Dream Project

If you are a current UW student, are passionate about educational equity, and are interested in developing your leadership skills, register for a UW Dream Project course to mentor and/or apply for one of our internship positions and get involved!

Become a mentor by registering for EDUC 260 or EDUC 360 and EDUC 369!

Our lectures meet Mondays from 3:10PM-4:20PM. In class, you’ll learn about different post-secondary pathways, and discuss matters related to educational equity, social justice, and college access. The course is EDUC 260 for first quarter mentors and EDUC 360 for returning mentors. These are 1-credit classes that count for I&S credits. In addition to ONE of these lecture courses, mentors must also register for EDUC 369, a high school visit.  EDUC 369 includes a high school-specific breakout (or quiz section) that takes place on Mondays from 4:30PM-5:00PM. Dream Project mentors dedicate an average time committment of 4-6 hours per week. All courses are graded as credit/no-credit.  Transportation to and from high schools is provided by the Dream Project. Times and locations of high school visits vary and are viewable on the UW time schedule under EDUC 369.

  • Click here to visit the UW time schedule!

Apply for a Dream Project internship!

College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) Internship

  • CCRAs support College and Career Counselors at their school placement site for 12 hours per week with any school and/or district identified college and career readiness initiatives. This work varies depending on the school placement site, but often includes:
    • Providing College Bound Scholarship education, sign-up support, and tracking
    • Student case management
    • Assisting in the implementation of student High School & Beyond plans
    • Hosting and facilitating workshops focused on post-secondary planning and college & career readiness
    • Supporting students in completing college applications and financial aid paperwork
    • Assisting in the coordination and execution of various events such as panels, workshops, and info sessions
    • Planning and facilitating field trips and campus tours
  • Applications open typically in the Spring

High School Lead (HSL) Internship

  • Each of Dream Project’s weekly mentorship partner schools has at least two (and up to three) High School Leads (HSLs) to facilitate mentorship visits. HSLs primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • planning and facilitating a weekly “breakout” session with their mentor group to prepare mentors for each high school visit
    • coordinating transportation via U-Cars to and from their assigned high school for all mentors in the group
    • leading and assisting mentors during school visits
    • serving as a liaison between school staff and Dream Project staff regarding weekly visits
    • Providing event support for all UWDP events
  • Applications open typically in the fall
  • More information available here

Lecture Lead Internship

  • Under the oversight of Dream project’s Manager of Curriculum & Student Services, Lecture Lead Interns support the creation and facilitation of  UW Dream Project course content. Lecture Lead’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Supporting the development and facilitation of lectures for both EDUC 260 and EDUC 360
    • Seeking out guest speakers to enhance classroom learning
    • Facilitating course activities and content in partnership with Dream Project staff
  • More information here