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WSU Element 8 Fellowship

Washington State University and Element 8 have partnered to create an opportunity for WSU graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty to participate in efforts to fund cleantech innovation.You will learn from and work with experienced investors to perform a variety of tasks. Participation is available from any WSU location and will involve a commitment not to exceed 5 hours/week for deal and diligence work.

Dates: September 2017 – June 2018

Pay: $15/per hour (5 Hours per week max)

Position requires:

  • Interact directly with our Executive Director, members of the Board of Directors, entrepreneurs who are creating the new companies that will dominate the cleantech industry in the future, other members and sponsors who are experienced business leaders, and other Fellows.
  • Attend all member investment launches and two annual social meetings.
  • Help our Screening Committee Chair to create more and better deal flow for investor-members by providing feedback on applicant companies.
  • Research high-quality cleantech start-ups and contact entrepreneurs leading promising young companies to encourage them to apply to Element 8 for funding.
  • Assist in pre-screening entrepreneurs for the opportunity to present their companies to the group, ensuring that applicant companies fit the criteria for
    consideration and have submitted a complete application before referral to our Screening Committee.
  • Work closely with member investors who have volunteered as “Deal Leads” to perform due diligence on selected companies.
  • Research specific topics relating to the potential success of those companies and communicate your findings to Deal Leads and others.
  • Help organize meetings and teleconferences among investor-members on the due diligence team.
  • Contribute to the organization’s online “Due Diligence Resource” based on best practices research.
  •  Contribute to the due-diligence report produced by each due diligence team.
  •  Learn the investor software platform for shared due diligence.



  • Can commit five hours per week September through June. (There are also opportunities to begin learning through the summer.)
  • Can work independently and in teams, with periodic supervision.
  • Have excellent work and time-management habits including strong interpersonal, oral communication, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Are experienced with computers, email and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Prior marketing, public relations, social media, website management, writing and editing, project management, investment, finance, environmental/sustainability studies and/or cleantech-related activities are a plus.

If you would like to be considered for one of these Fellowships, please by August 31, 2017, send your resume with a short cover letter and listing three professional and/or academic references, including their contact information, to:

Brian Kraft
Director of Innovation and Industrial Research Engagement
Office of Research
Washington State University

House Director at University of Idaho Sorority

Women’s sorority Zeta Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta at the University of Idaho is seeking to fill the position of House Director for the 2017-18 academic year. Live for free while earning a salary!

Dates: August 1, 2017 – May 2018

Pay: $1,100 – $1,700/month DOE
Position includes a 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom suite attached to office space, and meal when UI is in session.
All utilities are provided, including Internet, free laundry facility, off-street parking.
Position requires:

  • Facility management – contacting service providers and technicians for needed maintenance
    and repair year round.
  • Working with the house staff including: part time housekeeper and coordinating with the cook in kitchen operations and household supply ordering
  • Maintaining strong interpersonal skills and confidentiality
  • Fostering a positive living and learning environment particularly with college-age women.
  • Monitoring a budget and communicating regularly with House Corporation (HC)
  • Serving as hostess at some sorority events & educating women on etiquette
  • Occasional house operations such as laundering household items like kitchen linens, aprons etc.

Successful candidate will be self-motivated and not require daily direct supervision. Excellent opportunity for graduate students, retired teacher or person who loves to work with young adults. To apply, please email send a Cover Letter and Resume to
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills with a positive solution-focused attitude.
Ability to perform basic to intermediate functions of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Ability to scan and email documents to HC on a regular basis and communicate with HC primarily through email.
Ability to work independently and maintain confidential information.
Professional and diplomatic interactions with students, parents, alumnae, service providers and community resources with a positive solution-focused attitude.
Strong interpersonal skills, particularly with college-age women, including patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
Ability to climb up and down several flights of stairs and lift 25 pounds if necessary.
High school diploma or equivalent

Property/Facility Management experience
Previous House Director experience
Proven managerial skills
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Fitness Center Coordinator, Spokane Campus (Grad Assistant .5 FTE)

The Division of Student Affairs has a wonderful opportunity for a .50 FTE Graduate Student Assistant position. The position will coordinate the new Student Fitness Center that will be opening in the fall of 2017. The Coordinator will maintain safe use of the facility by providing instruction to clients concerning proper exercise technique and procedures.

-The incumbent will participate in the hiring, oversight, and management of student employees. Responsible for all staff members, ensuring they are properly trained in providing exercise and facility information to clients and ensuring the safety of all clients.
-Collects and analyzes facility usage data and submits reports. Oversees the cleanliness and maintenance of equipment. Collaborates with supervisor and vendors to schedule equipment repair as needed. Manages the inventory and stocking of essential items.
-Creates advertisements and marketing plans in collaboration with the Director of Student Involvement. Implements advertising and marking plans.

Required Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled as a graduate student in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program at Washington State University Health Sciences | Spokane. Advanced understanding of exercise techniques and the ability to coach and cue students to perform safe and effective exercise movements. Demonstrated understanding of safety and risk management guidelines. Basic maintenance knowledge for exercise equipment. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Demonstrated experience providing customer service. Demonstrated ability to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs. Pass a background screening.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience managing fitness centers. Demonstrated experience supervising staff.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to This position will be open until filled with a first review date of July 24, 2017. WSU Spokane is a tobacco free campus. WSU is an EO/AA/ADA employer and educator.

International Programs – Global Learning is seeking a faculty-led clerical assistant

This position is expected to work 10-15 hours per week starting this summer.  Student applicants must be at least graduate students.  Please note that tuition waivers are not available. Starting Date: TBD-June 2017

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Student Services Coordinator, the Faculty-led Clerical Assistant is an important member of the Faculty-led support team that ensures the effective and efficient development, implementation and application process of up to 50 Faculty-led Education Abroad programs.
General Responsibilities:
• When requested start proposals for repeat programs, including copying & pasting information
• Compile and transfer program itinerary information into standard template
• Track the progress of student applications to Faculty-led Education Abroad programs
• Run queries to identify student applications in progress
• Maintain and send standard email templates to applicants
• Contact students with incomplete applications
• Maintain tracking rosters for Faculty-led requirements
• Prepare program binders (paper and electronic) for Faculty Directors
• Update and maintain Faculty-led Education Abroad program guides and online brochures
• Print and cut marketing materials
• Identify updates for the Faculty-led and Financial Planning on-line training program
• Collect and record Faculty-led Education Abroad program data; prepare reports as needed
• Compile program rosters for contractual partners
• Copy and upload applicant document submissions
Required Qualifications:
• Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Strong communication (verbal & written), problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
• Available to work up to 15 hrs per week
• Interested applicants: WSU graduate students or non-student applicants.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Education abroad or international experience
• Familiarity with query-based software programs
• Familiarity with data collection and reporting
Overall expectations:
• Support Global Learning as an essential quality of the higher education experience
• Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
• Pay attention to detail
• Participate in position-related training and development
• Respond positively to constructive feedback

If you are interested in applying please submit your cover letter and resume to  The position will remain open until filled.

University Ceremonies is seeking a graduate assistant

Commencement Graduate Assistant

  • Assist the Commencement Coordinator with commencement preparations: display boards; prepare, copy and distribute materials; assist at Alumni Centre during the Grad Fair in October and March; data entry and work with spreadsheets; attend meetings; create binder covers and update scripts; print and laminate names for PhDs, Hooding faculty, and Stage party; order food; create worker packets; organize the storage cage and items to be sent to the Coliseum for ceremonies; take and pick up items from dry cleaners; work closely with assistant manager at Bookie on regalia issues; be on hand for set up, tear down and the actual ceremonies
  • Website maintenance and update; prepare, monitor and manage surveys; update and test Student and Faculty Registration and Regalia Return pages
  • Social Media – Twitter and Facebook to promote deadlines, registration information, create excitement about Commencement
  • Assist with Pullman Chamber events – Lentil Festival, Awards Banquet, Cabaret (solicit and collect items from WSU departments and deliver to the Chamber)
  • Assist with Convocation – similar to a Commencement but much smaller scale and in partnership with New Student Programs
  • Use own vehicle to make deliveries on campus; process deposits from the Registrar’s Office
  • Answer Commencement office phone, respond to voicemails and emails; order supplies
  • Participate in building the overall morale and efficiency of the office: attend and participate in staff meetings, provide excellent service to the university community; serve on teams as assigned; work cooperatively and positively with other members of the office and the university community.


Compensation includes a salary for nine months (.5 FTE), graduate student health insurance and a Tuition Waiver. All Graduate Assistant positions are nine-month, half-time (.5 FTE), 20 hours per week positions.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Must be a Washington Resident
Full-Time, enrolled WSU graduate student for the 2017-2018 academic year
Must maintain a full-time academic load and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the duration of the assistantship.
Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
Experience working with diverse populations;
Experience with Social Media platforms;
Experience performing database management, records maintenance, and organization within an office environment;
Ability to work a flexible schedule including Commencement weekends;
Ability to perform multiple tasks, take initiative, and solve problems.

How to Apply:

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to the WSU Commencement Office at:  The position will start August 16, 2017.

National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities

Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)

Please note the following opportunity for award supplements:

These supplements are designed to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy.

From the solicitation:

The PI of an active NSF award may request supplemental funding for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will augment his/her preparation for a successful long-term career through an internship in a non-academic setting, including the following:

  • Industry laboratories or industry research and development groups;
  • Start-ups, such as (but not limited to) those funded through the NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program;
  • Government agencies and National Laboratories;
  • Policy think-tanks; and
  • Non-profit organizations.

PIs are encouraged to discuss with the cognizant NSF program director activities that are synergistic with the project scope. It is expected that the graduate student and the PI on the NSF grant will work together to identify innovative experiences that add the most educational value for the graduate student.

Spokane Falls Community College, Pullman Campus

Spokane Falls Community College on the Pullman campus is looking for someone to teach ART 100–Art Appreciation for the fall quarter. The class meets MWF from 9:30 – 10:20 and Tuesday and Thursday online (we use Canvas as our LMS). Fall quarter runs from September 20th to December 14th. The course pays about $3,300 per quarter, broken down into bi-monthly installments. for more information and to apply, email A master’s degree in art is required to teach the course.

Office of Student Conduct Hiring Graduate Interns

The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) advances student and community safety and accountability. In the pursuit of this goal, the OSC has paid Graduate Intern positions available for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position is hourly at 20 hours/week, and comes with a tuition waiver. Students selected will have the option to purchase medical insurance through the University. This position is still available and will remain open until filled.

Positions are only available to Washington state residents who are work-study eligible.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume including three professional references, and a writing sample. A full position description and writing sample instructions are linked below. For additional information, please email Karen Metzner, Assistant Director of Student Conduct at  view More INFO and Writing Samples.

Multicultural Student Services Division of Student Affairs is seeking a graduate assistant

The position includes a tuition waiver estimated at $10,890 for full 2017-2018 academic year and wages paid at $19.67 per hour.  This position is only available to those who are determined eligible based upon their financial aid package, which includes FAFSA, scholarships received, and immediate residency in the State of Washington upon the appointment start date. In addition, the recipient must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at WSU Pullman and been able to work 20 hours per week. Applicants with the ability to stay for at least two years are preferred. All academic fields will be considered, but those with coursework and/or interest in program coordination, organizational management or in the field of higher education administration will be given priority. The recipient must be in good academic standing, and meet all other eligibility requirements for the Graduate Staff Internship (GSI). Read More

To apply for this competitive position, please email a cover letter, resume, and two references including contact information to Carolina Silva, For subject line, please write “TMP GSI position.” Applications must be received by Friday, June 30 2017.

Admissions Marketing is looking for a graduate assistant

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment is seeking a graduate student intern for the 2017-18 academic year. This position will assist with development and implementation of integrated marketing initiatives and other duties associated with the recruitment and communication for prospective students, parents, and counselors.

The Graduate student intern will assist in the creation, editing, and implementation of marketing campaigns including email, web, social media, print, video, and others as needed. This position also assists with event logistics as well as frequent phone and in-person advising for prospective students/parents on the admissions and enrollment process.

This position requires an average of 20 hours per week, and the pay is $19.67 per hour. The Tuition Waiver is estimated at $10,890 for the full 2017-18 academic year. Applicants must be a Washington resident, as well as accepted and enrolled in graduate school at WSU Pullman in the upcoming fall semester.

If you are interested, please submit your cover letter, unofficial transcript, and resume online through Couglink – Job ID: 55921. For questions regarding the position, please contact the Hiring Committee at:

Academic Success and Career Center is seeking a graduate assistant

Supports the Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC), working directly with students in the development of their career interests and aspirations. Assist students with a variety of issues, including appropriate course selection, major and career decision-making, internship exploration, job and graduate school search strategies. Provide drop-in support and career assistance to students on a first-come, first-served basis during regularly scheduled drop in hours. Assist in developing, facilitating, and evaluating academic courses and workshops related to success strategies, career/internship/graduate school exploration and employment search issues. Assist in the development and implementation of communication tools for faculty/staff within the ASCC and the campus related to career related topics. Position duties and responsibilities will be performed in support of ASCC’s vision, mission and values as well as institutional mission and goals.

Compensation includes a salary for nine months (.5 FTE) and graduate student health insurance ($14,953.00 approximate value).  All Graduate Assistant positions are nine-month, half-time (.5 FTE), 20 hours per week positions.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Full-Time, enrolled WSU graduate student for the 2017-2018 academic year
Must maintain a full-time academic load and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the duration of the assistantship.
Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

Work-Study eligibility

Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
Experience working with diverse populations;
Experience conducting workshops and presentations;
Experience performing database management, records maintenance, and organization within an office environment;
Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings or weekends;
Ability to perform multiple tasks, take initiative, and solve problems.

How to Apply:

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to the Recruitment and Selection Committee at:  or

The Office of Equity and Diversity is seeking a graduate staff intern

The Office of Equity and Diversity is currently seeking a creative and ambitious Marketing and Outreach Graduate Staff Intern for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.  The graduate staff intern will work closely with staff to design, produce, and distribute outreach and marketing materials while cultivating relationships with newly underrepresented student groups. Position duties and responsibilities will be performed in support of the institutional mission and goals.

Applicants must be a Washington State resident, a full-time student enrolled in a WSU Master’s or Ph.D. program, and work-study eligible.

For a complete job description and information on how to apply, visit or contact Maria de Jesus Dixon at or (509) 338-9209.