Arc of the Capital Area Internships

The Arc of the Arts— a program offered by the Arc of the Capital Area— is an art studio, computer lab, and exhibition space where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities create artwork alongside working artists and other volunteers from the community. The Arc of the Arts Studio seeks interns and volunteer mentors to assist with the Digital Media Arts (DMA) class held each Monday at The Arc of the Capital Area. This class is dedicated to keeping artists engaged and current with various digital media platforms. Instructors access the artists’ abilities and tailor teaching to their skill level, giving every student, regardless of level of ability, the potential to participate in new technologies. We are looking for motivated and creative interns and volunteer mentors who are available on Mondays for all or part of classes from 9:30 a.m.— 2:00 p.m. to provide one on one instruction and mentorship to students in the DMA program. This is an unpaid intern/volunteer mentorship. However, class credit is available. 

 Job Duties:

Assist Program Manager and instructors with delivery of the Digital Media Arts curriculum

Work one on one with students, assisting them with their assignments

Help students explore their interests and talents by sharing your knowledge and experience in digital media

Preferred Experience:

Experience in art, photography, graphic design, or illustration

Experience or interest in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Preferably a student studying Graphic Design, Art, Education, Art Education, Social Work, or a related field

Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator and Google is a plus

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Earth Day Texas Austin Internships

Earth Day Texas Austin is a local, non-profit organization that primarily focuses on producing the Austin Earth Day Festival. This year, however, Earth Day Texas Austin became a year-round organization that also hosts environmental events and attends key environmental events.

We work closely with City of Austin departments such as the Office of Sustainability, Austin Resource Recovery, and Mayor Adler’s office. Our goal is to be the link between all eco businesses and organizations in Austin as well as produce an amazing festival.

Below is an internship description. We have 2 openings of the same internship. The internships are unpaid.

The Sales and Marketing Intern will work with the Outreach Manager or the Program Manger to improve on the existing sales and marketing system. Areas of work include:

Networking at events and on a daily basis

Implementing a new CRM

Operations duties, such as permit applications

Developing and implementing new outreach strategies

Making sales calls (with training)

Assisting in the development and implementation of a social media marketing strategy. 


Marketing, business or communications major. 

Environmental studies majors or minors also strongly encouraged. 

Excels in use of business related software and online programs, such as Microsoft Office, GoogleDocs, Mail Chimp, Powerpoint, and social media platforms. (While there is a not a specific list, we are looking for someone who picks new software systems up quickly.)

Excellent professional communication skills.

Interest and passion for the environment.

Interested students should email a cover letter and resume to

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Gallivnt Summer Internships

Gallivnt is an early stage tech start-up headquartered in Austin, TX. We are changing how people meet new friends and find activity partners; and how hospitality brands build community and create social experiences for their guests, enabling all people to spontaneously find their community on the fly. If you are an experienced traveler or dream of travel, this is it, the chance to get in on the ground floor of a tech startup that sits at the exciting intersection of travel, fun, friends and community. We guarantee you can find an internship with a more established company, but you can’t find an internship with a more fun, or more passionate, founding team.…/

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SXSW Planning Event Coordinator Intern

South by Southwest offers a broad range of internships. Our focus is to provide a real-life learning experience within the organization, so that students are better prepared to seek employment after graduation.

To apply for an internship, submit your resume and cover letter to the SXSW Internship Department . Please include in your cover letter “Why you think an internship with SXSW would benefit you.” Also, designate up to (3) internship(s) you wish to apply for (from greatest interest to least). Include your choices in both your cover letter and the body of the e-mail. Don’t forget to include any additional information requested in the internship descriptions. Feel free to e-mail with any questions you may have and good luck! Please include “SXSW 2016 Internship application” in the subject line. If you skip this step, your application may not be processed.

All positions are unpaid and you must be a currently enrolled college student. Preference will be given to students receiving college credit for their internship. Most positions require a weekly time commitment and more than full-time availability during SXSWeek, and the days immediately preceding the start of the event.


The SXSW Planning Department deals with contracting, organizing, detailing and executing the various SXSW events throughout the year. From managing convention space to developing long-term strategies for growth and sustainability the Planning Department operates at the center of all things SXSW. The Event Planning Coordinator will assist with contracting, managing activations, transportation and logistics management, as well as the coordinating of production elements necessary for successful execution of our many conferences and events.

The Summer/Fall Event Coordinator Internship will be working extensively on the logistics and details of our fall conferences – SXSW Eco and the Texas Tribune Festival – as well as advance planning and contract work related to SXSW’s March conferences.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Effectively and concisely communicate both in writing and verbally
  • Knowledge of meeting planning, hotel/venue policy, audio/video production, convention services, and contracting are beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite is a must and proficiency with other software (Sketchup, Vectorworks, Filemaker Pro, Adobe Suite, Keynote, Prezi, etc.) is helpful
  • Proficiency in working within Mac OS is helpful
  • Position requires a detail-oriented individual who can handle task-based assignments as well as general direction to produce planning documents and maintain the high standard of production that has made SXSW a success

A minimum of 20 hours per week is required from August through October and full-time during conferences:

  • Texas Tribune Festival, September 22 – September 25, 2016
  • SXSW Eco, October 9 – October 12, 2016

Applicant must be able to work out of our office in downtown Austin at least 3 days a week.

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Asian Family Support Services of Austin Paid Summer Internship

Started in 1992, Asian Family Support Services of Austin is a non-profit organization that helps and empowers Asian survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking; improves their access to services; and increases community awareness of various forms of gender-based violence and oppression.

AFSSA is committed to providing the highest quality, client-centered and strength-based services. The Community Outreach Intern will work with program staff to increase awareness of issues related to domestic violence, educating the Asian communities about available intervention and prevention services. The Community Outreach Intern will report directly to the Community Outreach Program Manager.

The ideal candidate would be an empathetic individual with excellent listening and communication skills, who is actively engaged within their ethnic-specific community, who has strong understanding of Asian family and community dynamics, and is able to convey sensitive information in a culturally appropriate manner. They should also have an understanding of domestic violence and of immigrant issues.   Preference for candidates who are bilingual in English and another Asian language, with specific focus on following: Burmese, Karen, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, or Vietnamese.  Other languages include Hindi, Gujarati, or Bangla.

Essential Job Functions:

  • The CE Intern will support ongoing functions of the CE department. This includes implementing culturally tailored and appropriate presentations at Refugee Orientations organized by resettlement agencies. Presentation topics include Domestic Violence 101 and SA 101, Title VI, and the services that AFSSA and other agencies offers.
  • Intern will identify, schedule and staff booths at community events and resource fairs to represent agency and share information about domestic violence, sexual assault and services.

Additionally, the CE Intern will have the opportunity to work on the following projects listed below:

  • Develop and Test Outreach Materials with the specific ethnic communities:  The intern will assist with creation and update of informational print materials and be responsible for organizing and implementing focus groups to test materials. The goal of the focus groups is to ensure that outreach material is culturally and linguistically appropriate.
  • Develop a Social Media Plan for the program in consultation with the executive director and the development team.   Assist in creating regular social media posts that showcase our community education work.
  • Build alliances with local community groups, ethnic businesses and organizations, specifically, the Intern will be responsible for updating the database of small business that serve Asian populations in Austin and Central Texas to further enhance community education efforts.
  • Help implement other community education events and activities as necessary.
  • Distribute outreach material, including brochures, handouts, and other educational material, appropriately.
  • Attend agency meetings as required including staff meetings and weekly community education meetings.
  • Report project information and progress statuses to the Community Education Program Manager regularly using program reporting tools.
  • Adhere to agency protocols and policies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills
  • Strong knowledge of immigrant cultures, respect for all cultures, and ability to interact with diverse groups of people
  • Strong knowledge of issues related to domestic violence and immigrants
  • Event planning and project management skills
  • Organizational skills, problem solving skills, creativity, and flexibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Knowledge of gender-based violence issues and their impact on individuals and families
  • Bilingual in English and another Asian language among the following languages: Burmese, Karen, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Gujarati, or Bangla
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and the use of the Internet
  • Must have own transportation to travel frequently within the metropolitan area
  • Must be flexible to work nights and weekends

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or courses towards bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, Policy, Marketing, Communication or Adult Education, or other closely related field preferred
  • Experience in planning and coordinating events required


  • This position is full-time
  • Maximum 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekend commitments
  • Salary range $14.42 per hour
  • U.S. work permit
  • Experience in nonprofit sector preferred
Start Date
May 2016
To Apply
Please send resumes to AFSSA at or to P.O. Box 14234, Austin, TX 78761. For more information, visit No phone inquiries.
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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Paid Summer Internship

Hours: 10 hours a week, Tuesday – Saturday, flexible, some work from home.
Compensation: $500 stipend
Start Date: June/July 2016
Duration: 10 weeks

The UMLAUF invites individuals passionate about venue & event management, sales, marketing, and community building to join our team for the summer as an introduction to the world of event management.

During this internship, you will assist with sales, client interactions, relationship building, vendor & facility management, marketing & collateral production.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including 365 integration
* Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign & Photoshop
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
* Night and weekend work may be required
* Knowledge of marketing strategies preferred

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum uses its collection of sculptures, paintings, and drawings by 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf, to provide educational programs and experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture.

605 Robert E Lee RD
Austin, 78704
United States
Start Date
Application Due Date
To Apply
Send letter of interest and your current resume to the following: Diane Sikes, Director of Programs Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum 605 Robert E. Lee Rd Austin, TX 78704 or email:
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Operations Internship with Texas Book Festival

The Operations Internship
The intern will work directly with the Festival’s operations coordinator in assisting with operational duties ranging from communication with donors,  event planning, budget production, writing copy for and updating the Festival’s website, updating information in donor database, and filing.  The internship requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Internships can range from three months to a year, and start and finish dates are flexible. Internships must be scheduled during the Texas Book Festival’s operating hours (9 AM through 5 PM, Monday through Friday).

The Operations Applicant
The ideal intern is detail-oriented, experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel, good with people, and interested in the inner-workings of a non-profit organization. Interested applicants must be working towards an undergraduate degree or higher level degree. The work level will be adjusted to the applicant’s level of education and experience.

How to Apply for the Operations Internship
Interested applicants can send an e-mail with resume and cover letter as attachments to Claire Burrows, the Festival’s Operations Coordinator: claire [at] texasbookfestival [dot] org. Please use the subject line “Operations Internship Application.”

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Summer & Fall 2016 Internships with Colorado River Alliance

Summer Internship: Fundraising for the Lake Travis Cleanup

The Colorado River Alliance seeks an enthusiastic, personable summer intern to help raise funds and plan for the 2016 Lake Travis Cleanup (, held on September 11, 2016. 

 Interns gain valuable professional development experience that builds skills and resumes, as well as establishes contacts in the environmental field. The Lake Travis Cleanup is the largest event of its kind in Texas.

Internship Duration: (June 2016 – August 2016, + Sunday September 11th)
Time commitment: 10 hours/week on average
Intern Duties include:

  • Fundraising planning and goal-setting
  • Identifying and approaching donors and sponsors
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Sales & marketing of sponsorship packages

This position involves regular weekly meetings with Colorado River Alliance staff during the summer, however much of the work can be done remotely, or at home. The intern should be comfortable calling and engaging people in the workplace. 

Although this internship is unpaid, interns gain customized professional develoment experience and the opportunity to receive first-hand insights into non-profit operations and event management.

Interested applicants should email Program Director Geoff Hensgen ( their resume and a brief cover letter describing their interests.

Fall Internship: 

The Colorado River Alliance is an Environmental Non-Profit working to protect the Texas Colorado River that runs through Austin.  The Alliance seeks Interns for Fall 2016 to support state-of-the-art environmental education programs serving grades 3-7 schoolchildren.  Interns teach about the Texas Colorado River, watersheds, the water cycle, water conservation, and water quality protection.  Interns also manage environmental action events like creek cleanups, creek restorations, and green gardening.  Our programming takes place during the week during normal business hours, and interns commit between 10 and 20 hours per week, depending on their scheduling needs.  The Alliance provides customized professional development for each intern, along with valuable networking opportunities.

Students interested in applying for an Environmental Education Internship with the Alliance can do so online here:

Alternatively, students can email Program Director Geoff Hensgen ( their resume and a brief cover letter outlining their interests.

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SAFE Austin Theatre for Dialogue Fall Internship

Are you a college-aged (18-25) actor, facilitator, or activist? Are you interested in working as an unpaid intern in a Theatre for Dialogue program raising awareness about teen dating violence and unhealthy relationships?

This internship is available for Fall 2016 and requires a commitment of 10 hours/ week. Interest in prevention education, youth programming, social work, applied theatre or social justice is preferred. No previous acting experience is necessary.

This Theatre for Dialogue program examines the struggles between two seniors as they make decisions about their life after high school and their relationship. The format of the program includes scenes and monologues from the characters, and dialogue with the teen audience about healthy and unhealthy dating behaviors, creating boundaries, and navigating problems in relationships.  We are seeking 2 females and 1 male actor-facilitators to fulfill these roles.

The intern must be available for 1-2 weekly meetings (daytime or evening TBD) to build prevention and facilitation skills and rehearse the program. In October we will perform the program in high school classrooms across the Austin area!

Apply here!  

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Women’s Health & Family Planning Association of Texas Internship

Research & Evaluation Intern 

Job Description
As the Title X grantee in Texas, Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas (WHFPT), through its provider network, assists individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children. This promotes positive birth outcomes and healthy families. The outreach, education, and clinical services available in Title X funded clinic settings facilitate the achievement of these goals.

Job Summary:   The Research and Evaluation Intern will support the development of WHFPT’s performance management system, as well as specific evaluation needs to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the Texas Title X program. This is an unpaid internship with a 10-20 hour a week commitment.

Job Category:    Director of Research and Evaluation


  1. Experienced with data entry, collection, analysis, and reporting experience.
  2. Advanced proficiency in Excel; some experience with SPSS or other statistical software preferred.
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  4. Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
  5. Able to problem solve, make decisions, and set priorities.
  6. Possess an interest in research, data analysis, or a career in nonprofit.
  7. Responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, and committed to WHFPT’s mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with data entry, management, cleaning, and quality control.
  2. Contribute to data analysis.
  3. Prepares quarterly and annual data reports for internal use, federal reports, and distribution.
  4. Stays current with governmental and regulatory requirements affecting family planning.
  5. Maintain professional appearance, behavior, attitude, and integrity.
  6. Promote a team approach through cooperation, mutual respect, flexibility, and dependability.
  7. Guards and respects the confidentiality of WHFPT’s Title X data.
Application Due Date
How to Apply: Please send your resume, and a cover letter to Rae Mindieta at and be sure to answer the following questions in your cover letter: What about working for this organization interests you? What specific qualifications do you feel you possess that would make you an asset to WHFPT? What days/hours are you available to work? How do you achieve balance in your life?
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