Monday, September 20, 2010

Student job position in IELP

UW International & English Language Programs is looking for a student assistant. The primary unit to be served is English Language Programs, assisting and reporting to the Program Support Supervisor. We are a busy office, serving over 500 international students per quarter. We’re looking for someone who: has an interest in working with international students; is able to work both independently and as part of a team; and is a quick learner able to handle a complex and busy work environment.

Please e-mail or fax your resume along with a letter of interest to Dina Johnson by 9:00 am, September 24, 2010. E-mail: Fax #: (206) 685-9572

Position responsibilities:
• Coordinate Language Exchange Program,
• Assist with Student Activities
• Assist with new student orientations, registration, and end-of-quarter-ceremonies
• Update all student contact information changes with registration office
• General administrative support, including: making copies, files, printing file labels, filing, receptionist coverage, creating correspondence, information packets, certificates, data compilation, data entry, UPS mailings
• Word processing
• Other clerical tasks as needed

Interviews: To begin on or about September 30
Dates: Start as soon as possible; continues at least through September 2011
Hours: Up to 19.5 hours per week, distributed over three to five days per week
During breaks could be up to 40 hours/week (full-time)
Rate: $10.00 per hour

Position qualifications and requirements:
• Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Fluent English speaker
• Experience studying a second language, living or studying abroad and/or interacting with international students in the U.S.
• Familiarity with fax machines, email, and copying machines in a business setting
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
• Able to follow directions and clarify procedures, perform tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and follow through on tasks assigned
• Work on occasional evenings or weekends to assist with student activities
• Currently enrolled as a UW student
• Possess valid drivers license and good driving record

NSF Summer Institutes


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The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

The 2011 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm local time on November 10, 2010. Application instructions are available online at For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit or

NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date.

The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date over 2,000 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program.

Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk by email at or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.