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Sightline seeks a motivated, organized, and self-starting data geek for a summer internship. You must be able to demonstrate strong academic credentials, meticulous attention to detail, excellent data analysis skills, experience with spreadsheet software, a passion for simplifying complex data into a clear and understandable story, and a commitment to a sustainable Northwest.

The Project:

Assist Sightline’s research team in compiling, analyzing, and interpreting data on traffic and transportation from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. After decades of steadily increasing car traffic, vehicle travel has stagnated – even as state and provincial governments are planning billions of dollars to rebuild and widen urban highways. Our look at traffic figures suggests that the region simply doesn’t need—and can’t afford—these costly highway megaprojects. We need a research intern to help compile and analyze traffic trends, demographic data, state budget reports, and other sources of information that help us tell the story about the changing demand for car travel, and our declining ability to pay for more and bigger roads.

This position is unpaid. Sightline’s interns commit to working at least 24 hours per week for at least 10 weeks during the summer. Interns are provided with office workspace, including a computer and email account, along with a bus pass.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and at least one example of analytical work to mieko@sightline.org by May 21. Sightline Institute encourages candidates from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Sightline Institute’s mission is to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability—strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment. We provide Northwest’s citizens and decision-makers with the policy research and practical tools they need to advance long-term solutions to our region’s most significant challenges. Our work includes in-depth research, commentary, and analysis, delivered online, by email, and in-person to Northwest policy champions. For more information about Sightline, please explore our website.

The University of Washington Women’s Center is Hiring: NEW Leadership Institute Employment Opportunity!

The University of Washington Women’s Center is seeking a part-time student intern OR work-study eligible student to support our National Education for Women’s (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute. We hope to fill the position immediately and the student may continue working at the UW Women’s Center through the summer with the potential to stay on through the 2012-2013 school year as the NEW Leadership Program Coordinator.

NEW Leadership™ Puget Sound is a partner in the national award-winning program to educate and empower the next generation of women leaders. NEW Leadership™ teaches college women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy. By offering political and civic leadership training to undergraduates, NEW Leadership strives to increase the number of women in the “leadership pipeline,” thereby enhancing the prospects for democratic representation, participation, and leadership in contemporary political and civic life. NEW Leadership Puget Sound is open to all female undergraduate students who attend four-year or two-year institutions and consists of an intensive six-day training institute held at the UW Women’s Center from June 11th – June 16th, 2012.

Duties and Responsibilities during the 2012 Institute, June 11 – 16, 2012:

  • Assist the Program Coordinator in the facilitation and coordination of the NEW Leadership Institute for 34 students from two- and four- year institutions across the Puget Sound region
  • Responsibilities include serving as the contact person for all speakers/trainers, NEW Leadership participants, and elected officials who are playing a role in the June 2012 NEW Leadership Institute (June 11th – June 16th on the University of Washington campus). To learn more about the Institute, please visit the following link: http://depts.washington.edu/newlead/

Responsibilities during the Summer & 2012-2013 School Year

  • Compile surveys, data, demographic information, and budgets from NEW Leadership participants from the 2012 Institute for future grants and Women’s Center reports
  • Partner with representatives from two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the Puget Sound region to recruit a diverse cohort of students for the June 2013 Institute
  • Serve as primary contact person for students during the recruitment and application process for the June 2013 Institute
  • Publicize the program to students, faculty, and administrators at schools throughout the Puget Sound region to increase application numbers
  • Work with the NEW Leadership Advisory Board Chair and WC Director to determine acceptance and waitlist for applicants
  • Develop the alumnae initiative by organizing events, drafting newsletters, and maintaining the database of past NEW Leadership participants

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current University of Washington student with Work Study Eligibility OR Current University of Washington student
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Some experience and interest in program coordinating or project management
  • Some evening and weekend availability (prior to and during the NEW Leadership 2012 Institute)

Educational Benefits:

  • Opportunity to enhance program development and coordination skills
  • Work closely with group of professional women who support the work of the Women’s Center as well engage in civic and political leadership in the community
  • Meet and network with women leaders in the public sector and develop leadership/management experience
  • Satisfies summer internship requirements for most degree programs

To Apply:

  • Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Senait Habte at senait@uw.edu; CC Ellie Canter at newlead@uw.edu
  • If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Ellie Canter at newlead@uw.edu or by phone at (206) 685-1090.

Queer Youth Space’s Queer Summer Organizing Lab is a paid, nine-week community organizing training program for queer and trans* youth. Participants will spend their Saturdays mornings from June 16th to August 11th attending anti-oppression workshops taught by multi-generational teams of experienced local activists. Training topics will include Queer Identity 101, Dismantling Racism and Classism, Queer Organizing History, Grassroots Fundraising, and Rethinking Queer Legal Reforms: Beyond Marriage and DADT. The program culminates in a one-day activism conference for the community that is organized and led by QSOL participants. Applicants must be able to participate in all nine weeks of the program, and will receive $330 for the summer, which works out to roughly $10/hr. The deadline for applications is April 30th. For more information and to apply, go to: http://queeryouthspace.com/qsol-2012/. If you have any questions, please email me at jude@queeryouthspace.com.

Upward Bound at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA is currently accepting job applications for our 2012 Summer Learning Institute. This year we will spent 2 weeks at our Tacoma Campus and 3 weeks in residence at our Olympia Campus followed by an end of the summer college visit trip on the 6th week. Most all of our positions include room and board.

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Resident Academic Assistants (Math & Science)
  • Resident Academic Assistants (Writing, Research & History)
  • Resident Academic Assistant (DVD Production)
  • Resident Academic Assistant (Visual Arts)
  • Bridge Resident Academic Assistants (College Transition)
  • Night Security
  • Resident Staff Supervisor/Bridge Advisor
  • Instructional Staff (Math, Reading, English)

Please contact Juana Vaughan at (360) 867-6012 or by email at vaughanj@evergreen.edu if you have any questions or need further information. Click here for job description and application >>