This Friday (3/6): Grad Student Symposium!

The 12th annual Graduate Student Symposium is coming up this Friday, March 6, so get ready for an outstanding showcase of student research and scholarship!

The day-long symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room, and you are invited to join us for as much of the day as you can. This year’s theme is “Clear as Mud: Interpreting a Changing Environment,” and we’ll have a series of poster presentations and a panel discussion, as well as countless opportunities to network and learn about the incredible research going on in our community—all followed by a Dead Elk party afterward!

So check out the full schedule of events—attached or online—and come bask in the impressive energy and ideas of our students.

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Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experience for Undergraduates

Application for the 2015 Summer IBS REU program are currently  being accepted which will be held May 25-July 31, 2015. Application deadline is March 1.

The Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IBS-REU) site provides a research program for undergraduates. The program was initiated in Summer 2009 as a result of funding by the National Science Foundation. Since its inception, over 40 undergraduate students from across the country have participated in this ten-week research program in the area of integrative biosciences.

Tuskegee University IBS-REU site offers undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors in the STEM majors, but particularly in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Agricultural Economics, and other bioscience majors) a novel approach to conduct research by integrating multiple areas in the biosciences. We define “integrative biosciences” research as any research where the continued integration of two or more science disciplines is requisite, for example, determining the consequences of genetically-modified sweetpotato (Plant Genomics, Plant Sciences) on soil microbial biodiversity (Soil Science, Soil Microbiology, Genetics).

Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Tuskegee is an Historical Black College and University and an 1890 land-grant institution that enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approximately 900 faculty and support personnel.


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GEN ST 349: Digital Storytelling and Global Citizenship

We live in a globalized world. In this class you’ll explore concepts of global leadership, think critically about what others are doing to make a difference, and develop your skills and understanding of what it means to lead and to work in a team. The course is designed so each team includes exchange students from Waseda University in Japan and resident UW students.

This exploration of global leadership is done by working in small teams to create a 3-5 minute digital story about an issue they share a passion around. (No previous experience with digital movie making is required!) Stories should reflect knowledge gained from interviews with people dedicated to working on the issue, personal understandings and experiences from members of the storytelling team, and concepts of service and leadership explored throughout the course. The course will conclude with a public viewing of the Digital Stories held in a theater on the UW campus.

This three-credit seminar course is offered on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM; a weekly one hour lab is also required (Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20 or5:30-6:20). Request an add code by emailing

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Legislative Assistant for Seattle City Council Member

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is looking for a part-time, temporary Legislative Assistant. Mike is seeking smart, passionate individuals who are interested in being a part of a dynamic, responsive, and effective team.

The Legislative Assistant will help with office tasks central to our constituent relations, such as answering constituent calls, responding to emails and entering data into our constituent database. Additional opportunities include supporting our communications efforts, such as writing for Mike’s blog, newsletter or social media.

*Desired Qualifications *

·Commitment to public service, appreciation for vigorous discussion, and willingness to work hard to accomplish meaningful goals

·Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

·Good organizational skills and attention to detail

·Ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

·Familiarity of the legislative process in Seattle

·Ability to connect with community members and community organizations

·Familiarity with policy related to land use, sustainability, transportation, or human services

*Hours and pay*

·Approximately 12-15 hours per week, flexible


·Anticipated duration of 5 – 6 months

*Application Process *

Please submit the following materials to Jasmine Marwaha at
·Cover letter
·Writing sample (no longer than 300 words)
·Three References (please include email addresses, and specify the nature of your relationship with each reference)

Applications are due March 10th , with an anticipated start date on March 25th .

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Peer Adviser with Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Peer Adviser

Objective: Peer Advisers will work in close cooperation with academic advising staff to provide a high level of service to students in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success (CUADSS), and other designated campus spaces. Peer Advisers will contribute to the intellectual and personal growth of students by offering their insights into academic issues and major exploration. By honing and developing their personal and professional skills, Peer Advisers simultaneously foster student development while gaining valuable leadership experience. Peer advisors will serve students by providing one-on-one advising as well as group sessions in CUADSS, the residence halls, and other student populated locations.

Under the guidance of UAA Academic Advisors, Peer Advisers are responsible for:

  • Helping students to navigate and gain awareness of the UW’s registration processes and policies, general degree requirements, and the Areas of Knowledge
  • Guiding students in accessing the many academic resources available at the UW such as DARS, MyPlan, and academic support services
  • Providing appropriate referrals to departmental advisers and campus offices (such as Financial Aid, Registrars office, etc)
  • Supporting students with course scheduling and suggesting meaningful alternatives when first choice courses are not available
  • Preparing and facilitating academic support workshops focusing on the exploration of majors, registration, and pre-professional preparation
  • Completing assigned administrative responsibilities: data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and creating marketing materials
  • Learning, understanding, and interpreting Federal, State, and University rules and regulations
  • Special Projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Good academic standing with at least a 2.7 GPA
  • Completion of three quarters at the UW prior to start date
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Resourceful, reliable, flexible
  • Highly motivated and independent
  • Genuine interest in working with and helping fellow students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 90 credits completed by the start of Autumn 2015
  • Prior experience in similar or related activities (e.g., Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, CUADSS Student Associate, Student Government/Club Executive Officer, work with young adults, or other Peer Advising Position)
  • Experience facilitating workshops or giving group presentations

Hours and Compensation:

  • $10.00/hr
  • An average of 8-10 hours per week, with a max of 19.5 hours per week, flexible with a student’s schedule

Period of Appointment:

  • Academic Year 2015-16, possible extension through Summer 2016 for Orientation support

Supervision and Training:

  • Ongoing training and supervision will be primarily provided by UAA Academic Advisor Julie Larsen with assistance from other UAA Academic Advisors and departmental Advisors
  • Training and Staff Meetings: Students should be available for one week of training in late September and attend weekly staff meetings (TBD)

To Apply: Submit required information via Catalyst. Work-Study eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, March 3rd at 12 noon in MGH 120

Wednesday, March 4th at 5 pm in MGH 141

Monday, March 9th at 2:30 pm in the Commuter Commons (HUB 141)

Thursday, March 12th at 5:30 pm in MGH 141

Priority Deadline: Monday, March 30th 2015 by 8 am.

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Environmental Education Summer Camp Staff with the Pacific Science Center

Summer Camp Job Opportunity

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is hiring and we want you on our team.

Position Start Date: June 2015 through August 2015

Job Status: Part Time and Full Time (25 – 40 hours per week), Temporary

Location: Bellevue, WA

Compensation: $11.00/hour Aide, $12.55/hour Assistant Educator; $14.00/hour Educator

Experience a summer of discovery, outdoor adventure and environmental science at Mercer Slough. Pacific Science Center’s Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is looking for staff to help kids explore, experiment and discover. The center’s unique features provide the perfect setting for camps brimming with hands-on investigation.

The outdoor environment takes center stage at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, a collaboration between the City of Bellevue and Pacific Science Center. This award winning, LEED Gold certified facility features spectacular views of this 320-acre wetland, laboratories, classrooms, a visitor center, a tree house and hiking trails. If you have a passion for science, education and experience working with children grades PreK-8, this is the perfect way to spend your summer! Our camps bring together the fun of camp with the excitement of science exploration. Your role? Help us inspire our campers and make this their best summer EVER!

If you are a flexible and smiling team player with a high level of initiative and enthusiasm who excels at teamwork, we want to talk to you.

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

MSEEC Educator

MSEEC Summer Camp Assistant Educator

MSEEC Assistant Educator (for Bellevue S.D. Program)

MSEEC Summer Camp Educator’s Aid

MSEEC Summer Camp General Aide

To Apply: To view full job descriptions and to apply, complete our online application at Career, or follow the link:

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Lead Program Instructor with The Mountaineers

Position Description:

This position is responsible for providing excellent program instruction for our Mountaineers youth programs. Program Instructors will host and instruct primarily with Mountain Workshops, but may also assist with Explorers. Mountain Workshops are single-day or multi-day experiences designed to expose youth to basic outdoor skills. The day is broken into 1 hour or ½ hour activity blocks, depending on the age group, and the curriculum is designed to match the goals of the visiting group andimpart on the youth participants a desire to explore and conserve the outdoors. Explorers is a year-round program for youth ages 10-13. Explorers attend one evening meeting a month and one weekend outing a month.

Key Responsibilities 

Program Host 

  • Act as host for Mountain Workshops
  • Greet and brief volunteers the day of the program
  • Greet partner agency, provide instructions, and act as Mountaineers Representative
  • Ensure programming is within the models and guidelines for Mountaineers Youth Programs
  • Ensure appropriate paperwork is completed and stored as needed from groups, volunteers, youth, parents, and vendors
  • Inspect equipment prior to use
  • Ensure all equipment is set up before group arrival
  • Explain rules to group
  • Belay group members
  • Ensure safe climbing environment at all times

Program Diversity 

Climbing Wall Director for Indoor and Outdoor Rock Wall during Mountain Workshops

Teach curriculum in 1-2 hour blocks to a variety of age groups. Curriculum may include:

  • Map & Compass
  • First Aid
  • Climbing
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Leave No Trace
  • Other outdoor skills
  • Work closely with volunteer instructors and assistants
  • Assist with set-up, clean-up and curriculum development as needed
  • Train volunteer assistants as needed and check belay skills of new volunteers
  • Facilitate meaningful debriefs for youth groups when appropriate

Assistant Instructor for Explorers

  • Teach skills during evening meetings
    • Cooking
    • Camping Skills
    • First Aid
    • Climbing
    • Leave No Trace
    • Map & Compass
    • Provide instruction and supervision as needed during weekend outings
    • Greet youth, members, renters & guests in a professional manner
    • Help youth, members, renters & guests find what they need

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Proficiency belaying with an aperture device in a top-rope environment
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Experience working with youth and/or customer service experience
  • Outdoor Education Experience
  • Must be able to safely lead 5.8 sport climbs
  • Must be able to lead belay
  • Must have experience managing a rock wall
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is for a part-time, as-needed employee, averaging 10-15 hours per month (more in the summer; subject to change with demand). Hours vary between weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings. Wages: $15/hr

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you. Send all information

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COASST Opportunity

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team is seeking multilingual students for help in identifying and translating marine debris objects found by beach-walkers along the pacific coast. Known as COASST, we train and work with hundreds of volunteers to quantify the sources and human and environmental impacts of marine debris.

Some debris that washes up on originated from other regions including material from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Slavic and Asian language skills would be especially helpful.Translations help tell the stories of objects that enter the ocean and provide clues to the source and pathways of transport. Many of our volunteers are curious about the things they find and we hope to be able to share with them identifications and translations—sort of a “CSI” for garbage.

The expected time commitment is 1-2 hours per week.

Interested students can contact Hillary Burgess at to learn more.

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Waterfront Space

Intermittent Job Opportunity:  Working with Friends in the new Waterfront Space

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is seeking fun and engaging folks to work with us at Waterfront Space, a new event venue and project showroom dedicated to the Waterfront Seattle project.

As the City of Seattle replaces the failing infrastructure of the seawall and the viaduct, the community is seizing an amazing opportunity to reimagine how our city is connected to its wonderful waterfront by creating a new destination park to serve all of Seattle with dedicated cycle tracks, pedestrian promenades, lush native plantings, open park spaces, fun and innovative programming. We are looking for part-time candidates interested in a low hour commitment to be Guides at Waterfront Space and we will give priority to candidates who are available on weekends.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to  with the title “Waterfront Space Guide” in the subject line.

About Friends:  Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the nonprofit organization established to ensure Waterfront Seattle’s success as a beloved destination park, all along the nearly two-mile stretch of our beautiful and unique central shoreline.

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Job With UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

UW Sustainability (UWS) is a central source for information and resources regarding sustainability practices and programs at the University of Washington. UWS promotes the University’s mission to excel in environmental education and guide investments that ensure a sustainable future. Through its programs, events and tools, UWS fosters sustainability-minded relationships and involvement within the UW community and beyond.

For information, visit:

We are hiring for a part-time student program assistant position with hours ranging from 15-19 hours per week. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We are located in Gerberding Hall Room B40.


• Assist with maintenance, update, and data entry for databases and spreadsheets.

• Perform routine clerical tasks such as reception, filing, on-campus deliveries, typing, word processing, answering phones, assisting with mailings, assisting in setup of meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment, and other office functions as needed.

• Manage the office supply inventory, coordinate office supplies ordering, maintain office space and break out rooms.

• Respond to office inquiries and support the office with communications to university staff, students and faculty members about office activities and resources.

• Assist web site updates such as the events calendar and news stories (

• Assist staff with various campus sustainability activities, such as the Green Office Certification program.

• Assist with special projects.

• Support with scheduling meetings.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.

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Husky Green Awards

The Husky Green Awards recognize the top sustainability superstars at the University of Washington, but we need your help to find them!

There’s less than one month left to nominate your environmental role model for a Husky Green Award. Students, faculty, and staff from any of the UW campuses are eligible, and any member of the UW community can submit a nomination at before March 20, 2015.

The Husky Green Awards are given annually to individuals and teams from all UW campuses who demonstrate initiative, leadership and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Several dozen students, faculty and staff have received Husky Green Awards since the program began in 2010.

Submit your nomination today:

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Recreational Fisheries Science, Management, and Policy Course


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Natural Resources Intern

Organization: Fairfax County Park Authority, Natural Resource Management and Protection BranchJob title: Natural Resources Intern (Two positions available) Location: Fairfax County, VA Hours and compensation: $12.50/hour, approximately 40 hours per week from June 8th-August 7th. Holidays and leave are unpaid.

Application deadline: Applications must be received by February 27th, 2015.

Organization overview: The Fairfax County Park Authority maintains approximately 24,000 acres of public land including natural areas, cultural resources, and recreational facilities. The Natural Resource Management and Protection (NRMP) Branch falls under the Resource Management Division of the Park Authority, and is responsible for land stewardship and implementation of the agency’s Natural Resource Management Plan.

For more information please visit: 

Position Description: This internship is primarily field-based but will also incorporate an office component approximately one day per week. Interns will work together as a pair to perform non-native invasive plant assessments on parkland across the county using a standard field protocol. Interns will be trained in the survey method, conduct field surveys, and input their results into a GIS database. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in other field and educational activities conducted by the Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch as events arise.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of natural resources and develop field inventory skills. Each intern will also have the opportunity to plan and implement a special 40-hour project in their area of interest.

Qualifications and Skills: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a strong interest in natural resource management and stewardship of public land. Applicants should expect to be outdoors up to four days per week and should be willing to work outdoors in a hot, humid environment with abundant insects, ticks and chiggers. Applicants must be able to travel on foot in rough terrain, including over steep slopes, fallen trees and other obstacles, up to eight hours per day. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Our interns will be working together as a team and must be able to cooperate and share responsibility. Experience in GIS and GPS use, basic plant identification, and ecology are a plus.

How to apply: Please email a letter of interest and resume to Erin Stockschlaeder, by February 27th, 2015.

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Event March 10th @UW

Join Xi Sigma Pi National Forestry honor society in welcoming world famous adventurer, explorer and conservationist Niall McCann, to the University of Washington on March 10th, 2015. In his talk Life on the Conservation Front Line, Niall describes his adventures working in endangered species research in remote and challenging environments across the world, and how he has been able to bridge the gap between science and policy and have a direct impact on international conservation. With stories about capturing man-eating crocodiles in Uganda, and 18ft long anacondas in Guyana, to working with gun-wielding cowboys in wild-west Honduras, and exploring never-before seen parts of the Amazon, Life on the Conservation Front Line is a rip-roaring tale of adventure; but it is also a homage to the importance of conservation, and a testament to how much a young scientist can achieve in terms of influencing government policy on the sustainability of our planet.

The event is from 5:30-7pm on the University of Washington Seattle Campus in Kane Hall 130. The event and reception are FREE.

For more info visit or check out the facebook event:

Niall McCann_Life on the Conservation Front Line.pdf

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Student Tax Classes

Student Tax class for US Residents:

You’ve received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to education tax credits plus tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

March 3, 2015, Tuesday

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

March 9, 2015

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

April 2, 2015

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

April 9, 2015

1:30pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

Student Tax class for Graduate and Professional Students:

Join us to learn about student taxes including information on the 1098-T form. This workshop is jointly presented by the UW Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and UW Student Fiscal Services.

March 10, 2015

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

April 8, 2015

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

Student Tax class for Non-US Residents / International Students

UW non-resident students may receive tax forms related to US source funds they receive. The information contained in these forms can be confusing. Student Fiscal Services sponsors tax classes with student tax information for UW non-resident students. The session focuses on helping students understand the 1042S forms sent out by the UW Payroll Office. This class is co-sponsored by International Student Services Office. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

March 10, 2015

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

March 20, 2015

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

April 7, 2015

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

You can find more information on our tax class website:

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NASA Fellowships

The NASA Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) solicits proposals from students pursuing graduate degrees in NASA relevant STEM disciplines. NASA OE MUREP ASTAR Fellowship seeks independently conceived fellowship proposals from student applicants, specifically in areas of projected deficiencies in the NASA future STEM workforce. Selected students will perform graduate student research at their respective campuses during the academic year as well as conduct research at a designated NASA field Center during an annual 10 – 15 week Center based research Experience (CBRE).

Funding is provided for a maximum of three years.


* Financially support and advance individuals early in their careers in NASA related disciplines, who demonstrate the potential to contribute to NASA’s mission and NASA future STEM workforce, through the use of innovative research ideas;
* Increase the number of historically underrepresented and underserved populations, such as women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, pursuing advanced degrees in STEM disciplines;
* Develop a highly trained quadrat of researchers and scientists whose skills and competencies directly contribute to the Nation’s STEM work force.

NASA OE MUREP ASTAR objectives are to:

* Improve the Nation’s future STEM Workforce by developing the skills and competencies of graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines;
* Provide opportunities for a diverse population to participate and contribute to NASA’s missions and projects;
* Use NASA’s unique mission content, workforce, and facilities in order to enhance and increase the capabilities, diversity and size of the Nation’s next generation workforce needed to enable future NASA discoveries.

This Amendment creates Appendix K. Phase I Applications are requested by May 5, 2015, and Phase II Submissions are due July 25, 2015.

On February 5, 2015, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014″ NNH14ZHA001N was posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning Appendix K, NASA OE MUREP ASTAR Fellowships, may be directed to Brenda Collins, NASA OE Fellowships Manager, NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), E-mail:

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Study food sovereignty in Oaxaca, Mexico this Summer!

Want to study in Latin America this summer? Interested in issues of food sovereignty, migration, and social justice?

Food Sovereignty and Migration in Oaxaca, Mexico

6 Credit Study Abroad Program, Summer A-Term 2015

Sponsored by UW Urban Design and Planning

Oaxaca, Mexico is home to sixteen indigenous groups, and suffers from enormous rates of migration to northern Mexico and the US as people search for work and better lives for their families. A beautiful and complex physical and social landscape, it is a perfect site to explore issues of how American foreign policy (agriculture, trade, immigration, drug) impacts the Global South. By visiting villages, markets, and the countryside, students on this program will learn how food, mobility, and social justice make up a web of interconnected issues in this region.

This program is open to all undergraduate majors, as well as graduate students from Built Environments programs.

Application deadline: Feb. 20th

Questions? Contact Program Director Branden Born ( or Study Abroad Adviser Katherine Kroeger (

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Space available: URBDP 200, URBDP 300, URBDP 498

Looking for an I & S? Interested in urbanization, planning, and development?

Here are three interesting classes offered in Urban Design and Planning.

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Summer A-Term in London 2015

There are still a few spaces left in the English Department’s  Summer in London Program!

Apply by March 6, 2015. Letters of recommendation can come in a little after this deadline.

More information, including a link to the online application can be found on our website:

Questions? Feel free to contact Bridget Norquist, Academic Adviser, UW Dept of English:


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Post-Graduation 2015 Job Opportunities Making Social Change

**Post-Graduation 2015 Job Opportunities Making Social Change**

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation.

The Fund for the Public Interest (­“the Fund”)**partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we’re hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall — working on behalf of groups like Environment America and US PIRG.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at , or contact me directly – 971-212-4777,

I’m looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!

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