UW-sponsored ways to get experience in non-profits, social justice, and education

Our next door neighbor in MGH, the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center, is looking for students for a variety of roles and programs!

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: 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:  Riverways Alternative Spring Break 2023

Want to do something amazing with your spring break? Participate in Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 2023! Riverways Education Partnerships has an opportunity for UW students to facilitate learning with K-12 students in rural and tribal communities across Washington over Spring Break.  STEM ASB focuses on running STEM outreach programming with K-12 students, and Literacy Arts ASB focuses on working with K-12 students on creative story-telling projects about their communities and their lives.  These opportunities also involve participating in a seminar winter quarter to prepare prior to the week of teaching. Priority deadline:  November 4.  Visit our website to learn more and apply.  

Apply:  Husky Leadership Certificate

Through the Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC), students identify, articulate and demonstrate their leadership learning, growth and accomplishments. Students create a leadership e-portfolio and are matched with their own mentor (faculty member/staff member/alumni) who helps them reflect upon and give voice to their leadership development. We are seeking Huskies who practice leadership in a variety of ways. Our leaders are change-agents, entrepreneurs, scholars, activists, athletes, educators and more. 4th and 5th year students: This is your opportunity to reflect on your leadership development journey during your undergraduate education!  Application deadline: November 15.  Visit our website to learn more and apply. 

Register: CELE K-12 Tutors and Mentors for Winter 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 Winter 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 Winter 2023 course registration period. Visit our website to learn more. 

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

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. Visit our website to learn more and apply. 

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director