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Graduate Student Internship: Community Liaison and Mentor

Posted: 11/14/2016 (Employment)

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center seeks to recruit a graduate student to join our team of talented Graduate Student Liaisons and Mentors for the Undergraduate Community-Based Internship (UCBI) program. This internship creates a venue for a graduate student to assist in the implementation of paid undergraduate community based internships in non-profit and public sector organizations concentrated in 5 neighborhood zones between the University District and the City of SeaTac.

Hours: 15-18 hours per week (orientation in Autumn Quarter, regular weekly schedule in Winter and Spring Quarters). Must be available on Tuesday evenings, 6 pm-8:00 pm, for undergraduate internship meetings.

Compensation: $19 per hour

Position Description:

In the 2015/16 academic year, the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center partnered with the UW Career & Internship Center to develop a robust set of internship opportunities in non-profit and public sector settings for UW undergraduates. Graduate Student Liaisons and Mentors both assisted with the development of well-designed internship opportunities (in partnership with community-based organizations) and in mentoring UW undergraduates as they engaged in their internship experiences.

In the 2016/17 academic year, we are pleased to both continue this program and to expand it to serve a greater number of students and community-based organizations. As a result of this growth, we seek to hire an additional graduate student to join the team of graduate interns who worked to develop and implement UCBI last year. With the guidance of colleagues in the UW Career & Internship Center, Graduate Student Interns will provide on-going training and support for the undergraduate interns with a focus on helping them articulate their learning and skill development through a career and leadership focused lens. This internship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students at the UW to learn more about facilitating student experiences, linking experiential opportunities to career readiness and leadership development, and better understanding the strengths and challenges faced by non-profit partners and communities in the Seattle/King County area.


We are looking for graduate students from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines who have an interest in facilitating undergraduate student learning, fostering community-campus partnerships, and working towards equitable outcomes with communities. Students should be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Applicants should be excited to form a community of practice with other graduate students, interested in learning program implementation skills, and committed to understanding principles of best practice in student learning, asset based partnership development and anti-oppression work.

To Apply: To be considered, please submit the following:

  • A current resume as well as the names and contact information for two references.
  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this internship and articulating your interests in facilitating student learning, working with under-represented communities, and developing community-campus partnerships. Please also include a description of 2-3 things you seek to learn from this graduate student internship experience.

Deadline: Please submit all materials via email by 5 pm on Monday, November 21st to Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, Questions may be addressed to Rachel via email, or via phone at (206) 685-2705.

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Deadline: 11/21/2016

Location: University of Washington