Stonewall Community Foundation Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Application deadline:   May 18, 2016

Awarded by the Stonewall Community Foundation, the Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship supports women-identified LBGTQ students already matriculated at a nonprofit college or university. The award is available for any level of study, including graduate study.

Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate their motivation to making a difference with their lives. Applications are judged on:

  • Academic excellence
  • Outstanding community service
  • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues

Leadership, merit, and professional and personal goals will also be considered.

Multiple scholarships between $1,500 and $3,000 will be awarded in early Summer 2016 and are non-renewable.

For complete information about this opportunity, see the application here:

Summer 2016+ RA Positions in the Center for Workforce Development

Application deadline:   May 16, 2016

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking two hourly graduate research assistants to assist in funded research and evaluation projects. The Center conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and racial/ethnic diversity in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about the CWD at

The position will start June 2016. The graduate research assistants will report to the Senior Research Associate. Duties include the following:


  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include drafting human subjects applications, conducting literature reviews, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including interviews, focus groups, observations, and/or surveys;
  • Work collaboratively with CWD staff on related projects as needed;
  • Manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CWD;
  • Contribute to the development of survey instruments and analytic methods.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Comfort with a high degree of self-direction;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (i.e. SPSS, Excel, and Microsoft Word);
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Experience using computer software to perform qualitative analyses and data management (i.e. NVivo 9);
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

The positions are for Summer quarter of 2016, as hourly Graduate Research Assistants and include standard hourly summer pay per GRSA schedule. Upon satisfactory review, the positions may be extended for additional quarters, and would include standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission.

To apply

Email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by May 16 to:
Cara Margherio, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Center for Workforce Development
clm16 at uw dot edu

If you have questions or need more information, please email Cara Margherio.

Re:Gender Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Application deadline:   May 27, 2016

Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, was established in 1981 by a group of feminist researchers who were looking to connect their similar organizations and promote research by and about women. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award creates an opportunity for a first-generation college graduate, including immigrant students, to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over an academic year.

The student must have completed all course work; have a dissertation advisor; and expect to have passed all preliminary examinations (i.e., ABD status) by the time the award begins in August 2016. This award is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

$10,000 will be awarded annually: $8,500 to a graduate student (preference is to award a student who identifies as a woman); and $1,500 to the student’s dissertation advisor for travel expenses related to the award.

The student’s dissertation must be related to Re:Gender’s mission to end gender inequity and its three program focus areas: Identity (social construction of gender, including intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity, ability, geography, etc., as well as discrimination based on gender); Economic well-being (issues of economic justice, work fairness and business leadership); and Thriving environments (from personal safety, e.g., sexual assault, to community and global concerns, e.g., climate change and civic leadership).

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

2016-2017 GSA Position in the Carlson Center

Application deadline:   May 12, 2016

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center (Carlson Center) develops service-learning, community-based participatory research, and service opportunities for UW students that sustain reciprocal partnerships, deepen learning, advance civic leadership, and contribute to our greater community. The Carlson Center is part of the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD), which connects undergraduate students to community-based learning, research, and scholarships.

Working at the Carlson Center provides a unique opportunity to learn about public service and the world of non-profit organizations, as well as to gain a better understanding of what is in involved in cultivating partnerships between the University of Washington, community-based organizations, and students.  Working at the Carlson Center also means having fun and joining a talented team of hard working and passionate people!  For detailed information about the Carlson Center visit

The Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) to work primarily with our service-learning program. The service-learning program engages UW undergraduates in the community by combining community-based service opportunities with academic coursework.  The GSA will also help to coordinate other areas of Carlson Center programming and participate in Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity meetings and activities.

The GSA will work collaboratively on several areas within Carlson Center programming including:

  • Working with Carlson Center staff and community-based organizations to develop meaningful service-learning opportunities for University of Washington students that are consistent with the organization’s mission, interests, needs and capacity.
  • Presenting service-learning background and instructions to students in service-learning courses.
  • Working as a part of the Carlson Center team to advise and enroll service-learning students.
  • Assisting in coordination of service-learning logistics and front desk staffing in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity.
  • Helping to create opportunities for community partners to engage in meaningful conversations with each other and the Carlson Center regarding the service-learning program, partnering with the University of Washington, and their role(s) as co-educators of students.
  • Working collaboratively with community partners and Carlson Center staff to implement additional critical engagement and reflection activities for students (such as workshops, one-day service opportunities, and opportunities to present their community-based work).



  • Full-time graduate student at the University of Washington
  • Experience and interest in working with community-based non-profit organizations
  • Desire to actively engage diverse populations of undergraduate students
  • Willingness to actively engage in addressing issues of structural inequity, power, and privilege in service-learning experiences
  • Work well both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work under pressure, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy


  • Experience with database work is desired.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application instructions, see UW Hires Req. #132100

2016-2017 GSA Position in the Samuel E. Kelley Ethnic Cultural Center

Application deadline:   April 28, 2016 (see ECC website to confirm date)

In support of the University of Washington goals, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) promotes an inclusive and educational environment by providing programs and services which enhance the communication and exchange of multicultural perspectives and values. The Ethnic Cultural Center provides programs and a learning environment where students and student organizations collaborate, develop, and implement programs while building leadership and organizational skills.

The general objectives of the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center S tudent Development Coordinator is to immerse themselves in the organizational culture and structural operations of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center to help them expand professional experiences, and to develop professional contacts and competencies in Minority Affairs Administration and Student Affairs. This position is responsible for assisting the Kelly ECC Leadership Team with high quality work pertaining to programming, advising, and administrative tasks.

Job Description

  • Assist the Leadership Team in advising student organizations (co­hort of 15 RSOs.) on matters of university policy, event planning, and other matters pertaining.
    • Provides counseling in the planning and implementation of Registered Student Organization programs and events
    • Assist in the affiliation, registration and orientation process of Kelly ECC student organizations
    • Hold advisor office hours on a weekly basis
    • Attend student organization meetings, events and programs
    • Serves as an advocate and liaison for students; advises students about other campus resources and services
  • Assist in development and coordination of Fall Quarter O MA&D Mentor Power for Success Program
  • Coordinator all aspects of the Kelly ECC Student Resource Center
  • Assist the Leadership Team in planning, designing, and implementation of Kelly E CC Signature Events: First Year Retreat, Diversity Leadership Conference, and End of the Year Gala Celebration
  • Assist in the development and coordination of programming as it relates to Education on Social Justice and Faculty engagement.
  • Participate in the facilitation of Kelly ECC Leadership workshops as needed
  •  Participate in the promotion of the Kelly ECC by providing tours and helping to maintain facility integrity as well as participate in presentations at campus wide events


  • Act as liaison for the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and the non­UW community including collaborations with other university entities
  • Hold office hours to maintain regular contact with student organizations, ECC staff and OMA&D
  • Required attendance to all ECC staff meetings, trainings and orientations
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Meet with your supervisor weekly to provide updates on progress of projects andprograms.
  • Adhere to mission of the ECC, OMA&D and the University
  • Provide general ECC front desk office coverage when needed
  • All other duties as assigned by Director or Director’s designee

Graduate Student Assistant should, minimally, have the following qualifications:

  • Active matriculation in a UW graduate program
  • Experience working as part of a team on the planning and implementation of events and programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the success of minority and/or economically disadvantaged college students.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent response time and accuracy in task assigned.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Superior office skills.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see:

Washington Policy Center Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

Application deadline:   April 15, 2016

The Washington Policy Center awards the Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a female college student who embodies the late Congresswoman’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. From the $10,000 in total scholarship funds available, recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.

Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2016-2017 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills.

Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

Bullitt Environmental Leadership Fellowship

Application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

The fellowship is offered to graduate students attending universities physically located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, southern Alaska, and British Columbia. The Bullitt Foundation supports efforts in these states to build a regional model of a healthy, sustainable environment.

Eligible applicants will be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate candidate program, not restricted to environmental studies;
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

2016-2017 RA Position at the START Center

Application deadline:   February 23, 2016 (5:00 PST)

The Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center in the Department of Global Health uses an innovative mentorship model to provide high-quality analysis and research support to public health organizations while developing applied research and analytic skills of graduate Research Assistants in global and domestic public health. Launched in 2011 through a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center now supports two programs. The Global Program works with the Gates Foundation and other organizations working in global health. The Domestic Program uses a similar model to work with state and local health departments, and other US-based public health organizations. The START Center team includes graduate students and faculty mentors with diverse backgrounds in public health, clinical practice, epidemiology, and related fields. The Center partners with the Foster Global Innovation Fellows Program at the Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship to incorporate MBA students into our teams, integrating a business approach into our analyses. With combined field experience on six continents, START teams approach research questions with a nuanced understanding of the complex challenges that affect health in communities across the globe and here at home.

Position Summary:
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Research Assistant (RA) with the START Center to develop practical skills in applied research and analysis, and work closely with faculty members to receive training and mentorship. Specific projects depend on client requests, but may include landscape analysis or background research on infectious causes of morbidity and mortality, and assessments of the state of science and practice related to global public health interventions. RAs work with faculty mentors to develop the project approach, and engage in research activities ranging from identifying, compiling and synthesizing available literature to conducting key informant interviews, performing empiric data analyses, and developing and presenting reports and materials. Project scope and content vary!

Dates of Appointment:
Fall Quarter 2016-Spring Quarter, 2017, with the option to begin in Summer Quarter 2016.

Fall Quarter 2016- Spring Quarter 2017 Position Type:
Schedule I RA appointment (50% FTE appointment, approx. 20 hours/week, 220 hours/quarter).
Under Schedule I appointments, tuition is paid by the RA-ship.
There may be opportunities for extension in future quarters, dependent upon performance, project fit, program needs and funding.

This position is open to current graduate students at the University of Washington who will be enrolled in a degree program during Fall Quarter 2016-Spring Quarter 2017.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Quantitative and analytic skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and concepts and make sound judgments based on available information.
  • Experience in planning and managing tasks and deliverables.
  • Ability to ensure on-time delivery of high quality results.
  • Ability to adapt one’s leadership and communication style to a range of situations.

Your complete application includes four components, in the following order:
1) Current CV/resume
2) Cover letter
3) Two-page writing sample –a sample written solely by the applicant
4) Contact information for two professional references –name, title, phone, and email

To apply, please send your complete application in one PDF attachment to Emily Allen (START Center Managing Director) at start at uw dot edu by 5:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. Please include “Last name, first name START RA App 2016” in the email subject line, and please use the same naming convention for your attached PDF application.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application deadline:   March 11, 2016

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

James Madison Fellowship

Application deadline:   March 1, 2016

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards 50 fellowships for master’s students committed to teaching American Constitution for grades 7-12. Funding is offered to fellows that strive to teach American history, American government, and/or social studies full time to secondary school students. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.


  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.


The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, and books (as well as room and board if required to live away from your principal residence), and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:
To apply, see: