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.

This website is updated frequently. If you have any issues with any of the applications, please email the OOI Director Julia 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.

Board of Directors Internships:
Office of Communications Internships
(4 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • The ASUW Office of Communications (OComm) is looking for FOUR interns to help support our creative and marketing efforts to produce a high-quality and accessible image that serve our organization's mission and 25+ entiies. As the voice of the student body on campus, as well as being the oldest nonprofit in the state of Washington, we have a responsibility to uphold and expand our Association's visibility to all students, making sure that we are actively representing and serving all student voices on campus. We are currently recruiting TWO social media & marketing interns and TWO design & multimedia interns for the 2020-2021 school year to join our team of seven.
  • Link to Application
Campus Partnerships Internships
(2 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • Interns will work closely with the ASUW Director of Campus Partnerships and other ASUW employees for collaboration. Interns will learn about and help facilitate productive dialogue between students and partners on and off campus. Interns will contribute to discussions related (but not limited to) student safety, mental health, fundraising, student wellbeing, sustainability, and first year experiences. Interns will propose and complete individual projects. Interns will work 3-5 hours a week and build professional skills, leadership development, and understanding of the ASUW association.
  • Link to Application
Diversity Efforts Internships
(2 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • Interns will collaborate with the Director of Diversity Efforts to build authentic and intentional relationships with diverse campus communities. Develop, manage, and assess a project by focusing on one diversity-related goal outlined by the intern in conjunction with the Director of Diversity Efforts. Network with relevant diversity entities on campus. The intern can gain and improve upon skills such as time management, interpersonal communication, project development, cultural awareness, identifying stakeholders in higher education settings, and intentional community-building.
  • Link to Application
University Affairs Internship
(1 Position) - Due Oct. 25th
  • The Director of University Affairs addresses issues of university academics, administration, advising, research, and other issues pertaining to higher education. Interns will have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of how the university operates and contribute to discussions on university policies, procedures, and standards. Additionally, the Director of University Affairs is closely involved with ASUW legislative efforts, including the development of the ASUW legislative agenda and lobbying efforts. Your responsibilities as an intern would include serving as the director of university affairs' proxy on assigned university committees, preparing for meetings, taking on different projects as assigned, and participating in conversations pertaining to university governance and administration.
  • Link to Application
Diversity Commissions Internships:
Womxn's Action Commission Internships
(3 Positions) - Due Oct. 23rd
  • Interns with the WAC can expect to use their voices to advocate and lift up womxn and womxn-identifying individuals. WAC will be putting on many events for our community and constituents and our interns will assist with logistics, planning, marketing, and outreach of those events. Our interns will also be looking at student legislation via the student senate and can expect to assist the WAC director team in making sure womxn and womxn-identifying individuals are represented in University policies.
  • Link to Application
Student Disability Commission Representatives/Internships
(8 Positions) - Due Oct. 23rd
  • The ASUW Student Disability Commission is committed to providing our interns and volunteers a fully accessible and engaging workplace, with many opportunities for leadership development, event and campaign planning experiences, and growth of advocacy skills. They are looking for interns and representatives for the 2020-21 academic year. Interns and representatives will gain experience with disability activism, event planning, and project development. No previous experience necessary!
  • Link to Application
Pacific Islander Student Commission Internships
(4 Positions) - Due Oct. 24th
  • As a PISC 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. Some of these positions require you to step outside your comfort zone and improve upon skills that you may carry with you into your professional careers. 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. One of the best parts about PISC is that we oversee several diverse student organizations. Even with a small list of organizations, our constituents are teeming with diversity. You are bound to not only explore your own Oceanic culture, but also experience other cultures.
  • Link to Application
Middle Eastern Student Commission Internships
(4 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • As an Intern in the MESC, you'll have the freedom to work on issues concerning Middle Eastern Student at UW that you find interesting. You'll have the chance to meet and collaborate with various organizations on and off campus to help support your community through events and initiatives that address issues like social justice, education and workplace equity, mental health and awareness, and many more.
  • Link to Application
Asian Student Commission Internships
(4 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • The Asian Student Commission (ASC) is excited to be offering four intern positions: (1) Political, (2) Programming, (3) Outreach & Engagement, and (4) Marketing & Media. These intern positions are meant to be a learning opportunity for all in which you will have the opportunity to help plan engaging events, build coalitions within the broader Asian/Asian-American community, and learn more about the intersectional needs of our constituents. 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
American Indian Student Commission Internships
(4 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • The American Indian Student Commission (AISC) is looking for interns for this upcoming year. If you’d like to help in these unprecedented times we’d love to have you. As an AISC intern you’ll rise up in leadership and delegation through the UW and outside Coast Salish communities. If you think it’s important to get the Native voice out while creating innovating events, community outreach, and student relationship building, the AISC internship is for you. Apply today!
  • Link to Application
Queer Student Commission Internships
(2 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • In their respective positions, each intern will work closely with the director, gaining experience in upholding the 2020 ASUW Queer Student Commission’s mission:
    1. Diversifying queer advocacy on campus through intentional intersectionality and accessibility.
    2. Increasing collaboration with queer RSO’s and ASUW entities to produce varied programming that reflects concurrent worldly events.
    3. Create space for marginalized queer voices to be amplified through support and dissemination of power.
  • Link to Application
Latinx Student Commission Internships
(4 Positions) - Due Oct. 30th
  • The overarching goals of the Latinx Student Commission are to promote the following: cultural empowerment, educate others about Chicanx/Latinx culture and histories, educate and provide avenues of discussion about diverse intersecting identities within the Chicanx/Latinx community, promote higher education to Chicanx/Latinx youth, recognize and honor Chicanx/Latinx elders, strive for socio-economic justice; addressing political/social issues within the Chicanx/Latinx community, recognize and combat gender inequalities. The team, director, intern, and constituents, will carry this out by collaborating and assisting each other in programming and event planning.
  • Link to Application
Other Internships:
Student Health Consortium Internships
(4 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • Interns will have the opportunity to learn about how to successfully run accessible digital events and campaigns focused on promoting health and wellness to the larger UW community. Interns will also learn of the systemic differences and social determinants of health that effect marginalized and vulnerable populations. By the end, we hope to have interns feel empowered to have conversations about health inequities and and continue to use their skills to positively impact the lives of their fellow huskies.
  • Link to Application
Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Activists Internships
(3 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • 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. The project management intern will take a lead role in planning, developing, and brainstorming for SARVA special events, programs, and campaigns. The communications intern will take the lead on SARVA's social media presence and other external communications, including event promotion. The senate delegate intern will take the lead on SARVA's presence in the ASUW Senate and in furthering SARVA's activist efforts. We will develop all these internships with each selected intern, so your ideas and input are crucial!
  • Link to Application
Elections Administration Committee Internships
(1-2 Positions) - Due Oct. 25th
  • The Elections Administration Committee, comprised of UW student volunteers, is dedicated to conducting a fair and ethical elections process for the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW). 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 2021 elections. Interning for the Election Committee is great experience for those who are passionate about building community and getting people involved on campus.
  • Link to Application
UW Leaders Resource Management Internship
(1 Position) - Due Nov. 2nd
  • The intern will assist the co-Directors of UW Leaders in collaborating with other ASUW entities and on campus/off campus organizations to compile our weekly newsletter and assist our program in scouting volunteering opportunities. The intern will also collaborate with intern team to create leadership events with other entities. Please expect to work 3-5 hours a week for this position.
  • Link to Application
UW Leaders Program Outreach Internship
(1 Position) - Due Nov. 2nd
  • The intern will assist the co-Directors of UW Leaders in collaborating with other ASUW entities and on campus/off campus organizations to create leadership development opportunities for UW students. Please expect to work 3-5 hours a week for this position.
  • Link to Application
Senate Internships
(2 Positions) - Due Nov. 4th
  • The ASUW Student Senate intern learns about and assists the Senate Leadership with volunteer outreach, recruitment, coordination, retention, and training for the Student Senate. Interns will have office hours to work on tasks and will be responsible for attending Student Senate staff meetings. While the Student Senate Interns will work together on projects as necessary, they will choose to specialize in either external affairs or internal affairs. Interns will be expected to carry out 1-2 personal projects throughout the year along with goals and evaluations at the beginning and the end of each quarter, respectively, during their internship.
  • Link to Application

VOLUNTEERING:

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

Rainy Dawg Radio Bloggers
Due Oct. 25th
  • We are looking for passionate people with not only a love of music but the stories that come along with it. Rainy Dawg blawggers and on air personalities must captivate their audience whether it be in writing or on air. Strong blog applicants include those who are interested in music journalism, both as a hobby or a career. Successful blawgers follow music news and can comfortably produce articles and commentary accessible to wide audiences. Writing experience is encouraged but not required for blawg applicants. We will prioritize blawgers that have unique blog column concepts and demonstrate knowledge in their chosen area or genre of concentration.
  • Link to Application
Asian Student Commission Volunteers
ROLLING!
  • As a volunteer, you will gain valuable experiences through which you may find community, build transferrable skills, and establish 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
ASUW Senator Application
ROLLING!
  • Senate meetings bring together a broad cross-section of the UW student community, which fosters a healthy dialogue surrounding issues affecting students. In doing so, we form the official opinion of the UW student body. We empower students through the democratic process, providing a space where their voices can be heard. Our platform allows for open expression of opinions, and any UW student may introduce legislation. Senators consider, amend, and vote on legislation, thus making the ultimate decision on its direction at UW. Student Senate meetings are open to all UW students. Become a Senator to vote on legislation. However you choose to participate in senate meetings, your voice has meaning and impact.
  • Link to Application
Student Food Cooperative (SFC) Volunteer
ROLLING!
  • Volunteer with the Co-op to be on the front lines of working for just, equitable and sustainable agro-food systems at and around the University of Washington. Help run food drives, organize educational events based on what YOU want to learn about the agro-food system at large, lead a cooking demonstration from your own kitchen or generally connect over food and agriculture. Learn how to build community and use collective action to fight for food justice.
  • Link to Application
Office of Government Relations Volunteer
ROLLING!
  • The Office of Government Relations is the official lobbying arm of the ASUW, responsible for educating students on issues pertaining to higher education, advocating at the city, county and state level for student interests, and mobilizing students to express their concerns in the political realm. We are exciting to grow our team by training and empowering volunteers of all backgrounds, year-round. Please note that while our volunteer positions are unpaid, we have assigned office members who work to curate and enhance the volunteer experience for each individual member that joins our team. We are more than happy to work with you to build a role that fits your interests while simultaneously furthering our organizational mission.
  • Link to Application

COMMITTEES:

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

ASUW Committees:
Sit on a committee for ASUW's internal operations.
University Committees:
Serve on a committee for general university operations.