Bridging Disciplines Programs Opportunities

Austin Resource Recovery Seeking Research Intern

January 30, 2015 · No Comments

Austin Resource Recover is seeking a full- or part-time research intern to research the effectiveness of city ordinances and provide reports.

Interview and document effects to local businesses, residents, and recycling facilities.
Research and document effects on local environment and waterways.
Present findings to a public citizen commission.

Student pursuing BS/BA or Masters Degree
Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher
Excellent oral, written, and communication/presentation skills

How To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest to:
Bob Gedert, Department Director
Austin Resource Recovery
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767

Company Name:

Austin Resource Recovery

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Austin EcoNetwork Seeking Editorial Intern

January 30, 2015 · No Comments

The EcoNetwork is excited to announce that they are looking to expand the Austin EcoNews team! They are currently searching for an editorial intern to help EcoNews editor, Amy Stansbury, with the production of the EcoNews. AEN’s editorial intern will have the opportunity to jump right into the action, writing blogs and assisting in the production of the EcoNews. If you are passionate about the environment and excited about the opportunity to work with us, send a resume and multiple writing clips to

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Summer 2015 Internships with Zappos!

January 29, 2015 · No Comments

When you intern with Zappos, you get more than just “real world work experience.” You become part of our family. Our core values are embodied in every aspect of the program that sums to an incredible journey that will enable you to enter the workforce with ninja-like skills and a sunny disposition. When you work with us, you gain 1,500 friendswho form a support system that’s the cat’s pajamas. And the perks! In addition to being paid an hourly rate, Zappos summer interns receive free food and drinks on our campus, access to social and community service events, 40% off on and may qualify for corporate housing and transition assistance.

How to Qualify for a 2015 Summer Internship:
  • Must currently be enrolled as a full-time student at a U.S. accredited university in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Must be a Junior/Senior that will graduate between May 2015 – June 2016.
  • Must be able to relocate to Las Vegas from Monday, June 15th, 2015 – Friday, August 14th, 2015 (9 weeks) for the duration of the internship. (Don’t worry, we won’t make you hitchhike. We will assist with relocation and housing!).

Students who are currently enrolled and working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a projected graduation date that falls between May 2015 and June 2016 are eligible to apply for our summer internships. We are looking for significant coursework or extracurricular work in the targeted area. Above all, we look for candidates who can be stewards of our most important asset, our culture. We created ten core values to more clearly define what exactly the Zappos Family culture is. When searching for potential employees, we’re looking for people who both understand the need for these core values and are willing to embrace and embody them.

Internships Available:


We help buy the stuff, trend and forecast what gets sold on our website. (We shop and crunch the numbers for products!)


We build, maintain and manage the website. (Some say we are trendy nerds!)


We keep the company operating from the corporate side. (We run the numbers, market, and hire!)

Deadline to apply is 01/30

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UT Microfarm Seeking Team Leaders

January 26, 2015 · No Comments

UT Microfarm Volunteer Positions Open

The UT Microfarm, UT’s first student-run farm, is seeking team leaders, team members, and regular volunteers to attend our weekly workdays! Located near the Facilities Complex at 2204 Leona Street (at the corner of Manor and Leona), the Microfarm uses organic, sustainable methods to grow produce for UT dining halls and the local community. The following volunteer positions are available:

  • Pest Control Team Leader(s)
  • Fertilizing Team Leader(s)
  • Composting Team Members
  • Blog Editor/Social Media Team Leader(s)
  • Farm Stand Team Leader(s)
  • Education/Outreach Team Leader(s)

All volunteer positions have the potential to earn a paid position for summer 2015 and/or the 2015-2016 school year. If interested, please contact the staff at

for more information about position requirements. Interested volunteers should then attend a weekly workday (Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm) to meet the staff and undergo any necessary training. (more info)

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Paid Game Animator & Programmer Positions

January 23, 2015 · No Comments

The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Identity is looking for a student programmer and an animator to join its Games Team, on a part-time basis, to help create games tackling issues surrounding identity theft and protection. Along with the games team lead, the animator and programmer will help design and implement a small-scale game that will be hosted on the Center’s website.

An ideal animator for this position is strong in 2D animation, character design, and environmental art.

An ideal programmer is strong in object oriented programming, iterative software development, and at least one modern we-based game development framework.

Both positions are flexible with students’ workload and class schedules, and both positions are paid.

If you are passionate about making games, this is a great opportunity to take creative control of a full game from start to finish. You’ll have the chance to flex your game design chops, learn new skills from an educational game-making veteran, and get paid along the way.

Apply today on!

Student Game Animator- Job ID 52300 Student Game Programmer- Job ID 52301

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Children of All Nations seeks French speaking interns

January 23, 2015 · No Comments

Parlez -vous Francais?


Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters

Are you a junior or senior in college?  Consider an internship with Great Wall China Adoption/Children of All Nations.   Interns work with our outreach and marketing team, case managers, waiting child counselors, and referral teams to receive hands-on experience with families in the adoption process. The internship is perfect for students interested in psychology, sociology, social work, human development and family sciences, communications, marketing and business. Best part? Internships can be custom-tailored to your specific major and specific area(s) of interest!

We currently have internship positions available for students who are fluent in French. This is a great opportunity to practice reading, translating, writing in French and speaking French with our representatives in other countries.

**Note: these internships are unpaid. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and availability to:

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Global EDGE Internship Program in Summer 2015

January 20, 2015 · No Comments

What is the Global EDGE Internship Program?

Global EDGE is an exciting new internship program for UT students who are interested in gaining hands-on professional experience in dynamic Asian financial centers. Singapore and Shanghai are modern, innovative and thriving economies boasting a wide range of industries including green technology, business and finance, public relations and advertising, information technology, fashion design and scientific research and development.

Students are placed in high quality customized internships at local, national or multinational companies in key industry sectors. Interns work 30 to 40 hours per week over the course of 8 weeks in the summer. Through their internships, students have the opportunity to enhance their professional development, build an impressive resume, acquire marketable professional skills and gain a competitive edge in the job market, all while enjoying the culture in Asia’s most exciting cities. The program includes career counseling and organized networking events, allowing students to build strategic professional networks.

Generous stipends ranging from $4000 to $5000 are available to support students who qualify.

Where will you get your global edge?

Study Abroad Shanghai China Global Edge Internship Shanghai internships available for a variety of majors including:

Economics                            Computer Science

Geosciences                         Biochemistry

Journalism                             Public Relations

Study Abroad Singapore Global Edge Internship  Singapore internships available for a variety of majors including:

Business                                Geosciences

Biochemistry                          Computer Science

Public Relations                     Advertising

Textiles and Apparel              Engineering


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Internship Opportunity with Free Minds

January 16, 2015 · No Comments

Free Minds, a program offering community education for financially disadvantaged families, has an internship opportunity for Spring 2015. Free Minds is program of Foundation Communities, an affordable housing nonprofit, in partnership with UT and ACC. We offer a free college humanities class to low-income adults who have faced barriers to higher education as well as an education program for students’ children. We believe in creating pathways to college for those who may have been shut out of the education system and exposing more people to a rich experience of the humanities. Our students explore literature, philosophy, anthropology, poetry, and writing in a supportive seminar environment and earn six credit hours for completing the class. We were founded in 2006 and are modeled on the national Clemente Course in the Humanities.

 More information at

 The Free Minds intern will:

·         Help at our twice-weekly evening seminars, interacting with adult students and their children, as well as UT and ACC faculty

·         Assist with outreach for our 2015-16 class, using established and new recruitment channels. This may include bringing materials to local nonprofits, making informal presentations to prospective students, and maintaining and updating recruitment spreadsheets and our website.

·         Work on event planning for our College Fair and graduation ceremony.

 The ideal intern will have experience with or an interest in community education and working with diverse populations. Coursework or a major in the humanities (English, philosophy, history, anthropology, art history, or similar disciplines) is a plus, as is experience with WordPress or Excel. You will need to be able to come to our offices in South Central Austin as well as our classroom in East Austin on MLK.

For more information or to apply, contact Vivé Griffith, Free Minds Director, at or 512-610-7961. If you are applying, please send a brief email about your interest in the internship and what you hope to gain from it, as well as your resume.

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Looking for Research Opportunities?

January 15, 2015 · No Comments

The EUREKA! research database has new projects available this spring for undergraduate researchers. Please contact the coordinator listed on each project with any questions, and be sure to reach out to your BDP advisor or the Office of Undergraduate Research for an advising appointment if you’d like assistance with preparing to meet with any professors.

The following selection of projects involves computer science, education, and neuroscience:

Enabling Information Retrieval from Conversational Speech Archives via Crowdsourcing

Students with computer science and math/statistics backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this paid research assistant position on a research project featured in WIRED magazine.

Computational Wisdom of Crowds: Algorithm Development & Evaluation

Java, scala, or clojure programmers needed as paid research assistants for project on Crowdsourcing. 

Teaching and teacher education in the digital age

Dr. Joan Hughes seeks undergraduate researcher to assist with data analysis, interviewing, and writing for project assessing early career school teachers and their use of digital technology. 

Statistical analysis and machine learning for neuroscience data

Students with basic knowledge of neuroscience and statistical inference are needed to assist in research for this project, with the possibility of using the experience as a requirement for earning a certificate in statistical computing from the department of Statistics and Data Sciences. 

Visit the EUREKA Projects page to view more projects, or search for professors that match your own research interests! 

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Internship Opportunities Available with Latinitas

January 15, 2015 · No Comments

Latinitas is a non-profit organization that enables young Latinas to achieve personal and academic success through media and technology outreach thereby addressing the critical state of Latina girls today. While Latina girls ages 12 to 17 are the largest group of minority girls in the country, they are more likely than their non-Hispanic peers to face the four most serious threats to achieving success: depression, pregnancy, substance abuse and becoming a high school drop out. The solution lies in empowering these young Latinas, strengthening their confidence and expanding their opportunities. With a variety of enriching experiences, Latinitas discover their voice and develop media skills while building a solid foundation for their future.


  • Provide a creative outlet for girls to express themselves, learn about their culture and discover their voice.
  • Help girls stay in school and be prepared for higher education.
  • Foster the career exploration and S.T.E.M. exposure of girls to be prepared to enter the workforce of the 21st century.
  • Connect girls with positive role models and mentors.
  • Strengthen girls’ confidence, self-esteem and cultural identity.
  • Connect girls with media and technology tools and access.
  • Promote leadership development, goal setting, social justice advocacy & community service among girls.

Latinitas’s life blood is the volunteers and interns that offer their time to our efforts.  We staff up every semester and are looking for the best and the brightest of the candidates who apply.  Latinitas is also an Official Off-Campus Site for the UT Workstudy Program.

Positions Available:

  • Program Leader Internship
  • Communications Internship
  • Editorial & Multimedia Internship
  • Graphic Design Internship
  • Video Editing Internship
  • Teen Outreach Assistant Internship

Location: Latinitas Office at 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702 and an Elementary or Middle School within the Austin district
Job Type: Part-Time Intern (15 hours per week)
Compensation: College scholarship/stipend. (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume to our


Learn more here:

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