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Interns are volunteers who work regularly with their respective employee or entity for 3-5 hours a week.
Office of Inclusive Design
The Office of Inclusive Design (OID) is a new ASUW office dedicated to making the University of Washington a more inclusive and accessible place for all students. We provide event consultation services, educational resources, and funding to ASUW Entities and RSOs who are looking to make their events and office practices more inclusive.
Interns will have the unique opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and assist the Office of Inclusive Design in volunteer outreach and universal design advocacy. Internships will be tailored to fit each applicant’s interest and allow them to discover the intricacies behind the promotion of universal design efforts and implementation within student life at the University of Washington.
OID is looking for the following roles:
- Multimedia Intern Application
- Community Relations & Outreach Intern
- Policy and Legislative Advocacy Intern
Student Disability Commission
The Student Disability Commission (SDC) is a disabled student-run, student-lead advocacy organization within the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) committed to representing and serving disabled students, faculty, and staff. Guided by Disability Justice and Universal Design principles, we understand disability as not merely an individual or medical problem, but rather the result of attitudinal and physical barriers preventing full participation in society. We strive to foster an environment that is not only accepting and accessible, but celebratory of disabilities and various identities through policy-making and social, educational, and cultural programming.
As an intern for the Student Disability Commission, students can expect to obtain in-depth knowledge of disability justice theory and policies. Interns will develop a more in-depth understanding of Washington state policy making and gain experience advocating for disabled-identifying students to the state government and UW administration. Interns will also work closely with the disabled-identifying community on campus to cultivate a welcoming and communicative environment for all.
Student Food Cooperative
If you’re looking for a community on campus who loves to cook together and is passionate and food and sustainability, the ASUW Student Food Cooperative is the right place! Members of the Student Food Cooperative gain valuable experience with food service, graphic design, marketing, event planning, and other aspects of running a successful cooperative. Want to support the ongoing efforts at the UW? Look into the positions below!
Event & Programming Intern: The SFC event & programming intern assists the SFC co-managers with Humble Feast preparations, developing further programming, and supports the overseeing of events and weekly meetings. The event & programming intern will work closely with the co-managers, while also taking initiative to develop their own events and implement unique programming as needed.
Social Media & Marketing Intern: The SFC social media & marketing intern assists the SFC co-managers with creating outreach materials for events and meetings, redeveloping the website, and working on the social media to reach a wider audience. The social media & marketing intern will design flyers and outreach materials as needed and keep the social media up to date throughout the year.
Gender Equity Commission
The Gender Equity Commission (GEC) is an entity within ASUW that advocates for students on the basis of gender identity by way of policy, event planning, and community building. The GEC intern team is comprised of four essential teams: community outreach and education, marketing, programming, and policy and activism. With these teams, we hope to spotlight our interns’ passions to uplift community through collaboration on multiple fronts.
Please review the descriptions for each role here.
Latine Student Commission
The Latine Student Commission is an ASUW entity that is committed to serving, uplifting, celebrating, and advocating for Latine students—of all racial, national, and cultural backgrounds—at UW through event planning, advocacy, initiative creation, and community building. LSC collaborates and works closely with RSOs at UW to serve the interests of the on and off-campus Latine community. LSC also has a protected seat in the ASUW Student Senate and can propose and vote on legislation that impacts the Latine community at UW.
We are currently offering 4 internship positions. Throughout the year, interns will support the LSC Director in collaborating with affiliated RSOs and other entities, writing legislation that advocates for the needs and interests of the on-campus Latine community, and organizing events that bring our community together and raise awareness of issues within the Latine community.
Office of Communications
The Office of Communications PR (Public Relations) Intern will aid the ASUW Director of Communications in researching public events on campus, recent social events, writing press releases and doing outreach with ASUW constituents. The PR Intern will be expected to help create marketing materials in conjunction with the Office of Communications Media Manager and formulate marketing plans through the lens of PR in collaboration with the Director and Media Manager.
The Office of Communications Social Media Intern will collaborate with the Communications Director and Media Manager to create content for all ASUW social media platforms, create engagement marketing plans and explore outreach & collaboration with ASUW entities. The Social Media Intern will focus on growing the ASUW brand and develop their own professional social media marketing skills under the Media Manager.
The Office of Communications Web Design Intern will focus on collaborating with the Office of Communications Web Master on assisting in the redesign and maintenance of ASUW websites. The Web Design Intern will work on projects focusing on UI, to improve user experience and visual appeal.
Committee members are volunteers who are appointed by an employee to sit on a committee that has a specific purpose.
The Judicial Committee has been created to ensure that the actions of the ASUW subscribe to the goals and guidelines as set forth in its Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, and Bylaws. Creation of this Committee is by no means designed as a check on the Board of Directors; rather it is intended to provide the Board of Directors with a resource for further investigation of complex legal and policy issues. The Judicial Committee must, therefore, recognize that the Board of Directors retains the final decision making power of the ASUW with every issue on which the Board of Directors chooses to take action.
Members of the Judicial Committee are expected to have an interest in understanding and interpreting governing documents of the ASUW, specifically the Constitution and Bylaws. Although committee members will be assigned reading and research assignments, so current knowledge, whether vast or negligible, is not detrimental to any candidate.
Faculty Council – Council on Information Technology and Cybersecurity
FCITC shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to Information Technology and Security such as technology used for teaching and learning; videoconferencing; technology relating to hiring, merit, and promotion; collection and use of data; and research.
Faculty Council – Council on Student Affairs
FCSA shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to non-academic student affairs such as financial aid, housing, regulation of social affairs, eligibility rules, intercollegiate athletics, and general student welfare.
Faculty Council – Council on Benefits and Retirement
FCBR shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to faculty retirement, insurance and benefits.
Faculty Council – Council on Tri-Campus Policy
The Faculty Council on Tri-Campus Policy (FCTCP) is one of the UW’s eleven (11) councils that study and make recommendations to the UW’s Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Committee, UW president, and regents on matters of academic and non-academic policy between and among the campuses of the UW.
Faculty Council – Council on Research
The Faculty Council on Research (FCR) is one of the UW’s eleven (11) councils that study and make recommendations to the UW’s Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Committee, UW president, and regents on all policy matters relating to research. Additionally, in accordance with Executive Order No. 8, the FCR is responsible for reviewing classified, proprietary, and otherwise restricted research.
Faculty Council – Council on Libraries
The Faculty Council on University Libraries (FCUL) is one of the UW’s eleven (11) councils that study and make recommendations to the UW’s Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Committee, UW president, and regents on all matters of policy relating to libraries such as, but not limited to, collection development; services to students, faculty, and others; the system of libraries, including branch libraries; space needs; and budgetary requirements.
Faculty Council – Council on Faculty Affairs
The Faculty Council on Faculty Affairs (FCFA) is one of the UW’s eleven (11) councils that study and make recommendations to the UW’s Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Committee, UW president, and regents on all policy relating to the interests of the faculty, such as appointment, tenure, promotion, professional leave, compensation, academic freedom, standards of academic performance, and professional ethics.
Provost’s Advisory Committee for Students (PACS)
Are you interested in learning how the UW uses its money and influencing the $10.5 billion UW budget?
Do you want to have a direct audience with President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Tricia Serio and give them student feedback on how to improve UW? This is your chance! Come join us at our meetings at Gerberding Hall, to meet the Provost and learn more about the Provost Advisory Committee for Students (PACS).
The Personnel Committee is a year long committee that meets to evaluate job descriptions, review employed positions, and provide human-resources-related recommendations to the ASUW Board of Directors. In Spring quarter, all Personnel Committee members will be chairing hiring committees for the different entities they are assigned to in order to hire 65+ employees for the following academic year.
This committee requires a commitment of 2 hours per week during Fall and Winter, and approximately 3 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.
ASUW Student Representative for Faculty Council on Race, Equity, and Justice
ASUW Faculty Council on Race, Equity, and Justice (FCREJ) shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to the interests of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) faculty. You will serve as the ASUW’s representative to FCREJ, attend all FCREJ meetings during your appointed academic session, and work with the ASUW director of university affairs and members of the ASUW Student Senate to ensure that appropriate actions are pursued towards fulfilling resolutions of student opinion relating to faculty retirement and benefits.
ASUW Student Representative for Faculty Council on Gender, Equity and Justice
The ASUW Faculty Council on Gender, Equity, and Justice (FCGEJ) shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to the interests of gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. You will serve as the ASUW’s representative to FCGEJ, ttend all FCGEJ meetings during your appointed academic session
and work with the ASUW director of university affairs and members of the ASUW Student Senate to ensure that appropriate actions are pursued towards fulfilling resolutions of student opinion relating to faculty retirement and benefits.
Constitutional Reform Task Force
The ASUW Constitutional Reform Task Force is charged with reviewing the ASUW Constitution and seeing any structural changes that are necessary to make it more representative of the student body. The task force will meet weekly, with one hour meeting to discuss the constitutional review and an outside hour or assigned research.
ASUW Student Representative on the College of the Environment
The College of Environment Student Advisory Council advises the Dean of the College of Environment of a variety of issues pertaining to college budgets and policies. The recommendations of the committee also inform the discussions of the Provost’s Advisory Committee for Students (PACS).
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.”
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