OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Husky Neighborhood Intern Position

Job Overview

Husky Neighborhood Interns (HNIs) work on projects to improve public safety, promote civility and foster a greater sense of community for the students and permanent residents living north of campus.

Time Commitment:

The time commitment for this internship is approximately eight hours per week. The length of the internship is from Fall quarter 2012 through the end of Spring Quarter 2013. Students are expected to be available for two to three paid training meetings the week of September 15-21. Specific time commitments include the following:

  • HNIs will have weekly team meetings of at least an hour with other HNIs and UW Staff.
  • HNI’s should plan on working roughly four to seven additional hours each week on projects in the North of 45th area; students will set their own schedule to get their projects accomplished
  • HNIs will attend as needed meetings with supervisor for help on projects.
  • HNIs will attend North of 45th Committee meetings at least one per quarter.

Responsibilities:

The following are the primary expectations for Husky Neighborhood Interns:

  • Work with other Husky Neighborhood Interns to plan and coordinate one service learning project for residents in your neighborhood.
  • Facilitate dialogues with student groups about their neighborhood concerns and collaborate on ways to solve these issues.
  • Distribute educational materials helpful to off-campus living, including topics about: health and safety, rights and responsibilities, and ways to navigate through landlord, neighbor or roommate situations.
  • Attend University Park Neighborhood Association meetings and other relevant community forums to gain a better understanding of non-student perspectives, and act as a representative of students in your designated area, finding solutions to neighborhood issues that involve students.
  • Work with campus departments and groups to meet the needs of students in your neighborhood, as needed.
  • Plan and facilitate opportunities for residents to meet each other and develop positive relationships.
  • Other community organizing as may be necessary to respond to student concerns.
  • Develop appropriate communication mechanisms which may include social networking, forums, email, etc.
  • Contribute to the monthly newsletter by writing articles and finding information helpful for students living off-campus.
  • Disseminate the monthly newsletter to residents in your area, and inform them about the availability of the online forums.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Desire to develop leadership skills
  • Outstanding organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage projects and provide leadership.
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks.

Compensation

  • There are three openings for the coming year. Compensation will be $10-12/ hour with a maximum of 7 hours per week for 30 weeks during the academic year. Students must be able to work in the United States.

How to Apply:

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Higgins (higgie@uw.edu) and Aaron Hoard (ahoard@uw.edu).

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