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2016-2017 MESC Intern Application
INTERNSHIP BENEFITS
- Network and Build a Community: MESC is the newest Student Commission in the ASUW. MESC is a great place to network as we hear about jobs, internships, scholarships, and leadership programs all the time through our academic and professional connections! As an intern you will get to meet and build relationships throughout the ASUW and the Middle Eastern community at the UW and the greater Seattle area.

- Broaden your skill set: Some of these positions require you to step outside your comfort zone and improve upon skills that you may carry with you into your professional careers. Not many people can say that they have programmed large events, worked on grant proposals, taught or lectured on Middle Eastern culture, or say that they coordinated student retreats on campus. This internship involves advocating for Middle Eastern students on UW's campus. Through this we hope that you will both find your community and build upon your leadership skills. We intend on giving you and experience that will both be educational and beneficial to your personal growth.

-Celebrate Middle Eastern Culture: One of the best parts about MESC is that we oversee several diverse student organizations. Even with a small list of organizations, our constituents are teeming with diversity.

INTERN POSITIONS
There are 4 positions in which any enrolled student at UW-Seattle may apply for. These are unpaid internships that will begin

*Every position will be required to*:
- Be in office between 3 and 9 hours a week. We understand that you are college students and have demanding schedules, so we will try our best to work with your schedules.
- Attend intern meetings
- Attend MESC constituent meetings
- Help out with MESC-hosted events
spend 2 hours a week in HUB 131
- Be a member of at least one MESC-affiliated student organization (not necessarily an officer!) and attend events for multiple organizations
- Maintain a GPA above 2.5

*All Interns will be required to work on the spring cultural event:

Positions

*Intern Lead
- Help lead officer and intern meetings, helping director to assign and coordinate other interns to projects.
- Will attend SAB, ASUW Senate, or JCC meetings with the director and serve as MESC’s proxy when they are unable to attend.
- Will help the director to maintain the relationship between MESC constituents and the ASUW.
- Must have experience in a leadership position of a collegiate student organization.
- Will lead MESC meetings when director is unable to attend
- Also serves as lead Event/Outreach Coordinator

*Events / Outreach Coordinators*
- Will learn more about the different resources available to students on campus, such as reserving and scheduling venues, A/V equipment, Spaces on Campus or securing funding with SAO.
- Will learn how to program and host large events to empower and support the Middle Eastern community.
- Will work together to maintain the relationships between Middle Eastern communities at UW.
- Will participate in developing social mixers, retreats, events in spring quarter, as well as any other programs interns or the director would like to host over the academic year.
- Ideal for people who are interested in planning and running large, successful events as well as for those interested in meeting new people and forming expansive community networks.

*Webmaster/ Historian*
- Will help to archive past MESC events and news and document new MESC events and news.
- Taking photos and documenting MESC events. Working on updating and posting on MESC website and MESC’s social media platforms.
- Working with ASUW office of communications on advertisement for MESC events.
- Working on advertisement to the local and UW community about MESC events.
- Working on a historical educational project of the interns choosing.
- Owning a DSLR camera STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
- Ideal for people who are interested in communications, photography, web design, or social media.

*Professional Development Chair*
- Improve leadership and professional capabilities in Middle Eastern student leaders.
- Find and share relevant school/professional opportunities for students (e.g. jobs, internships, scholarships, conferences, programs).
- Help organize leadership conferences and workshops for UW student leaders.
- Help UW leaders build a community within the UW and help UW leaders build relationship with Middle Eastern leaders in Washington State.
- Ideal for people who are interested in leadership and teaching.


Applications are based on rolling admissions, with the application process closing on 12:00 AM Friday, February 17th. If chosen, interviews will be conducted within a week of submission. Applicants will be notified of MESC’s decisions up to 3 days after the interview.

Good luck!

Varisha Khan
Middle Eastern Student Commission Director 2016-2017

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