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Summer Internship with City of Austin Air Quality Program

April 20, 2015 · No Comments

The City of Austin Air Quality Program is pleased to offer an unpaid, part-time Environmental Program Intern position this summer.  The intern will be expected to provide support for air quality program outreach events, including, scheduling and attending local events to disseminate air quality program information to the public. Provide technical assistance to the business community in cooperation with local and regional partners.  Additional duties may include assisting with the implementation of special programs and workshops, analyzing and interpreting data for inclusion in reports, scheduling and coordinating meetings, responding to telephone and email inquiries, and maintaining supply inventories.

The full posting for position number T62003 can be found on the City of Austin jobs webpage: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/47871

The posting for this position is scheduled to close on 4/27/2015.

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Internship with Angelou Economics

April 20, 2015 · No Comments

AngelouEconomics

Economic Development Intern Position

Are you detail oriented? Do you enjoy digging for data? Is information or data design in your DNA?

AngelouEconomics (AE) is a highly-respected, economic development and site location consulting firm based in Austin, TX. Our dynamic team of consultants and researchers apply their extensive knowledge of Economics, Urban Planning, Business and Data Analysis to create customized strategies for public and private sectors. This includes helping communities attract new businesses for expansion, conducting economic impact analyses for various clients, and developing comprehensive economic development strategic plans for communities (cities, counties, states).

Our team is currently looking for enthusiastic, creative individuals to join its Summer Internship Program. As an intern, you will work with our team of Project Managers and Research analysts to learn the ins and outs of economic development while gaining real-world experience under a professional yet relaxed setting. Responsibilities of the Economic Development Intern position may include but are not limited to:

  • Gathering and analyzing data from various sources relating to demographic and economic information
  • Conducting competitive market intelligence on industry trends and developments
  • Researching and writing summaries on projects, programs, and organizations
  • Project shadowing through client and internal staff meetings
  • Contributing and managing content for the AE blog and social media
  • Completing and presenting an end of term project

AE prides itself on helping its interns apply their academic knowledge to real-world situations while providing professional feedback and other job-enhancing opportunities. Interns applying to the program can expect to experience all facets of our office and participate in a range of opportunities, including AE’s meetings and sharpening professional skills.

As an AE intern, you’ll be able to participate in the perks of life at AE, including regular training sessions and webinars, professional development seminars, group lunches and other activities.

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during the summer semester.

Requirements:

  • College Graduate (BA or higher) or in process of earning your College degree
  • Independent, self-directed worker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and organize data
  • Internet research savvy
  • Comfortable with phone interaction with clients
  • Previous internship or related work experience a plus

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to info@angeloueconomics.com by May 1st. The internship will begin in mid to late May.

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Paid Positions with Campus Environmental Center – Apply by 4/27

April 17, 2015 · No Comments

UT’s Campus Environmental Center is hiring!

For details about the different positions and to apply, visit http://hirealonghorn.org/. The deadline to apply is April 27th.

·         Co-Director, Membership & Outreach – Job # 54167

·         Co-Director, Planning & Operations – Job # 54166

·         Tree Nursery Coordinator – Job # 54168

·         Concho Community Garden Assistant – Job # 54088

·         Green Offices Program Coordinator – Job # 54089

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Funding Opportunity from the Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft

April 17, 2015 · No Comments

Application deadline extended to Monday, April 27th!

The Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft is seeking applications for funding from undergraduate and graduate students who have secured unpaid summer internships related to national security and foreign policy. Funding will be awarded to those students whose summer work best reflects the mission and goals of the Clements Center. Past recipients have interned with the Department of State, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and the House Armed Services Committee.

Interested applicants should email their resume, a one-page internship description, and an estimated budget to Jacqueline Chandler at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu by Monday, April 27thAward amounts vary.

For more information, please visit the Clements Center’s website or contact Jacqueline Chandler at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu.

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Internship Available with CleanTX

April 16, 2015 · No Comments

“Are you interested in the clean technology industry? Looking to live in a low-carbon future? CleanTX needs a new intern! There is no better way to get connected to the Texas cleantech industry.”

Clean Technology Intern

8-10 hrs/wk

Unpaid – Expenses covered. Small stipend may be negotiated.

Expiration Date:

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Description:

CleanTX is a non-profit that serves as the clean technology industry group for Central Texas. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership in community education, economic development, and networking platform for industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports the rapidly growing clean energy economy of Central Texas.

An internship with CleanTX offers you an unparalleled experience in the Texas cleantech industry. As an intern you will have the opportunity to help organize various clean energy events and make a meaningful contribution to the development efforts of the region’s leading clean energy stakeholder group. You will meet, work with, and learn from industry heavy-hitters. This internship isn’t about filing papers or running to Starbucks. This is real work that makes a real difference. You’ll be directly involved in planning high-profile events, writing content read by thousands of people, and compiling information that supports the growth of a very important industry.

CleanTX values and respects your strengths and interests. The best work is done when one is engaged and enthusiastic, so you will be encouraged to do what interests you and can help the organization. Aside from publishing events and headlines on the computer, there are many interactive and optional, enjoyable events that you may attend such as Clean Energy Beers and UT Energy Symposium lectures. CleanTX’s associations with numerous companies in the greater Austin area and even outside of Texas provide plenty of networking opportunities. The CleanTX work environment is not only efficient, but also values the importance of building relationships within the team.

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Aggregating information on various clean energy events in Texas and keeping our website calendar up to date;
  • Writing, collating, compiling, and editing content for the weekly newsletter;
  • Assisting with event coordination and planning;
  • Keeping the cleantech industry database up to date;
  • Sending communications to members and sponsors;
  • Helping to implement organizational systems and processes;
  • Staying informed of the regional, state, national, and international energy industry.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Love for detail and organization;
  • Demonstrates high levels of accountability and personal responsibility;
  • Interest in clean technologies and protecting the environment;
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, MailChimp, WordPress, and/or CRM systems is a plus.

Application Instructions:

Send a cover letter and resume to

Kathleen Baireuther

kbaireuther@ati.utexas.edu

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Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award

April 15, 2015 · No Comments

University of Texas undergraduate students who will not be graduating before December 2015 are invited to apply for The Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award to supplement their paid or unpaid internship in the fields of public policy, public service, government, or politics for the summer.  Previous award winners have worked for CNN, the U.S. Department of Education, the United States Senate, Defenders of Wildlife, the Muscular Dystrophy Association among other organizations and governmental agencies. The deadline for the application will be Monday, May 4, 2015.

Amount of the stipend:  $2,000

To apply, please email to chuck.courtney@austin.utexas.edu:

Contact information including name, address, email, and telephone number

Major field of study and current overall GPA

Resume

Letter of acceptance from the office or agency where the internship will take place

250 word description of your reason for applying

 

Internship Requirements:

Internship must be in the area of public policy, public service, government, or politics.

Must be an undergraduate and not be graduating before December 2015.

Internship must be a minimum of 10 hours a week for 10 weeks.

Internship must not include more than 25% clerical work.

Course credit is preferred, but not required.

 

Expectations by the Institute: The recipients will be expected to write a summary of their experience and to make a brief oral report at the Strauss Institute’s advisory council meeting following their internship experience if requested. Please contact Chuck Courtney, Assistant Director for Administration at 471-7208 with questions.

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Summer Internships Available at Worker’s Defense Project

April 14, 2015 · No Comments

ABOUT WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT:

Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to build power among Texas construction workers.  Its mission – to empower low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships – is accomplished through a network of dedicated staff, volunteers and members.

WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas focused on addressing workplace abuse faced by low-wage laborers.  Among the most established worker centers in the South, and a leader in the national movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people, WDP has won numerous awards for its cutting-edge achievements within one of the country’s most difficult climates for workers.

Each year, WDP serves over 2,500 workers through offices in Austin and Dallas by way of various social-service and organizing programs.  WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better work conditions in the construction industry, which is among the most powerful special interest groups in Texas and employs over 900,000 workers statewide, half of whom are undocumented.

Apply for Workers Defense Project’s Summer Organizing Institute!

The institute offers an opportunity for aspiring organizers to get hands on experience with grassroots community organizing! Participants will learn a wide range of organizing skills such as worksite organizing, planning direct actions, public speaking and media relations, grassroots mobilization, lobbying, and policy research.  These internship opportunities are available in Austin and Dallas, Texas.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The final deadline to apply is May 11th.

Internship Period: June 8-August 7

Internships Available: 

Research and Policy Intern

Adult Education and Training Intern

Better Builder Summer Intern

Compensation:

  • Life-long experience and skills
  • Referrals for future employment
  • $150 stipend per week
  • Possible class credit

Can be done in coordination with school internship programs.

WDP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to Emily Timm at emily@workersdefense.org. For questions, please call 512-391-2305 ext. 8030.

 

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AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Position with United Way for Greater Austin

April 14, 2015 · No Comments

United Way for Greater Austin is seeking an individual passionate about education and youth development to support Target Graduation’s summer learning initiatives as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate. For ten weeks during the summer this individual will raise awareness of the importance of summer learning by conducting research and coordinating community outreach while providing ongoing support to UWATX-funded summer programs at two middle schools. Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=54571&fromSearch=true

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Apply to Join Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program

April 13, 2015 · Comments Off

The HT/UT DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program is officially launched!

This FREE five-week summer program aims to help prepare students learn about careers in law and prepare for law school. For information about the program and to apply, visit http://htutdiscoverlaw.org/

To be eligible, students must have at least 30 but no more than 60 hours in residence at the end of the Spring 2015 semester, and have a minimum GPA of at least 2.50 (no rounding).

Applications are due at 8 a.m. (CDT) April 27. Applicants will need two recommendations and must submit transcripts (so get started now!).

Questions? Call 512-471-1205 or email discoverlawut@utlists.utexas.edu.

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Fall Internship at the UT Immigration Clinic

April 10, 2015 · Comments Off

U.T. Immigration Clinic

For the 2015-2016 academic year

We are recruiting undergraduate students in their junior or senior year for an intern position with the Immigration Clinic at the School of Law.

This is an unpaid internship sponsored through the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/). The commitment for the intern involves 10 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’s work.

The Immigration Clinic provides crucial representation to vulnerable low-income immigrants. The cases handled by the Clinic are diverse and illustrate the breadth of immigration practice. The Clinic has handled cases for clients from, among other countries, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guinea, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. The Clinic’s cases range from asylum claims based on political persecution or religious, ethnic or gender-based violence to claims of United States citizenship by individuals born abroad to U.S. citizen parents whose status has not been recognized by immigration authorities. An important component of the Clinic’s caseload involves work at the Karnes County Family Detention Center in Karnes City, Texas. The controversial facility holds women and children who are seeking asylum. For more information, see the clinic website (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/clinics/immigration/).

This internship would be an ideal position for students interested in applying to law school and/or working in the fields of immigration and human rights.

Details for the internship position follow:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Command of the Spanish language, demonstrated organizational skills, demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor, as well as experience with internet research, printers, Microsoft Word.

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: To provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through case work, research, translation and interpreting (English-Spanish). Assist with other projects and tasks directly related to clinic work as assigned.

The interns should be ready to start this position at the commencement of the fall 2015 semester.

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER, TRANSCRIPT AND RESUME TO: Lourdes Diaz (ldiaz@law.utexas.edu) by May 1, 2015.

Application package should include a resume indicating language and computer skills, a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, and a copy of your most recent transcript. Please make sure that you demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs in your cover letter (visit the website). We will be interviewing applicants in mid-May.   If you have any questions, please email us at ldiaz@law.utexas.edu.

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