Internship Applications!

Internship applications are now available! Applications will close October 9th.

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/asuwovop/214022

The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is one of eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The WAC seeks a social justice framework that recognizes and affirms the multiple and intersecting identities held by woman-identified and/or female-identified-at-birth constituents. For our more detailed mission and vision statements, visit http://women.asuw.org/about/.

Students of all gender identities, races, classes, sexual orientations, minds and bodies are encouraged to apply.

For all intern positions, there will be a 2 – 5 hour weekly time commitment (hours will vary based upon need) that includes the weekly 1-hr WAC meeting. The commission will work to schedule around interns’ personal and academic availabilities. In addition to the tasks specified below, interns [and volunteers] will have the opportunity to provide critiques and feedback, plan and execute existing programming and initiate their own programs/projects.

The commission director will practice consistent communication and transparency with all interns and volunteers. Each weekly meeting will be a space where the director will report programming and advocacy updates.

Though these internships are unpaid, the WAC emphasizes the value of these internship positions. They will provide interns concrete skills, professional/organizing experience, networking and community building opportunities. Beyond these concrete benefits, the WAC aims to push their internship positions to be spaces of radical learning (and unlearning!), healing, and celebration.

If you have questions or comments about these positions, please email asuwomn@uw.edu 

asuwomn

About asuwomn

Greetings, y’all! I’m Shelby Handler, the WAC Director for the coming year. Just to tell you a bit of where I’m coming from as an organizer, here are some words that I like to be upfront about in terms of my identity. I’m white, queer, middle-class femme, jewish and hold a lot of able-bodied privilege. I use they/them or she/her gender pronouns. If you are totally confused as to why all these words are listed or what gender pronouns are, don’t hesitate to ask. I’m a senior majoring in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing. Besides WAC, most of my organizing work has been with Manic Mouth Congress (https://www.facebook.com/manicmouth) and the UW Q Center (http://depts.washington.edu/qcenter/wordpress/). So, all this means that I value and seek to enact: intersectionality, arts activism, accountability, celebration, process-based organizing, brave spaces and critical solidarity. Again, if these fancy words are confusing you, don’t fret, just ask me what’s up.
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