CAIIS is now accepting applications for NUW Scholars Peer Mentors for 2021-2022!


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Dear UW Indigenous Studies Community,

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) is currently accepting applications for a Lead Peer Mentor for the NUW Scholars Program for incoming Native students. In addition there are two positions for Student Peer mentors who will assist the Lead Peer Mentor available. Under the supervision of the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House) Administrative Staff and working with the CAIIS Project Manager, this is a cohort driven program that will provide a weeklong residential experience for incoming students before Autumn 2021 courses begin and will continues throughout the 2021-2022 school year.

The NUW Scholar Lead Peer Mentor will lead a cohort of up to ten incoming students through a one-week orientation program and a year-long, two-credit seminar. The orientation week will take place between September 12-17, 2021 and will be designed to acclimate students to the UW campus and surrounding area. Throughout the rest of the 2021-2022 academic year the Lead Peer Mentor will meet with students and other mentors once a week to help provide enhanced curricular and community support for Native students. Ideal candidates will be advanced undergraduates (seniors-but not required) that are well connected to the Indigenous Studies community and with a broad knowledge of UW and surrounding communities.

The NUW Scholars Lead Peer Mentor will work with AIIS faculty and CAISS Program Manager to lead the year-long program, which is structured as a one hour per week gathering with the goal of building community and helping students weave their academic and social life on the UW campus and in Coast Salish lands.

Additionally we are accepting applications for (2) Student Peer Mentors who will assist with the above mentioned duties.

To apply for this position: APPLY HERE

Applications must be received no later than May 14, 2021 (midnight, PST).


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