Internship Fair Volunteers Needed

Hello Huskies,

The Career Center is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Internship Fair on 2/12/15 from 2-6pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:00am-7:30pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

  •  If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  •  Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!
  •  Some volunteer shifts will work directly with employers, where you will have direct access to network and connect with them.  Keep in mind- they are all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

Interested? Shoot me (Dean Kirkpatrick) an email at  with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 2/12/15 (Thursday)

Please send this to me as soon as you can. By 2/5/15 (Thursday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best wishes,

Dean Kirkpatrick


Career Fair Volunteer Coordinator
(206) 543-9103

134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seattle, WA 98195

Posted in Careers, Service & Community

Teaching Opportunities In Tokyo

International Education Services, established in 1969, is a training
consultancy based in Japan providing training to Japanese industry, national
governmental institutions, and schools in the public sector.


Teaching Opportunities In Tokyo

University graduates needed to teach in Tokyo, Japan by International
Education Services at leading corporations, national government ministries,
and schools (from university to elementary age students). IES was
established in 1969 and has been continuously in operation since then. Eight
month and annual contracts include paid vacations, medical insurance, with a
salary from $30,000 to $40,000. Very small classes. English is used to teach
in the classroom. Instructors are assisted by our Japanese coordinators.
Texts and supplemental learning materials are provided for all classes.
Transportation to and from classes is paid by IES. Assistance with housing
is provided. You do not need an automobile for travel in Japan. IES is
located in the center of Shibuya, one of the most colorful, modern centers
of Tokyo with numerous dining places and entertainment districts. Shibuya is
one of the primary locations where a great many of the 2020 Olympics events
will be held. Shibuya is also a very short train ride to Ginza and Shinjuku,
two more exciting districts in Tokyo. Immediate instructor openings are
available throughout 2015. Living in Japan is a unique cultural experience
and Tokyo is inexpensive. Please initially email your cover letter and CV to Additional employment information will be emailed to
you on receipt of a completed IES questionnaire used during our Skype
interview with you.


Damian Thomas
Academic Director
International Education Services
Rose Hikawa Building
22-14, Higashi 2-Chome
Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0011
Tel : 03-3498-7101
Fax : 03-3498-7113

Posted in Careers, Funding, Jobs, Study Abroad

Study Abroad in South Africa – 2015 – Summer B Term

Information Session: Tuesday, January 13th from 3-4pm in GUG 415.

The focus is on linguistics and the highlight of this year is the ability to offer 12 credits and two Southern African languages, isiZulu and Afrikaans.

Find details about this year’s program at

Program Website: (not updated yet with the 2015 info, but full of pictures and info from the two past years)

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Surek-Clark, MA
Lecturer in Linguistics
Posted in Study Abroad

Canadian Studies Fellowships

Dear students,
The Canadian Studies Center in the Jackson School of International Studies has two great opportunities for study abroad and fellowships: the Killam Fellowship and the Corbett Fellowship. Both programs offer the chance to study in Canada and you can earn up $10,000! Please see the programs below for more information.
Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional UW undergraduate students to spend one semester or a full academic year in Canada. The Killam Fellowships Program offers a fellowship award of $5,000 per semester (up to $10,000 for two semesters). Click to view website.
Corbett Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional UW undergraduate students to spend a full academic year at University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The Corbett Fellowships Program offers a fellowship award of $7,000 for two semesters (September through April). Click here to view website and application.
Students should visit the UBC exchange program page to learn more about the program and begin their application here:
Deadlines are at the end of this month! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Monick Keo
Arctic Academic Program Coordinator
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington, Seattle

Physical Location
Thomson Hall, Room 503
Mailing Address
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
Posted in Funding, Study Abroad

Mary Gates Endowment Info Sessions

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.


Information Sessions (select one):

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9, 12:30-1:20 p.m.


Leadership Application Workshop:

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP


Research Application Workshops (select one):

Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP

Monday, Jan. 26, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP


Leadership Deadline: Jan. 26, 5:00 p.m.


Research Deadline: Feb. 2, 5:00 p.m.


All information sessions and application workshops will be held in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171.


Begin the online application and learn more on our website,  Email with any questions.

Posted in Funding, Scholarships

Winter Scholarship Deadlines

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines 

Jan. 12, 2015:    Beinecke Scholarship

Jan. 14, 2015:    Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Graduate Fellowship Program

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

Jan. 15, 2015:    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE

Scan|Design @ UW Fellowship

Jan. 16, 2015:    Pride Foundation Scholarships

Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarships

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Jan. 19, 2015:    Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Jan. 20, 2015:    Killam Fellowship

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Jan. 23, 2015:    Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Jan. 26, 2015:    Mary Gates Endowment Leadership Scholarship

Jan. 30, 2015:    Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Jan. 31, 2015:    DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarship Programs

Feb. 2, 2015:    Mary Gates Endowment Research Scholarship


Upcoming Winter Workshops: (all in MGH 171)

Scholarships 101: Getting Started    January 21, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm

January 27, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm


Scholarships 201: for Continuing Students    January 28, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm

February 5, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm


Curriculum Vitae Writing    January 22, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm

February 2, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm


Getting Great Recommendation Letters    January 26, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm

February 12, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm


Personal Statement Writing    January 29, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm

February 4, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm

Posted in Funding, Research, Scholarships, Service & Community, Study Abroad

Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

UW application deadline: Jan. 12, 2015, 11:59pm

UW application information and online application form:

Last UW information session: Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 12:30 – 1:20pm, 173R MGH

The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.

If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2014-2015 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2015 and August 2016.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
  • Please note some exceptions the Beinecke Foundation makes in terms of fields of study: Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue graduate study in professional programs (law school, business school, etc.) should not apply.
  • Be a United States citizen; OR a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
Posted in Funding, Scholarships