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A Glimmer of Hope Seeks Spring Communications Intern

November 21, 2014 · No Comments

Job Description: Glimmer is looking for a Communications Intern who will assist in a variety of communications and marketing projects and help organize our media content. You will be asked to contribute to ongoing team projects that focus on efficient and engaging communication with Glimmer’s supporters.

position:

  • Help create content that builds the Glimmer brand through social media
  • Create organization systems for our media content libraries
  • Help build Gimmer’s presence online
  • Write and edit copy; assist with visual storytelling
  • Assist with other media projects as needed
  • Execute tasks on quick deadlines

requirements:

you’re a world changer. Interested in serving humanity? An internship at Glimmer means you’ll be a part of something big. Something that helps create change in your world.

you get things done. You’re a pro at meeting deadlines, multi-tasking, and you’re a firm believer that every detail matters. If you don’t know, you ask questions and get what you need to perform your best. You communicate early on if there is a problem.

you’re independent and innovative, yet roll with the punches. We expect creative thinking and solutions from everyone here. You are a self-starter who thinks outside the box and provides real-time solutions without handholding. Our close-knit departments constantly overlap, so you can jump right into group projects, and deal with a diverse group.

you get accused of being a feng shui master. Your well-developed sense of space and function means you have a natural knack for design, and organization. You just make things look good.

knowledgeable and experienced. You have the education and work experience to back up your mad skills as a communicator, writer and general marketing whiz.

you’re tech savvy and an AP stylebook wizard. You’re computer literate with Mac experience including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You love grammar and know where to put an Oxford comma. A basic knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Google AdWords are a plus.

commitment:

We are looking for a part-time intern for 20-30 hours/week for the Spring of 2015. Please apply only if you are located in Austin, Texas.

benefits:

The Glimmer Internship Program is an incredible opportunity for qualified students to gain real world experience at an international non-profit with a mission to help change the world. This is an unpaid internship but it may count for internship credit at your college or university.

apply:

Please submit a cover letter, your resume and answers to the questions below to jobs@aglimmerofhope.org. No phone calls please. Applications are due 1/1/15.

  1. Describe yourself.
  2. How did you become familiar with Glimmer, and what has your previous involvement with Glimmer been?
  3. When did humanitarian work become a priority for you?
  4. Explain why you are applying for this position, and what makes you a good fit.
  5. If you are accepted, what will your personal goals be during your time here?
  6. Please list two or three of your favorite websites.
  7. What is the last book that you read and enjoyed? And the last book you read and didn’t enjoy?
  8. Please list your three favorite movies.

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Marathon Kids, Inc. Seeks Spring Development Intern

November 21, 2014 · No Comments

Organization: Marathon Kids, Inc
Job Description: Development Internship
What is Marathon KidsTM?
Marathon KidsTM works with schools, families, and communities to develop healthy eating and fitness habits in children and adults alike, offering an evidence-based program to elementary school aged children in cities across the country.

This year, over 240,000 children will enroll in the program. More than 1,400,000 Finishers have completed the 26.2 Mile Challenge since the program began.

What We’re Looking For:
We are looking for an outgoing, fun, and eager intern, who is passionate about changing the lives of children, to join our dynamic development department.

About the Fundraising and Development Internship:
The development internship is a 12-week, unpaid position that will aid in the achievement of the Marathon Kids
Fundraising and Development goals in the following ways:
·      Provide general administrative and organizational support
·      Research new funding opportunities and aid in the development of funding proposals for individuals, corporations, and foundations
·      Event planning, management, and support
·      Salesforce maintenance and data entry
·      Donor acknowledgment and cultivation
·      Previous graphic design work and / or Adobe Illustrator experience preferred

Other Relevant Information:
This position will report directly to the Grassroots Engagement and Business Activation team members and/or the Grant and Development Officer. This is a 12-week, UNPAID internship. The length of this internship may be negotiated depending upon circumstances. If you would like more information about Marathon Kids or its programs, check out our website: www.marathonkids.org.

Applying:

If you are interested in this Internship, please send your resume and a brief letter describing why you are a great fit for Marathon Kids to: development@marathonkids.org.

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Center for Public Policy Priorities Hiring Spring Communications Intern

November 21, 2014 · No Comments

Title: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Organization: Center for Public Policy Priorities

Job Description:
The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) seeks a dynamic graduate or undergraduate student communications intern for spring 2015. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families. Join us!

This paid internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in strategic public policy communications during the Texas legislative session. The intern will work with the Communications Department to advance CPPP’s policy objectives.

The communications intern should expect to do many of the following:

  • Pitch stories to the news media
  • Track traditional and social media coverage and analyze trends
  • Write and edit press materials, reports, and presentations
  • Write, post and edit content for CPPP blogs and social media
  • Manage lists of media contacts and influencers
  • Assist in developing communications strategy and implementation plans
  • Attend hearings and other events
  • Provide general support for the Communications Department

The ideal intern candidate is pro-active, energetic, flexible and strategic. Applicants should have very strong writing abilities, solid time management and organizational skills, and a passion for public policy.

Time and Dates Needed: The internship begins January 5 and runs through the end of May 2015.

Hours and Compensation: This is a paid internship with 15 hours of work expected per week. The Intern will be paid in accordance with CPPP’s normal payroll practices and will be subject to the usual, required withholding. As a temporary employee, an intern is entitled to CPPP’s paid holidays if a holiday falls on a day she/he would otherwise have worked. Interns are not entitled to other employee benefits such as sick and vacation leave, health and life insurance, employer-sponsored pension, or cell phone reimbursements.

Work Location: Center for Public Policy Priorities, 7020 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78752 (same building as Black Star Co-op, at the Crestview metro station).

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in school for spring 2015 with demonstrated interest in communications strategy and media relations with strong writing skills.

To Apply:
Submit your resume and a one-page cover letter describing what you’d like to accomplish as an intern to bernstein@cppp.org by 12/1/2014. Put “Communications Internship” in the subject line.

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Council for Environmental Education Hiring Spring Intern (paid)

November 21, 2014 · No Comments

The Council for Environmental Education (CEE) is seeking a Student Assistant for an eight week internship in our Austin office. The Student Assistant will receive a $2,000 stipend for a full-time, 320 hour internship over the course of eight weeks during the spring semester of 2015. Undergraduate students, graduate students and individuals who are not currently enrolled in a college/university program are encouraged to apply.

Organization Description: The Council for Environmental Education (CEE), a non-profit organization with offices in Houston and Austin, serves as the national headquarters for Project WILD, the largest wildlife education program in the United States. At the national level CEE also administers Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD, Flying WILD, and WET in the City. CEE recently completed the updating and expansion of a cornerstone publication: the Aquatic WILD K-12 Educators Curriculum and Activity Guide. Efforts are now underway at CEE on a similar expansion of the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, to include new content on environmental issues, additional content on student-centered field investigations, STEM learning, career development, and additional outdoor learning experiences.

Position Description: The Student Assistant will help the Council for Environmental Education (CEE) in updating the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide. As the cornerstone publication for the Project WILD program, this curriculum helps thousands of K-12 educators each year throughout North America engage students in hand-on activities and projects involving the study and stewardship of wildlife. Updating the curriculum guide will involve the Student Assistant in researching wildlife conservation issues, conservation organizations, and educational standards and methodology. The student assistant will also help draft and edit activities and other texts that will ultimately be published for professional K-12 educators when implementing Project WILD activities.

Throughout the internship, the Student Assistant will meet no less than once per week with CEE staff for a progress report and to ensure that the Student Assistant has all of the information needed to complete the work. The Student Assistant will also be encouraged to solicit guidance as often as needed.

The Student Assistant placed with CEE will be encouraged to be creative and feel empowered to share innovative ways to improve the Project WILD curriculum. By completing this Internship the Student Assistant will gain experience/skills in:

• Writing and editing for curriculum development
• Knowledge of the field of environmental education
• Knowledge of the educational publishing industry
• Researching environmental conservation issues
• Researching trends in educational methodologies
• Preparing reports, summaries, and goals for an organization
• Project WILD professional development training

In addition to completing the above job description, the Student Assistant will collaborate with staff members on a variety of other tasks. With a small staff running several national programs, the Student Assistant will have a unique opportunity to be fundamentally involved with all of the programs, and environmental education as a whole, starting on day one. Participation in weekly staff meetings will provide an overview of the business of running a nonprofit, keep the Student Assistant up to date on staff projects, and allow them to report out on their own projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of general office operations
• Detail oriented and well organized
• Ability to use Microsoft Office and Excel software
• Time management skills
• Effective oral and written skills

Preferred Experience
Coursework in education, lesson planning, curriculum development, or environmental sciences is helpful.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Marc LeFebre, at marcL@councilforee.org.

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Participate in Clinton Global Initiative University – Apply by 12/1

November 21, 2014 · No Comments

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.

Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host CGI U 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida from March 6-8, 2015. The meeting will bring together more than 1,100 students to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

Funding will be available to select students to help them turn their ideas into action. 

Students must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to make a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The final application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Begin the application at https://www.clintonfoundation.org/…/cgi-univers…/application.

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International Health-Focused Research/Internship Program – Deadline 1/31

November 20, 2014 · No Comments

International Exchange Program for Minority Students

The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students invites current undergraduate, master and doctoral degree students or recent graduates to apply for an exciting international exchange program. Interns will work on research projects under the guidance of prominent international scientists in one of six countries in Latin America, Europe or Africa. Before interns travel to their assigned countries, they receive one week of orientation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Benefits

ü  Roundtrip and housing expenses to attend orientation week in New York City and for travel to/ lodging in host country.

ü  Emergency health insurance while in host country.

ü  Monthly stipend between $1,000 – $1,900 (depending on education level)

Eligibility

q  Minorities underrepresented in the sciences as per the following NIH definition:

African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and rural Appalachians.

q  US citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents.

q  Available for orientation in New York City, first week of June

q  Enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, PhD, MD or other Master’s or doctoral programs.

q  Available to travel for 11-12 weeks during the Summer. Interns must commit 11-12 full consecutive weeks to the program.

q  Required to write a research report and make an oral presentation of the research performed.

Application

Online applications are being accepted on the program’s website here:

http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/preventive-medicine/programs-and-services/international-exchange-program-for-minority-students

Completed applications, along with the required attachments, must be received by January 31.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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Society for Prevention Research Seeking Social Media Intern

November 20, 2014 · No Comments

The Society of Prevention Research (SPR) is seeking an intern to assist in the development of a social media presence. SPR is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well-being (http://www.preventionresearch.org/). The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide.

The internship will allow the student to assist with the development of a social media program, including Facebook and Twitter, for SPR. This will include developing a manual of procedures for the content to be posted, developing the content to be posted, and working to implement the procedures.

For this internship, the undergraduate student will primarily work with Dr. Keryn Pasch, director of the Prevention Research Lab at the University of Texas in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. However, s/he will also work with a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Jeff Temple, as well as other members of the SPR organization.

This internship is perfect for a student who has an interest in working with health-related organizations and developing up to date content and procedures in order to sustain a presence on social media.

To apply, email your resume to Dr. Pasch at kpasch@austin.utexas.edu.

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City of Austin Hiring Spring 2015 Media Relations Intern – Deadline 11/21

November 20, 2014 · No Comments

Media Relations Internship Available for Spring 2015 with the City of Austin Communication & Public Information Office

Job Description:
City of Austin officials are currently reviewing internship candidates who will work with the media relations team, a division of the Office of Communications and Public Information at Austin City Hall (301 W. 2nd). This office handles media relations for the City of Austin Executive team, including the City Manager’s Office, and various departments.

City of Austin communication internships meet requirements for class credit with most university programs. There are unpaid positions as well as a very limited number of paid positions available. Typically, interns work a minimum of 12
hours a week (and up to 20 hours a week) in four-hour (minimum) blocks of time which are flexible Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Attendance at a weekly staff meeting may be required along with the ability to work two council meetings during the semester (Council Meetings are held on Thursdays, beginning at 10 a.m. and often extend into the evening hours). It is essential for the selected student to commit to the internship for an entire semester.

Additionally, individuals selected for an internship may not concurrently hold a position with a news media outlet.

Interns perform such tasks as answering public and media calls; assisting with media-related data entry; assisting with and possibly taking the lead on project management, including city events; writing, editing and distributing news releases and performing other administrative duties. Because of the fast-paced work environment, rest assured that the intern will not be getting anyone coffee.

In addition to exposure to a professional and high-speed government communications office, the intern receives free parking in the City of Austin parking garage, free admission to City swimming pools, the ability to participate in the City wellness program and other employee perks.

Qualifications:
These intern positions offer real world, hands-on experience for the right individual. Most interns are dependable undergraduate seniors or graduate students studying communication, public relations, political science, public affairs or a related field. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, be familiar with AP writing style, will not be intimidated by members of the media and daily media contact, be highly motivated, have solid professional phone and e-mail conduct, be well-organized and willing to learn and take direction from experienced professionals.

Application:
The intern application deadline for the Fall 2014 semester is Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5 p.m. (Interested applicants are encouraged to submit materials early as the City of Austin reserves the right to fill positions prior to this date).

Applicants should send a single e-mail with:
• A cover letter (Please mention if you would be most interested in either an internship for school credit OR a paid internship)
• Resume
• Letter of recommendation (The letter of recommendation should be from a previous employer or internship supervisor. If such a letter is not available, a letter from a professor will be sufficient)

Send to Kyle Carvell at kyle.carvell@austintexas.gov

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Spring Internships with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice: Deadline November 24th!

November 18, 2014 · No Comments

Call for Applications

Spring 2015 Undergraduate Internship

Deadline: Monday, November 24, 2014

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is currently accepting applications for UT undergraduates to intern with us during the spring of 2015!  Interns will support various initiatives at the Rapoport Center.  This internship is ideal for students who are interested in:

  • Working on human rights research and advocacy projects
  • Learning how an academic center functions
  • Engaging in human rights scholarship
  • Gaining practical experience
  • Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students

This is an unpaid internship.  Selected interns should be available at least 10 hours per week during the semester.

The Role of Human Rights Interns

Undergraduate interns play an important role at the Rapoport Center.  Interns will focus on different activities, depending on their background, interest, and the needs of the Center.  Primary duties include:

  • Assisting with human rights research and advocacy projects
  • Supporting the coordination and publicity of events and programs
  • Expanding the Center’s social media outreach
  • Providing administrative support for Center programs
  • Contributing written work for press releases, website, and Annual Review publications
  • Serving as liaison to the UT undergraduate community and helping develop the Center’s undergraduate outreach
  • Assisting Center Administrator, Co-Directors, Human Rights Scholars, graduate students, and affiliated faculty with other projects and tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications 

  • Commitment to working on issues of human rights and justice
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Regular and punctual maintenance of office hours
  • Professional demeanor
  • Experience with internet research, standard office equipment, and Microsoft Office

The following qualifications may be preferred in some candidates:

  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Experience with scholarly research and editing
  • Experience with publication, design, and website software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Event planning and/or fundraising experience

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit the following materials individually in PDF format to Rapoport Center Administrator William Chandler at wchandler@law.utexas.edu (subject: Undergraduate Internship):

  • Cover letter (state why you are interested in the position; demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs and activities)
  • CV/Resume (indicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency)
  • Transcript (unofficial is acceptable, as long as it’s not a grade report; an official copy can be mailed separately if needed, to arrive by the application due date)
  • List of three references (at least two must be UT faculty; include contact information)
  • Writing sample (3-5 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable)

Questions?

Contact William Chandler at wchandler@law.utexas.edu or 512-232-4857.

Thank you and good luck!

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Internships with Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians

November 18, 2014 · No Comments

Description

Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians (TCAE) is the fast‐growing umbrella organization of Turkic American associations throughout the United States dedicated to pursuing the interests of Turkic Americans and friends of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Houston, Washington and beyond. TCAE hopes to advance economic and political interests within the proven framework of democracy, religious freedom and global prosperity.

Available Positions

TCAE seeks two types of interns: communications and outreach interns and research and writing interns. Applicants should be available to work 15 hours per week, starting as soon as possible and extending through the rest of the academic year. Hours are flexible, especially for the remainder of the fall semester.

Responsibilities: Outreach and Communications Intern

  • Compose press releases and other materials
  • Assist with mailings and print production
  • Manage website and social media presence
  • Attend networking events and follow up with contacts
  • Assist with event planning

Responsibilities: Writing and Research Intern

  • Monitor all forms of news media
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Create and update databases
  • Compile literature reviews on economic, political, and cultural issues
  • Write articles for the American Turkic business journal

Requirements

TCAE is looking for undergrad students in the Austin area. Applicants should have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Communications, or Journalism. Strong writing skills and a thorough understanding of social and printed media are essential.

Prospective internship should apply for sending a current resume and cover letter to:

tcaeapplications@gmail.com.

 

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