University of Washington School of Public Health
Graduate Student Community Liaison and Mentor - UW Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
Part-time position, 15 hours per week
Closing Date: January 16, 2018
Posted: January 9, 2018
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center seeks to recruit a paid graduate student intern to build out and facilitate community-based internships for undergraduate students in non-profit organizations in neighborhoods in SE Seattle, Tukwila and Renton.
Hours: 15 hours per week: Winter, 2018-Spring, 2018 (possible continuance through summer)
Compensation: $19 per hour
Position Description: Through a partnership with the UW’s Career Center, the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center will work with a team of graduate students in the on-going development and implementation of the Carlson Center’s Undergraduate Community-Based Internship Program (UCBI). This paid internship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students at the UW to learn more about facilitating student learning, linking experiential opportunities to career readiness, program management, and a better understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by non-profit partners and communities in the Seattle/King County area.
Under the guidance of Carlson Center staff and Career & Internship Center collaborators, the selected graduate student will join a team of Graduate Student Mentors to engage in the following scope of activities:
Foster strong community-campus partnerships:
- Foster partnerships with nonprofit organizations in their assigned community/topic area who may be interested in hosting an undergraduate intern.
- Assist in the application and selection process for host organizations
- Assist in the recruitment, interviewing and placement of undergraduate interns into host organizations
- Coordinate an orientation for accepted host organizations.
- Perform site visits during each quarter to meet with the supervisors of students.
- Maintain communication with organizations throughout the duration of the internship.
- Communicate clearly and regularly with other Carlson Center staff regarding partnership strengths, challenges, and successes.
Mentor undergraduate interns:
- Work with undergraduates to develop personal and professional development plans as they relate to their goals at their host organization.
- Coordinate weekly professional and personal development opportunities for interns.
- Meet with students individually and in small groups to provide opportunities for reflection and coaching in relation to their personal and professional goals.
- Coordinate learning opportunities for students in relation to issues of anti-oppression strategies, social justice, and professional development.
- Implement a collaborative performance evaluation process.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to work collaboratively with other graduate students
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Self-motivated to solve issues that may arise
- Interested in learning program skills in program implementation
- Committed to creating equitable campus-community partnerships
- Familiar with principles in student learning, asset based partnership, and anti-oppression work.
- A current resume as well as the names and contact information for two references.
- A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this internship and articulating your interests in mentoring undergraduate interns, working with under-represented communities, and developing community-campus partnerships. Please also include a description of 2-3 things you seek to learn from this graduate student internship.
Deadline: Please submit all materials via email by January 16th at 11:59 pm Pacific time to Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be addressed to Rachel via email, or via phone at (206) 685-2705.