

Volunteer, 20 hrs/wk

CAIR is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization. 

Open until filled 


Cascadia Consulting Group, Summer Intern, Seattle  

Paid, part-time  

Open until filled  


City of Bellevue, Transportation Planning Intern III  

Paid, 20 hrs/wk during school year  

Open until filled    


League of Education Voters, Policy/Research Intern, Seattle  

Volunteer, Summer quarter, min of 8 hrs/wk  

Open until filled    



Career-related Events


Presidential Management Fellows and Other Federal Opportunities Info Session  
Tues, 5/17, 4pm-5pm
UW Bothell, UW1 103                                                                                                      
Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Presidential Management Fellows Program is a highly selective, rigorous leadership program that recruits outstanding graduate students for a two-year developmental fellowship at various Federal agencies.  More than 80 Federal agencies throughout the U.S. partner with the PMF Program Office to hire Fellows annually. Come to the info session to learn more.


Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!)
May 18, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
This workshop is for those of us (including one of the facilitators) who are, shall we say, "network challenged". Whether you are in the job search, exploring career options or researching graduate school opportunities, you will learn some easy, non-threatening ways to connect with others to meet your goals; including "the approach", ways to get "them" talking (so you can rest - and listen!), dealing with silence, getting the info, and how and when to move on. You will discover the excellent conversationalist that you are!, "Jobtini" Networking Social

May 23, 5:30-8pm
Spitfire Restaurant, 2219 4th Avenue Seattle, WA 98121   


Federal Jobs: Find & Apply
Thurs, June 3, 1:00-2:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
Are you interested in a great job - with a good salary, excellent benefits, and possible student loan repayment? Want a job where you can make a real difference - in the areas of health, environment, policy, international relations, and more? Consider working for the federal government - a sector doing lots of hiring! In this workshop, you'll learn how to find agencies that might interest you, locate federal job openings, and tailor your application materials to show how your qualifications match what federal hiring authorities are seeking. All academic disciplines welcome! No registration required. This event is sponsored in conjunction with the UW Making a Difference: Careers in Federal Government initiative. Learn more at

Dependable Strengths Seminar for Grad Students & Postdocs

June 10 & 13, 8am-5pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
$100 Students; $160 UWAA Members; $200 Non-UWAA Alumni
The Dependable Strengths seminar provides a safe place for grad students, postdocs, & graduate-level alumni to explore their good experiences to discover their unique patterns of strengths; consider which strengths they want to use in a career; write a report that articulates their strengths and reflects their potential; and learn to use the report to make connections, enhance application materials, and improve interviews.'
Register by June 1.

Dependable Strengths Seminar for Alumni and Community

June 17 & 20, 8am-5pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
$160 UWAA Members; $200 Non-UWAA Alumni; $250 Non-UW Community Members
Co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Association, the Dependable Strengths two day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities. The focus is a nontraditional job search process. Each participant identifies what they enjoy, things they do well and events or experiences in which they take pride.


Fellowships and Funding


George S. Mickelson Memorial Western Governors' Association Fellowship

One-year, full-time paid fellowship
The one-year position is open to all Washington residents pursuing or completing an advanced degree who have a strong interest in public policy with emphasis on environmental, natural resource, land use, energy, and outdoor recreation issues.
Deadline: May 20

MDRC, Operations Fellowship - Policy Research & Evaluation, Summer 2011, New York City

Full-time, up to $5000 stipend
MDRC will be offering a paid fellowship targeting master's degree candidates who are interested in working on developing and implementing demonstrations and evaluations of interventions serving low-income Americans. Dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income families, MDRC has created this special financial assistance program for students enrolled in master's programs in public policy, public administration, psychology, sociology, child development, child welfare, family relations, criminal justice, education, or related fields. Qualified minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: May 23

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Scholarships and Grants

Each year, the Bridges Center awards thousands of dollars to undergraduates and graduates in Labor Studies. For example, the Martha H. Duggan Fellowship awards $10,000 for graduate students and Best Paper Prizes award $250. Learn more about what's available.
Most deadlines: June 13

UW Bothell Believe Student Support Fund

Up to $750 non-renewable scholarship for currently enrolled UW Bothell students who are members of an underrepresented group or community for participation in extracurricular competitions, conferences and academic events. Due consideration will be given to candidates who clearly demonstrate qualities of character and leadership and who exhibit a strong commitment to community service and academic achievement.
No deadline; applications continually accepted on a rolling basis



Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


Comparative Urban Planning and Urban Design - Quebec, Canada and the U.S.

Summer Course in French Canada, June 14-23, 2011
3 credits - URBDP 499B/600B or LArch 495 COMPARATIVE URBAN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN - Québec, Canada and the U.S.
Registration deadline: May 26

Engaging Young Adult Audiences Forum and Workshops

An Arts Participation Leadership Initiative free learning event
This free series is sponsored by Washington State Arts Commission and The Wallace Foundation
Wed, May 25 

More information 

Register here

Imagining America Annual Conference, Call for PAGE 2011-2012 Fellows

PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America's network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. PAGE enhances the theoretical and practical tools for public engagement; fosters a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and creates opportunities for collaborative knowledge production.  IA invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship and/ or artistic practice to apply for a 2011-2012 PAGE Fellowship. Awardees receive $600 to attend a half-day Fellows Summit on September 21st and the 2011 Imagining America national conference, September 22-24, both in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The PAGE director will partner Fellows with senior scholar mentors as well as help promote opportunities for peer mentorship and support from IA's network. Upon acceptance of a Fellowship, participants also commit to participating in a yearlong working group to promote collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, and research projects. In doing so, PAGE is looking to foster a cohort of Fellows interested in pursuing collective and innovative scholarly practices. Fellows are asked to present such publicly-engaged scholarship/ art before the close of the academic year at either an IA regional meeting, a campus workshop of their own design, or another appropriate professional convening.
Deadline: June 1


Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference "Culture Matters," Call for Proposals

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
March 28-April 1, 2012
Deadline: Sept 19

The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To inquire about disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at least ten days prior to the event at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.3581, or email