Fall Internship with Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
Special Events Intern

Stipend: Unpaid Internship
Dates of Position: 2 month minimum – 6 months maximum
Time Commitment: Ideal hours are flexible between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Supervisor: Megan Brown, Development Manager for Special Events

Job Purpose:
Assist the Development Manager for Special Events in all event planning and operational tasks needed to plan and implement successful fundraising events.


  • Strategize with the Development Manager to develop details for the events
  • Aid in communication with donors and sponsors
  • Work with the Communications team to develop marketing tools to promote awareness of upcoming events
  • Manage and coordinate activities before and during special events
  • Execute any post event tasks to evaluate success
  • Assist in managing high-level volunteers and group projects
  • Create lists and generate reports for fundraising and event planning purposes

Skills and Experience:

  • Thorough and detailed expertise with written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of HTML and working in a web environment is a plus
  • Developed organizational skills and great attention to details
  • Able to manage multiple activities at one time and work in a fast-paced environment showing self-initiative

 Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Megan Brown, mbrown@rmhc-ctx.org

RMHC Central Texas | 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd.  Austin, Texas 78723  | 512.628.5935

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Texas Civil Rights Project Internship

Texas Civil Rights Project – Intake Specialist Internship

At Texas Civil Rights Project, we are Texas lawyers for Texas communities. We use legal advocacy to empower Texas communities and create policy change. In our twenty-eight-year history, we have brought thousands of strategic lawsuits and campaigns, defending voting rights, reforming systems of criminal justice, and fighting institutional discrimination in pursuit of racial and economic justice. Our efforts have helped countless low-income and otherwise marginalized Texans and have widely advanced equality and justice. Today—with dozens of high-caliber attorneys and professionals around the state and an extensive network of pro bono counsel and community allies—TCRP is among the most influential civil rights organizations in Texas.

Primary roles & responsibilities

  • Conduct short informal interviews with TCRP’s potential clients by phone
  • Refer potential clients to appropriate resources
  • Schedule and conduct formal intake interviews
  • Maintain potential client files with our intake management system
  • Work on other case or investigation-related projects as available or assigned

TCRP has proudly hosted BDP students for several years in formal for-credit, and informal non-credit internships and volunteer opportunities. For questions about our internship program, or to submit your resumé, please contact Rolando Pérez at rolando@texascivilrightsproject.org. We would love to hear from you!

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Internships with the Thinkery

Looking for a great opportunity to build your skills and share your talent and enthusiasm? Thinkery interns help build a creative and collaborative community that celebrates curiosity and discovery. Internship positions vary from semester to semester. Candidates must be 18 years or older to apply. Below you can view the application process.

We are currently accepting intern applications for the Summer 2019 semester. Please check out the open internship opportunities listed below.

For questions about our internship program, please contact Jenna Rodarte at (512) 469-6234.

Internship Application Process

  • Review the position descriptions (above) to determine which role(s) you are most interested in.
  • Submit via email: (Please list the name of the internship as your email subject.
    Example: School Programs Intern)
  • Completed application form: Thinkery Intern Application Form
  • Cover letter: Please save as “lastname_firstnameSummer2019Letter”
    (Example: Rodarte_JennaSummer2019etter)
  • Resume: Please save as “lastname_firstnameSummer2019Resume”
    (Example: Rodarte_JennaFall2019Resume)
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Animation for Accessibility Internship

The Sanger Learning Center (SLC) is UT Austin’s premier resource for academic support on the 40 acres. In our quest to remove barriers to student success, we are engaged in a year-long process of evaluating our resources from the perspective of Universal Design for Learning.

We currently offer workshops, academic counseling, and peer coaching around topics such as time management, study effectiveness, and reading effectively for college.  The majority of our resources are paper documents or PDFs, but we plan to provide key information in a variety of formats: audio, video, graphics, and text.

SLC seeks an intern who can develop 1-3 short, 2D animated videos to illustrate key concepts from our text-based resources. Our professional staff and student educators can provide content knowledge and support.


  • This internship is unpaid. The ideal candidate would work closely with a professor from Digital Arts and Media to earn course credit for this internship.
  • Start date: as early as June 6, depending on student schedule
  • End date: as late as August 16, depending on student schedule
  • Weekly hours: approximately 15 hours/week, for a total of 160 hours
  • Location: office space in SLC as needed

Preferred Candidate Qualities

  • Proficiency in expressing information in visual design mediums
  • Ability to plan and execute a project independently
  • Capacity to receive feedback and refine work as needed
  • Commitment to communicating progress and questions in a timely manner
  • Interest in helping Longhorns succeed academically

Application Process

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, contact information for one reference, and samples of animated projects to rachel.jenkins@austin.utexas.edu by May 22. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



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Pediatric Coping and Language Lab – Research Assistant Position

The Pediatric Coping and Language (PCL) Lab in UT’s School of Educational Psychology is currently conducting longitudinal research studies with low income Latinx families in Austin. This community-based participatory research study seeks to collaborate with members of the Latino community in Austin as well as those who serve them to gain a better sense of the Latino families’ experiences in research participation. This research will then inform future research studies by utilizing community member feedback and partnership as well as improving outreach and recruitment in research for underserved populations. The team is looking for an undergraduate student to help us with the project!

Project Website: http://sites.edb.utexas.edu/pcllab/bilingualism-research/

Primary roles/responsibilities

  • Participant Recruitment & home visit interviews (in English and Spanish)
  • Conducting and transcribing qualitative interviews (both English and Spanish interviews).
  • Filming interviews and b-roll during home visits
  • Editing video interviews to make a study recruitment video
  • One year minimum commitment and can work a minimum of 8-10 hours a week, with weekend availability
  • Preferably available to start in the Summer of 2019

Time commitment

  • 8-10 hours/week
  • 1 year minimum commitment
  • Available starting preferably Summer or Fall 2019

Required qualifications

  • High proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must enroll for course credit in either EDP 379L OR be involved in a university undergraduate research program (e.g., Bridging Disciplines, Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Latinx teens/families
  • Familiarity with or interest in qualitative research and video interviews
  • Experience editing videos
  • Major in Radio-Film-Television Studies and/or have access to a DSLR Camera

If interested, please submit a brief cover letter with relevant experiences and how this project relates to your interest/future goals to coping.language.lab@gmail.com.

Also feel free to contact Catherine Esperanza at Catherine.esperanza@utexas.edu if you have any questions. You can find our Lab website at: http://sites.edb.utexas.edu/pcllab/

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Email this completed application and your resume to Intern@MiracleFoundation.org by Wednesday, May 1st. You will hear back from us by Tuesday, May 7th.

Please include your full name and the application cycle in the email subject line (ex: Jane Smith Summer 2019 Internship Application).

Miracle Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas that brings life-changing care to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. Our “Child First” approach is multi-faceted, collaborative and community-based. For abandoned children without family — our measurable, systematic method ensures that children are loved, educated, healthy and safe until they transition to a permanent family. We actively collaborate with governments, other non-profits, and local family-strengthening organizations to transform systems and give children a voice.

Our 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: Development, and Programs. We do our best to find work that suits your interests and develops your expertise.

  • Our Development Intern will work with our Development Coordinator to raise funds and awareness to support and expand Miracle Foundation This occurs through marketing efforts, donor stewardship, fundraising assistance.
  • Our Programs Intern will work with our Director of Global Programs and Program Manager to input and analyze data, support development and improvement of programs, and more.

Requirements: We 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 our 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. Salesforce preferred, but not required.
  • 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 18 or older.

If you have any questions, email or call our Systems Manager Kat Jones at Kat@MiracleFoundation.org or (512)-329-8635.

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Austin Family Institute Internship

Austin Family Institute is now accepting applicants for our Undergraduate Internship program.

To apply for a placement in our Undergraduate Internship program, please email your cover letter and resume to apply@austinfamilyinstitute.org. In addition, AFI requires three recommendation letters, one from a professor, one from a professor OR professional with whom you have worked or interned, and a non-family member character reference. Recommenders can send letters via email to apply@austinfamilyinstitute.org or fax at 512-329-6146. We will review those materials and inform you promptly whether we would like to invite you for an interview.

What to expect from an internship at AFI

We are a non-profit counseling/therapy and training institute providing the opportunity for junior and senior students to receive direct exposure to a clinical and private practice therapy setting. Along with extensive clerical experience in a private practice setting, undergraduates are able to participate in weekly group supervision, observe individual supervision with our therapist interns, and view videos of sessions. It is a unique and rare opportunity for those interested in about entering the mental health field.

Require Qualifications

  • Must be a junior or senior majoring in psychology, human development, social work, health sciences, or related fields
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidates must be available to commit 14-16 hours weekly for the duration of the semester. Mondays 2-4pm are required hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in an office environment
  • Interest in mental health, health sciences, and/or non-profit work
  • Ability to prioritize and demonstrate good time management
  • Strong organization skills


  • Spring – November 1
  • Summer – April 1
  • Fall – May 1

Please email apply@austinfamilyinstitute.org for questions and inquiries.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.austinfamilyinstitute.org

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Undergraduate Research Assistant Position – Pediatric Coping and Language Lab

The Pediatric Coping and Language (PCL) Lab in UT’s School of Educational Psychology is currently conducting a longitudinal research study with low-income Latinx families in Austin. We are hoping to better understand the relationships among bilingualism, parenting, youth coping, youth depression and other factors in this population. The team is looking for a bilingual (Spanish/English) undergraduate student to help us with the project.

Primary roles/responsibilities

  • Administering assessments in families’ homes in Spanish & English
  • Scheduling assessments with families over the phone in Spanish & English
  • Scoring, entering and analyzing data
  • Attending weekly meetings & community events

Time commitment: 8-10 hours/week

1-year minimum commitment

Available starting Summer or Fall 2019

Required qualifications

  • High proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must enroll for course credit in either EDP 379L OR be involved in a university undergraduate research program (e.g., Bridging Disciplines, Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Major in psychology, social work, human development, or related field
  • Previous experience working with Latinx community and/or with youth and families
  • Interest in psychology research
  • Familiarity with SPSS software

If interested, please submit a brief cover letter with relevant experiences and how this project relates to your interest/future goals. Also feel free to contact if you have any questions. Contact Gabriela Echavarría Moats gmoats@utexas.edu. Lab website: http://sites.edb.utexas.edu/pcllab/




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Internship with the Children’s Assessment Center

Position Title: Children’s Services Intern

Supervisor: Tramesha Richard – Children’s Services Supervisor

Position Description: Learn about the dynamics of sexual abuse through interacting with children in the Activity Center, attending ongoing trainings, and create a working relationship with The CAC staff members.

RequirementsThe Intern must be flexible and comfortable interacting with children of all ages.  Have excellent personal relations skills, sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences and respect for client confidentiality. They must be sensitive to the trauma of sexual abuse and use interpersonal skills to provide any needed support. Must successfully complete volunteer training including a criminal and CPS background check, take part in a personal interview and be 18 years of age or over. Please note that approval is not a guarantee.

Example of Job Duties:

I.              Interact with children in the Children’s Services Area (Activity Center)

While in the Activity Center, you will have the opportunity to interact with children of various backgrounds and ages.  Your role will be to ensure that the children feel safe and that their needs are provided for while at The Center, provide emotional comfort and support for the children when necessary and offer feedback to interviewers, caseworkers, police officers and therapists on an as needed basis, coordinate activities and art projects and assist as needed with on-going projects.

II.            Attend ongoing training

Each month, at least two trainings are offered free of charge to CAC Interns.  You will attend at least one training during your internship.

III.          Observe Therapy Progress

You may have the opportunity to observe a specific child as they progress through their treatment.

IV.          Work with staff in each department of the CAC

The CAC consists of six departments which work together to ensure that the trauma of sexual abuse is minimized for our clients.  You will have the opportunity to see how each department works, how they interact with other departments and how the children and staff work together.

For more information:  713-986-3459 or www.cachouston.org

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Call for Interns – The Museum of Human Achievement

About MoHA

The Museum of Human Achievement is a multi-disciplinary event space & arts organization in East Austin. MoHAs mission is to cultivate forward-thinking new work, community, and vibe. We provide a radically affordable arts space to support artists and audiences in the creation of new ideas. In addition to gallery shows and event, MoHA hosts an artist residency, a tech studio, an experimental arcade, and 18 artist studios.

Dates and Time Commitment

Applications accepted until positions are filled. Internships to being mid-August 2018 and end mid-March 2018 with the option to continue through the spring or for the full year. The time commitment is 6-10 hours per week.

Intern Perks

Free entry to all MoHA shows, events, and workshops, 24-hour access to tools and space, and letter of recommendation.

Application Instructions

Upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information on our form at https://form.jotform.com/63555188490162.

Positions Available:

  • Arcade Assistant Internship: Assist with an experimental arcade in partnership with Juegos Rancheros, as well as tech-related installs at MoHA.
  • Design Hero: Assist with design needs pertaining to openings, gallery cards, promotion, proposals, etc.
  • Development Hero Internship: Grant writing, research, and partnership development.
  • IRL Virtual Assistant Internship: Assist with IRL @ MoHA operations, Assistant to Director of Speculative Futures.
  • Media Master: Using the current MoHA archive of 6 years of events, create and design photo galleries and videos to highlight certain events and the whole of all programming for a future fundraising drive.
  • Gallery Champion Internship: Assistant to Executive Director and Gallery Director
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