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Current employment & internship opportunities with Seven Directions

Employment Opportunities at Seven Directions

We offer a culturally grounded, innovative work environment that supports interdisciplinary approaches to community wellness; cultivates professional, intellectual and personal growth; and balances commitments to culture, family and communities.

Available Positions

University of Washington Work-Study Position

Work with the first public health institute in the nation to solely focus on Indigenous public health- Seven Directions. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Research Scientist and Research Coordinator - the Graduate Student Assistant will help conduct innovative research related to indigenous health and wellness.

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Tasks include but are not limited to:


-Data visualization

-Project Submissions & Tribal IRB’s

-Conduct Interviews

-Survey Coordination

-Data Management

-Writing & Editing of reports and manuals

-Other duties as assigned

Students will have the opportunity to expand upon existing knowledge and skillsets while learning about indigenous health systems and research. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter addressing your quantitative strengths and your interest or experience in working with diverse communities, your resume, and a writing sample.

Work-study Position Contact:

Leo N Egashira:

To view this position online, visit and search for PBSC15

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Intern with Seven Directions

Opportunities for internships are available for any academic term(s). To assure that the intern maximizes their experience, we prefer to have students commit a minimum of 10 hours a week for a minimum of 8 weeks, and for those students visiting short-term from another institution, full-time, if possible. Previous internships have been arranged in collaboration with students' universities to fulfill practicum credits. If you are interested in interning please email Leo Egashira at At this time, internships are unpaid.

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Benefits of Interning with Seven Directions:

  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to Indigenous public health
  • Deepen understanding of Indigenous public health’s promising practices
  • Gain experience in community-based participatory research

Unpaid Internship Guidelines: 

According to U.S. Department of Labor fact sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act, interns of public sector and non-profit employers may be unpaid as long as the intern volunteers without expectation of compensation. A copy of the DOL's new fact sheet is available at

  • Seven Directions internships are unpaid.
  • This educational experience is a benefit for the intern.
  • Interns do not displace regular staff and work under close supervision.
  • Interns are not entitled to employment at the conclusion of the educational learning experience period and are free to accept employment elsewhere in the same or other fields.
  • Service as an intern is not creditable to receive benefits or leave accrual.
  • Interns may earn academic credits, as permitted by their college/university.

If you are interested in interning please email Leo Egashira at