Austin Furniture Bank Volunteer Opportunities

Austin Furniture Bank (AFB) recycles new and gently used household furnishings from individuals and corporate donors then distributes these items to our client population which includes those transitioning from homelessness, women and children, refugees, families living below the poverty line and victims of domestic violence. Our priority has been and always will be Veterans. AFB is also available to help the elderly, disabled and those who have lost all to fire, a natural disaster or personal tragedy. These clients are referred to us by social agencies, registered community shelters, and faith-based organizations. By acting as a hub between donors and social agencies, the AFB is able to connect individuals and families in need with furnishings for their homes. Our services not only help those in need, but also has a positive ecological impact on the community as we divert tons of home furnishings from our local landfills.

AFB is looking for a student who might be able to help with social media, webpage design and other outreach tasks. Students can learn more about AFB on their facebook page or the website for TEXVET, one of their partners (see links below).

https://www.facebook.com/austinfurniturebank/

http://www.texvet.com/afb/20160402drive

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Tecovas PAID Fall Internship

Title: Marketing & Strategy Intern

Description:

Are you ready to join a rapidly-growing startup footwear brand? Tecovas is revolutionizing the cowboy boot industry as the first direct-to-consumer brand (the ‘Warby Parker of boots’), and we’re looking for a couple awesome interns for the fall semester.

First, check out our website — http://tecovasboots.com — then, read on!

We’re a startup, so you’ll get some amazing cross-functional experience ranging from marketing & sales to PR & creative to business strategy. You’ll report to both the CEO and Growth Lead and will see first-hand how both marketing and operations decisions are made in a high-growth startup environment.

Activities will include but are not limited to:

– Campus & guerrilla marketing strategy development

– Social media marketing & PR

– Sales, trunk show, and event strategy & execution

– Showroom (opening in late summer/fall) staffing as necessary

– Customer operations & communication

– Business strategy (general)

– Creative content (if fitting for student background)

We expect the time requirements to vary quite a bit based on business requirements and student availability, but an average week may include 15 hours of work. 

This opportunity will include a good amount of customer interactions in sales environments, which we’d expect interns to be or grow comfortable with — you’ll become a true representative of the brand! 

You can expect to receive direct mentorship from our founding team and as much business-based exposure as you want to absorb! We’re looking forward to meeting some great students.

Qualifications:

– Charismatic, self-starter personality

– Hunger to learn

– Desire to work in a startup environment

– Eagerness to work with customers on both sales and strategy/marketing approach

– Marketing & communications exposure a plus but not required

– Business exposure a plus but not required

Years: Freshman-Senior

Pay: $10-15/hr

Hours: 10-20 hrs/week

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Powershift Group Spring Internships

Seeking candidates for Winter 2016 and Spring 2017 internships to work on hands-on industry research, product marketing, and other communications/PR projects at Powershift Group. Targeting 10-15 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks, starting immediately.

These are unpaid positions, but will provide significant work experience, business contacts networking, resume’ value, and other career-building benefits to the candidates who fill the roles. After initial review and assessment, it is common for these positions to convert to project-based stipends, as well as part- and full-time paid roles.

Powershift Group (http://www.powershift.com/is a venture builder, focused on bringing to market new technology products & services. You will work in an office with an extremely experienced and collegial group of tech and startup professionals, receiving daily mentoring. Our offices are centrally located, near the Capitol and downtown Austin.

Candidate qualities sought are good communications skills (written & verbal), well-organized, dependable, solid grades in school, out-of-class leadership (via volunteer or extracurricular activity).

College undergraduate and graduate students preferred, as well as students in post-high school, certificate programs.

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The Nobelity Project Fall Internship

www.nobelity.org

ROCKSTAR Intern for Fall 2016 semester
COMMITMENT: FT/PT unpaid internship, flexible hours

ABOUT US: The Nobelity Project is a nonprofit organization focused on education for all. Based in Austin, we tell stories through the power of film about global issues and then take action. For over a decade, The Nobelity Project has provided resources (classrooms, libraries and clean water to communities in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico and the US) to ensure as many children as possible have an opportunity to an education. We firmly believe that local action has a profound global impact.

WHO:

• Multi-tasker who handles business like a boss
• Participate in wide array of projects, both in team setting and on individual basis

• Strong interpersonal skills and professional appearance
• Fast learner, quick to action, work with urgency and keep calm under pressure
• Willing to take on all assigned tasks no matter how small

WHAT:

• Hands on training in nonprofit sector, work with executive board members
• Help with day to day tasks, event management, grant research
• Web development, social media/marketing, clean online files, heavy data entry
• Cordial follow up and professionalism with donors, maintain confidential records

• Strong volunteer leader
• Nonstop event prep and errands

WHEN: Hours negotiable, some work can be performed remotely but must be available during normal business hours. Special events may require long days/evenings.

WHERE: The Nobelity Project is located at 1002 West Ave. Reliable transportation and cell phone required.

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Texas Appleseed Fall Video Internship

Texas Appleseed Fall 2016 Internship

Texas Appleseed is pleased to offer a small number of internships in a variety of project areas for students of law and public policy, as well as journalism and communications. Students work under the guidance of experienced professionals and attorneys. Interested students should be dependable, have a desire to learn, and should demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills.

Video Intern

Texas Appleseed is offering a paid internship for a video intern. The intern will report directly to the communications director, but the intern will be able to work across project areas and with other directors at our nonprofit. The intern will help produce timely videos for our blog (The Core), help brainstorm concepts for other videos related to our work, and help conduct video interviews with key populations in Texas. When available, the intern may also assist with social media posts and other basic PR functions such as updating media lists, writing, and conducting research.

Requirements:

  • You must be available to work at least 10-15 hours per week during the fall semester.
  • Candidate must be adept at shooting video on an iPhone, iPad or DSLR camera, as well as skilled at editing video in Final Cut Pro (preferred), Adobe Premiere (preferred) or iMovie.
  • Candidate should have an interest in telling stories through video, social and economic justice, marketing, advertising, communications or public relations.

 To Apply:

  • Send your cover letter, resumé and one writing or video sample to Kelli Johnson, communications director, at kjohnson@texasappleseed.net. Please include this in the subject line of your email: Your Name, 2016 Fall Video Internship
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U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas Fall Internship

Fall Internship Opportunity – Marketing & Communications

A great internship opportunity is available for a smart, responsible, motivated student to work for the U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas region. USGBC is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to accelerating adoption of green building and land development practices through outreach, education, advocacy and partnerships. Our goal is to enable an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that assures quality of life for all Texans.

Title: USGBC Central Texas Marketing & Communications Intern (Unpaid)

Hours: Min. 20 hours per week

Location: Austin, TX

Job Description:

To work with the Regional Council Executive Committee in communications efforts, marketing, social media, and promoting and organizing of events.

Work responsibilities will include:

o Organize luncheons, tours, member happy hours and other special events

o Prepare and disseminate event publicity
o Provide news for the USGBC Texas newsletter and website
o Undertake social media activities in Central Texas

o Create and distribute marketing materials

o Write and pitch press releases
o Prepare membership communications.

Position requirements:

  Ideally studying marketing, communications or other related courses

  Must be computer and internet savvy; proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and In-Design an advantage

  Prepared to do both innovative and everyday work

  Detail oriented, highly organized self-starter

  Willing to commit to working hard and, once committed, being reliable

  Knowledge of or passion for sustainable building, environmental issues or energy conservation a plus.

Benefits:

  Course credits available if applied for through your university or college internship program.

  Opportunity to establish a solid network of potential contacts and employers around the country

  On the job training for non-profit management

Application:

Interested students should send an email with subject title: USGBC CENTRAL TEXAS CHAPTER INTERN, along with your resume, to Jane Baxter Lynn at jbaxterlynn@usgbc-centraltexas.org. Your message should explain the following: Who you are; why you think you qualify for the role; why you are interested, and what you’d like to gain from interning with the USGBC.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be at the forefront of the mainstream green building movement!

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U.S. Green Building Council Texas Chapter Fall & Spring Internship Opportunity

A great internship opportunity is available for a smart, responsible, motivated student to work for the U.S. Green Building Council Texas Chapter, a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to accelerating adoption of green building and land development practices in Texas through outreach, education, advocacy and partnerships. Our goal is to enable an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that assures quality of life for all Texans.

Title: USGBC Texas Advocacy Intern (Unpaid) Hours: Min. 20 hours per week
Location: Austin

Job Description:

Work with the Executive Director and the USGBC Texas Advocacy Committee on all aspects of the Chapter’s advocacy work, including organization of 2017 State Advocacy Day and support for Green Schools outreach.

Work responsibilities will include:

  • Review and revise Advocacy Plan for 2017 Session
  • Develop contact lists for targeted outreach within the local and regional communities
  •  Contact staff of state government officials for appointments as required and prepare for papers for the meetings
  • Coordinate State Advocacy committee meetings
  •  Research available issues papers from USGBC National applicable in Texas
  •  Help further develop Advocacy Protocols and handbook for reference by Chapter’s leadership and advocates
  •   Assist with related events, such as State Advocacy Day, as needed
  •   Provide support to Green Schools initiative, including Green Schools Alliance and Green Apple Day of ServicePosition requirements:
  • Ideally studying public affairs, government affairs or corporate communications
  •  Must be computer and internet savvy; proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and publishing software an advantage
  •   Prepared to do both innovative and everyday work
  •  Have or be willing to learn the ability to make contacts and follow up proactively
  •  Detail oriented, well organized self-starter with good writing skills
  •  Willing to commit to working hard and, once committed, being reliable
  •   Knowledge of or passion for sustainable building, environmental issues or energy conservation a plus.Benefits:
  • Course credits available if applied for through your university or college internship program
  • Hours flexible to suite school schedules
  •   Opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of our local and state governments and the business of politics
  •  Chance to work with highly experienced advocacy professionals at the local and national levels
  •   Opportunity to establish a solid network of potential contacts and employers around the countryApplication:Interested students should send an email with subject title: USGBC TEXAS CHAPTER INTERN 1, along with your resume to the Texas Chapter Executive Director at jonathan@usgbctexas.org. Your message should explain the following: Who you are; why you think you qualify for the role; why you are interested, and what you’d like to gain from interning with the USGBC.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be at the forefront of the mainstream green building movement!

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Interfaith Action of Central Texas Fall Internships

Unpaid Internship/iACT for Refugees

Two fall interns are needed to implement a mentoring program for refugee youths for an average of 10 to 15 hours a week. The responsibilities include assisting in matching mentors with refugee youths, facilitating meetings with the help of language interpreters and organizing a reporting system for mentors to follow. Most of the work needs to be done afternoons, evenings and some weekends.

Candidates must be exceptionally organized, be able to work independently, have good people skills and be able to be flexible and creative under changing conditions. Cultural competency and understanding are necessary.

This is an opportunity to work with newly arrived refugees from numerous countries around the world and to make a difference in the lives of teenagers with language and cultural barriers helping them to finish high school as a first step to successful lives.

Please contact lzeidan@interfaithtexas.org for more information or to apply.

Unpaid Client Services Intern, Fall 2016/Spring 2017

IACT’s Hands on Housing Program is seeking a client services intern for the fall of 2016. The program involves providing needed home repairs to elderly and disabled low income home owners at no cost to them. This position is perfect for a student hoping to learn more about a career in social services and/or non-profits. You will, under the supervision of the Hands on Housing Program Coordinator, support client services and assist in case management. The ideal applicant will be hardworking, independent, and possess strong communication, organization and time-management skills. Previous experience in client services and bilingual Spanish-English are both preferred, but not required.

Fall Schedule: Late August-Early December, 10-15 hours/week

Spring Schedule: Mid January-Early May, 10-15 hours/week

For more information or to apply, contact dschagen@interfaithtexas.org or call 912-386-9145 X 307.

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Code2College Internships

The Problem: Nationally, two-thirds of black students and nearly three-fifths of Hispanic students who originally entered a STEM college degree program ultimately leave that field; either switching to a non-STEM field or exiting college altogether.

The Proposal (Organization Description): Code2College (C2C) seeks to address this challenge by focusing on the key drivers of success and persistence in STEM, particularly computer science and technology, careers: pre-college training and industry experience. By sourcing volunteers from the tech sector, C2C will provide technical training (in our first year, HTML, CSS and JavaScript), professional development and mentorship to black and Latino high school students in the Austin area during the school year. Following the school-year programming, students will serve in a paid, project-based summer internship at a local STEM-oriented firm. The long-term vision is to develop a multi-year program by which students who start with C2C in their sophomore year, and complete three full years of the program, would enter college as a full-stack developer with several years of practical experience. With Code2College, expertise in coding is not the end goal, but rather a vehicle for black and Latino students to enter and thrive in STEM fields. 

Goals: (1) 100% of student participants complete school-year programming, (2) 100% of students complete technical portfolio and (3) 100% of students complete summer internship projects

(Tentative) Intern Projects: a) Schedule/coordinate monthly professional development and college access programming for student participants, b) Conduct research toward improving quality of grant application submissions and c) Coordinate corporate and institutional campus visits

Location(s): Multiple (Pflugerville, UT Campus, Central Austin) locations, although some work can be conducted remotely

Skills/Experience Requested: Data analysis/interpretation, strong communication (especially email) skills, attention to detail and familiarity with Excel and/or PowerPoint are all preferrable skill sets

Majors Accepted/Preferred: All majors will be considered

Compensation: Unpaid

If interested, contact Matt Stephenson at matt@code2college.org 

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Cook, Learn, Grow PAID Fall Internship Opportunities

Teaching kids what real food is, where it comes from and how to cook it.

Need hours for your degree plan? Love working with kids?Are you Creative Media savvy?
Cook, Learn, Grow is looking for the next Top Creative Media Intern! Do you have what it takes? We want you to showcase your creative skills for a chance at our internship program. Here’s your opportunity to create graphics including images, video production, editing and distribution for our social media platforms.

Benefits:

  • Gain required hours for degree plan while getting paid
  • Gain hands-on, real-world experience.
  • Positively impact a child’s life through creative media.

Responsibilities include:

• Create graphics including images, video production, editing and distribution for our social media platforms.

Qualifications:

  • Be Teachable
  • Have experience with video equipment, video and photo editing software.
  • Possess skills and experience creating and editing videos
  • Possess strong writing skills and cooking skills
  • Able to commit for a 4-month minimum
  • Available 2-5pm, M-F, 1-5 days depending on enrollment (Spring & Fall). Schedule may vary.
  • Available 8-5, M-Th June-mid August (Summer)
  • Pass background check and fingerprinting and
  • Have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Strong organizational, time management, responsible and trustworthy
  • The internship will begin in September with a light time commitment, tentatively less than 10 hours. The internship requires a commitment through mid to late December and will carry the possibility for a part time position in the Spring.
  • Be responsible and trustworthy
  • Be teachableTo be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following: Cooking video and Graphic image
  1. Create an image promoting Fall Cooking Classes for kids to be used on social media.
  2. Choose your favorite recipe to cook that you would like to share with the world!
  3. Create a video of your cooking lesson; up to 2 minutes maximum.

o Include prep instructions, ingredients, directions and a shot of the final results.
o Include a fictitious logo in video and name of campaign: “Interns Who Cook!”
o Please be sure that all recorded content is kid and family friendly. Be mindful of background noises and images.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2016.

Submit your image and video to info@cooklearngrow.com. All submissions will be reviewed and considered for approval. Successful candidates will be notified by Sept 6, 2016. The internship begins September 2016 and goes through end of December. Successful candidates must be able to commit minimally 10 hours a week for the duration of the internship. All submissions become property of CookLearnGrowLLC.

This is a very positive, rewarding and part time opportunity based on enrollment.

Apply online at www.cooklearngrow.com/join-team/

Need hours for your degree plan? Love working with kids? Can you cook?
Cook, Learn, Grow has PAID internships for Kid’s Cooking Instructors for our After School Programs.

Benefits:

  • Gain required hours for degree plan while getting paid
  • Gain hands-on teaching and classroom management training and experience.
  • Gain curriculum development and time management training and experience.
  • Make a difference in a child’s life.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach children’s hands-on afterschool cooking classes in Austin, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Bee Cave, Leander, Round Rock
  • Prepare for Cook, Learn, Grow lessons; run class related errands including but not limited to grocery shopping, prepping/cleaning for class, etc.
  • Maintain safe and engaging classroom environment

Qualifications:

  • Be Teachable
  • Possess strong cooking skills
  • Experience working face-to-face with children
  • Passionate about teaching children about food
  • Excellent ability to engage and manage children
  • Able to commit for a 4-month minimum
  • Available 2-5pm, M-F, 1-5 days depending on enrollment (Spring & Fall)
  • Available 8-5, M-Th June-mid August (Summer)
  • Pass background check & fingerprinting
  • Have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Strong organizational, time management, and leadership skills
  • Responsible and trustworthyThe internship will begin in late August with a light time commitment, tentatively less than 10 hours. Initially, most of your time will be spent will be spent completing non-classroom training, as well as weekly meetings with a mentor. Other time commitments will be on-site training. The internship time commitment will get busier as we move into September- December season. The internship requires a commitment through mid to late December and will carry the possibility for a part time position in the Spring after school program and Summer Camp program.This is a very positive, rewarding and part time opportunity based on enrollment.Apply online at www.cooklearngrow.com/join-team/
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