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Welcome to the Pol S Advising blog. See also our new searchable lists of Internship Opportunities and Scholarship & Award Opportunities.

The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

The Fall 2015 application is now open for the Fritz and GO! scholarships for study abroad. Please encourage your eligible students who plan to study abroad in Winter or Spring 2016 to apply.   Students can find eligibility information as well as the essay prompts and selection criteria online at   Please note that there are separate deadlines for the Fritz and GO! this year. 


For questions, contact:

Emily Smith, Global Opportunities Adviser

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

171 Mary Gates Hall

Seattle, WA 98195

206.543.4170 /

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  Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands AIS 275 B, SLN 23177 I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta ( 5 credits Tu/Th 3:30 - 5:20 Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay   Take this class to learn about environmental issues faced by tribes in North America.   In this introductory class you will learn about environmental pollutants and challenges that impact tribes today. You will participate in class discussions, learn to analyze journal articles, read key literature, be informed by guest speakers who work to solve tribal environmental issues, and sharpen your writing skills by developing a short research paper about an environmental topic that most compels you.   The overarching goals in this course include developing your understanding about a broad range of tribal environmental issues, studying U.S.... Read more
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Yenching Academy of Peking University – UW Information Session

Interested in exploring China and its role in the world through a Master’s program at Peking University? Join John Holden, Associate Dean at Yenching Academy, to learn more about this new international graduate program at Peking University offering a Master’s in China Studies with scholarship support. Students who will have a bachelor’s degree in any field by Aug. 31, 2016 are eligible to apply this year. With some exceptions, applicants must be aged 26 or younger on August 31, 2016 (see below for complete eligibility requirements).


UW Information Session:

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

4:30-5:30pm, Mary Gates Hall room 224

RSVP to attend

Free food provided!


Brief Program Information:

The Yenching Academy offers an intensive...

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FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

-Arabic-Bangla-Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian-Bulgarian-Burmese-Canadian First Nations-Chinese-Czech-Danish-Estonian-Filipino/Tagalog-Finnish-French-German-Hebrew-Hindi-Indonesian/Malay-Italian-Japanese-Kazakh-Khmer-Korean-Latvian-Lithuanian-Norwegian-Persian-Polish-Portuguese-Russian-Slovenian-Spanish-Swahili- Swedish-Tajik-Thai-Turkish-Uighur-Urdu-Uzbek-Vietnamese

FLAS Information Sessions, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad, will be held at the following...

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1. DBT Skills Group: (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group). Mondays from 1:30-3:00 pm. Starting Monday, October 5, 2015. Ten weeks. Learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions. Open to clients referred by their Hall Health Mental Health Clinic providers. Co-facilitated by Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) and Chia-Wen Moon, LMHC (543-3213).

2. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group: Two Sections - Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:20 am. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at...

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The Journal of Politics & International Affairs(JPIA) is seeking qualified
student submissions to be published in the Fall 2015 issue. JPIA is a
student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students
in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public
Affairs, Sociology and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an
opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a
learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to
publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant
subjects in the areas of politics and international affairs. Ideal
submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed
theses and strong mechanics.

The Journal typically publishes 10-20 page essays written for upper-level
courses, however we welcome submissions of any length and topic that falls
within the scope of the...

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Internship Job Duties

  • Schedule items on the website and social media calendar.
  • Research relevant issues relating to King County as well as statewide politics.
  • Assist the office with various administrative tasks.
  • Push out relevant content online through the KCGOP website and social media profiles
  • Attend and help out local campaigns, fundraisers, and rallies.


  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Social Media experience
  • Strong writing skills
  • Reliable and enthusiastic about supporting the KCGOP


Flexible, between 9am-5pm


845 106th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Submit Resumes and Availability to:

Arthur Whitten

Executive Director


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Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America. TFA works with outstanding people, trains them to apply their leadership and skills in a classroom, and supports them to empower their students. After two years, our alumni are change agents, inside and outside of schools, tackling issues in education and beyond.

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

  • Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)
  • Bring your passion into the classroom (1min video)

Basics and Benefits:

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Shannon for D1

Job Description- Paid Internship

Are you interested in learning how political campaigns are run? If so, this is the position for you! Shannon Braddock is running for Seattle City Council in District 1, West Seattle and South Park. Shannon’s campaign is seeking campaign Interns.  This is a paid internship, $15 dollars an hour. This position is perfect for students looking to positively impact the future of Seattle. Interns will learn about political campaigns and gain knowledge of voter data software NGP/VAN (used by nearly every Democratic campaign in America), event management, information tracking, and day-to-day campaign operations.


  • Have a strong interest in local politics and the political process;
  • Critical and strategic thinking skills;
  • Ability to work as a team player and independently;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;

Interns will...

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About the Program

The Slade Gorton International Policy Center, located at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Gorton Center Global Leaders Program, a nine-month leadership development program for up to 15 students in the Puget Sound area beginning October 2015 through May 2016.

The program is open to undergraduate (juniors and seniors), graduate, and law school students. The mission of the program is to enhance students’ ability to make a positive global impact in their respective fields of study. Students will have exposure to, and learn from, Senator Gorton’s extensive public service career and significant contributions to Washington State and the nation. It includes leadership lessons from his time as a Washington State legislator, House Majority Leader, three-term Washington State Attorney General, three-term U.S. Senator, 9/11 Commission member and Washington State Redistricting Commission...

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