Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps’ Summer Assocatiate

 

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About the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps’ Summer Associate program:

The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) is an AmeriCorps VISTA project sponsored by Hunger Free America and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Walmart Foundation and the Pepsico Foundation. This national project operates two programs, one for a full-year and the other for just the summer, called the Summer Associate program. Both the full-year and Summer Associates work in both rural and urban areas across the country as part of a public-private partnership to improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), the Summer Food Service Program, and other anti-hunger programs for Americans in need.

Position Description:

Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative in partnership with Hunger Free America is seeking Summer Associate members to assist in the administration, implementation, access, and quality of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Time Commitment:

This is a short-term, 8 week, full-time position beginning June 6, 2016 and ending July 31, 2016. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times, including days, nights and weekends. Because AmeriCorps VISTA service requires a full immersion in the project and community, full-time employment with other entities is strictly prohibited. Summer Associates may be able to have a part-time job outside of VISTA service, however, they will discuss this with their supervisor prior to starting their position. Also, AmeriCorps VISTA and Summer Associates must adhere to some restrictions on political and religious activities. For more information, please review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms and Conditions information available here – http://bit.ly/1dAs2FM.

Housing:

You are responsible for finding your own housing. No housing allowance will be provided.

Program Benefits:

  • $447.85 Living allowance, paid biweekly
  • Segal Education Award (~$1,222.22) or end-of-service stipend (either $230 or $280, depending on program length)
  • Paid holidays
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector
  • A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums

How to Apply:

Please go to http://www.1.usa.gov/1UfRZVR and complete the program application.

Please send your resume to Katie_Hardgrove@baylor.edu

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Summer Conflict Resolution Camp Specialist

Each summer The University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution hosts the Global Ethics & Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium for high school students. This exciting program explores sources of conflict and how to discover effective resolution at all levels, from the personal to the international.

We are looking for extraordinary individuals to serve as camp instructors and volunteers. These individuals assist in making the UTPCR Summer Symposium a success and memorable for the participant. If you have any questions, email utpcr@austin.utexas.edu

See the attached posting for more details:

Camp Specialist[1]

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School Climate and Adolescent Development Research Opportunity

Faculty Researcher: APRILE BENNER
Dr. Aprile Benner
abenner@prc.utexas.edu

Description

In Fall 2016, I will be conducting surveys with approximately 1,500 students in local middle schools. We will be going directly to the schools to recruit students, distribute and collect parent consent and student assent forms, and conduct student surveys. Undergraduate and graduate research assistants will prepare data collection materials, make recruitment presentations at schools, distribute and collect all study materials, pay study participants, and scan student survey responses.

In Spring 2016, we will be coordinating daily diary activities with approximately 100 students. Undergraduate and graduate research assistants will program daily diaries on iTouch devices, distribute and collect iTouch devices from students, and download and clean daily diary data.

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Prevention Research Lab Summer/Fall Research Opportunities

The Prevention Research Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants!

The Prevention Research Lab, led by Dr. Keryn E. Pasch in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, is searching for undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2016. Undergraduate research assistants (URAs) will work on one or both of these projects, Outdoor MEDIA II and/or Tobacco Marketing with the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth and Young Adults. This Outdoor MEDIA II study uses objectively collected data to document outdoor food, beverage, alcohol, and tobacco advertising in the Travis County area. This project is in collaboration with sites in California, Minnesota, and Ohio. The Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth and Young Adults (TCORS) is comprised of three different University of Texas (UT) sites: the UT School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus, UT Austin, and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, each of which hosts one of 3 funded research projects. Students will work on projects focused on the marketing of tobacco products to youth and young adults. Both Outdoor MEDIA II and TCORS projects will involve the coding of advertisements. Additional research opportunities such as literature searching, transcribing, and data summaries may be available.

REQUIREMENTS:

A flexible summer schedule with at least a three hour block of time available.

Prior research experience is a plus but not necessary.

Applicants who are able to commit to the fall and spring semesters will be given priority. However, if you are graduating in summer or fall 16, you will still be considered.

BENEFITS:

Hands-on experience with the research process, with an emphasis on the relationship between advertising and socio-economic disparities.

Bridging Disciplines, Nutrition, or other research credit offered if you qualify – please let us know if you are considering BDP credit or other research credit when you contact us.

If you are interested in joining the Prevention Research Lab as an undergraduate research assistant this summer, please complete the application and return, along with your résumé, to Ana Herrera (analauraherrera@utexas.edu).

Application: PRL_call for RAs_Summer_2016_FINAL[2]

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Shoal Creek Conservancy Summer Internship

The Shoal Creek Conservancy (www.shoalcreekconservancy.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2013 with the mission of restoring, protecting and enhancing the ecological, social and cultural vibrancy of Shoal Creek for the people of Austin, Texas by engaging the public and partnering with the community. We seek to achieve this mission through activities that maintain and improve the Shoal Creek trail and greenway; enhance the public’s enjoyment of the Creek; and restore the watershed. Shoal Creek is the city’s oldest trail and extends for approximately four miles through the heart of Austin, Texas.
Description: Shoal Creek Conservancy seeks an extremely organized and strong writer and researcher who is interested in learning more about nonprofit fundraising and development. This person would work closely with the Development Coordinator and assist with fundraising, community relationship building, and other tasks. The position is available to undergraduate or graduate as well as recent graduates.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft grant proposal and reports
  • Research and create a database of new funding prospects, including foundation, corporate and government grant programs
  • Maintain confidential donor database and run reports to identify giving patterns over time
  • Prepare thank you letters to recognize all contributions in a timely manner
  • Assist with planning of major fundraising events
  • Work with other staff to develop materials to use for fundraising effort and pursue strategies to grow the membership of the Conservancy
  • Assist with day-to-day administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with nonprofit development work, grant writing a plus, but not necessary
  • Desire to learn about nonprofit fundraising and management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Enthusiasm for the Conservancy’s mission

Skills Gained
We aim for this internship to benefit both the intern and the Conservancy. The Fundraising Intern can expect to develop the following knowledge and professional skills:

  • Research skills and preparation of reports summarizing, synthesizing, and analyzing information collected through research
  • Grant writing and proposal development
  • Community relationship development
  • Database management and data analysis
  • Knowledge of nonprofit operations and management and nonprofit administrative skills

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires a minimum semester/summer commitment
Hours: At least 15 hours a week
Stipend: $500 per semester/summer

Application Due Date: 04/22/2016
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Nina Rinaldi, Development Coordinator, at nina@shoalcreekconservancy.org Thank you for your interest in the Conservancy. ​
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Academic Year 2016-2017 Internship with the Harry Ransom Center: Deadline April 20th

Undergraduate Internships

Thos. H. Law and Jo Ann Law Undergraduate Internships

Through the Thos. H. Law and Jo Ann Law Undergraduate Internship Endowment, the Ransom Center funds internships designed to provide University of Texas at Austin undergraduates with experience in the nature and operation of a major humanities research library and museum. The experience gained by interns will benefit them in their own research projects, in possible graduate studies, and even as a career option in such fields as librarianship, museum studies, archival or curatorial work, as well as public affairs, marketing, public programming and event management.

Once selected, interns will choose from a variety of opportunities within the center. These vary from year to year, but will likely include:

  • processing collections
  • planning exhibitions
  • assisting with conservation and preservation
  • performing editorial and publicity work
  • working on website enhancement projects
  • assisting marketing, public affairs, and development

Liberal Arts Honors and Plan II Internships

Each academic year, the Ransom Center also hosts undergraduate interns sponsored by the Liberal Arts Honors and Plan II Honorsprograms at The University of Texas at Austin. To apply for these positions, students must be enrolled in the program/department and submit application materials directly to their program/department. Please contact the department directly for more information on the internship and eligibility requirements.

Academic Year 2016-2017

Three Thos. H. Law and Jo Ann Law internships are available for the academic year 2016-2017. Internships begin the second week of classes and conclude on the last class day each semester. Most interns work in a single department throughout the year, but some may choose to change at semester break.

We encourage applications from rising juniors and seniors, but all undergraduates are eligible to apply. Interns will be appointed as Undergraduate Research Assistants (an hourly position that is not benefits-eligible) and will receive approximately $1500 per semester for 10-hours of work per week. The student must be registered for a minimum of six hours of coursework at The University of Texas at Austin each semester. Students must be able to work in the U.S. without restrictions in order to be eligible.

To Apply

An applicant should provide the following:

  • a one-page resumé
  • a letter from the student describing interest and qualifications
  • a letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member or someone who knows the candidate’s professional qualification pertinent to this internship

Both letters should be addressed to Danielle Brune Sigler, Associate Director for Scholarly Programs, attached to the resumé and delivered to the Ransom Center’s third-floor administrative office between 8 A.M.-Noon and 1 P.M.-5 PM, Monday-Friday.

The deadline for 2016-2017 academic year applications is Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

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Embassy Summer Fellowships

EMBASSY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

2124 E 6TH ST SUITE 101 AUSTIN, TX 78702

Embassy is an Austin-based creative branding, marketing, and business development agency that helps brands develop loyal customers.

Position – Design Fellowship

Embassy is looking for a driven and creative design student for our Summer Fellowship. As a Design Fellow, your primary responsibilities will include developing and creating brand assets for clients and designing web tools like landing pages, full service websites, and email campaigns.

During the Summer Fellowship, you will work closely with and report to Embassy’s Creative Director. Our hope is that working with our team will give you valuable experience in design, branding, entrepreneurship, marketing, and business development.

Along with client work, all Summer Fellows will work together to manage and complete a project for a local non-profit.

Fellows will be expected to work 20 hours per week. Unfortunately, this position is unpaid. We will, however, do what we can to help you get college credit.

Start: May 23, 2016 End: August 5, 2016

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be:
A problem solver with an understanding of design thinking
A college student who enjoys the creative process and application of critical thinking A motivated self-starter capable of working both independently and with a team
An effective communicator with high emotional intelligence
Positive, enthusiastic, and driven
A talented artist with an eye for design
A fast learner
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (and other tools of the trade)
A Mario Kart enthusiast

Previous design experience in a professional setting is a plus, but not necessarily a requirement. If you think you would be a good fit for this program, we want to hear from you.

To Apply

Please email a resume, portfolio, and document answering the following questions to our Creative Director, Trip Carroll, at trip@makeambassadors.com. Include “Embassy Summer Fellowship” in the subject line.

Questions:

What aspect of the Embassy Summer Fellowship interests or excites you the most?
Tell us about a time you utterly failed. Why did you fail, and what did you learn from that experience? If you could master one skill, what would it be and why?
You just won $10 million from the lottery. What do you do with the money?

Position – Brand Production Fellowship

Embassy is looking for driven and creative college students for our Summer Fellowship. As a Brand Production Fellow, your primary responsibilities will be to work directly with our clients, manage projects, oversee our creative team, and be the driving force behind synthesizing ideas and turning them into reality.

During the Summer Fellowship, you will be paired with a Producer and assist them in managing and completing projects for a specific client. This Producer will serve as your mentor and will help you gain valuable experience in entrepreneurship, branding, marketing, and business development.

Along with client work, all Summer Fellows will work together to manage and complete a project for a local non-profit.

Fellows will be expected to work 20 hours per week. Unfortunately, this position is unpaid. We will, however, do what we can to help you get college credit.

Start: May 23, 2016 End: August 5, 2016

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be:
Highly motivated (you’ll finish a project, even if it means pounding Red Bull until 2 a.m.)
An organized self-starter capable of working both independently and with a team
Able to manage time between multiple projects and meet deadlines
Willing to lead by example
An effective communicator with strong emotional intelligence (building relationships is your forte) Positive, enthusiastic, and driven
Not afraid to fail (and learn from mistakes)
A Mario Kart enthusiast

Previous marketing, PR, or project management experience is a plus, but not necessarily a requirement. If you think you would be a good fit for this program, we want to hear from you.

To Apply

Please email a resume and document answering the following questions to our Senior Producer, Wes Drees, at wes@makeambassadors.com. Include “Embassy Summer Fellowship” in the subject line.

Questions:

What aspect of the Embassy Summer Fellowship interests or excites you the most?
Tell us about a time you utterly failed. Why did you fail, and what did you learn from that experience? If you could master one skill, what would it be and why?
You just won $10 million from the lottery. What do you do with the money?

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Get Up Project Summer Internship

Organization name:  Get Up Project

Contact:  Gloria McPherson, guptexas@gmail.com

Mission:  Provide free healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured with a focus on refugees living in Austin.  

Job requirement:

To develop a visual nutrition education program.  The program should be a combination of material using different complementary media, such as a powerpoint with associated hands-on activities.  The program should cover nutrition topics such as understanding carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, reading a food label, understanding how to limit added sugars.  The program should target an audience with a low reading level or with limited English skills.  Once the program is developed the intern will assist with scheduling classes, marketing the classes, and presenting the material.

Candidate needs to be interested in nutrition, health, helping low income populations.

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Bullock Texas State History Museum Summer Internships

Closing Date: April 22, 2016

The State Preservation Board Internship Program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate level students unpaid internships within a selected department at the Agency. Internships offer students an opportunity to gain practical public administration, museum, historical collections / curatorial, visitor services, and / or facilities management experience relevant to their coursework by working closely with staff at the State Preservation Board. Internships in all areas may not be available every semester.

Internship Title: Exhibits Intern

Goals of the Internship; Work to be performed:
Prepare students for a position in museum exhibits by teaching them the importance of primary source research, how to conduct research in various archival and museum collections, and how to summarize research for exhibition development.
Intern will search archival and museum collections to identify artifacts and summarize documents related to the Texas Revolution. Intern will complete a spreadsheet of potential artifacts/documents to be borrowed by the museum. Intern will research background of potential objects and prepare a 100 word description of each artifact. Majority of internship to take place in archives.

Hours of Work:
10 hours per week (Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm).

Skills and Abilities:
Required:  Effective organization and communication skills; Attention to detail; Experience with primary source research; College-level writing & copy editing skills; Computer skills: Microsoft Word and Excel.
Preferred: Experience conducting archival/primary source research; Fluent in reading Spanish; Knowledge of Texas history.

Educational Status:
Senior or Graduate Student studying History, Museum Studies, Anthropology, American Studies or Public History.

Internship Title: Web and Digital Media Intern 

Goals of the Internship; Work to be performed:
The successful candidate will gain technology development skills, helping bring new technologies to market, and gain an understanding of professional museum curation and new methods for digital outreach to a large statewide audience.
The Web and Digital Media Internship is an opportunity to participate in innovative new projects in a creative and fun environment at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the state’s official history museum. The selected candidate will collaborate with Museum staff to grow an award-winning story archive project and help launch a new statewide photography competition, helping to curate photographs for display in upcoming Museum exhibitions.

Hours of Work:
10-15 hours per week (Mon-Fri, between 9am-pm with flexibility to work remotely).

Skills and Abilities:
Required:  Excellent writing and communication skills, willingness to experiment with innovative new web-based technologies, independent worker.
Preferred: A passion for photography, storytelling, and innovation.

Educational Status:
Undergraduate or Graduate Student studying Journalism, Liberal Arts, RTF, Communication/Media Studies, Museum Studies, History/Public History or Fine Arts.

To Apply: 
Submit a resume, transcript, application and writing sample to: State Preservation Board Staff Services Attn: Internship Program 201 E. 14th St., Suite 950 Austin, TX 78701 Or Email to TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us
Information and Application available at: http://www.tspb.texas.gov/spb/intern/intern.html
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Kids in a New Groove Summer Internships

Kids in a New Groove provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction.
Program & Grant Writing Internship- 
Description:
KING is seeking a motivated individual who will assist with program related metrics collection and analysis as well as the grant seeking and writing process. Hours are flexible between the 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with a 10 hour weekly commitment required.

Responsibilities:

  • Research new funding opportunities for Kids in a New Groove
  • Assist in maintaining records of ongoing, past and upcoming grants
  • Assist in the grant writing process for upcoming grants
  • Assist in collecting defined metrics for each student, including surveys from students, teachers, foster parents and caseworkers
  • Assist in entering student lesson information and metrics into Salesforce

SPECIAL EVENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP

Description: 
KING is seeking an intern to assist with all facets of special event planning and social media to market KING’s programs and fundraisers. Hours are flexible between the 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with a 10 hour weekly commitment required.

Responsibilities:

  • Create/Upkeep a social media plan utilizing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that promotes upcoming events and aspects of the KING program through social media
  • Create Social Media Kits for each event for staff and board members to utilize and promote through their own social media avenues
  • Assist in creating monthly online newsletters for KING supports and donors via Emma
  • Assist in event planning and promotion/marketing of all KING events (i.e. KING Concert Club, Student Workshops, Music Matters Luncheon, etc.) by creating save the dates/invitations, assisting in seeking out silent auction items, assisting in creating event marketing materials, etc.
Start Date
6/1/2016
Application Due Date
5/1/2016
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Wood at Laura@kidsinanewgroove.org.
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