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Week 5 Announcements – Winter 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 5! hope you’ve gotten to take advantage of the uncharacteristically sunny weather the past few days! It’s Thursday morning which means it’s time for our weekly announcements– check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.




Exploration Seminar Greenland/Denmark: Impacts & Responses to Changes in Arctic Ice & Climate (5 credits, ESS 402/ARCTIC 387; NSc or SSc)

August 19 – September 8, 2023

We will travel along the west coast of Greenland and to Copenhagen, Denmark to deepen an understanding of changes in Arctic ice and climate. We will explore how changes in ice impact the Arctic environment, people living in the Arctic, and how Arctic ice loss impacts global climate and sea level. In addition to gaining introductory physical understanding of Arctic ice, the destinations and experiences will be rich in exposure to culture, history, and policy through shared perspectives with local partners. Since no roads connect towns and cities in Greenland, we go by plane to locations that will span smaller towns, stunning natural environments, and the country’s capital city. Some exploration highlights include that we will hike on the Greenland ice sheet, tour by boat the iceberg-choked fjords, and visit Copenhagen’s green spaces and green energy ventures. Learning while traveling through the locations we are studying is a powerful way to tie a depth of experience with the bigger picture of significant changes occurring in the Arctic, as well as the impacts of those changes.

The instructor is open to discussing the possibility of ad hoc so that students may earn Honors Elective Credit.

More information about the program, including scholarship information, can be found at the Study Abroad brochure for the program.

The priority deadline for applications is February 15, 2023.

Late applications will be considered, but applying later than February 15 may impact scholarship eligibility or the timing of information about scholarship offers.

Information sessions for potential applicants will be held virtually:
February 1 from 12:30-1pm
February 7 from 4-4:30pm
February 13 from 12:30-1pm
All sessions will be held at this Zoom location: https://washington.zoom.us/my/mkoutnik

Reach out to Michelle Koutnik (mkoutnik@uw.edu) with questions.

Foster Exploration Seminars for Early Fall Start 2023 (earn 5 credits of IBUS 490 towards Fall Q 2023)

These programs are focused on experiential learning through company and cultural visits. There are no prerequisites!

  • Business Israel – Meet with Israeli and Palestinian business and technology leaders and learn about the impact of technological innovation on human society and the importance of the humanities as a framework for shaping sustainable and equitable business practice. Led by Foster Prof. Tracey Seslen and JSIS Prof. Noam Pianko; cost: $5,635 (Choose IBUS or JSIS credit!)
  • Business India – travel through India with Prof. Abhinav Gupta and Roya Zahed, learning about social impact enterprises through company and cultural visits; cost: $5,785 (includes all meals) – watch the 2018 video
  • Business Ireland – visit multinationals in Dublin and the major sites throughout Ireland with Prof. Leta Beard and Theresa Maloney; cost: $4,685
  • Business Britain – live in London for 3 weeks and learn about this exciting business hub of Europe with Prof. Crystal Finkelstein and Caroline Zeiher; cost: $4,585 – watch the 2019 video

 The costs listed above cover the credits, fees, housing, and program activities. Payment is due by the Fall quarter tuition deadline.

** Attend the Foster Exploration Seminars info session on February 6th at 12:30pm to learn morehttps://foster.uw.edu/centers/gbc/undergraduate/study-abroad-options/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D164338729

The instructor is open to discussing the possibility of ad hoc so that students may earn Honors Elective Credit.

If you have questions about business focused study abroad programs, you can talk to a Foster Global Business Center Study Abroad Adviser over Zoom. Sign up for the weekly GBC Undergrad newsletter if you want to stay up-to-date about all things global at Foster.

TEA TIME TALK: Asian American Mental Health & Healing: event Feb. 8th 3pm-4pm ECC Asian Room

With the two recent shootings and ongoing violence impacting the Asian American community, we are hosting a space for people to process and build community. Participants will create a luminary jars in remembrance of loved ones as a process of healing and remembrance in addition to space to listen, share and learn from one another.

“Tea Time Talk: Asian American Mental Health and Healing” Event

  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
  • Time: 3pm-4pm
  • Place: Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) Asian Room – 3rd Floor

Join us for a cup of Tea and sweets as we want to make room for Asian American voices and needs, and create healing space for conversations about how racism and violence impacts Asian American mental health.

New Course: GEN ST 297A: Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Global Goals, Local Action

GEN ST 297A: Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Global Goals, Local Action

Tuesday 1:30-2:2PM

Location Gowen 201

SLN 14939

1 credit


Winter Job & Internship Fairs


WHAT: Health & Life Sciences Job & Internship Fair, open to all majors across UW Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma

WHEN: THIS THURSDAY! February 2nd, 2023, from 12:30-3:30pm

WHERE: 100% IN-PERSON at Mary Gates Hall Commons, 1st floor, on the UW Seattle campus

22 registered employers are actively recruiting Huskies for full- and part-time career and internship roles in the healthcare, biotech, biosciences and social assistance industries. Students can preview that list of employers here and are encouraged to register for the fair, browse attending employers’ open positions prior to attending, and prepare and bring at least 20 copies of an updated resume.

**Bothell and Tacoma, we do not believe there is a need for mass advertising about this opportunity, but please feel welcome to share this information if students are asking about their ability to attend. This fair is currently visible to all three campuses on Handshake.


WHAT: UW Seattle Virtual Winter Job & Internship Fair, open to all majors across UW Seattle

WHEN: February 16th, 2023, from 11:30am-3:00pm

WHERE: Virtual, hosted on Handshake

100+ employers are actively recruiting Huskies for full- and part-time career and internship roles across all industries: from accounting to sales, engineering to social work. This fairs’ Silver Sponsors are Altman, Rogers & Co. (accounting), Columbia Distributing (food & beverage), Era Living (assisted living), and Star Protection Agency (security). Students can preview a full list of employers here and are encouraged to register for the fair when student registration opens on February 7th. They will be required to take the following steps:

  1. Set their profile visibility to ‘Community’
  2. Register for the fair on February 7th
  3. Sign up for Group and 1:1 Sessions—there is no way to participate in the fair without signing up for sessions in advance!

We encourage students to update their Handshake profiles with recent job, volunteer and coursework experience, as well as a resume for employers to review.

2023 UW Early Fall Exploration Seminar

InterAction Nepal | Participatory Public Health | Autumn | 2023

InterAction | Nepal | Participatory Public Health is an immersive, interdisciplinary study abroad program offered with the support of the UW Public Health-Global Health Major. It is open to undergraduate students from any discipline. 

The program will challenge students to delve into contemporary issues in public health in Nepal and respond to them at a local scale. UW students will work with students from Kathmandu University and residents of a Nepali community to plan, implement and evaluate projects related to public health. They will also have the opportunity to pursue their own research interests through independent study.

The program is based in the Kathmandu Valley and Dhulikhel / Kavre District. Program
activities include lectures and discussions, organizational site visits, excursions to
urban and rural areas, community workshops and hands-on project implementation.

Information Sessions:

Online | Wednesday, February 1st, at 5PM PST  
Online | Thursday, February 2nd, at 5PM PST
Online + In-person | Monday, February 6th, at 5PM PST | Hans Rosling Center | Rm G-120

Zoom Link:


Program Brochure / Applications:

Please visit the UW Study Abroad application portal here.

Applications Due: February 15th, 2022*

*UW Study Abroad Scholarships will only be available to students who apply to the program by February 15th. Applications submitted after February 15th will be considered on a rolling basis, if space is still available.

Global Challenges Survey!

Hey! What complex issues do you want to learn more about?

All students are invited to help us steer our next Global Challenges event and to prioritize courses and opportunities that help students to engage with large-scale opportunities and challenges that matter most to YOU.

Just click here by Feb 10 to answer a few short questions.

SDC’s Annual Disability Allyship Workshop

oin the ASUW Student Disability Commission & UW D-Center for our annual Disability Allyship Workshop on Thursday, February 9th from 4:00 to 5:30pm!

This webinar is open to all students, staff or faculty who are interested in learning how to be a better ally to the disability community. Attendees will learn about various frameworks to conceptualize disability, inclusive disability language, and various strategies to avoid ableism (discrimination on the basis of disability). Whether you are well-versed in disability justice, or new to the concept of disability altogether, this workshop is for you!

Registration Link:


Accessibility information: ASL & CART will be provided, and the webinar will be recorded and published to the ASUW SDC’s YouTube channel for asynchronous access. If you have any additional access needs or concerns, please contact the SDC Director at asuwsdc1@uw.edu.

Winter 2023 CELE Center updates and opportunities

Apply: America Reads Work Study Tutors

America Reads Work Study is a program where UW students tutor weekly for the school year at target schools in Seattle. Tutors focus on reading skills with elementary school students and build strong relationships with youth by making a commitment to their tutoring site between late October-June during the academic year. Tutors support the Seattle Public Schools’ effort to promote educational equity for all students, with a focus on under-resourced schools. Tutors must be work-study eligible. Still accepting applications for this academic year. Visit our website to learn more and apply. 

Apply: College and Career Readiness Assistants

The UW Dream Project is hiring undergraduate students to serve as College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) interns at local high schools and middle schools for the 2022-2023 school year.  CCRA interns will work directly with middle and/or high school students to support post-secondary preparation & planning including but not limited to working with students on: college applications, financial aid, scholarship searching, and career exploration. This is an academic year long paid internship. CCRAs work at their school placement site for 10-12 hours/week and attend a bi-weekly 2 hour professional development session. Open until filled.  Visit our website for more position details and how to apply today!

Apply: Jumpstart Team Leaders and Corps Members

UW Jumpstart is currently hiring several leadership positions to help us in our mission to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. Members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, collaborate with others on a team, and build professional skills. All members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family engagement. Open until filled.  Visit our website for more position details and how to apply today!

Apply:  Riverways Guides 

Riverways Guides mentor K-12 students from rural and tribal communities and support partnerships between the UW and community colleges.  Develop and facilitate workshops and programs to help students envision pathways towards higher education through community colleges. Open until filled. Visit our website to learn more and apply.

Apply:  Riverways Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break 2023

Want to do something amazing with your spring break? Participate in Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 2023! Riverways Education Partnerships has an opportunity for UW students to facilitate a creative story-telling project with K-12 students in rural and tribal communities across Washington over Spring Break. Participants will join a training seminar in preparation for the week.   Application deadline:  February 10. Visit our website to learn more and apply.  

Register: CELE K-12 Tutors and Mentors for Spring 2023 

Passionate about educational equity and interested in gaining experience working with K-12 students from diverse backgrounds?  Tutoring and mentoring are rewarding experiences and a great way to engage with the local community.  Enroll in EDUC 260 and 401 this upcoming Spring quarter to learn about K-12 educational equity  issues while tutoring in a K-12 Seattle Public School classroom or mentoring high school students in post-secondary planning.  Enroll during Spring 2023 course registration period. Visit our website to learn more. 

Register:  LEAD 100: Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice for Spring 2023

LEAD 100 introduces students to contemporary leadership theories and frameworks with an emphasis on translating formal, academic study of leadership into practice. Highlighting authentic leadership constructs and concepts that center the value of social justice and critical perspectives, this course develops students’ leadership identity and confidence and sets the stage for continued leadership development.   Offered T&Th 3:30-5:20 p.m.  This is a required course for the Minor in Leadership

Explore: NextGen Civic Leader Corps 

The UW NextGen Civic Leader Corps aims to spark, hone and recognize a deeper commitment to public and community service for undergraduate students. ​This is a great opportunity to meet other Huskies and students across the country who are interested in public service as well as explore government, non-profit and social venture careers. NextGen also provides opportunities to build your professional network through connections with community leaders. We offer advising, programming, networking opportunities and exclusive access to scholarship dollars to socially engaged, community-rooted leaders with the aim to empower and equip the next generation of public service leaders. Students can get plugged into the NextGen community by filling out our Interest Form and visiting our website

Opportunity for Students: Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities | Deadline March 20, 2023

The Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2023 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH). SIAH offers an opportunity for undergraduates to engage in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers while earning full-time academic credit. Student participants develop individual, original research ideas related to an interdisciplinary theme and formally present their work at a closing symposium.

This year’s theme is A Black Sense: Time, Art, and Being, developed and taught by Professors Bianca Dang, Habiba Ibrahim, and Jasmine Mahmoud, and PhD student Chari Glogovac-Smith. Please read their description of the theme, below:

Students will interrogate “sense,” which includes feeling as a way of knowing, perception, sensorium (across sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell), embodiment, and movement. “Sense” is the route to capacious registers of understanding in Black historiographies, art and aesthetics, critical theory, and futures. Using “sense” as a throughline, this course will explore Black studies across freedom and liberation movements (including abolition), visuality, music, the literary imagination, feminist and queer theater and performance practices, protest, and geographies. 

To learn more about the theme, teaching team, application process and to sign up for an information session, visit our website. Applications are due March 20, 2023.

We hope that you consider applying for this terrific research and learning opportunity! If you have any questions, please email us at urp@uw.edu.

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Application Deadline is February 14

Applications for the 2023 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship are due February 14 – Frederick Douglass’ birthday. Please share this opportunity with your exceptional student leaders of color!

The 2023 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship covers all program costs and airfare for a four-week comparative study of social justice leadership in America, South Africa, and Ireland.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Future changemakers from diverse backgrounds who desire an enhanced global perspective of social injustice, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Fellows will be selected based on a demonstrated commitment to nurturing peace and progress in our world by building bridges between people with different viewpoints.

ABOUT THE 2023 PROGRAM: In summer 2023, the Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will embark on a three-continent global journey that will take them to Washington, D.C., Cape Town, Dublin, and Belfast for a comparative study of the social justice leaders instrumental in building historic bridges to peace. Expected special guest lecturers include Nettie Washington Douglas (great-great-granddaughter of Frederick Douglass), Mpho Tutu van Furth (daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu), and Mary McAleese (former President of Ireland and current Chancellor of Trinity College.)

* February 2 at 4:00 p.m. ET
* February 10 at 12:00 p.m. ET
* February 14 at 12:00 p.m. ET

To register for an info session visit https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https*3A*2F*2Fciee.org*2FFDGF&data=05*7C01*7Csecuss-l*40listserv-delivery.acsu.buffalo.edu*7Cfc70d2a648454a453cd308db052d6b56*7C96464a8af8ed40b199e25f6b50a20250*7C0*7C0*7C638109464863327202*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C3000*7C*7C*7C&sdata=XG15i2HMDTgiqAdpC5FnxmVkC2rhtnZVkQPa2eomT7k*3D&reserved=0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSU!!K-Hz7m0Vt54!kc1pWQ4A1OhQJudsal-R04JtrxGxpY32G8FCQ_F9opuuKb84y58zuMk3wa2oQw1A9BkFBDTn0ohL4w$ .

ABOUT THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS FELLOWSHIP: The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship was founded in 2017 as part of CIEE’s commitment to increasing access to study abroad for students in underrepresented groups. The Government of Ireland will cosponsor the 2023 Frederick Douglass Global Fellows in honor of the historic meeting in 1845 between Frederick Douglass and Irish reformer Daniel O’Connell, and in celebration of Ireland’s commitment to social justice and peacebuilding.

ABOUT THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS SCHOLARS GRANT: To provide more students with the chance to study abroad, CIEE provides all qualified students who complete the fellowship application a $1,500 grant to attend any CIEE study abroad program through Summer ’24. This award is matched by many colleges and universities, making an international education experience financially attainable for many more students from diverse backgrounds.

To learn more about the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, visit https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https*3A*2F*2Fciee.org*2FFDGF&data=05*7C01*7Csecuss-l*40listserv-delivery.acsu.buffalo.edu*7Cfc70d2a648454a453cd308db052d6b56*7C96464a8af8ed40b199e25f6b50a20250*7C0*7C0*7C638109464863327202*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C3000*7C*7C*7C&sdata=XG15i2HMDTgiqAdpC5FnxmVkC2rhtnZVkQPa2eomT7k*3D&reserved=0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSU!!K-Hz7m0Vt54!kc1pWQ4A1OhQJudsal-R04JtrxGxpY32G8FCQ_F9opuuKb84y58zuMk3wa2oQw1A9BkFBDTn0ohL4w$ .

Scholarship newsletter: Winter quarter 2023 #3

OMSFA WORKSHOPS (https://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/events/)

Getting Started on your Scholarship Search

Learn about searching for scholarships that fit your interests and goals and bringing your strengths into application materials. We’ll also talk about how to write for your audience and think like a funder.

Via Zoom: Tuesday, Feb 7 | 4:30 p.m. (This session is specifically tailored for Transfer students.)

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

The Gilman Scholarship program offers study abroad scholarships to US citizen undergraduates who are eligible for Pell Grants. Come and learn about the program, the application process and how to write a strong personal statement. For details and to access the application, visit the Gilman Scholarship Program website, www.iie.org.

In-person at MGH 171: Thursday, Feb 2 | 12:30 p.m.


Many UW departments and programs offer scholarship applications during winter and spring quarters. Check for scholarships offered by your major department now!

UW Retirement Association Scholarships in Aging: These scholarships are for UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students with a focus on research related to aging or on the provision of services to older adults. Apply by noon on Feb 15, 2023.

Renewable Energy Scholarships: Open to undergraduate or graduate students studying renewable energy (in any sense, including economics, law, public policy, energy storage, demand response, grid-interactive efficient buildings and load flexibility, advanced grid modernization, greening of the grid, etc.). Submit application materials here by Feb 15.

The LAGRANT Foundation 2023 Scholarship Program: Undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. The 2023 Undergraduate Scholarship Application must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Tillman Scholar application is open! The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self. For more info attend an Information Webinars or email (scholarships@ptf.org). Apply by 11:59pm PST on February 28th. 

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS): Up to $22,500 for tuition, housing, and fees for students studying STEM or healthcare-related fields. It is open to first- and second-year students who are Washington residents with financial need, regardless of citizenship status. Apply online by February 28th, 2023

James Madison Fellowship for future teachers: Up to $24,000 to complete a master’s degree in history, political science, or related field for those who are interested in teaching American history, American government, or any other civics class where they will teach topics on the Constitution in grades 7-12. Apply online by March 1.

Gilman Program offers scholarships of up to $5,000 to Pell Grant recipients participating in credit-bearing abroad programs, between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024. Students studying critical need languages may be eligible to receive an additional award of up to $3,000.  The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid. 

The application deadline is Thursday, March 9, 2023, by 11:59pm Pacific Time. Learn more here or email Gilmanadvisors@iie.org with any questions. 

The Voyager Scholarship: The Obabma-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service: The Voyager Scholarship helps students pursuing careers in public service by providing access to travel and education. Voyagers will receive Financial aid up to $50,000; undertake a Summer Voyage between their junior and senior year of college to prepare for careers in public service; have a 10-year travel stipend; attend a Fall Summit and stay connected with a network of leaders. Read the FAQ sheet for more information. Applications are due by March 22 at 3:00 PM Central Time. 

Davis-Putter Scholarship for progressive activists: Open to people active in movements for social and economic justice and who have financial need. Apply online by April 1.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative: $2,000 scholarship open to continuing college-level students, who will be attending, full-time (12 units) during the 2022-23 school year, a Forestry or Natural Resource program at schools in WA, including UW! See attached application form for details. Apply by April 1.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Program includes scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer AND paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Application Deadline: April 3, 2023


** Get prepared for summer opportunities by polishing your resume and attending internship fairs. Learn more about what the UW Career and Internship Center offers!

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP): Fully-funded six-week summer enrichment program for first or second year students from underrepresented backgrounds (racially/ethnically, economically or educationally) who are interested in careers in the health professions. Register for a Virtual Info session here and learn more! Apply online by February 5th 2023.

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program: Six-week fully-funded academic summer program at Howard University in D.C. for students interested in exploring a career in international affairs. Apply online by February 7th 2023

Fulbright UK Summer: FREE 3-4 week academic summer programs in the UK. Choose to live and study in Wales, Glasgow, Belfast, Bristol, Cornwall or London, each with a different thematic focus. Apply online by February 7th 2023

Humanity in Action: Fully-funded four-week immersive international summer program for students interested in exploring democracy, human rights and social justice. Travel to Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw or Copenhagen, or have a hybrid Washington, DC experience, and then complete a year-long Action Project at home. Apply online by February 14th 2023.

[expd.uw.edu/mge/apply/comotion]MGE CoMotion Summer Internships: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program funds full-time summer internships in faculty-led start-up initiatives. Selected scholars will contribute to the development of these applications, gaining experience in, and exposure to, various aspects of building a new product/business. These internships provide $6,000 for students, as well as 2 general studies course credits. Applications DUE: Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59 PM (Info sessions: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/1183)

A final reminder: the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023. Planning on presenting at the Symposium? Apply here by Friday, Feb 12, 2023. 

Search for other summer NSF-funded research opportunities for undergraduates here, and UW summer research opportunities for undergraduates here.