This message from UT’s Diplomat in Residence, Floyd Cable:

I am pleased to pass on the word to you that the State  Department announced today, on its own website (,gov  and  ), and via,  that the application window for unpaid Summer 2016 internships has just opened ( please see for the formal announcement and the link to application).  All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, October 16th, at 10:59 p.m. Central Time.

Extract from the formal announcement: The Department of State tries to provide Student Interns with opportunities both educationally and professional substantive in nature. The purpose of the program is to provide students with insight into work of U.S. foreign policy and the administration of the U.S. Department of State and our diplomatic facilities around the world. Specific duties and responsibilities vary according to the domestic office or overseas post of assignment. Former Department of State Student Experience Interns have written reports on human rights issues, participated with trade negotiations, assisted with U.S. citizen’s services or visa work, helped Americans in distress abroad, supported and helped to coordinate international conferences and visits of high-level officials, researched economic or environmental issues, monitored and evaluated media reporting, supported educational and cultural exchange activities and identified U.S. experts to speak overseas, and worked on web pages and electronic journals.

Here are some basic points about the internship program & application process- please visit the links provided above for further details.

·         The State Department offers internships for the summer, fall, and spring semesters—the current application cycle is for Summer 2016.

·         Internships require a full-time commitment, and generally last about 10 weeks.

·         Internships are available to both undergraduate and graduate students who will continue their studies after the internships.

·         Undergraduates may apply as early as their sophomore year, but must be juniors when they commence their internships immediately after.. Undergrads can also do a summer internship between their junior and senior years, or the summer after they graduate if they are continuing directly on to graduate school.

·         Assignments can be in the U.S. (primarily in Washington DC),  or at one of our overseas State Department posts (the split is about 50-50).

·         Candidates will have a list of 39 different bureaus/offices from which they are to choose two domestic bureaus or regional bureaus for overseas posts (or one of each) where they would like to be assigned as interns.

·         There is considerable variation in the number of internships available with the 39 bureaus/offices from which applicants must choose – ranging, fro example,  from one in the office of the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary (STAS), to over 200 in the case of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR).

·         A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.

·         The unpaid internship program is not part of the Pathways Program, and it is not otherwise a hiring mechanism for paid employment.

·         Candidates must be U.S. Citizens at the time they submit their applications.

·         Applications must be submitted via, and applicants will need to be registered with USAJOBS in order to prepare and submit their applications.  They can view the announcemen, register for an account, and start the application process via .

·         The application process is highly competitive, so students should do all they can to make sure that their applications are accurate and comply with the guidance concerning how the applications are to be prepared and what they should contain.

·         Applicants are strongly encouraged to make good use of on-campus support resources such as internship and career advisory services, writing laboratories, and faculty advisors and mentors.


    Floyd S. Cable
U.S. Department of State
Diplomat in Residence
for Central Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
; Tel: 512-471-3070

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LAH Fall Info Session Ambassadors Needed

September 1, 2015 | by amorous | | Leave a Comment

I need a couple of LAHers to volunteer to serve as LAH Student Ambassadors to meet and greet prospective students and their families at our LAH Information Sessions this fall semester. Your responsibilities would be to speak with our guests about your experiences in LAH, UT, dorm life, etc..  basically everything about being a student at UT and in LAH. The sessions begin Friday, September 11 from 9:00-11:00 (first hour is with students and parents, second hour just with parents)  in the LAH  Commons Room and run every Monday and Friday until November, 23.   If you can make it for both days great! If not, that’s ok as long as I have other student representatives.  You can also come for the first hour 9:00-10:00  or 10:00-11:00 or stay for both  Please email me: if you are interested. Thanks!

Documentary Film – Marketing Internship

September 1, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

My team and I are in the final phases of a documentary about the lives of seven Vietnam War veterans (see link to the trailer below) and I’m looking for a graduate or undergraduate student interested in interning to help us with the marketing of the film.  I’m looking for a student. Would you mind circulating this among LAH students to see if someone might find it to be a good fit with their interests? We have a terrific and talented team – all of them doctoral students in counseling psychology.

The marketing would have three foci: PBS stations, film festivals, and community groups (including veterans groups).

Tasks for intern

The goal of this internship is to assist with the promotion and marketing of The Mark of War across three primary platforms: PBS stations (local and national), film festivals (local and national), and community groups (local and national). Principal tasks include:

  • Research and locating target populations for community outreach, including veteran’s groups, community centers, counseling centers, etc.
  • Assist with tasks related to creation of promotional materials, including testing the website, collecting content, etc.
  • Research and locate potential venues for screenings and/or promotion of film, including film festivals, local programs/centers, conferences, etc.
  • Assist with distribution of promotional materials, including digital outlets via email/listservs, etc., and physical channels via posters, flyers, etc.
  • Contribute to social media promotion of film through Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thanks very much,

Ricardo Ainslie

Ricardo Ainslie, Ph.D., ABPP

M.K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education

University of Texas at Austin

View the MARK OF WAR Trailer here (

LBJ Grad School Recruiting Events

September 1, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Thinking about graduate school? Interested in Public Affairs? Join us for one of our upcoming events to learn more.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin will be hosting multiple events this fall, and we’d love to meet you! Here’s a list of our upcoming visit opportunities on campus:

  • September 21st– LBJ School Open House
  • October 5th– LBJ School Open House

We’ve also got two events in Washington, DC in case you’re traveling, studying, or just happen to be in the DC area:

  • September 15th– LBJ School Prospective Student Reception

If you can’t make it to any of the events listed above, we also host small information sessions on Friday mornings. Please visit for more information or email us at

LAH Office Volunteers Needed!

August 28, 2015 | by amorous | | Leave a Comment


We are looking for some volunteers for the Fall semester.  If you are interested in volunteering for a few hours each week in the fall,  you’ll have the opportunity to chat with current students, prospective students, get free food and a chance to get to know everyone else in the office better. Job duties include answering the phone, greeting visitors, collecting mail, making copies and running errands as needed.  We do rely heavily on our volunteers, so showing up on time and taking the position seriously is important.

Times we need volunteers: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00-9:00amFridays 9:00-11:00. Get your morning started in the LAH office.

Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 and 3:00-5:00 and Thursdays 11:00-5:00.(time can be split among volunteers)

If you are interested in covering the desk for at least an hour block, please email Mary Cone.

Include your name, EID and hours you are able to volunteer.

This program offers the unique opportunity to explore first-hand the history and politics of papal succession and church policy in Rome, Italy. Specifically, we will concentrate on Pope Francis, the Holy See, the Vatican, and the world that it serves. Participants will earn credit for LAH 350, TC 357  or GOV 379S.

For more details, attend an info session:
Wed. Sept. 16 4-5pm MEZ 1.210

Tues. Sept. 22 5-6pm MEZ 2.124

Mon. Oct. 12 12-1pm PAR 101



What is JAMP?

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education.

Who is JAMP For?

Students are eligible to apply for the program between the spring semester of their first year of college and the fall semester of their second year of college. (Actual dates are May 1st – September 30th)

Want More Information on JAMP and How to Apply?

If you want to learn more about JAMP, please attend a JAMP Information Session in Fall of 2015. The sessions will be held by our JAMP Ambassadors. They will answer your questions, as they go over the JAMP process here at UT Austin.

•             Monday, August 31st | 5-6PM | NOA 1.110

•             Thursday, September 3rd | 5:30-6:30PM | BEN 1.102

Please check out our UT Austin JAMP website:

Mindfulness Training Series

August 26, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

1).  BREATHE: A Mindfulness Training Series. A free, six-week workshop series for students.  Students will learn mindfulness meditation and various practices designed to reduce emotional distress, improve attention, and address stress patterns. This workshop series is appropriate for any student interested in learning about meditation and those wanting to develop emotional resilience to manage anxiety and stress.  We will have a required information session for students to attend October 6th.  Details on flyer.

Information Session:

Tues., Oct. 6, 2-3:30pm, CLA 0.124

Workshop series held Tuesdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 2-3:30pm, CLA 0.124

RSVP for the information session at

2). Mindfulness Meditation Lunch Hour Group.  A drop-in group for staff, faculty, and students to practice mindfulness meditation together.  No experience necessary; brief instruction on meditation will be provided.  Group will meet biweekly on Fridays at 12:10 beginning on Sept. 11.  Meetings in Harry Ransom Ctr, 3rd Fl. Tom Lea Room.  More info on flyer.

Location: Harry Ransom Center, 3rd floor, Tom Lea Room

Biweekly on Fridays: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4

Time: 12:10-12:50 pm


Contact Alicia Enciso Litschi, Ph.D. with any questions at 512-471-4003


 If you’re curious, the following two videos summarize some of the current research on mindfulness meditation, providing some background on why it’s such a hot topic in counseling and psychology these days.

Animation on Scientific Power of Meditation:

Meditation Changes Your Brain, TEDx Talk:

We are actively recruiting student members for the Student Conduct Board for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Student Conduct Board offers the opportunity for students to be actively involved in promoting academic integrity and the student Honor Code on our campus. Students will share with faculty the responsibility of changing our culture to one where academic integrity is not merely an aspiration but an embedded reality of what it means to be a Longhorn. Since Fall 2013, students charged with academic violations have the option of having their cases heard by the Student Conduct Board, a panel of students, faculty and staff who are responsible for making decisions on academic related judicial cases.

 Students with a strong commitment to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity on our campus are encouraged to get involved. This prestigious opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students and the application deadline is September 10, 2015.  Successful candidates will be appointed by President Fenves to the Student Conduct Board.

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 17, 2015.
Information session:  Thursday, September 10, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in FAC 328

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) program, sponsored by the Office of the VP for Research, provides support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students enrolled in any department. These fellowships (up to $1,000) are intended to cover costs associated with independent research projects proposed and written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a university tenured or tenure-track faculty member, lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time research scientist/engineer. Supervisor must be able to serve as Principal Investigator if IACUC, IBC or IRB approvals are needed.  Other restrictions apply.

Information and application form are available at the Vice
President for Research website: Early application is recommended. We are unable to accept late submissions due to tight review schedules. Please direct questions to or 512-471-2877.