Help young citizens engage in their communities. Learn how digital media and positive group experiences can help teens develop effective political voices.
In this seminar/internship, UW student interns will help students in Seattle schools develop civic engagement skills. As a Becoming Citizens intern, you will have the opportunity to help Seattle area middle and high school students implement a hands-on,community issue curriculum. Participants will receive 5 credits and should plan about 15 hours per week for the program. The 15 hours include the weekly seminar meeting (Tuesdays from 4.30 to 6.20 pm). In the seminars, you will be trained and prepared to work with young people and discuss the latest scholarship on youth political engagement.
In the internships, you will be placed in Seattle schools to help facilitate civic engagement projects. Becoming Citizens interns also support Puget Sound Off, a digital youth commons to connect teens and help them take action on events and issues that matter in their communities. Through participation in these initiatives, you will help young people develop better communication skills and raise their public voice.
This program is sponsored by the UW Center for Communication, directed by Prof. Lance Bennett and supervised by Political Science graduate student Caterina Rost. Internships are coordinated and approved by the Seattle Metro YMCA. The internship credits are sponsored by Prof. Bennett, and are offered as cr/nc.
Attendance is required at an orientation for interested students on Friday March 2 at 4 pm Room 126 Communications Building. Please indicate your interest in attending, and direct any questions to Caterina Rost: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can go to the Becoming Citizens website to learn more at: http://ccce.com.washington.edu/projects/becomingCitizens.html
In concert with the UNCF-Mellon Summer Ecology Program, the National Science Foundation, Federation of American Scientists for Experimental Biology and American Society for Cell Biology, University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories’ Blinks-REU Research Internship Program offers paid summer research internships on San Juan Island in the state of Washington. These internships cover 100% of research interns’ costs, including round trip airfare, room and board, research supplies, and a stipend of $1000 per month. During their eight week internship, students will work directly with one marine scientist and rub elbows with other scientists from around the world.
San Juan Island offers a pristine, biologically diverse environment for marine science research. The cool temperate waters are rich in plankton and support staggering biodiversity across dozens of phyla ranging from microscopic plankton to killer whales. Summers are warm and generally dry.
Student interns will investigate timely and important topics, including ecology, climate change, neuroscience, developmental biology, marine birds, and more. Many of our former research interns have co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals, attended scientific conferences, and have gone on to attend graduate school.
Applicants from all ethnic groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 1. Click here for more information–>
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