On-campus opportunities in education

For students who are interested in education and want to get more experience with working with students in Pre-K-12 and/or in higher education, consider these amazing programs that are offered at the UW! These programs are great ways to not only gain experience, but can be great ways to build your resume, gain new skills, and help you figure out if a career in education is a path you want to pursue. Some of these programs offer credits, while others are offered in the form of service learning. Please contact their office directly for more information. 

Dream Project: 

Welcome to the UW Dream Project! We are a service-learning course and UW program housed out of the UW Seattle campus. Our focus is supporting middle and high school students in the greater Puget Sound area with college access and post-secondary planning through near peer mentorship.

Pipeline Project:

The Pipeline Project is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University of Washington with educational and service opportunities in local and regional schools and community organizations through tutoring and mentoring. Pipeline also offers an Alternative Spring Break program


Jumpstart is a leading national nonprofit organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Since 1993, Jumpstart has brought preschool children and college students together. Today, Jumpstart programs across the country have trained more that 45,000 college students and community volunteers, who have helped prepare nearly 100,000 children for kindergarten success.

Carlson Center Service Learning:

The Carlson Center develops and supports programs designed to incorporate

academic coursework with community-based learning and leadership.


  • Service-learning : Service opportunities are tied to academic coursework and address concerns that are identified and articulated by the community.



  • General Studies 350: General Studies 350 is one way to receive academic credit for the learning associated with an internship experience.

First Year Programs (FYP):

First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders, our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington. Learn about all the different ways you can develop your leadership skills through FYP as an Orientation leader, FIG leader, and more!

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach