The Global Innovation and Design (GID) Internship is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain professional experience working directly with community organizations. Students earn micro credentials, receive a $500 stipend, and academic credit, while developing need finding, problem solving, facilitation, and presentation skills. More importantly, students gain a deep and empathetic understanding of community issues, while broadening their knowledge of innovations around the world. The competitive opportunity is open to all UW Tacoma students.
A micro-credential is a credential that verifies the achievement of skills and competencies.
Upon completing a micro-credential, you will receive a dynamic digital badge. This clickable icon showcases the specific skills you acquired through learning experiences. It includes information about the issuing institution, date earned, criteria for earning the badge, and evidence of meeting those criteria. You have full ownership of these digital badges, allowing you to utilize them as you prefer. They can be displayed on social media platforms like LinkedIn, added as links to your digital resume, or embedded in your e-portfolio.
Students may expect to:
Assist in 1-3 design thinking projects
Enroll in 2 credits of Independent Study/Directed Research
To enhance undergraduate research and design thinking skills
To produce human-centered solutions for local and global challenges
Eligibility: University of Washington Tacoma full-time undergraduate students. Familiarity with human-centered design/design thinking is useful, but not required (training sessions are available to interns).
Stipend Amount: $500
Award Disbursement: Week 4 of the quarter for which the funds are awarded
GID INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
To apply for the Global Innovation and Design Internship, please submit a resume and statement of interest that addresses the following questions:
What is your experience with design thinking? If you have no direct experience with design thinking, what is your motivation in applying for the GID Award? (250 words max.)
Why do you want to work on design thinking projects undertaken by the GID Lab? (250 words max.)
Describe a difficult work situation (or school project) and how you overcame it. (250 words max.)
Describe a time in which you had to adjust quickly to changes over which you had no control. What was the impact of the change on you? On your work or project? (250 words max.)