Applications are currently closed.

Throughout the school year, we have two application periods. Once near the end of Spring Quarter and another before the start of Fall Quarter. All students in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering are able to apply. No advanced Computer Science or teaching background is required!

Application Process

Applicants first fill out a basic application on a Google Form with information about why they are interested in joining our team. After reading through applications, we will invite a number of applicants to have an informal interview with some of the Allen Ambassadors and Coordinators. You are not required to prepare anything for the interview! It is mainly a chance for us to get to learn more about you.


  • CSE major in good academic standing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with and teaching younger students
  • Ability to work on a varied schedule including some evenings or weekends
  • Additional Bonus (not required in any way): Experience with SQL and/or HTML/CSS

Time Commitments & Responsibilities

As an Allen School Ambassador, you will directly interact with students grades K - 12 and prepare for outreach "behind the scenes."

Our team has several committees that focus on a specific aspect of outreach which include Workshops, Activities, Large Events and Website/Database.

Hours per week vary based on current outreach activities. Allen School Ambassadors may work 10-15 hours per week during busy periods and will work a minimum of 2 hours during weeks without any outreach events.

We require Allen School Ambassadors to attend the general meeting on Tuesdays at 5:00 - 6:00 pm and at least one committee meeting throughout the week.

Allen School Ambassadors are paid $15.00 per hour.

What We Do

We represent the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering in K-12 outreach and recruitment efforts. We work on all aspects of CSE outreach to younger students. Below is a brief highlight of what we have done in the past year!

  • Workshops

    We host a variety of 3-4 hour long workshops on Saturdays throughout the school year at the Allen Center. These workshops are typically an introduction to programming for students with little to no experience.

  • Activities

    We have developed and adapted small-scale, "portable" activities which can be tailored to a variety of environments. These activities are usually used in temporary spaces such as STEM nights, classroom visits and tours and are typically an introduction to computer science concepts.

  • Presentation and Panel Discussions

    We have presentations that range from informing about Computer Science & Engineering as a field, UW CSE specifically and why CSE rocks! We speak about undergraduate research, internships, RSOs at UW CSE and more. We usually present and have a panel discussion at career fairs or classroom visits.

  • Tours

    We offer tours of the Allen Center throughout the school year for groups of all sizes.