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Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education

Welcome to the Nonprofit, Social Justice, and Education interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that support, teach, advocate for diverse populations including members of underrepresented communities, young adults, and children. People who pursue careers in nonprofits, social justice, and education collaborate well with diverse groups, are adaptable, and have outstanding communication skills. Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): Early childhood and K-12 educator, counselor, volunteer coordinator, victim advocate, academic adviser, community organizer, and fundraising manager.

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Therapist

Read the original article posted on CareersInPsychology.org

Use this insider’s guide to contemplate whether this rewarding albeit challenging profession is right for you.

Value Exposure & Manage Expectations: Prior to licensure, you’ll likely work with many populations to gain hours. …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Meet Non-Profit & Education Employers at the 2022 Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair

Join the UW Tri-Campus (Seattle, Tacoma, Bothell) 2022 Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, June 23 from 1:00-3:30pm on Handshake!

Register now to secure your preferred 1:1 & group connection sessions! Spots are first-come, first-served. 

IMPORTANT – your Campus …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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United Way Summer HungerCorps opportunity

Summer HungerCorps Associates fight food insecurity by helping families and youth access healthy meals. Members will prepare and serve meals, pack boxes of food, engage with community members, and conduct grassroots community outreach to get the word out about available …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Interested in a Career in Public Service? Check out These Two Scholarship Opportunities!

Labor Studies Scholarships and Fellowships – Application due May 30th!

The applications for the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies 2022-2023 Scholarships and Fellowships are still open! We have seven scholarships and fellowships that are open to undergraduate and …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Post-Grad Immersive Volunteer and Non-Profit Job Opportunities @ JVC Northwest

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVC Northwest) is an AmeriCorps volunteer program (1+ year commitment) that serves diverse communities across the globe. JVC Northwest responds to local community needs by placing volunteers to provide service anchored in the values of community, …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Featured Classes

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

Vernā Myers
Find greater meaning, well-being, and productivity by learning how to interact with others across differences. Continue your Thrive journey and…

Keynote for Educators

Oliver Schinkten
Technology like Keynote has transformed learning. With a little bit of skill, this inexpensive presentation tool can be used to…

Nonprofit Management Foundations

Leslie Crutchfield
Thinking about leading a nonprofit organization? Internationally renowned author Leslie Crutchfield provides a primer on nonprofit management and leadership. She…

Certificate in Fundraising Management

UW Continuum College
The essence of fundraising is identifying people whose values align with your mission or organization and establishing lasting relationships with…

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

UW Continuum College
Nonprofit organizations occupy an important niche in the community, making a critical impact on a wide range of social, economic,…

Foundations of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Oliver Schinkten
Teachers educate their students. Administrators can assign and grade work online. Users can access content and resources anytime, inside or…

Student Stories & Advice

Jiwen Xiao

Student Stories & Advice
  • Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania

Todd Hodges

Student Stories & Advice
  • Case Manager Todd Hodges

Meredith Weinstock

Student Stories & Advice
  • Public Services Technician University of Washington Libraries

Emily Uematsu

Student Stories & Advice

Sarah Dawson

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - TESOL Portland State University

Lauri Hennessey

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - Public Interest Communications University of Florida

Madeleine Cole

Student Stories & Advice
  • Community Relations Coordinator - AmeriCorps VISTA Hunger Intervention Program / United Way of King County

Emmorie Cannon

Student Stories & Advice
  • Certified Counselor Beautiful Autism

Featured Resources

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Career Goals

There are a lot of great scholarship programs that want to support future educators, change-makers, and folks who seek after …

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Non-Profit/Social Justice/Education

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Opportunities at City Year

In this episode get to know Marcus Ramirez from City Year and hear all about the opportunities that they have …

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 …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform. You can access a Teaching practice interview.

Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Positions of 2019-2020 Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in non-profit/social …

Career & Industry Guides