UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 7 – Winter 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 7 – I hope you all have been enjoying the sun this week! It’s Thursday morning which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and various open positions and funding to apply for, linked below.




Paid Undergraduate Research Assistant Position in Skin Cancer Research

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

Dr. Paul Nghiem’s Lab is a moderately sized, diverse team with basic, translational, and clinical research projects. We study Merkel cell carcinoma: an uncommon, frequently lethal skin cancer associated with immune suppression, UV exposure, and the Merkel cell polyomavirus (see www.merkelcell.org). Working in this lab environment provides extensive opportunities to interact with scientists, physicians, and clinical research team members. These interactions and opportunities to lead projects in later years can be very helpful for the professional development of the students who join this team. Our lab is located in SLU at the UW Medical Center, which is a 20-minute shuttle ride away from the main campus.

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic undergraduate to assist with general lab duties and translational/clinical studies involving maintenance of patient databases and support of clinical trials. Many of our projects involve contact with patients and other healthcare providers. Your duties would involve collecting data from medical records, maintaining an accurate and up-to- date database, ordering tissue samples from outside pathology labs, stocking the tissue culture room, and performing administrative tasks. There may also be the opportunity to work under other Dermatology faculty members to support their research projects.

Students that are organized, communicative, collaborative and have a strong desire to learn about the biology and clinical management of cancer are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for applicants who are sophomores or freshmen, and we will prioritize students who plan to go into healthcare or biomedical research. Prior research or clinical experience is advantageous but not required. A minimum of ten hours per week is required. Students must make a two-year part-time commitment during the school year and full-time during the initial summer. Currently, some onsite work is required, though certain tasks may be performed remotely.

The Undergraduate Research Assistant position offers hourly compensation equal to the Washington State minimum.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to the MCC Team (mccteam@uw.edu) with the email title “RA Position Nghiem lab, {your initials}.” We will be accepting applications until February 17, 2023.

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies presents Cristina Burneo Salazar 2023 Stice Feminist Lecturer of Social Justice: “Against National-Sedentarism: Hospitality, Translation, and Justice”

  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, 4:30 – 6 p.m
  • Where: Registration Open!: events.uw.edu…
  • Lecture Description: Dr. Cristina Burneo Salazar examines grassroot transnational movements supporting those whose mobility is impeded by Nation-State policies. By focusing on grassroots organizations that practice translation and hospitality as a form of social justice, Dr. Burneo Salazar explores practices of mutual aid that compel us to collectively reorganize life, dislodging it from logics of sedentarization—in the form of borders, linguistic normalization, or gender binarism—that currently threaten it. She argues that struggles against immobility animate everyday modes of protest taking place in local spaces across continents, in mixed languages, via non-binary sexual identities, and through grassroots practices—all exceeding the notion of “citizenship” and sparking plural belongings, transnational affection arrangements, and fluid identities.
  • About the speaker: Cristina Burneo Salazar lives and works in Quito, Ecuador. She is a writer, translator, and a professor-researcher at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She is also co-founder of the activist collective Corredores Migratorios, centered in migrant justice. Her work focuses on bilingual literature, borders, and cultural studies from a feminist perspective. Her most recent book is titled Historias de desobediencia (Quito, Recodo Press 2022, free download in Spanish: www.desobediencia.net), a compilation of chronicles on femicide, reproductive rights, migration, and social protest, published in Ecuadorian and international media outlets between 2013 and 2021. She has also published Acrobacia del cuerpo bilingüe (Leiden, Almenara Press, 2017) on bilingual poets from the Andes.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for a Reception to follow in the Simpson Center, Communication (CMU) 204. Register in advance.

Spring Course: Gen St 297 K Getting to year 2

GEN ST 297 K – Getting to Year 2

Creating a plan for your undergraduate experience can be an overwhelming process. In this class, students will have the opportunity to develop a second-year plan focused on major and career planning and exploration.  Through in-class discussions and reflection exercises, you’ll be better prepared to apply to a major, get involved in meaningful out-of-the-classroom experiences, and take on an internship next year.

SLN: 14946 + Quiz Section; 2 credits ; M/W 2:30 – 3:20 PM; Email Lauren Marriott (marrilau@uw.edu) with questions.

Additional details about the course can be found here on our website.

Public Service Fellowship Funding for Summer 2023

The NextGen Public Service Fellowship supports students in identifying a public service internship and/or developing a work plan with their community-based partner organization. We welcome applications from students with ongoing work with community-based organizations and/or those working in local, state, or federal government internships–as well as applications from students who are interested in these positions and need support in identifying or securing a position.  

Students selected into the program will work with program staff to develop internships in the spring, then complete their community-based work and participate in cohort activities during the summer months. Fellows receive a $5000 stipend for completing an internship of 200 hours (or more) between May and September. Ongoing participation in the NextGen Civic Leader Corps is encouraged, but not required. 

The application is open now and due on February 28.

Eligibility requirements and the application process are detailed on the CELE Center website.

Summer 2023 Internship Opportunity – Office of Rep. Suzan DelBene


Congresswoman Suzan DelBene seeks motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented interns to serve in her Kirkland and Washington, D.C. offices for Summer 2023.

  • The ideal candidates will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, a high degree of professionalism, as well as a strong interest in public service. Congressional internships are open to all majors and designed for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates with an interest in public service.
  • Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents and handling constituent phone calls, assisting staff with administrative tasks, conducting research, and assisting with constituent correspondence. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend hearings, briefings, and meetings for the legislative and outreach staff.
  • Ties to Washington state and/or the 1st Congressional District are encouraged but not required.
  • Starting and ending dates are flexible, although prospective interns should be able to commit at least 20 hours per week.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Internship.DelBene@mail.house.gov and specify whether you are applying for a D.C. or District office internship in the subject line. In the body of the email, please also list any start and end date constraints, whether you are interested in a part-time or full-time position, and the number of hours per week you can work. Please also state any ties you have to Washington state and/or to the 1st Congressional District. The deadline to submit applications is March 24, 2023, at 11:59PM PT.

This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Members of historically underrepresented communities, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Education Northwest Native Educator Scholarship application period is open

The Scholarship for American Indian and Alaska Native students in the Pacific Northwest who are pursuing advanced degrees in education, education research, policy, leadership, or a closely related field application is open! The deadline is March 31, 2023. 

Apply here: https://educationnorthwest.org/nelson-scholarship 

Open Group and 1:1 Career Fair Sessions

WHAT: UW Seattle Virtual Winter Job & Internship Fair, open to all majors, undergraduate/graduate students, and alumni

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

WHERE: Virtual, hosted on Handshake

130 employers are actively recruiting graduate-level Huskies for full- and part-time career and internship roles across all industries: from accounting to sales, engineering to social work.

To participate, students must:

  1. Set their profile visibility to ‘Community’
  2. Register for the fair here
  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.

Employer Spotlight for Open Group and 1:1 Schedules

NASA SURP Info Session Feb 23

WA NASA Space Grant will be holding an info session about our Summer Undergraduate Research Program on February 23.  SURP Applications will open on February 24, additional program details can be found here:  https://www.waspacegrant.org/programs/detail/interns-fellows/surp/   

All Paths Lead to UX Alumni Panel: Register Today!

The Career & Internship Center and the UW Alumni Association are proud to co-host a series of Alumni Panels throughout the 2022-23 academic year. Each quarter, we will engage UW alumni to speak on their expertise in the following broad themes: Careers with Impact, Identity in the Workplace, & Innovation in Action.

We’re excited to offer the following session, where students will be able to hear tips, experiences, insights, and recommendations from UW alumni. The panel discussion will start as a moderated panel, and then move into an open Q&A with the audience. Most of our sessions throughout the year will not be recorded, so we look forward to “seeing” our participants virtually, in real-time.

All Paths Lead to UX: Wednesday, February 22nd 4:00-5:00pm PST via Zoom

  • If you’re interested in UX design and/or research, join us to meet and learn from UW alumni currently working in the field. You’ll hear their tips and insights on the industry and their experiences in UX roles.

Click Here to Register!

For questions or more information, please email cicevents@uw.edu

Scholarship newsletter: Winter quarter 2023 #4

Hello students and alumni,

A three-day weekend is a perfect time to search for and apply for scholarships! Here are a few to look over, with upcoming deadlines.


**Many UW departments and programs have scholarship application deadlines during winter and spring quarters. Check your major department/program/college website or canvas site for scholarships now!

**The NextGen Public Service Fellowship supports students in identifying a public service internship and/or developing a work plan with their community-based partner organization. Fellows receive a $5000 stipend for completing an internship of 200 hours (or more) between May and September. Ongoing participation in the NextGen Civic Leader Corps is encouraged, but not required. Read here for eligibility requirements and the application process – deadline is on February 28.

**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. 

** 2023 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH): 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. Undergraduates are able 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. 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.

**The Martin Family Foundation Scholarships application season is underway for 2023-24 scholarships! There are two scholarships available from the Martin Family Foundation:

*The Martin Family Foundation Achievement Scholarship application is now available. Deadline for applications is April 6, 2023. This scholarship is open to WA resident students who have another year of full-time enrollment left to complete at their community college during 2023-24 and are looking forward to transferring to UW Seattle during the 2024-25 academic year (summer 2024 or later). Please see full eligibility and application details here.

*The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application will have a deadline in early July 2023. This scholarship is open to WA resident students transferring from any community college in WA to UW Seattle for the coming 2023-24 academic year. Students transferring in spring 2023, summer 2023, fall 2023, or winter 2024 should apply for this scholarship when the application opens in May. Please see full eligibility and application details here.

* Opportunities to learn more and connect at our Virtual office hours:

**RAY Diversity Fellowship A two-year paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color and demonstrate interest in the conservation and/or clean energy field(s), with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the field. Apply here by March 27 2023

**Samvid Scholars Program – this program is for students entering graduate school in the 2023-2034 academic year who are committed to enacting change in society. Samvid Scholars provides both financial support (up to $100,000 over two years) and leadership development programming for future changemakers. Application due here: April 9 2023

**UW Alumni Reunion and Class Gifts Scholarship – open now, due April 18, 2023. This group of scholarships has opportunities open to all UW undergrads regardless of citizenship status, residency, or campus affiliation. While each endowment has slightly different eligibility and requirements, current UW undergraduates submit one UW Alumni Reunion and Class Gifts Scholarship online application to be considered for any of these scholarships. Award amounts will range from $500-$2,000. More details are listed here: < https://new.expo.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/reuniongift>

**The Sea Mar Community Health Centers Scholarships are now open! Sea Mar will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to students who are of migrant or seasonal farm worker backgrounds. Sea Mar also offers a $2,500 scholarship to students who demonstrate a history of advocacy, responsibility, accountability, and perseverance. Questions? Contact: scholarships@seamarchc.org or (206) 763-5277. Applications are posted here and the deadline is April 30, 2023.

**Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF) Summer 2023 Internship Program: EBF’s mission is to prepare students of color (Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Multi-Racial) for careers in the media, entertainment and technology industries. Undergraduate students (including Class of 2023 spring graduates) and high school seniors are eligible to apply. Internships typically begin in late May or June. More information and eligibility details are listed here, more questions; applications.ebf@nbcuni.com. May 1 final submission deadline

Remember that OMSFA is here to help you find and apply for the scholarships that fit your skills and experiences. Please search our database, set up an advising appointment and/or join an info session/workshop. We look forward to supporting your scholarship journey!

FYP is Hiring (again!)

FYP is looking for some outstanding students to fill our key roles. For instructions on how to apply and more information about the positions listed below, visit our student leadership opportunities website at https://fyp.washington.edu/apply

Student Applications Currently Open:

  • Student Assistant (5) – Play a key role in the daily interactions with first-year students, their families, university administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • First Year Engagement Student Coordinators (2) – Dawg Daze and First Year Networks Student Coordinators help engage and connect with students through a variety of events. 
  • Digital & Print Marketing Student Coordinator – Assist with design, production, and maintenance of print and web media to support the office of First Year Programs (FYP) and Student Academic Services (SAS) initiatives.
  • Digital Communications Student Coordinator – Great position for Social Media savvy students who will be responsible for the implementation and support of social media communications (Facebook and Instagram) including photography and short video creation.