Spring Internships with Compost Pedallers

Marketing and Digital Communications Intern
Overview: With this marketing internship, you’ll gain experience working in a face-paced startup environment. You’ll be a member of a digital marketing team with autonomy over your projects and flexibility to bring original ideas to your work.

20 Hours/ week

Flexible work schedule

Unpaid with opportunities for advancement


– Manage Compost Pedallers Twitter, facebook, and instagram accounts
– Assist with blog and email newsletter content creation
– Assist in the organization of email lists and the production of email campaigns
-Assist with press releases and media relations


– Experience managing social media accounts
– Strong writing skills
– Work well in a team AND have confidence taking responsibility over individual projects
– High energy and positive outlook with a can-do attitude
– Have a basic knowledge of composting and an interest in learning more
– Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit

Operations Intern: 

Internship Description:

The purpose of this internship is to help document and standardize the way we do things in order to make our team more effective and make our program more easily replicated. You will also be providing general support for the operations team to ensure successful compost collections.

– Work with operations team to produce and update written instructions for various operational processes.
– Assist with route creation.
– Assist with data management.

We are looking for a process-oriented, self-starter who is passionate, organized and good with numbers.
-Strong written and verbal communicative skills
-Strong analytical skills
-Passion for sustainability and making a difference.

-Must be currently enrolled in a university and working toward a degree
-Must have availability for 15-20 hours a week
-Must have reliable transportation and a computer

Apply here:

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UT Microfarm Internships

Are you interested in sustainability and food? Enjoy being outside? Looking for a unique service-learning internship opportunity?

The UT Microfarm,UT’s first student-run farm, is currently looking to fill the following intern positions:

+ Education & Outreach Intern

+ Organic Fertilizing & Pest Control Intern

+ Resource Recovery Intern

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.

No experience necessary!

We will provide you with training and resources. Interns will meet collectively once a month after Sunday workdays and are required to attend one workday a week (Thursday 3-5pm or Sunday 9am-12pm) Application and more in-depth descriptions of each position can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/n2avzFSMpv.

Application closes Fri, Feb. 12. Competitive candidates will have attended a Microfarm workday before/during the application process. Interviews will take place on-site on Sunday, Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 18.

All volunteer positions have the potential to earn a paid position for summer 2016 and/or the 2016-2017 school year.

Please contact microfarm@utenvironment.org with questions and like our Facebook page for workday updates, cancellations, and other news:


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Paid Summer Internship in Philanthropy

Are you looking for a paid internship?  Have you made plans for the summer?  Are you willing to explore a new career path?

Paid summer internships at a UT institution are special opportunities to explore a rewarding career in philanthropy that will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Learn more at one of the two information sessions cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the University of Texas System Office of External Relations/Center for Enhancing Philanthropy.

 Information Sessions

Wednesday, January 27 from 1-2 p.m. in MEZ B0.306 

Thursday, January 28 from 5-6 p.m. in CLA 1.104 

Randa Safady, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for External Relations and Jim Noffke, the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Center of Enhancing Philanthropy, are coming to campus to talk with you about careers in philanthropy and the paid internship program.   

 More information about the internships can be found online at www.utsystem.edu/cep

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Research Assistants needed for SOGI: Health & Rights Lab

Faculty Researcher: STEPHEN RUSSELL

Contact Details

Quinlyn Morrow


The SOGI: Health and Rights laboratory focuses on the role of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in human health, development, and rights. Our projects focus on the links between SOGI and health/well-being, with an emphasis on how prejudice and stigma shapes daily life. Our research includes attention to the unique vulnerabilities and strengths of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) people across the lifespan, yet most of our studies focus on adolescents and healthy development.


We include research assistants at all levels in our projects – from just beginning, to advanced students with research project and statistical skills. Each semester we have a different set of needs, so contact us to see whether we have openings. Weekly lab meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, so students may visit to learn more about our projects and how to get involved.


Research assistants may become involved in a range of duties: conducting literature searches and reviews; helping recruitment activities for ongoing studies; coding qualitative (interview) as well as quantitative (survey) data; conducting content analyses of qualitative data, or statistical analyses of quantitative data.
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Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship

SEF Applications Open January 11, 2016!

Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship logoDo you have a great idea for a new, innovative product? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship and Commercialization? Do you want to learn from some of the leaders in the Austin entrepreneurship ecosystem? Do you want to network with other young leaders in innovation?

The University of Texas System’s Entrepreneurship Network and the National Science Foundation’sSouthwest I-Corps Node headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin are pleased to offer the Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship summer program for students across the University of Texas System May 31- July 2, 2016.

The Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship (SEF)program is an intensive 5-week resident opportunity in Austin, TX for 20 two-person student teams to actively explore their entrepreneurial ideas in a collaborative, guided environment learning from nationally recognized faculty, instructors and facilitators. Student Fellows will utilize best practice evidence based entrepreneurship methodologies to test their hypothesized business concept for critical product-market fit. Utilizing Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas tools, the Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship will develop the next generation of student entrepreneurs across the system.

We welcome your application to this unique and novel program. Come join us this summer for the Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin’s IC² Institute!

Additional scholarship opportunities may be offered to entrepreneurial teams with a focus on the following fields:




Download the SEF 2016 flyer

Jump to application form/instructions

Jump to curriculum (subject to change)

Early Admission Deadline – February 29, 2016

Final Deadline – March 14, 2016


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Spring Internships with the Human Rights Clinic

The Human Rights Clinic is a course in the School of Law’s Experiential Education section. Law and other graduate students who take the Human Rights Clinic advocate on behalf of victims of human rights abuses. They work on a variety of projects. You can read more about the Human Rights Clinic here: https://law.utexas.edu/clinics/human-rights/

We are seeking a few unpaid interns to assist the students with their projects. In the past, interns have helped with tasks like making copies, scanning, translating documents, and assembling materials for meetings or mailing campaigns. Spanish language skills are a plus, but are not required.

The hours are very flexible, and the amount of time required varies from week to week.

To apply to become an intern for the Human Rights Clinic, please send an email with a copy of your resume to Ted Magee, the Clinic Administrator at: tmagee@law.utexas.edu

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Summer Internships with Young Invinscibles

Young Invincibles and the Cognosante Foundation are hosting a fellowship program that will provide students with the opportunity to learn a range of skills from policy research, organizing and advocacy, to communications strategies, to business skills. Four fellows will be chosen to participate in our DC program, two in Chicago, and two in Houston. This is the second year of the program.

Program Description

Young Invincibles is seeking interested candidates to join our summer fellowship program, YI Scholars, for a professional and educational experience in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Houston. YI Scholars will have the opportunity to learn leadership and professional skills, be trained on the issue areas that Young Invincibles advocates for, explore both the non-profit and business sector and participate in educational activities throughout DC, Chicago, and Houston. Each YI Scholar will get a chance to work across the organization in policy and research, communications, organizing or YI’s consulting arm, YI Advisors. In addition, YI Scholars will become a part of a YI Alumni Network to ensure that they continue to engage with other young leaders as they begin their careers. This position is full-time, temporary for 10 weeks (June 6 – August 12), and pays a stipend of $5,000. The program also covers the cost of a round-trip plane ticket for the fellow to travel to DC, Chicago, or Houston and back home. Chicago and Houston fellows will be traveling to DC twice during the fellowship to meet with DC staff and the Cognosante foundation and participate in other DC activities. Preference will be given to first-generation college students.


• Be a current undergraduate student (18 years or older) enrolled in a two- or four-year institution within the United States. Graduating students may apply (Fall 2015, Spring and Summer 2016).

• Actively participate in the community and/or campus.

• Demonstrate leadership skills through campus involvement, community involvement and/or through job experience.

• Be creative, entrepreneurial, energetic, and possessing great attitude.

• Show willingness to work both independently and alongside coworkers and partners.

• Have the ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced work environment and start-up atmosphere.

• Have the ability to work in a professional environment and show maturity in the workplace.

• Possess excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with a variety of people.

• Possess excellent writing skills.

• Have a passion for Young Invincibles’ mission.

• The selection committee will be deliberate in ensuring preference is given to students who are first-generation college attendees and/or who are from underrepresented communities (low-income, communities of color, immigrants.)

Review process and application instructions:

• January 17, 2016: Applications due by midnight EST. Apply here! ( https://goo.gl/lMX1Y4 )

• End of February: Selected candidates will be notified if they have moved onto the next round in the hiring process.

• March: First round of hiring process.

• April: Interviews and offers made.

Please note that this is a proposed timeline and is subject to change. Everyone will be required to apply HERE ( https://goo.gl/lMX1Y4 )via our applicant portal by Sunday, January 17, 2016 (midnight EST). The application will ask basic questions about yourself, allow you to upload your resume or CV, and will contain two application questions (below). Applicants must answer both questions. The application questions will be capped at 500- words. We encourage everyone to first write the answers to the two questions in a word document and copy and paste it to the application form once you are ready to submit.

A review committee will review all applications. (500-word limit per question)

1. Young Invincibles advocates for young adults on three core economic issue areas: access to health care, higher education, and jobs. Please use one of those issues and 1) describe what you think is the biggest challenge that our generation faces around that issue, and 2) solutions to address that issue.

2. What has motivated you to pursue your degree in higher education? (We want to get to know you! Feel free to expand on your background, educational and career goals and/or personal aspirations. Your answers will only be viewable by the selection committee.)

If you have any questions please contact Cristina.Rivera@younginvincibles.org.

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Undergraduate Research Fellowships Available


Application Deadline: January 22, 2016.

Information session:  Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 11:00am to 12:00pm, FAC 328

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) program, sponsored by the Office of the VP for Research, provides support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students enrolled in any department. These fellowships (up to $1,000) are intended to cover costs associated with independent research projects proposed and written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a university tenured or tenure-track faculty member, lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time research scientist/engineer. Supervisor must be able to serve as Principal Investigator if IACUC, IBC or IRB approvals are needed.  Other restrictions apply. Additional information is available at the Vice President for Research website:

http://www.utexas.edu/research/resources/awards-fellowships-grants. Early application is recommended. We are unable to accept late submissions due to tight review schedules. Please direct questions to liza@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-2877.

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Research Opportunity: Misreading Afghanistan

Dr. Paul D. Miller, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Dr. Miller is writing a book about the international reconstruction and stabilization project in Afghanistan from 2001 – 2016, and welcomes research assistance from interested students.

Misreading Afghanistan: Evaluating the International Project, 2001 – 2016

Contact Details

Paul D. Miller


I am writing a book about the international reconstruction and stabilization project in Afghanistan from 2001 – 2016.


I welcome research assistance from interested students.

Project Timeline

I aim to complete the manuscript by August 2017.
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University of Texas System paid summer internship program

The University of Texas System has a paid summer internship program for 2016!  This program will give 20-22 students an opportunity to explore an exciting career in philanthropy that will make a difference in their life and in the lives of others.  This internship is designed to provide an overview of fundraising and related strategies, special events, donor and alumni relations (where applicable), use of data and reports in planning, communications, and team management.  In addition, they may wish to focus on an area that fits their interest. 

Summer dates for internships:  May 23-July 29, 2016 (10 weeks, 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday)

Eligibility:  Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at one of the fourteen University of Texas institutions.

Key 2016 Dates: 

Applications accepted from today, January 5, 2016-Friday, February 12, 2016

Interviews with selected candidates completed by March 26, 2016

All applications notified of final decisions by Monday, April 4, 2016

How to applyhttps://www.utsystem.edu/cep (click on “Internships”)

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