Are you a good listener? Consider applying to Uncle Joe’s!

We are searching for compassionate and enthusiastic undergraduate students to become a part of Uncle Joe’s. If you are interested, please fill out the application by October 12th, 2020 11:59 pm CST. The application will open August 25th. In addition to the written component, our application process also includes a first round of interviews over the phone and a potential second round of interviews in-person (this will follow university protocol with proper social distancing, use of masks, etc.). Members of the Uncle Joe’s recruitment committee will contact you approximately a week after the application deadline to set up the first interview. Following the first interview, the recruitment committee will deliberate to decide which applicants will move on to the second round of interviews. These interviews will take place on November 6th, 7th, and 8th for a 3 hour period. Should you move on to group interviews, you will select which time period and date works best for you. Applicants are allowed to drop out of the process at any time. 

Students are eligible to apply for our organization as long as they currently attend Washington University, are either in their first, second, or third year, and are not planning on studying abroad in Spring 2021. Second and third year students that are not currently on campus due to health concerns, travel regulations, or any other reason are still eligible to apply. Accommodations will be made to ensure that you are able to be part of the recruitment process.

Assuming that our Spring semester is in-person, training will be held throughout the Spring semester and will provide trainees with the necessary skills to be effective resources for the Washington University community. Training meetings will be held on nine Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm and eleven Tuesdays from 7 pm to 10 pm, resulting in over 100 hours of training. Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory in order to become an active member of Uncle Joe’s, however this is subject to change based on the impacts of COVID-19 and University regulations. Our top priority is the safety of students. We will change training as is necessary per University guidelines and development of the COVID-19 virus. 

Following training, all members of Uncle Joe’s are encouraged to be active for as many semesters as possible, with a minimum requirement of two semesters though not necessarily the two semesters immediately following training. As an active member, you will be responsible for sitting duties in our office, holding the pager for 24-hour periods, attending weekly general body meetings, and participating in other Uncle Joe’s events. Please take these commitments into consideration when completing your application.

We would like to stress that your application will be held in complete confidentiality. The results of your interviews will not be discussed with anyone unless they are directly involved in the recruitment process. We encourage you to be as honest as possible. 

Apply here (this application will go live on August 25th and will close October 12th, 2020 at 11:59 CST): 

If you would like further information, please check out our onboarding document! This describes our application and training process in more detail. It also includes information about the commitment of being an active member of our community.

As recruitment directors, we, Emily Angstreich and Lily Swenson, have no say or influence in the selection process. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at and we’ll be glad to help.