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Graduate Student Community Liaison and Mentor - UW Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

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Location: Seattle, WA
Part-time position, 15 hours per week
Closing Date: January 16, 2018
Job #12163
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.
How to Apply:
  • 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, Questions may be addressed to Rachel via email, or via phone at (206) 685-2705.