Graduate Internship Assisting UW Mixed Enrollment Class at Washington State Reformatory, Winter 2014

Submission/Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 5:00pm

This internship opportunity offers a currently-enrolled UW graduate student with the requisite academic background the chance to gain pedagogical experience with a mixed enrollment course at Washington State Reformatory during Winter Quarter 2014. The selected intern may earn academic credit in conjunction this internship. The internship is unsalaried and un-stipended. 


Professor Steven Herbert, Director of the Law, Societies, and Justice Program (LSJ), seeks a graduate student to assist with an “Inside-Out” styled course during Winter Quarter 2014. This course will include roughly equal numbers of undergraduate students from the UW and from the incarcerated population at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe. Enrollment will be limited to 25 students, total.

The course will be LSJ 467, “Law, Justice, and the Environment.” The course description is below. The UW students will be senior majors in LSJ. Class sessions are scheduled to take place at WSR on Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

The graduate student intern will be expected to stay abreast of course readings and attend all class sessions. S/he will also be required to assist in transporting students by driving one of two UW rental cars to and from WSR. S/he will provide assistance to the inmate students in successfully completing the writing assignments for the course; such assistance may require regular attendance at some study halls at WSR. The graduate assistant will also serve as the primary grader for the inmates’ assignments. There will be two short (2-3 pp.) papers and one longer (8-10 pp.) paper assigned in the course.

The selected graduate student can earn up to 5 independent study credits for this internship. Certificate in Public Scholarship fellows may choose to complete their HUM 602 Practicum through this internship.

Interested graduate students should possess a keen interest in working in a prison setting, and a demonstrated ability to work well with students to complete writing assignments.  Expertise in the subject matter of the course is not required.

Interested graduate students should submit the following directly to Steve Herbert at  no later than August 15: (a) a statement that outlines the nature of your interest and your qualifications; (b) a curriculum vita; and (c) the names and contact information of two references. 

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Course Description: LSJ 467 Law, Justice, and the Environment (5) I&S Herbert

Examines the role law plays in shaping environmental policy. Challenges student to understand how environmental concerns are translated into legal discourse, and covers several typical issues that emerge in environmental law. Centers on active discussions.