We are open 9:00-5:00, Mon-Fri. We do not host drop-in coaching during the summer.

LGBTQ+ Students

Here at the University of Washington Career and Internship Center work hard to support students from all backgrounds including those that come to the University of Washington that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Polyamorous, Pansexual, Intersex, Aromantic, Asexual, 2 Spirit (or other native and indiginous informed identity), and or many identity intersections that you may come to us with. 

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, there are still many questions and concerns that the UW community may have when navigating the job search. Questions like “will I be supported as a transgender or non binary person within this company?” or “will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?” 

The Career and Internship Center will be a place where you can navigate these questions as well as find resources that you can utilize when entering the workforce and bringing your full self during your time here and when you leave the University. 

Unique Internship Opportunity for Underserved/Underrepresented Students

The Spirits Training Entrepreneurship Program for Underrepresented Professionals, aka STEPUP Foundation, would like to ANNOUNCE THE APPLICATION OPENINGS FOR a comprehensive internship in spirits distilling that includes a generous living stipend. This internship was created to help those in underserved, …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations
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May 26 (12-1:20pm) – Queer to Career – Workshop on Job Searching with LGBTQ+ Identity in Mind

Join Eli Heller (UW Career & Internship Center) and CJ Sanchez (General Assembly) for a workshop, hosted by the Portland State University Queer Resource Center, on job and internship searching as an LGBTQ student or recent graduate!

This workshop will …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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TOMORROW at 3pm: Q Center, CIRCLE and the Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department Hosts Panel on Gender and Sexuality

Please join the Q Center, CIRCLE, and the Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department in conversation (virtually) on May 5th from 3-4:30pm PT.

Our esteemed panelists will be addressing the overarching question of:

How do we shape culture in learning …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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“It’s made of details”: Staying focused as a hobbyist game developer (Shared Article from GamesIndustry.biz)

This is a shared article from GamesIndustry.Biz written by Jori Ryan. For the original article click here.

I just released CreatorCrate. It’s a game about a cute appliance with a grabby arm that goes on a chaotic rampage through a …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Graduating this year? Come to Lavender Graduation!

It’s that time of year again…


In honor of the amazing accomplishments our 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and students have achieved, we proudly celebrate YOU!

To our soon-to-be graduates: don’t forget to Register for Lavender Graduation 2022. 

Registration for the event …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Featured Classes

Dealing with Microaggression as an Employee

Toni Howard Lowe
In this course, Toni Lowe, a sought-after speaker and senior HR leader specializing in diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, teaches…

Finding a Job at Companies That Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Chris Taylor
Whenever you look for a job, you probably have a list of “wants” for your new position. In addition to…

Student Stories & Advice

Lauren Burgess

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  • Research Associate Phase Genomics

Meredith Weinstock

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  • Public Services Technician University of Washington Libraries

Casey C

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  • PhD Student - Chemistry University of California, Berkeley

Ewan Cameron

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  • JD Student UW School of Law

Madison Keiran

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - European Politics & Policy University College London

Eva B

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  • Veterinary Assistant Seattle Veterinary Associates

Sarah Wells

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  • Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture

Featured Resources


Odyssey is the community for professionals uplifting under-represented students.  If you’re a student, join today to create your dream career path, …

Bridging Activism and Higher Education

In this episode we take a chance to meet with Valerie Schweigert, the new Associate Director at the UW Q …

Trans Job Seeker Guide

Applying for jobs can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re a trans applicant.

Do you out yourself immediately or wait until …

Chezie is the only anonymous career insight platform for diverse employees. See how people like you feel about working at …
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to assess an employers commitment

This resource will help you assess an employers commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while navigating the job search process.

LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide

Half of LGBTQ+ employees remain closeted at work. Many fear that they will face discrimination and mistreatment if they come …