Summer 2020 Grant Writing and Research Internship with One Good Turn

About One Good Turn: One Good Turn (OGT) is a global health education nonprofit based in Austin, TX. Our mission is to provide practical medical education and culturally sensitive medical care to neglected communities worldwide. One Good Turn focuses on teaching: we create simple medical education and training protocols developed for community health providers who may have little to no formal training. Through education, we build sustainable pathways to better health for communities worldwide. Learn More: www.onegoodturn.org

One Good Turn is currently seeking an intern to support our Programs Director and Executive Director with researching funding partners and writing grant applications. This internship offers the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience while supporting a local non-profit that is truly changing lives.

What you will learn:

  • How to utilize foundation databases (Foundation Direct Online and others)
  • How to write compelling content
  • An overview of the global health industry landscape
  • How to manage deadlines and work collaboratively

What you will do:

  • Write and compile materials required for grant applications.
  • Research funders working in areas of global health to determine process, deadlines and collateral needed for applications.
  • Create a grant deadline calendar for new applications and compliance reporting
  • Compile compliance reporting for submission on a timely basis

The ideal candidate:

  • Is currently enrolled in research and/or writing-intensive educational programs
  • Is passionate about global health, education, and sustainable development
  • Is available for a minimum of 5 and up to 10 hours weekly
  • Is available for the full summer
  • Is self motivated, driven, and creative
  • Is flexible and willing to collaborate remotely
  • Demonstrates an ability to write compelling content
  • Has their own laptop/computer that they can use for grant research, writing, etc.

This internship is unpaid but will provide valuable professional experience and an incredible learning opportunity for anyone interested in working in the global health or nonprofit industries. This internship is for the Summer 2020 semester but could continue into the fall/ spring should the working relationship prove valuable to all parties. A commitment minimum of 5 hours per week is required but could increase to 10 hours or more per week, time permitting. Interested candidates should send the following materials to Annie Albrecht, Programs Director, at anniealbrecht@onegoodturn.org

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample

Thank you for your interest in One Good Turn!

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Boy Scouts of America Internships Available

Well Aware Social Media & Communications Internships for Spring 2020

Well Aware currently offers unpaid positions as social media intern & communications intern.

Well Aware’s internship program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an educational experience in implementation of clean water systems in Africa; community development, training and education in Well Aware project regions; development and/or organization and administration of Well Aware Austin office. Interns will be assigned a supervisor that will oversee and guide their experience.


The social media intern will be devoted to all of our media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn…); this includes assisting in content and creation. Social Media Intern must be available a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The communications intern will be devoted to assisting with all communications projects; this includes assisting in email content and creation, writing and applying for grants, writing blogs, and press releases. Communications Intern must be available a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors
  • Maintaining donor and grant databases and files, including calendaring deadlines, logging donations, generating and sending donor acknowledgements, logging donor appreciation efforts
  • Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events, including assisting with the creation of invitation list, all logistics, soliciting sponsors, communicating with venue and vendors
  • Attending/Volunteering at special events
  • Tracking and evaluating all development efforts
  • Working with Board of Directors Development Committee to implement development strategies

Ideal Candidates Must:

  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of Well Aware
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Google Drive, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Possess an interest in a nonprofit career ‐ particularly development and fundraising

How to apply?

Send your resume, availability and motivation statement to our office manager, Amy Prewitt – amy@wellawareworld.org

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Internship Opportunity: Family Health with UT System Population Health

Description:

Population Health at UT System is looking for qualified interns to help assist with structured interview collection, coding, and analysis. Structured Interviews are a key component in a needs assessment of Mother, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs in the state of Texas. Interns will work closely with the research team to be trained on thematic and descriptive coding and qualitative data management, while also gaining insight and experience into unique government programs aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of mothers and children in Texas.

Qualification:

  • Interest in public health
  • Interest in child and material health
  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Dependable
  • Research experience (preferred)
  • Interview experience (preferred)
  • Qualitative data collection experience (bonus!)

Location:

All work will be completed at the UT System Administration Building at 210 West 7th Street. Onsite parking will be provided.

Application:

To apply for this program, please send your resume, statement of why this opportunity interests you, and your semester availability to Dr. Natalie Poulos at npoulos@utsystem.edu.

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Internships Available with the Jewish Studies Program

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Research Assistantships Available at the Daily Activity Lab

Daily Activity Lab: ‘Fitbit’ for Babies, Sensing Daily Activity in Development

The Daily Activity Lab is seeking undergraduate research assistants. Led by Kaya de Barbaro, Ph.D., the lab examines day-to-day activities and interactions between mothers and their infants in extended naturalistic home sessions (72 hours+) using a mobile sensor suite. The ultimate goal for this work is to access the basic mechanisms of early social-emotional development and to develop mobile interventions for cases of high risk, such as the transmission of risks for depression from mothers to infants. See more information below if interested!


Our lab uses wearable sensors to study how daily activities of mothers and their infants contribute to their development and well-being. We use various sensors (including some similar to a Fitbit) to access our participants’ activity “in the wild” –that is, in day-to-day, real-world settings. Whereas Fitbit helps people meet fitness goals by tracking steps, we are interested in learning about development by tracking activities that we believe matter for long-term outcomes. For example, we want to track caregivers’ mood and sleep patterns over the course a week, or playing, talking and soothing interactions infants have with their caregivers.

Interested students will have the opportunity to gain experience in community-based research, participant interaction, data collection, and/or analysis of mobile-sensor data streams.

We will work in an interdisciplinary team bridging developmental science, clinical psychology, computer science, human-computer interaction, and electrical engineering.

Qualifications:

We are looking for eager, motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate student standing with a strong GPA. Interest in the research process is essential, but prior research experience is not required.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project we welcome students from various disciplines including psychology, computer science, human development and family studies, and electrical engineering.

Fluent/native Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply!

Commitment:

Students must commit an average 10 hours per week for three semesters, or 15 hours per week for two semesters in order to be considered. Course credit is available.

Duties:

There are three ‘tracks’ for research assistants in our lab: Recruitment, Data Collection team and Analysis. Students will contribute to the project according to their skills and interests. In addition to their lab work, students are expected to attend and participate in weekly lab meetings with Dr. de Barbaro and graduate students.

1. Students interested in the Recruitment track will work with community centers (CommUnity Care Clinic, Head Start, Children’s Wellness Center, etc.) and interact directly with caregivers and infants to recruit them for the current project. Students on this team will gain hands-on experience in community-based research, engaging the Austin community in collaborative and reciprocal scholarship.

  1. Students interested in the Data Collection team will gain valuable research experience including running studies with infants and their caregivers, collecting and coding video and audio data, helping in study design or literature reviews, and other research related activities.
  2. Students interested in the Analysis team, computer science, engineering or iSchool students, can gain experience developing new algorithms for automated activity detection or writing user-friendly apps for data collection. Electrical engineering students can also gain experience working on new hardware and firmware developments relevant to the project.

Opportunities to work on analyses and contribute to peer-reviewed publications are available for interested students.

To apply:

Please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E9FsSa5oMb- ddAtuC44qORkDk1pVAkNtBw5orRVQHEI/edit

Send a copy of your CV/Resume and unofficial transcript (screenshots of online grade-viewer are fine) to mckenseyjohnson@gmail.com.

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Research Assistantships Available with JUNTOS (TOGETHER)

JUNTOS (TOGETHER) is a study that looks at the effects of cultural stressors on Latinx adolescents and their parents in the Austin and surrounding areas. Data is collected through the use of focus groups with these participants as well as through interviews with school personnel at the schools where we are conducting the study. The purpose of our study is to collect these experiences with cultural stressors from the Austin community in order to use that data to implement a school-based program that will provide resources and teach adolescents & their families how to cope with cultural stressors in the future.

Role Responsibilities:

Research Assistant position responsibilities include: data management, observing & note-taking at focus groups, transcriptions, calling participants, scheduling focus group dates with the schools, assist with literature searches and management, and other relevant tasks. Spanish language fluency is desirable but not required.

Please fill out the following survey for more information and we will reach out for the next steps: https://forms.gle/nfiDfZyv75rM71xv8

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Spring 2020 Miracle Foundation Internships

The Miracle Foundation is currently accepting applications for internships in the areas of Office Administration, Development, Programs and Marketing due January 23.

Since their founding on Mother’s Day in 2000, the Miracle Foundation has taken a stand for orphaned children. Their “Child First” approach is multi-faceted, collaborative and community-based:

  • 80% of children living in institutions have a living relative. They make every effort to reunite these children with their birth family, if possible.
  • For abandoned children without family — their measurable, systematic method ensures that children are loved, educated, healthy and safe until they transition to a permanent family.
  • They actively collaborate with governments, other non-profits and local family-strengthening organizations to transform systems and give children a voice.

Interns gain an inside opportunity to learn how to run a nonprofit that makes an impact for the world’s orphaned children.

Responsibilities vary, but are generally in one of the following areas: Office AdministrationDevelopment, Programs and Marketing. They do their best to find work that suits your interests and develops your expertise.

  • The Office Administration Intern will work with their Office Manager to complete various administrative tasks, create process documents, track departmental progress, and more.
  • The Development Intern will work with their Development Coordinator to plan events, analyze fundraising data, develop fundraising campaigns, research funding prospects, and more.
  • The Programs Intern will work with their Director of Global Programs and Program Coordinator to input and analyze data, create and improve programs, and more.
  • The Marketing Intern will work with their Marketing Manager to do market research, assist with creative projects, maintain the website, analyze data, help with social media, and more.

Requirements: They offer both formal (for class credit) and informal internships. Interns are expected to donate at least 10 hours/week of their time and exemplify the following qualities:

  • Global perspective, belief in their mission, and a passion for making a difference
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • High level of computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with effective time-management skills
  • Strong work ethic, the ability to follow through, and a willingness to do what needs to be done, no matter how large or small
  • Dependable, self-motivated, and conscientious
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude
  • Professional, prompt, and dresses appropriately
  • Must be older than 18 or in college.

If you would like to apply for one of Miracle Foundation’s internships, please email BDP advisor Rebecca Buckalew at rebecca.buckalew1@austin.utexas.edu for an application. 

Completed application and a copy of your resume must be emailed to Annen@MiracleFoundation.org by January 23.

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Internship & Volunteer Opportunities with Texas Archeological Research Laboratory

The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) at UT Austin offers unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities for students and community volunteers. TARL hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Volunteers are used in areas of greatest need and best fit to their skills, interests and ability to learn new tasks. Volunteers are scheduled around the students receiving credit for their work. There is limited lab space, so limitations apply. Due to the high demand for intern positions, a waiting list is a common occurrence.

For more information and to apply for an internship or volunteer position, please fill out an Intern/Volunteer application (click here for the fillable PDF form) and submit it to Marybeth Tomka, Head of Collections (marybeth.tomka@austin.utexas.edu).

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Craven + Co. Spring 2020 Internship

Craven + Co., a local event production and design company here in Austin, has an internship available for Spring 2020. Below is the description:


Job Purpose:

Craven + Co. Event Production Agency is looking for an enthusiastic intern to come on board from January – April to learn and help with the 2020 Spring Season. We are a close-knit team passionate about producing impeccable + exciting events. Craven + Co. has successfully navigated and helped shape the Austin event scene for over 20 years.

What you will learn/gain:

  • How to create compelling + informative vision boards for clients.
  • Experience producing social media posts with trackable data results.
  • How to request accurate orders from event vendors such as rental companies and caterers.
  • How to conduct site visits and create event layouts.
  • Help to prepare timelines and documentation for event management staff.
  • Catalog event supplies + organize inventory.
  • Assist on-site on event days to see how the whole show is run + how to make the most helpful impact.

Qualifications:

  • An enthusiastic interest in Social Media Marketing.
  • Proactive problem solving skills with a strong interest in event planning.
  • Strong attention to detail with an emphasis in design + writing.
  • Ability to work in high stress environments while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Google Suite

NOTE: All internships are unpaid with opportunities to progress to paid hours with experience.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and links to any blogs you’ve written to Erin Hager at erinhager@cravenandco.com.

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