Mentor Coordinator Interns (MCIs)

These paid interns support the CELE EDUC 260 event hours course requirement by attending, leading and managing logistics for school mentorship events. MCIs also support mentor lessons and reflections about mentorship in EDUC 401A.

  • attend EDUC 401A events and meeting sessions
  • make UCar arrangements for EDUC 260 & 401A mentor events
  • support with the facilitation of EDUC 401A
  • hold office hours to support mentors
  • answer some general email inquiries as related to mentorship
  • Full time, degree-seeking, undergraduate student on the Seattle campus
  • Knowledge of or an aptitude and willingness to learn about, a wide variety of UW student resources and services
  • Ability to work in-person from the UW Seattle campus
  • Ability to work September - June 
  • Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of CELE when communicating with other students about CELE and Dream Project
  • Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of CELE/Dream Project when communicating with local High School partner staff
  • strong racial equity framework
  • experience working with diverse communities
  • strong organizational skills
  • knowledge of US K-12 public education system
  • college access and post-secondary planning knowledge
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment
  • Work with diverse groups of students and staff
  • Experience working with local high schools
  • Paid internship $300 semi-monthly stipend payments ($5,100 for full academic year)
  • Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about what drew you to apply for this role?
  • What experiences of social injustice in the US educational system have you learned about, witnessed or experienced?
  • How comfortable are you with facilitating discussions, presenting, and/or leading workshops/trainings? Can you provide 1 or 2 specific examples?
  • What postsecondary/college access content are you knowledgeable in and comfortable assisting students with?
  • Mentors in the Dream Project vary in major, year, and interests/backgrounds. You will be responsible for building a community within your school mentor group. Some examples of group time include lecture, breakout, school visit, car rides, and bonding activities. Can you provide some specific ideas on how you will build community with your mentor group?
  • Reflect on a situation when you feel you mishandled a conflict with somebody. Looking back, how would you better handle the situation now?
  • Your co-lead is not working on the tasks you both previously agreed to split up and it is starting to impact the mentor group as a whole. Could you describe your process on how you would handle this situation?
  • You are overseeing a school visit and you are chatting with a mentee named Arin. Arin’s dream school is NYU and you recommend that they should apply. However, Arin tells you that in a previous conversation, the counselor told them they shouldn’t apply because they won’t get in. How do you navigate this conversation with Arin and the overall situation?
  • Reflect on a time that you struggled to balance your personal, professional, and academic commitments. What steps did you take to get back on track?
  • Tell us about an area that you’d like to grow in, personally and/or professionally?