HealthStart Internships Spring 2017


HealthStart teaches children how to be healthy from a young age. We have developed a comprehensive, robust health and science curriculum, Health Education for Youngsters! that includes 9 teacher’s guides, resource materials, parent information and more. The curriculum has been taught in 27 preschool and elementary schools in Central and South Texas to about 2,400 kids since 2010. HealthStart hopes to increase our organizational sustainability and put a communications roadmap in place with your help. Interns will help with a variety of tasks that may include media, community outreach, market implementation, public relations, strategy, planning, and executing fundraising events.
Strategy Intern
HealthStart is seeking a strategy intern to help drive our core development and fundraising efforts. Strategists help clarify the opportunities for growth and help build creative solutions to move our organization forward. You will report directly to the head of strategy and founder, Robin Herskowitz.

The strategy intern plays a part in driving our core development and fundraising efforts. Strategists help clarify the opportunities for growth and help build creative solutions to move our organization forward. You will report directly to the head of strategy and founder.


  • Develop an understanding of our business environment and strategy
  • Collaborate with our team to define project objectives and establish project approach
  • Conduct desk research and help identify opportunities for new funds
  • Help produce a yearly analysis to identify gaps and opportunities in the marketplace
  • Place findings into presentation materials for internal communication efforts
  • Keep up with Austin’s non-profits to establish relationships and identify opportunities
Research Intern
HealthStart is seeking a research intern to help drive our core development and fundraising efforts. Researchers help locate opportunities for growth and contribute to campaign ideation based on their findings. We use your insight to build creative solutions that move our organization forward. You will report directly to the head of strategy and founder, Robin.
The research intern plays a part in driving our core development and fundraising efforts. Researchers help clarify the opportunities for growth and help build creative solutions to move our organization forward. You will report directly to the head of strategy and founder.


  • Develop an understanding of our business environment and landscape
  • Collaborate with our team to define project objectives and establish project approach
  • Conduct desk research and help identify opportunities for new funding
  • Help produce a yearly analysis to identify gaps and opportunities in the marketplace
  • Place findings into presentation deck for internal communication efforts
  • Keep up with Austin’s non-profits to establish relationships and identify opportunities


Graphic Design Intern
HealthStart is seeking a Graphic Design Intern to create engaging collateral, print, and digital materials to help drive our core program and development efforts. Graphic Design interns help set the tone for our printed, online and social media communications. Graphic Design also help create program related materials and illustrations for our digital game,Monstralia: A Healthy Life For Your Little Monster.

Interns will work under the direction of Health Start’s Curriculum Designer. Interns should be able to devote 12-15 hours per week to the internship. Hours are flexible.

Job responsibilities may include:

  • Create graphics for an upcoming health education mobile game using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Create backgrounds using a drawing tablet for an upcoming mobile game.
  • Help create promotional materials for upcoming events such as flyers, web banners, and other materials.
  • Create visual solutions in effective ways in print and electronic media.
  • Develop materials to attract potential community partners.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Applicants must have educational or work experience with graphic design, design, website development, or related activity. Employment experience or a strong interest in health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Must have experience with Adobe Creative Suite including PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

  • Attention to detail
  • Quick study
  • A willingness to learn new things or new ways of doing things
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm about making a difference
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Ability to meet deadlines with little or no daily onsite supervision
  • Some drawing/illustration experience
  • Experience with drawing tablets and creating simple digital paintings
  • Experience with Illustrator, and creating vector graphics with the pen tool
  • UI experience a plus.
  • Work on game illustration a plus.
Health Promotion Intern
Health Start is currently seeking a part-time Spring 2017 intern with highly developed communications/health promotion/nutrition skills who can work about 12-15 hours per week. You will be part of a team implementing and evaluating HealthStart’s health promotion programs and related tasks. All of these experiences should be highly transferrable to a professional public health, nutrition, or health promotion work environment.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in organizing and executing our What are YOU Feeding? Nutrition awareness programs
  • Attending and assisting with Health Promotion activities, community wellness fairs, and other events that educate and raise our profile within our community
  • Working directly with HealthStart’s Scientific Committee
  • Contributing Health and Nutrition related articles for HealthStart’s Monthly Newsletter, press releases, articles for parenting and health magazines, and a blog
  • Other health promotion related tasks as assigned

Candidates for the position must have experience with or a strong interest in public health, health promotion, health communications, event planning, nonprofit 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, email clients, 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
We give all of our interns the opportunity to create their own project while working with our organization. If you have a thesis or capstone-like endeavor for spring semester, we encourage you to apply!

Additional Information:
The intern will have weekly interaction with HealthStart’s Founder and other interns and staff and regular interaction with HealthStart board and committee members. Candidates must be able to begin work no later than January 9th. Please noteALL interns are required to attend weekly staff meetings on Fridays from 9 to 10:30 am.

3710 Cedar St. #227
Austin, TX 78705
United States
Start Date
Application Due Date
To Apply
Please submit a resume, 2 references, and a cover letter clearly stating why you. believe HealthStart is a good fit for you to on or before 01/01/2017 Interviews we will be held as applications are received.
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Urban Roots Internship Spring 2017

Urban Roots

Position: Farm Apprentice
Application Deadline: Rolling through Mid December
Location: Austin, TX

Who We Are:
Now in its ninth year, Urban Roots is a non-profit organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and to inspire, engage, and nourish the community.

The Guiding Principles of Urban Roots:
1. We provide a High Quality, Transformational Experience for youth and community members.
2. We celebrate “Rigor” and Meaningful, Hard Work.
3. We build Strong Relationships.
4. We cultivate Intentionality in our work.
5. We engage our work with a Spirit of Celebration and Joy.
6. We Honor and Respect Diversity.

Who You Are:
You are excited to learn about sustainable agriculture and how Urban Roots uses sustainable farming as a tool to empower youth and engage the community. You work well independently AND relish working on a dynamic team. You are socially nimble, dependable, and flexible. You are punctual, organized, & possess a great attention to detail. You work well under pressure and have experience working with others in an outdoor setting (central TX, preferred). You are able to lift 30 lbs and keep up a quick pace doing physical labor on the farm. No farming experience necessary – you will be trained on the job.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Hands-on Farm work: Farm tasks will primarily include, planting, harvesting, and processing produce for wholesale orders and Farmers’ Markets. Other times will focus on farm maintenance including weeding, hoeing, irrigating, foliar feeding, weed eating and minor farm projects such as light carpentry and general farm clean-up.
• Leading volunteers: You will be an ambassador for Urban Roots, engaging a diverse group of community members on the farm and leading other farm volunteers through a variety of farm tasks.
• Assisting with soliciting donations: Assist the Farm Coordinator with soliciting in-kind donations, including landscaping supplies, tools, and compost.

The Apprenticeship will run from January 11th – June 8th, 2017 and we ask that you commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week, up to 12 hours if you are interested. Farm Apprentices work EITHER Tuesday OR Thursday mornings (8am – 12pm) AND Wednesdays (4 hours, time to be decided), and occasional Saturday mornings will be requested.

This is a part-time, seasonal, unpaid volunteer position. Farm Apprentices will receive training in sustainable agriculture and in Urban Roots’ unique volunteer coordination/leadership techniques. Apprentices will also have access to lots of local, seasonal produce.

Austin, TX 78725
United States
Start Date
To Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please. Please reference Urban Roots Farm Apprentice Search in the subject line and include your availability to work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
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CHLI Global Leaders Program – DUE FRIDAY, December 9, 2016

A 15 week internship program working in Congressional and corporate offices in Washington D.C. Students also earn academic credit hours from the George Washington University. Students will work on project-based programs that provide hands-on experience and also strengthen their understanding of Public Policy. The program takes place in the spring and in the fall semester of each year. Read more here:



  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents
  • Participants must be enrolled in a four-year university and are either in their Junior of Senior year of their undergraduate studies, or students must be a recent graduate. ( Within one year of the start of the program)
  • Strong interest in the U.S. Hispanic and Portuguese Community

Required Documents for Application

  • Online application
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Legislative analysis

Applications are now open and due by December 09, 2016. Please read below and submit all required documents into the form below for your application to be considered complete.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be Juniors, Senior, or within one (1) calendar year of graduation
  • Applicants must be enrolled or recently graduated from a 4-year college or university
  • Applicants must be fully available for program dates and complete the entire semester
  • Preference given to applicants of Hispanic, Latino, and/or Portuguese decent

 Required Documents

  • Online application
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Legislative analysis

Application Instructions

You must complete the online application provided below, supporting documents must be submitted by December 9, 2016; There are no exceptions. 

Please save all required documents into one PDF document labeled Lastname_Firstname_GL_S2017_Application and attach to the form below.

  1. Online Application (below)
  2. Cover letter:
    Submit a one-page cover letter describing what you hope to gain from the program
  3. Unofficial Transcripts:
    Must include all semesters for which grades have been awarded at all colleges or universities attended.
  4. Two letters of recommendation: 
    From a professor or an employer are required. Letters must be included with your supporting documents.
  5. Resume:
    Must include educational and employment background as well as extracurricular activities and special awards/honors.
  6. Personal statement:
    In approximately 800 words describe your family, work, educational and community experience that led you to apply to the CHLI Global Leaders Program. How do these experiences relate to your long-term goals? How will you continue your leadership within your community? What are your greatest strengths? And what are areas you would like to improve?
  7. Legislative analysis:
    In approximately 800 words identify a bill introduced in Congress (House or Senate) during the most recent session and analyze the pros and cons of the legislation. State and explain your position, provide policy recommendations and identify their impact on the Hispanic and/or Portuguese community. Follow MLA format, and cite your sources. Plagiarism will result in dismissal of the application. We strongly recommend writing your analysis on one of the following topics:
    • Trade and International Affairs
    • Public Service
    • Energy and Environment
    • Education
    • Technology
    • Commerce

For questions or concerns about CHLI’s Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program, contact Ethan Starkey at

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Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Spring 2017 Internship

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty seeks Spring 2017 Advocacy Intern

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is the only professionally staffed, statewide grassroots advocacy organization dedicated solely to ending the death penalty in Texas. We seek to shift the political climate on the issue and decrease use of the death penalty in Texas. Our approach includes strategic communications, engagement of “unusual voices,” public education and outreach, and support of litigation strategies.

TCADP’s Spring 2017 Advocacy Intern will assist with legislative research, community outreach and public education programs, strategic communications, and administrative support. They will interact with the Executive Director and Communications Coordinator, as well as other volunteers, TCADP Board Members, and community partners.


• Support public education and outreach programs, including events featuring death row

exonorees and other individuals with personal experience with the Texas death penalty


• Research and writing assignments related to TCADP’s blog and monthly newsletter

• Assistance with the 85th Texas Legislature, including monitoring bills, supporting

TCADP’s Lobby Corps members, and preparing for Faith Leader Advocacy Day on the

Death Penalty at the State Capitol

• Development of educational materials for print and/or online publication

• Logistical support for the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference, which will take place on

February 18, 2017 in Austin

• Administrative support, including data entry, resource inventory, and social media


Desired skills/experience:

• Exceptional communication and writing skills (ability to speak and write Spanish is a


• Experience with grassroots/student organizing and community outreach

• Experience with online communication/social networking tools (Facebook, blogs,

Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

• Proven ability to work independently

• Interest in working with a non-profit advocacy organization

• Personal commitment to the abolition of the death penalty

All work will be performed in our South Austin office and will be supervised by TCADP’s

Executive Director and Communications Coordinator. This is an unpaid position requiring a minimum commitment of 10 hours/week.

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, and short writing sample (1-2 pages) to TCADP Executive

Director Kristin Houlé at

For more information about TCADP, visit

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Help grow Job involves social media, PR, and advertising. Working with fun team with an awesome mission and get to talk to famous coaches and help athletes build their best!
Social Media, Creative Thinker, Writing, Coachable, and fun to work with!

Title: I’m Awesome

Let us know how you would help us grow!
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Texas Watch Legislative Internship

The Legislative Intern would primarily work with the Deputy Director producing content for the website and social media, making deliveries to the Capitol, and assisting with content production for the legislative session. Duties would include:
– Writing weekly blog posts on consumer protection issues
– Generating and recording content for monthly podcast
– Assisting in management of social media
– Assisting in creation and delivery of legislative materials to the Capitol offices
– Availability to work at least 15 hours/week
– Ability to produce quality written content
– Experience managing social media
– Interest in politics/current events
– Desire to build portfolio of published works
– File management
– InDesign/Photoshop knowledge is a plus
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Council for Environmental Education Internship

The Curriculum Editor Assistant internship is in the Council for Environmental Education (CEE)’s Austin office just south of downtown. The intern will assist in a major curriculum development project: the Next Generation Project WILD. The internship is for a full-time, 320 hour position over the course of eight to ten weeks. A $2,320 stipend will be provided. The position is ideal for those seeking to further develop their expertise in editing, K-12 curriculum development, lesson plan development, environmental education, or science education. Former teachers, nonformal educators, pre-service teachers, and students (graduate and undergraduate) are encouraged to apply.

Organization Description: CEE, an education 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 (see As the cornerstone publication for the Project WILD program, the “Project WILD: K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide” helps tens of thousands of K-12 educators each year throughout North America and abroad engage students in hand-on activities and projects involving the study and stewardship of wildlife and the environment. At the national level CEE also administers Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD, and Flying WILD. The curriculum guides for each of these programs, as well as the educator professional development trainings these programs offer, are closely aligned to the education and outreach efforts of Project WILD sponsoring organizations—primarily fish and wildlife agencies in North America.

In recent years, CEE completed updating and expanding the “Aquatic WILD K-12 Educators Curriculum and Activity Guide.” More recently, CEE designed and developed much new content for the main Project WILD “terrestrial” curriculum guide. Efforts are now focused on finalizing content and editing in preparation for publishing this expanded “Next Generation” Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide.

Position Description: As part of the team at CEE working on the final stages of expanding the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, the Curriculum Editor Assistant will focus mainly on content editing and copy editing. The Curriculum Editor Assistant will help review, analyze, research, and edit written and graphic content to help ensure quality control and the delivery of well-written activities or lesson plans. The intern will help assess texts and graphics in terms of sound pedagogy, best practices for education, scientific accuracy, national education standards (such as Next Generation Science Standards), and well-balanced perspectives on issues pertaining to wildlife conservation and managment. The intern will work on content targeting K-12 grade students and teachers as well as nonformal educators. The content will involve multiple academic subject areas, but with an emphasis on science education—including student-centered field investigations, STEM learning, inquiry approaches, career development in wildlife management, and outdoor learning. The intern will also help organize and update appendices in the “Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide” and conduct photo searches to be published in the guide.

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

The intern 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 Curriculum Editor Assistant will gain knowledge, experience, and/or skills in:

• Copy editing
• Content editing
• Planning and organizing text and graphics for curriculum development
• Knowledge of the fields of environmental education and science education
• Knowledge of nonformal and formal educator professional development systems and networks
• Knowledge of the educational publishing industry
• Researching environmental conservation issues and organizations
• Researching trends in educational methodologies
• Preparing reports, summaries, and goals for an organization
• Project WILD or related professional development training

In addition to completing the above job description, the intern will collaborate with staff members on a variety of other tasks, including assisting with preparations for an annual conference of Project WILD partnering organizations. With a small staff running several national programs, the intern 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 intern up to date on staff projects, and allow them to report out on their own projects.

The position requires working in an office setting, at a desk, and using a computer most of the time.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Experience writing
• 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
• Research skills

Preferred Experience (in one or more of the following): Previous writing and editing experience, advanced coursework and/or experience in writing and/or editing, K-12 education, lesson planning, curriculum development, environmental sciences, or STEM education, collaborating in a team using basic Google apps.

Send a cover letter and resume to Marc LeFebre, at

While there is no application deadline, CEE hopes to complete the hire for this position by December 20, 2016.

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Guerilla Suit PAID Graphic Design Internship


Guerilla Suit is now accepting portfolios and résumés for our spring semester internship position. Interns will be assigned creative duties, to be completed within deadline, while working with the entire GS team. This position offers hands-on experience and direct insight into our agency. Interns can expect to work on a variety of accounts, participate in actual projects, and have to opportunity to deliver great work. Applicants must have an understanding of fine art / design principles and a keen eye for typography. A love of tacos and metal is a definite plus, though not required.

Duties include:

Production design
Print design
Web and digital design support
Brand building
Image searching & editing


Willingness to learn
Ego-less listening
Ability to take direction
Detail oriented
Strong written and verbal communication
Exceptional organization and time management skills
Multi-tasking capabilities
Solid working knowledge of Adobe Cloud

We are looking for someone who can commit to 3-5 days per week (approximately 20 to 25 hours weekly) in the office. Scheduling is flexible, and class credit is available. The internship runs approximately 20 weeks from early January to the end of May.

Please send a PDF of your résumé and a link to you online portfolio directly to

Deadline for submissions is December 16th, 2016.

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Texas Archive of the Moving Image Inventory and Item Metadata Intern

The intern will assist the Administrative Coordinator in the management of donated films and videos to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and gain a working knowledge of the operations of a small very active non-profit organization. Responsibilities will include inventorying materials into the TAMI database, transcribing item metadata from original objects, evaluating one or more larger collections to determine their suitability for inclusion in the archive, aid in prioritizing collections for preservation, and/or other projects of special interest to the intern.

TAMI is a vibrant non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Texas film heritage. TAMI works to discover Texas “orphan” films and to educate the public about moving image history. TAMI provides an online video library of rediscovered Texas films at; a free digitization program; the Texas Film Round-Up, a traveling educational event highlighting Texas moving image history; and an online educational resource kit for K-12 teachers.

Have an interest and/or background in media, history, and/or archives. The ideal candidate will be self-directed, detail-oriented, responsible and energetic.

Work Hours:
10 to 15 hours/week (flexible)). Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Send resume and a brief statement of interest and/or experience to Christina Bryant at:
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Soma Vida Coworking Internship

Cultivating entrepreneurship & wellness by providing opportunities for growth and development in an environment that supports innovation, honors diversity and builds community.
Successful participants complete the Internship Program with the following:
– Professional experience running a small business & maintaining client relationships
– Collaborating with individuals & teams to meet project objectives and achieve goals
– Understanding of the importance of health & well being in a balanced work life
– Training for the specific skills required for a career in the Coworking Industry

Soma Vida, a Wellness Coworking Community, provides flexible and affordable workspace with access to private offices, coworking, meeting rooms, workshop and class space, all within a community of entrepreneurs dedicated to creating work/life balance. Our mission is to help redefine balance by providing the best opportunity for workspace, self-care, community and business support for entrepreneurs and organizations. We recognize that Work/Life Balance is not a one person show, it is a collective effort! For more information about us please visit our website:

– Hands-on professional experience by working with a diverse community of entrepreneurs; gaining insight into how to effectively running a small company while advancing your career path and building your resume
– Career and networking support for professional development, job search, resume, interview, salary negotiation, contact/referral support and career strategy coaching through Conscious Ambition, offered by Laura Shook Guzman, LMFT
– Students may be eligible to receive college credit
– Main compensation is a 4 month Work Well Coworker PLUS Membership Package including; coworking space (free coffee & tea + work/study space), educational programing and events, community connectivity (social + professional networking), and discounts on yoga and wellness services. (valued at $1500+)
– Performance-based stipend at end of the semester based on contributions.

– 10-15 hours a week with availability for 1-2 shifts each week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs), flexible
– Strength of character, including; a professional and positive attitude, the ability to grow and develop through challenges, and the tenacity to meet project deadlines
– Completion of 4 semesters in study for a related field
– Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people
– Membership Database experience is a plus
– Writing experience is a plus
– Spanish speaking/writing is a plus
Fill out the Internship Inquiry Form:

Eligible Candidates with be contacted to provide additional references and a resume

Selected candidates will be invited to interview

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