Office of Outreach and Involvement

Volunteer Positions

Browse through all of the volunteer opportunities that are currently available and apply! All ASUW volunteer positions (including internships) are unpaid.

To navigate the opportunities, click on the title of the opportunity to learn more about it and access its application.

If you are not able to access an application, make sure you are signed in with your UW email address- applications are often restricted so only UW students with valid emails are able to apply. Instructions on how to do so are here.

This website is updated frequently. If you have any issues with any of the applications, please email the OOI Director Nicole at asuwovop@uw.edu.

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INTERNSHIPS:

Interns are volunteers who work regularly with their respective employee or entity for 3-5 hours a week.

Office of Government Relations (OGR) Interns
4 Positions - Due Oct. 29th
  • The OGR is dedicated to legislative advocacy and lobbying efforts on behalf of all UW students at various levels of government. OGR interns will participate in achieving this goal by bringing unique perspectives and a shared drive for legislative advocacy and student issues. Additionally, OGR interns are expected to expand the capabilities of the office, through establishing new initiatives and refining old ones. Lastly, OGR interns must be willing to work as a team on dynamic projects and be open to diverse perspectives to ensure equitable outcomes.
  • Link to Application
Asian Student Commission (ASC) Interns
4 Positions - Due Oct. 29th
  • ASC is committed to our core pillars of cultural preservation, social justice, and visibility. These intern positions are meant to be a learning opportunity for all; however, it is highly recommended that you come prepared with prior knowledge of Asian/Asian-American culture and history and/or a strong will to learn about such. We are in search of motivated, active, and caring individuals who are ready to serve the Asian/Asian-American community at UW! This year, we will focus a lot on intersectional identities, marginalized/underrepresented groups within the Asian community, and more while still maintaining our cultural, political, and social ties.
  • Link to Application
Latinx Student Commission (LSC) Interns
4 Positions - Due Oct. 29th
  • Throughout the year, interns will support the LSC Director in collaborating with affiliated RSO’s and other entities, writing legislation that advocates for the needs and interests of the on-campus Latinx community, and organizing events that bring our community together and raise awareness of issues within the Latinx community.
  • Link to Application
Pacific Islander Student Commission (PISC) Interns
4 Positions - Due Oct. 29th
  • PISC is a great place to network as we hear about jobs, internships, scholarships, and leadership programs all the time through our academic and professional connections! As an intern you will get to meet and build relationships throughout the ASUW and the Pacific Islander community at the UW and the greater Seattle area. This internship involves advocating for Pacific Islander students on UW's campus. Through this we hope that you will both find your community and build upon your leadership skills. We intend on giving you and experience that will both be educational and beneficial to your personal growth.
  • Link to Application
Black Student Commission (BSC) Interns
4 Positions - Due Oct. 29th
  • Working in the Black Student Commission provides the perfect opportunity for students looking to get engaged with leadership in the UW-Seattle Black Community! Interning in our office will give you first-hand experience learning about event planning, resource outreach, effective programming and so much more!
  • Link to Application
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA) Interns
3 Positions - Due Oct. 30th
  • SARVA is a an entity of the Associated Students of the University of Washington that works to combat sexual assault and relationship violence in the UW community and advocate for survivors. We do this by acting as liaisons between the student body and the institutional resources available, as well as through programming and activism.
  • Link to Application
Senate External Affairs Intern
1 Position - Due Nov. 3rd
  • This internship will enable students to improve their social media, communication, research, and marketing skills. Through this role, students will gain experiences with creating effective social media posts, assisting in legislation writing, and working within ASUW.
  • Link to Application
Elections Administration Committee (EAC) Interns
3 Positions - Due Nov. 5th
  • Throughout the ASUW elections process, the EAC develops a strong brand for ASUW and elections in order to promote voting and civic engagement on campus. Interns assist in the elections planning and processes throughout the academic year leading up to the 2022 elections. Gain experience in project management, event planning, outreach, volunteer coordination, leadership, policy, and more!
  • Link to Application
Office of International Student Advocacy (OISA) Interns
4 Positions - Due Nov. 5th
  • The 4 interns assist the Office of International Student Advocacy to establish the core foundation and blueprint of this new office. Interns will gain invaluable opportunity to strengthen their communications and leadership skills as they work with ASUW to ensure that International Students' needs are represented. We are looking for interns that are passionate and hyperaware of issues of international students in campus and community to serve this diverse student body.
  • Link to Application

COMMITTEES:

Committee members are volunteers who are appointed by an employee to sit on a committee that has a specific purpose.

College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Council
Due Nov. 1st
  • The Arts and Sciences Advisory Council for Students (ASACS) advises the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of a variety of issues pertaining to college budgets and policies.
  • Link to Application
College of the Environment Student Advisory Council
Due Nov. 1st
  • The College of the Environment Student Advisory Council advises the Dean of the College of Environment of a variety of issues pertaining to college budgets and policies.
  • Link to Application
College of Engineering Student Advisory Council
Due Nov. 3rd
  • The College of Engineering Student Advisory Council (COESAC) advises the Dean of the College of Engineering on a variety of issues pertaining to college budgets and policies.
  • Link to Application
Elections Administration Committee (EAC)
Due Nov. 12th
  • Students who serve on the EAC help with the many functions of elections such as advertising, conducting election forums, setting up and running the information tables, filing violations, and aiding in various tasks such as the Kick-Off Fair, community outreach, and volunteer relations. Students can expect to gain communication, leadership, outreach, and logistical skills through their participation.
  • Link to Application
Personnel Committee
Due Nov. 15th
  • The Personnel Committee is a year-long commitment that focuses on shaping employment policies within ASUW. This committee is tasked with evaluating job descriptions, reviewing employed positions, providing human-resource-related recommendations to the ASUW Board of Directors, as well as shaping and eventually taking apart in the ASUW's spring hiring process. Most notably, members of the committee will help lead ASUW's hiring committees during Spring quarter. These committees select the 65+ ASUW employees for the following academic year.
    This committee requires a commitment of 1-2 hours per week during Fall and Winter and approximately 3 to 4 hours per week in Spring. All members must be able to commit for the entire year, and the ability to keep information confidential is crucial.
  • Link to Application

VOLUNTEERING:

Regular volunteers are students who give time to volunteer with the ASUW, but do not have an official role with an ASUW entity beyond "volunteer."

Rainy Dawg Radio Blogger
Due Oct. 26th
  • The Rainy Dawg Blog features pieces from volunteer DJs and bloggers including album reviews, genre analyses, and live concert reviews and interviews. Bloggers work closely with the Assistant Manager to publish consistent and relevant music- or culture-related pieces for RDR and UW constituents.
  • Link to Application
UW Leaders (UWL) Mentees
Due Nov. 2nd
  • UW Leaders (UWL) is a peer mentorship and leadership development program that gives students the tools and support necessary to become the leader they want to be. UWL is recruiting 40 first, second, and transfer third-year students for this year's program. Admitted students will attend weekly workshops, be paired with a mentor in the program, and organize a personal Leadership practice.
  • Link to Application
Asian Student Commission General Volunteers
Due Nov. 5th
  • Gain valuable experience in finding community, building transferrable skills, and establishing connections with ASUW, ASC, and RSOs. As ASC represents one of the largest constituencies of the ASUW Diversity Commissions, there are more than enough opportunities to make professional and personal contacts in the greater Seattle Asian/Asian-American community.
  • Link to Application
SFC Humble Feast Chef
Due Nov. 5th
  • Humble Feast is a biannual event planned by the Student Food Co-operative and will be hosted this fall 6-8:30 on November 18th! We are planning a feast for 200 people and need help cooking, and serving. Volunteer Chefs will need to be available multiple afternoons/evenings the week of for prep work and for three hours before the event time to cook on the 18th. All volunteers will be able to attend the event for free. 🙂
  • Link to Application