Bridging Disciplines Programs Opportunities

Spring Internship Opportunity with Big Brothers Big Sisters

October 31, 2014 · No Comments

One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference.

Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America’s youth, schools, and communities.

Community Outreach Internship

Spring 2015


BBBS is seeking one intern for the Spring 2015 semester who can work a minimum of 12 hours per week. The position is unpaid, but may be available for course credit.


  • Assist on-site and off-site in both administrative and outreach activities
  • Duties include data entry, phone and email correspondence with clients and community leaders, and related organizational tasks
  • Community outreach to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ clients
  • Assist in set-up and tear-down for community outreach events


Applicant must be a recent graduate or current college student. The following qualifications are highly preferred, but not required:

  • Must be flexible and able to manage stress during unpredictable situations
  • Ability to follow directions, work independently, and efficiently manage one’s time
  • Excellent communication skills with open and respectful attitude with people from various walks of life
  • Computer literacy required, comfortable utilizing Microsoft Office programs and navigating the internet
  • Reliable transportation to and from BBBS, valid driver’s license required
  • Sincere interest in the work, programs, and mission of the BBBS organization
  • Eager to learn the operational functions of a nonprofit organization
  • Comfortable creating and delivering presentations
  • Available to work on a committed weekly schedule with a minimum of 12 hours a week for at least one semester. Ideal candidate will be available for occasional  evening/weekend work.


Please email cover letter and resume to Veronica Fox at (Subject line should read “Community Outreach Internship”). Please, no phone calls.

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Explore Austin Seeks Development Spring Intern

October 31, 2014 · No Comments


Explore Austin seeks qualified Development/Communications Interns to assist in raising critical funding to empower underserved youth to become leaders through mentoring and outdoor adventure. This individual plays a key role in donor and constituent experience. The Development/Communications Intern we be a key part of a team driven to help underserved youth become leaders and committed to expanding Explore Austin’s services.

The position will contribute to all internal and external Communications/Development projects with stakeholders including donors, volunteers, media, and board members. Ideal candidates have taken several nonprofit development, communications or marketing classes, have strong writing skills, and are familiar with social media. This position will report to, and work closely with, the Development Assistant and the Director of Annual Giving.


  • Assist in design and execution of the organization’s social media strategy
  • Coordinating research projects
  • Provide event assistance
  • Donor management/stewardship
  • Write and edit press materials
  • Distribute news releases
  • Assemble media kits/marketing packets
  • Update website
  • Office administration


  • Detail oriented
  • Organized
  • Innovative
  • Self-Motivated

Explore Austin internships are unpaid, but can be tailored to meet requirements for class credit. Interns typically work 21 – 40 hours per week in blocks of time (i.e. MWF 9-5) and occasionally work weekends. It is important for the intern to commit for the entire semester.

Start Date
January 2015
Application Due Date
December 2014
To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Alyssa at

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Internships Available with the YMCA of Austin

October 31, 2014 · No Comments

Internships Opportunities NOW AVAILABLE!

The office is conveniently located in central office just north of the University of Texas at Austin! There is easy access to the Metro and UT Austin Shuttle Buses. If you are a student and looking for an opportunity that can help give you an edge in your future career we offer an array of opportunities for you to participate in. Below you will find four of our internship opportunities that are now available:

Account Administration Internship

Family Resource Internship (for Spring Semester Only)

Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it! Internship

Early Learning Readiness Internship

Please fill out our internship application and submit it alongside your resume .

Please contact Ishmael Behrhorst via email or phone at 512-236-9622 ext. 360 for any questions or concerns.

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Research or Conference Travel Scholarships Available

October 28, 2014 · No Comments

The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce a fall application for Research or Conference Travel scholarships, which will be awarded to select UT undergraduates to help them pursue research beyond Austin or present their work at a conference. If you have already traveled to attend a conference or to conduct research in the 2014-2015 school year, or plan to do so, we invite you to submit an application. Students must have a confirmation of conference acceptance or research participation in order to be awarded funding.

In previous years, we have made a call for applications in the spring. This year, we are opening an additional round of applications in the fall as well. Scholarships awarded through this opportunity typically range between $250 and $500, and we expect to award approximately 10 scholarships this year. Some preference will be shown to students who do not have alternative sources of funding available to them.

The fall application deadline for our Research or Conference Travel scholarship is Friday, November 21, 2014.

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UT’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Seeks Student Technician

October 28, 2014 · No Comments

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, an organized research unit in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, seeks a 10‐19 hours/week student technician.

The Annette Strauss Institute’s mission is to understand and overcome the obstacles to civic  engagement through research, education, and training. The student tech will help support the  Institute’s public engagement trainings, educational outreach programs, seminars, and events.

Position Available: Undergraduate or graduate student technician with the Annette Strauss  Institute for Civic Life
Hours/week: Up to 19 hours/week
Compensation: $12 to $13 per hour, depending on experience
Period of Appointment: ASAP through 1/15/15 with the possibility of continuation through 5/31/2015
Location: Moody College of Communication CMA building, 2504A Whitis Avenue, Suite 7.146
1. Clerical Assistance. Provide administrative support of the Institute’s public engagement
trainings, educational outreach programs, seminars, and events.
2. Event Planning. Assist with special event planning, event preparation, and execution; and,
3. Other Duties. Assist staff on various other projects and/or research for the Institute, as
needed and directed.

‐ Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, including writing to deadline and for a
variety of audiences.
‐ An articulated belief in the Strauss Institute mission and an interest in civic life.
‐ Applicants must be personable, well‐organized, resourceful and persistent, and should be able
to take initiative, work with limited supervision, and to provide quick response.
‐ Previous work in an educational, political, or non‐profit setting is a plus, as is demonstrated
experience managing projects.

TO APPLY: Email your resume and a cover letter that explains your interest in the opportunity, in
our mission and how your skills are a match for the position to as
soon as possible and no later than November 5, 2014.

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IT’S TIME TEXAS Seeking Spring Ambassadors

October 23, 2014 · No Comments

IT’S TIME TEXAS is currently recruiting high school and college students for the Ambassador program, set to launch this Spring! We’re looking for students who are passionate about making healthy the norm in their communities. Ambassadors will unite with other health champions, equip their peers with healthy resources, and advocate for more health-based policy changes in their community!

If you or someone you know is interested, e-mail Kristen Nussa at for more information.

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UT Microfarm is Seeking New Staff

October 23, 2014 · No Comments

UT Microfarm staff positions open!

The Microfarm staff is currently seeking multiple team leader (TL) and team member (TM) positions, including:

  • Blogging/Web Master TL
  • Fundraising/Grant-seeking TL
  • Education TL
  • Resource Recovery TMs — Assist the TL with collecting free materials from the Austin community for our gardening and construction needs
  • Composting TMs — Assist the TL with compost collection and maintenance

Any and all inquiries should be directed to the Microfarm Staff at Check out our blog for more info: and like us on Facebook!

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Spring Internships with Thinkery (The New Austin Children’s Museum

October 21, 2014 · No Comments

“The Thinkery is an evolution of the Austin Children’s Museum. It’s Austin’s sparkling new home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it’s a heck of a good time.”

Apply Now for Spring 2015!

The Thinkery works with interns throughout the year in various roles. From graphic design, to early learners education, to fundraising, to Innovator’s Workshop, and more, interns are involved in many departments and roles.

Current Openings 

Birthday Party Intern

Camp Intern

Development Intern

Early Learners Intern

EdExchange Program Intern

Gallery Intern

Scout Program Intern

School Program Intern

Teen Program Intern

Look here for more information:

For questions about our internship program, please contact Dana Mahoney at 512.469.6211.

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Fulbright Awards for Study in Canada

October 21, 2014 · No Comments


The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from American universities to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. University of Texas at Austin students apply to the direct exchange program through partner institutions, register at their home institution and attend the host institution as an exchange student. During the course of their fellowship, University of Texas at Austin students will continue to pay tuition and fees to their home institution.


  • $5000 for one semester
  • Health Insurance Allowence
  • Up to $800 for in-country travel
  • Killam Orientation in Ottawa, ON
  • Spring Seminar in Washington, DC


  • be an American citizen,
  • be currently enrolled, and in good standing, as a full-time undergraduate student (BA, BS or BAH) at an accredited degree-granting institution in the United States (please note that professional degrees are normally not eligible),
  • be expected to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in good standing during the 2015-16 academic year, should he/she be selected for an award,
  • be expected to receive an undergraduate degree in the Spring 2016, or beyond,
  • meet the eligibility requirements and regulations of the home university,
  • be proficient in English, and in French, should the student plan to study at a French language institution,
  • have a superior academic record,
  • be able to complete all steps of the application process prior to the published deadlines, and
  • be nominated by the home university, in the instance of the direct exchange program


  • Applications are now available at
  • Questions can be forwarded to 
  • Applicants must be recommended by their home institution for the direct exchange program
  • Applications are reviewed by an independent adjudication committee of faculty members from Canadian and American universities
  • Selection is open and competitive, based on a combination of academic standing, personal statements, and references
  • The Foundation recognizes that excellence is found in all linguistic, ethnic and religious groups without regard for gender, age, sexual preference or race. The Killam Fellowships Program encourages applications from all interested and eligible candidates.


Riane Corter, Program Coordinator

International Office / Study Abroad

Phone: 512-471-2475



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Children of All Nations | Great Wall China Adoption — Seeks Chinese Speaking Intern

October 3, 2014 · No Comments

Children of All Nations (CAN), operated by Great Wall China Adoption, is a division of one of America’s leading international adoption agencies. CAN is dedicated to improving the lives of children by reaching out to nations around the world to place children and give humanitarian aid globally.

For over 16 years CAN has been placing children, advocating for improved legislation and international relations, and initiating charity programs focused on child welfare.

Great Wall China Adoption is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Austin,Texas. Since 1996, Great Wall has assisted the Chinese government in placing more than 8,000 children with forever families. Between the headquarters located in Austin, Texas and the sister office in Beijing, China, they work on behalf of families each day to be experts at exceeding China’s requirements and adoptive families’ expectations by staying updated on aspects of China adoption.

Currently, they are looking for a Chinese speaking intern.  The intern will work with staff in China on various tasks including translating adoption documents.  The intern does not need to be located in the Austin areas as the majority of the tasks can be completed remotely.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to


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