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The Seattle Aquarium internship program is designed for those with a strong desire to move into the Zoo/Aquarium field as a career path. Our internship is an in-depth program requiring a minimum commitment of 400 hours (maximum of 500 hours) in at least 10 weeks but no more than 13 weeks (32-40 hours per week). Interns must be flexible with their schedule, and will be expected to work weekdays, weekends and holidays. This is an unpaid position and while we may be able to help you in your housing search, there is no housing provided. We will do everything possible to accommodate school requirements for those who can earn class credit for internships. Enclosed are some informational sheets on our internship program and an application. Please note, through this internship experience you may have an opportunity to observe our Veterinarian during rounds and/or procedures, this not a Vet internship. Requests for internship positions are evaluated based on experience (professional and/or volunteer), academic achievement, interview success, willingness and ability to make a commitment to the program and positions available. By successfully completing this internship,students demonstrate responsibility, reliability, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Please see attached flyer for more details

If you find that you cannot make a commitment to the internship program at this time, you are encouraged to visit our website for alternate volunteer opportunities which may be more what you’re looking for.

Katrina Bettis, Volunteer Engagement Manager, will also be at the Environmental Career Fair on Wednesday, February 26  from 11-3 in the Mary Gates Commons to answer questions regarding the internship and volunteer programs at the Seattle Aquarium.

Life Sciences Internship Application 2014

The assumption is that you need a business degree to succeed in the business world, right? Not necessarily.

The Career Center along with a moderated panel of Employers (looking to hire UW interns) will be busting the business major myth at this event next Thursday.

This Employer Conversation will feature a variety of companies that offer internship possibilities such as management and leadership training, event planning, finance, and more. Learn what kind of skills employers are seeking, and what kinds of experience you stand to gain from a business internship.

Time & Location

February 6th, 2014

4:30-6:30 PM

HUB 250

More information can be found online. No RSVP or pre-registration necessary. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions can be directed to or (206) 543-0535.


Jim Alling

An active volunteer in his community and an executive at T-Mobile, Jim Alling will be talking with students at UW on Wednesday, February 5.  The first speaker in the Husky Leadership Initiative’s winter Firesides series, Alling will tell his story and engage students in a conversation about leadership.

 Join the Husky Leadership Initiative for a pizza lunch with Jim Alling, Chief Operating Office, T-Mobile US.

 2/5/14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Deloitte Commons, 299 PACCAR Hall
Register now!




An active volunteer in his community and an executive at T-Mobile, Jim Alling will be talking with students at UW on Wednesday, February 4.  The first speaker in the Husky Leadership Initiative’s winter Firesides series, Alling will tell his story and engage students in a conversation about leadership.

Join the Husky Leadership Initiative for a pizza lunch with Jim Alling, Chief Operating Office, T-Mobile US.

2/5/14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Deloitte Commons, 299 PACCAR Hall
Register now!

Hello Huskies!

We hope you are having a great quarter so far. Are you looking to gain an internship opportunity? Search no more! We have more than 75 exhibitors representing government, non-profit and private sector industries attending the Internship Fair, all with an interest in recruiting Huskies! Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity!

Internship Fair

When: February 12th, 2014; 2-6pm

Where: HUB Ballrooms

List of Employers: (Please visit the link frequently as the information is updated regularly)

Questions?  Please feel free to contact us by phone 206-543-0535 or by email . We look forward to seeing you on February 12th!!!


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an exciting summer research experience for undergraduates.   This is an expansion of our current Charlotte Research Scholars program ( for non-UNC Charlotte students from under-represented backgrounds.

This program will provide 10 undergraduate students funding to participate in a 9-week research program. Scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training, and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career. The program culminates in the Summer Research Symposium, held on July 23rd in the Student Union. Additional details about the program are below.

Application deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014

Program length: May 26 to July 25 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and between 50 and 90 credit hours by the end of spring 2014.

Compensation: Scholars will receive a $6,500 fellowship.  Students will be housed on campus but must pay their housing fees directly, they can not be transferred from the fellowship compensation by UNC Charlotte.

Application: Apply here

Frequently Asked Questions:

·      How much time are scholars expected to commit to their research project?

Scholars are expected to work full-time for the entire 9-weeks. They will spend approximately 3-4 hrs/week away from the project in order to participate in professional development activities.

·      How will the scholars be selected?

The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office’s Expanded CRS admissions committee will attempt to match the most qualified students with research projects that are of interest to them. Students that meet the minimum GPA requirements will be further evaluated with respect to grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research as well as other materials submitted and letters of recommendations.

To facilitate matching, students are asked to provide information regarding the types of research in which they are most interested. If a match is identified, the faculty member will be contacted to see if there is interest in the applicant.

·      What materials are required beyond the application form?

A copy of your transcripts and two recommendation letters are required. At least one recommendation should be from a science teacher/professor.

·      Whom do I contact if I have additional questions?

ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office (

Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments.

·      How many positions are available?

UNC Charlotte can accommodate as many as 10 positions in 2014.


We are actively recruiting applicants for our Blinks – REU – BEACON program for this summer.   We plan to host approximately ten students who will participate in a hands-on marine science research internship at University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories.  We pay all expenses including round trip travel, room and board, and a monthly stipend of $1000.  The program runs eight weeks starting June 16, 2014.  To receive REU funding, students must be US citizens or permanent residents AND be matriculated undergraduates, i.e. no post-baccalaureate students can receive REU funding.


The application deadline is March 1. Please forward this email to students who might be interested.

Happy 2014 and welcome back!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! We’re in need of volunteers for the upcoming Internship Fair on 2/12/14 from 2-6pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8am-7:30pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

  • Volunteer at the Internship Fairs is the best way to network and to connect with an employer. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance-and they’re all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!
  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!

Interested? Shoot me (Donna Chen) an email at   with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of the 2/12/14 (Wednesday)

By 2/7/14 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Employers are hiring!  Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get connected and find out about jobs and internships!

When:  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
Where:  University of Washington, Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom
Time:  5:30-8:30PM
All Majors:  Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts & the Sciences
All Class Levels: Freshman – PhD
Dress:  Business Casual

List of participating companies

Resume writing assistance and help preparing for the career fair available at the UW Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)
*Resume Writing & Cover Letter Workshop – 1/7/14, 3:30-4:30PM
*Career Fair Success – 1/13/14, 1:30-2:30PM
*Same-Day Session (Resume Review) – 10AM-3PM, Monday thru Friday

If you need special accommodations please contact the Disability Service Office at
Voice: 206-543-6450 or 206-543-6452 (TTY)

Career Fair Questions:  Alpha Diallo (UW NSBE)


CLP flyer 2014

Are you a UW student interested in helping public school students succeed?  Getting real world experience to deepen your learning and advance your academic and career goals?  Completing classroom hours for the Education, Learning and Society Minor or for application to a Masters in Teaching program?  Improving your research, writing, and collaborative learning and presentation skills?  Are you looking for an opportunity (in the words of Paul Farmer) to “use what you learn to transform yourself and your community”?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Community Literacy Program may be just what you’re looking for.

Community Literacy Program (CLP) links English 298A with English 491C (Internship), combining an on-campus seminar with volunteer work in a partner public school. A program flyer is attached and you’ll find more information below and at  There are no prerequisites for either English 298A or English 491C.  Students at all levels of their UW work and from all majors are welcome, and the CLP director often continues working with CLP students in future quarters on independent studies and leadership opportunities.

*Contact the CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill with questions and for add codes at*

In English 298A students meet twice weekly on campus (MW 11:30-1:20) in a seminar focused on learning effective teaching and tutoring methods, exploring some central challenges and opportunities for public education, supporting K-12 students in developing their skill and confidence as writers, and using writing and presentation to inquire into, develop and communicate your thinking about these issues.  English 298 is an Interdisciplinary Writing Course which may be used toward either the “C” (composition) or the “W” (additional writing) requirement. Students may take up to three IWP courses, so you can register for Community Literacy Program even if you’ve previously taken other IWP or “Composition” courses at UW.

In English 491C (Internship; C/NC), you will put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (4 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at a CLP partner public school. Community Literacy Program partners are “high needs” K-12 programs that work closely with the CLP director to create a strong learning community for everyone involved.

For add codes and with questions: contact CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill,




Here are comments from a few recent Community Literacy Programs students and public school partners:

“I’m writing from my first teaching job to thank you for introducing me to many foundational concepts and ideas in education, for sparking my passion for teaching, and for providing me with many practical lesson ideas as well.” — CLP student

“The combination of classroom experience and a wide variety of reflections really pulled everything together and made it feel extremely meaningful. It made me fully aware of what and how I was learning, and the effect it was having on my work in the partner school classrooms.” — CLP student

“The Community Literacy students are full members of our school community by the second week of the quarter…. It is a pleasure to see how insightful they are, and how dedicated to the educational process they become. Elizabeth is caring and candid in working with her students and with me throughout each quarter so that we can collaborate on solving problems. Normal situational challenges become tools for learning for her students, as well as ours.  The benefits to our students are enormous.  Our faculty has come to depend on the Community Literacy students as true partners in teaching.” — CLP partner school Principal

“Since coming to the U.S., I have been afraid of taking English class because English is not my first language.  With this service learning class, I feel a lot more confidence in learning English.  By having the opportunity to work with bilingual students, I share their experience and I learn with them.” — CLP student

“The career-related writing sequence was so beneficial. We used the skills, knowledge and experience we learned from CLP and applied them to our future careers and/or further education. It was so helpful to learn how to use skills gained via this course instead of thinking it was just another course @ UW.” –- CLP student

“CLP was truly an unparallelled success in my learning here at UW. Never have I experienced a wider range of issues, attitudes, beliefs and people. My new found appreciation for and understanding of education and society stems directly from my experience with CLP and the help, guidance and motivation of Elizabeth.” — CLP student

“I wish I’d known about the CLP reader when I switched from an expensive private school. It covers much of what every new teacher to the school district should read: journal articles and information on school testing, classroom issues, diversity, economic and health issues, students of poverty and much more. It has taken me thirty years working with a wide variety of students and avidly reading about educational issues to work as effectively as I do, and Dr. Simmons-O’Neill has distilled that reading and experience into the CLP class and its reader, sending out students who are strong and effective helpers in the classroom.” – CLP Partner School Librarian


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