Our lobby is open 9:00-5:00. We also offer virtual appointments.

Our lobby will be closed all day May 27th and 31st.

LGBTQ+ Students

Here at the UW Career and Internship Center, we work hard to support students of all identities, including our vibrant UW LGBTQQ2IA+ community!  

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, you may have questions when navigating the job search, such as:

  • What avenues of support and recourse can I access if I experience discrimination?
  • Will my job provide benefits that cover my gender affirming care?
  • Will my job provide benefits that cover my family?
  • Will I be supported as a Transgender, Non Binary, or Gender Nonconforming person within this company?
  • What types of support (affinity groups, for example) will I be able to access from my employer?
  • Will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?
  • How will I navigate possible repercussions?

The Career & Internship Center is a place where you can navigate these questions, bring your full self, and find resources to utilize when entering the workforce.

Join the Queer Mentorship & Peer Program

What Is QMPP?

The Queer Mentorship & Peer Program is run by the Q Center to make connections among LGBTQ+ UW students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

In the beginning, QMPP sought to connect UW students (mentees) who are exploring their …

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Class Act: Why a Career in Education Might Just be Right for you

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 26th / 4:00pm – 5:00pm PDT

Registration: The event is open to students from all class years and all majors. Register on Handshake today

Curious about a career in education? On October 26, Handshake is hosting …

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Summer 2023 UW Scholarship for Unpaid Internships in Nonprofit or Government

The application for the UW Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is now open! For undergraduate interested in doing an internship with a non-profit or government organization next summer, and demonstrate a financial need, please make sure to check out this opportunity …

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OUT Loud and Proud in Financial Services (10/19)

Largely regarded as a very “traditional” industry, financial services is making great strides in becoming more diverse and representative, driving an inclusive culture for the LGBTQ+ community. Standard Chartered is focused on creating a more inclusive internal environment for their …

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KPMG My Diverse Life: Pride and Power: Intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ Community (10/14)

Connect with KPMG’s pride@KPMG Business Resource Group (BRG) following the discussion ‘Pride and Power: Intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ Community’.

Register: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/3b726?utm_medium=website&utm_source=Handshake

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