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Spring/ Summer/ Fall 2015 Internships available with Teysha

November 25, 2014 · No Comments

As an intern, you gain insight into the start-up world, gain cultural awareness, and contribute your valuable skills to the Teysha mission. Applications for spring, summer, and fall 2015 internships are now being accepted. To apply, please email us with your resume and cover letter at village@teysha.is with the subject line Spring (or Summer or Fall) Internship.

To learn more about Teysha visit their website: http://www.teysha.is/

 

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Green Gate Farms Seeking Interns

November 25, 2014 · No Comments

Green Gate Farms is seeking interns to help with capacity building related to urban agriculture and education. Green Gate Farms is a certified organic farm that was established in an underserved Austin neighborhood to create a community resource for neighbors of all incomes. Their vision is to cultivate an organic farm that feeds mind, body and soul.

Several internship positions are available, including:

Marketing and Special Events
Development
Documentary Film Reporter
Food Justice Advocate
Social Media and Farm Reporter
Farm-Based Education Intern

Click here for more information on Green Gate Farms internships. To apply, email info@newfarminstitute.org.

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Whole Kids Foundation Seeking Spring Intern

November 25, 2014 · No Comments

The Whole Kids Foundation is looking for an intern to assist in admin support, email support, filing, mailing, survey organization, and other program support. The internship will be from January 2015 through May 2015.

If you’re interested in this position, please send you resume to Tristana at tristana.pirkl@wholefoods.com. 

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Project Vote Smart Seeks Spring and Summer Interns

November 25, 2014 · No Comments

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life’s Project Vote Smart (see video below) is seeking interns in its UT Austin office for Spring and Summer 2015. Successful candidates will examine federal and state policies through research on bills and legislators’ voting records.

This is a wonderfully relevant opportunity for students interested in the U.S. political system and legislative process.

The deadline for priority consideration is December 15 at 5:00pm. Applicants must be able to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to the internship. To apply, email ProjectVoteSmart@austin.utexas.edu a cover letter and resume.

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HealthStart Foundation Seeks Spring 2015 Intern

November 25, 2014 · No Comments

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
HealthStart is seeking an intern interested in helping change the world for the better through public relations and communications. Our primary purpose is to improve child health. HealthStart’s vision is that all children will learn how to be healthy from a young age. Our mission is to empower children to create a healthier future for our communities through early health education.

HealthStart has developed a comprehensive, robust health and science curriculum, Health Education for Youngsters! The curriculum is currently being taught in 22 preschool and elementary schools in Central Texas to about 1,400 kids. HealthStart hopes to triple that number in the next school year with your help.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Health Start is currently seeking a part-­time Spring 2015 intern with highly developed public relations/communications skills who can work about 12-­15 hours per week. You will be part of a team shaping HealthStart’s message through public relations and marketing activities. You may also be involved in social media including daily Facebook and Twitter posts, quarterly newsletter production, donor correspondence and management and related tasks. All of these experiences should be highly transferable to a professional public relations­ communications work environment.

Job responsibilities will include:
• Working directly with HealthStart’s Development Committee on articles, press releases, direct mail and social media

• Assisting with fundraising and event planning and promotions

• Donor Management and Correspondence

• Other communications and public relations related tasks as assigned

DESIRED MAJOR(S):

Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates for the position must have experience with marketing, advertisement, social media, event planning, website development, or related activity. Employment experience or a strong interest in social entrepreneurship, social marketing, health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Must be familiar with basic computer operations including MS WORD, EXCEL, and the Internet specifically social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MyEmma, etc. In addition, candidates should have some or all of the following skills:
• A willingness to learn new things or new ways of doing things
• Ability to meet deadlines with little or no daily onsite supervision
• Attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and communication skills
• Enthusiasm about making a difference

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter (required) by email to Robin Herskowitz, Founder by noon on December 15, 2014 at robin@healthstartfoundation.org. COVER LETTER AND TWO REFERENCES REQUIRED.

Interviews will be held in person or by phone beginning the week of December 8. Ideally applicants will be available to start work no later than January 13, 2015. However, candidates may begin work as early as January 6 if they are available.

Requested Documents:

Resume Cover Letter

Applications Accepted Until:

January 10, 2015

 

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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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