FIUTS Facilitator Recruitment

Globally-Minded Leaders Wanted- volunteer as a FIUTS Facilitator
Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

Become a FIUTS Facilitator and boost your resume while making friends from around the World!

FIUTS is an independent non-profit organization that provides cross-cultural leadership and social events for UW’s international and globally-minded domestic students. The time commitment is flexible in that facilitators can choose when and how often they facilitate. FIUTS depends on the generosity and passion of our volunteers to help accomplish our goals. Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills and make new friends.

As a FIUTS facilitator, you will receive cross-cultural leadership training and gain valuable volunteer experience leading programs and events including UW International Student Orientation in September, when you can help welcome more than 2,000 new students from around the world to the UW and Seattle! Facilitators also have the opportunity to participate in year-round activities such as K-12 Education Outreach, Events and Activities, and more.

Volunteer opportunities are open to current UW students- local, international, undergrads, grads, scholars & ELP students. Facilitators need to complete a short application and attend one of our regularly scheduled New Facilitator Orientations.

For more information, visit our website at info / HUB 206.

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ECON Advising Closure

Hello ECON Majors,

ECON in-person academic advising & drop-in advising hours will not be available for the following days/times:

  • Thursday, August 27th (afternoon)
  • Friday, August 28th (all day)

Students are welcome to email any advising inquiries to econadv during this time, and we will respond to those messages accordingly starting next Monday. Thanks for your understanding & cooperation!


Patrick H. Pineda
Academic Counselor, Senior
University of Washington
Department of Economics
UW Box 353330 – 305 Savery Hall
Seattle, Washington 98195-3330
Phone: 206.543.5794 Fax: 206.685.7477

Drop-In Advising: 11a-12p & 3p-4p, Monday-Friday
Scheduled Appointments: Email

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Internship Opportunity

Seeking University of Washington students for Civic Tech internship

Position Title: Candidacy Researcher

Location: Remote or at Los Angeles office

Company: NationBuilder

Company Description:

NationBuilder is a Los Angeles based civic tech startup company that is working on the BallotPath Project, which has one simple purpose: to make candidacy information easier to find and encourage more citizens to run for office. Having access to getting on the ballot is essential to the democratic system. NationBuilder’s mission with the BallotPath Project is to take candidacy information for all elected offices and make it available online for free, and in an easy to understand format. Currently, we are curating a team of 5-10 UW students to map out Washington and all of the 39 counties and their respective elected officials by January 01, 2016.

To be involved with this internship you have to genuinely want to see fresh faces in politics and believe that all citizens have equal rights to run for office. We will initially be focusing on breaking down the candidacy filing procedures for Washington, and after that work is completed we will look at other regional states and counties to work on.


Hours will be made to accommodate the schedule of students. Students must agree to do a minimum of 8 hours each week towards the project and work upon the project for a minimum of a full academic semester. To work on this project you must be receiving academic credit.


· Contact the proper election administration officials necessary to gather information and documents, and to verify that information is correct

· Be able to efficiently review election results and candidacy requirements

· Review previously collected candidacy information for accuracy

· Proactively and positively work with other BallotPath team members

· Attend weekly videochat review meetings


-Desire to help grassroots/independent candidates appear on ballots

-Pursuing degree in political science or public policy preferred

-Interest in election procedure

-Strong writing and grammar skills

-Excellent analysis skills

-Communication skills for phone & email

-Capacity to work independently

-Ability to stick with tasks to completion

-Willingness to help team members

-Aptitude for problem solving

Must be in a degree that will allow credit for the internship


-Academic credit is given but must be coordinated by student

-Students will be working with government agencies and other civic tech professionals.

-NationBuilder collaborates with several other companies and organizations in the civic tech field, which will be very active in 2016. The Sunlight Foundation in Washington, DC previously funded the BallotPath Project.

-Accommodating to student’s schedules with flexible hours.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and introductory letter to Jim Cupples at or call Jim at (541) 999-0997 for questions.

Additional Note: Candidacy Researcher Interns must be earning academic credit. For more on how to register for the “ECON 399: Economics Internships” course, see here for details:

UW BP internship letter.docx

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Seeking Undergraduate Research Leaders in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines.

We are particularly interested in recruiting students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to be URLs and motivate future undergraduate researchers in these fields. Please encourage undergraduate researchers in your program to apply.

The application deadline is next Tuesday, September 1, 2015. More information, eligibility, and application available here.

Please feel free to contact us at urp with any questions.

Hope you’re enjoying the summer!

URP Staff

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Online Projects for Economics Students

Dear Students,

Please review the latest economics projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to

  • Propose improvements to the standard vehicle ownership model – $1000 in prizes
  • Anticipate the financial needs of future urban dwellers – $1000 in prizes
  • Create a more efficient car sharing program – $1000 in prizes

Direct Links:

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Outreach opportunity at The Gardens at Town Square

The Gardens at Town Square is a retirement community in Bellevue that is seeking student lectures or presentations for their well-educated residents. They are looking for students who are knowledgeable about a particular topic for a 45 minute presentation with a short Q&A session at the end. They are open to any topic, but would like a detailed overview to be submitted beforehand. They have a theatre with a projector, screen, laptops, clicker/laser pointer, and sound system. A typical talk brings in 8 to 30 residents depending on the topic. This is a great opportunity for students to practice their presentations in a local supportive environment. Some of our most dynamic students presenters have worked with The Gardens at Town Square and we recommend the experience.

If you are interested, please contact Tiffany Dunnington, Life Enrichment Assistant at 425-688-1900.

For more information about the community, visit the website at:

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September GRE Prep & Basic Math Course- UW Women’s Center


We have scheduled our GRE Prep and Basic Math courses for September and would appreciate your help in spreading the word about these awesome UW Women’s Center classes. The Women’s Center is a non-profit organization located on the University of Washington Campus.

Below are the dates and times for our September Series:

GRE and Basic Math Refresher Classes
September 13th, 20th, 27th and October 4th

GRE: 10AM – 1:30PM

Online Registration Link:

Thank you so much,

Suzi Mirchel
Life Long Learning Coordinator

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