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Internships Available at UT’s Concho Community Garden

March 2, 2015 · No Comments

Get an Internship with the Concho Community Garden!


3 unpaid leadership opportunities are open at the Concho Garden for those of you who cultivate an interest in gardening, the environment and health related issues.

Garden Assistant: Facilitate and/or manage projects at volunteer days and support the garden team.

Compost Manager: Take over the management of our composting system, teach future classes, and help maintain the garden.

Lil’ Gardeners Teacher: Help teach kids from the UT Child Development Center about gardening basics and upkeep their garden plots.

Email a resume and a cover letter explaining your motivations and why you think you would be a good fit for the position to

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Research Opportunity: Engineering of Inhaled Therapeutics

March 2, 2015 · No Comments

Faculty Researcher: ALAN WATTS

Contact Details

Alan Watts

We have invented a new way to deliver inhaled therapies to the lungs. This has very big implications to treat diseases such as asthma, COPD, and lung infection. Now we need a student with an engineering background (MechE preferred) to help with design and scale up of the manufacturing process. The basics of current manufacturing include rapid freezing of a drug solution on a cryogenic surface followed by solvent removal via freeze drying. A qualified student will be given the opportunity to provide technical and creative input and potentially be included as a co-inventor on a patent.


Computer-aided design, familiarity with prototyping/machining, thermodynamics, heat-transfer

Project Timeline

starting ASAP and continuing for 6 months to 1 year


Design and scale up of a novel pharmaceutical manufacturing process.

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Psychology Professor Seeking Research Assistants with Programming and Graphic Design Skills

February 27, 2015 · No Comments

We are developing a new web-based platform for publication of scientific information. The project was born from observing the highly inefficient practices currently dominating the dissemination of scientific information. Instead of fixing these problems one by one we decided to create a prototype of a scientific journal series on a completely different basis that breaks from traditional commercial publication practice. A significant part of the code has already been developed. I am looking for creative, dedicated students who are experienced in programming web applications to continue the project. You also must be open to new approaches, bring you new ideas to the table for testing on a larger internet community.

Computer programming on web application platforms.
The usual suspects C/C++, MySQL, Java, (Ajax, Python, …, you name it).
Developing experience on Rails is a bonus.
You bring your toolbox and graphical design skills.

Project Timeline
Start: 1/1/2015 End: 12/31/2016

Programming, attend regular weekly meetings. Meet milestones of code development. Team work alternating with individual work. Flexible schedule.
Interested? Contact Professor Zoltan Nadasdy at


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Global Jazz Research Opportunity

February 27, 2015 · No Comments

Dr. Charles Carson, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Butler School of Music, is involved in a long-term multi-sited exploration of jazz outside of the US. Questions include: the role of race and class; stylistic variations; and the alternative political uses of the music in various contexts. Sites include Sweden, South Africa, and Argentina. Assistantship open to anyone interested in culture/history/politics.

For more information, check out the Eureka website here.

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Multimedia Games Seeking Artists and Game Developers for Summer Internships

February 19, 2015 · No Comments

Multimedia Games, a GCA company, designs, manufactures, and distributes advanced gaming technology for the Native American and commercial casino markets with product offerings in video slots, reel-spinning slot machines, and the industry-leading TournEvent® slot tournament system.

Multimedia Games is looking for 4 Game Development and 2 Artist interns for the summer. Read more and apply at


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Andy Roddick Foundation Seeks Summer Program Mentors

February 19, 2015 · No Comments

The Summer Program Mentor is an essential position in the Andy Roddick Foundation’s Summer Learning Program at Pecan Springs Early College Prep Elementary. Program Mentors are responsible for the routine supervision, health, and safety of an assigned group of elementary students. Enthusiastic, caring Program Mentors are an integral part of our program and the primary caregivers of the children enrolled. As role models, Program Mentors are selected based on experience, maturity, enthusiasm, creativity, and attitude. Program Mentors actively assist in preparing for and implementing of weekly activities. They foster positive relationships with children, families, and other staff while exemplifying the Foundation’s goals and values.

Essential Functions

  • Direct, supervise, and organize up to 12 elementary students in a group within activities and throughout the program in order to meet intended outcomes
  • Ensure students are properly supervised at all times, including while on site and field trips
  • Assist in the teaching of various educational and recreational activities under direction of Lead Instructor, Instructors, or Coaches
  • Be actively involved with students during program activities, including physical activity (e.g., running, jumping, etc.)
  • Apply basic child development principles through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of children
  • Serve as a positive role model for all students
  • Build positive, mentoring relationships with students
  • Manage student behavior, as needed
  • Ensure that school and program rules are observed
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment for students
  • Maintain positive staff, family, and community relationships
  • Actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Some college course work completed in education or related field
  • Experience working with elementary-age students required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, a cooperative attitude, and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children
  • Ability to teach and lead various educational and recreational activities
  • Must be able to pass criminal history background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and references
  • Must be available for all staff training, including First Aid/CPR, from June 8-12
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday 8am-4pm from June 15-July 24
  • Must be available to work July 27-29 for program wrap-up activities
To Apply:
Visit for full job description.
Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to by February 27, 2015.


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Austin EcoNetwork Seeking Editorial Intern

February 13, 2015 · No Comments

Join the Austin EcoNetwork team as an editorial intern! This will not be a busywork kind of internship. AEN’s editorial intern will have the opportunity to jump right into the action, writing blogs and assisting in the production of the EcoNews. Although this is an unpaid position, the intern will have the opportunity to accrue bylines, writing clips, and a great deal of experience. The hours are flexible and enthusiasm is a must.

Responsibilities will include:

Assisting in the production of the weekly EcoNews
Writing blogs about local environmental issues and events
Helping to maintain the EcoNetwork’s monthly event calendar

Who should apply:

Journalism/English majors currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Past experience interning at other publications or working for a school newspaper is a plus

Please send a resume and writing clips to Amy Stansbury at

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Dell Medical School Hiring Student Assistants – Apply by 2/18

February 12, 2015 · No Comments

Dell Medical School Work Study Student Assistant Position Description

The Dell Medical School is seeking a student assistant to join the development team. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about philanthropy, donor relations, and healthcare in a high-profile, dynamic, and energetic setting.

-Spring 2015 semester, with potential for a summer 2015 and fall 2015 appointment. (Anticipated start date: February 23, 2015)
-Availability for 10-12 hours, Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.

Reports To: Development Associate

-Assist the Development Associate with donor stewardship projects including gift processing, the writing/distribution of donor acknowledgment letters, mailings, and writing donor profiles.
-Perform various clerical duties such as filing, copying, running errands, answering the telephone, and greeting visitors.
-Prepare electronic and hard copy informational packets for donors.
-Engage in computer/library research to perform benchmarking and other special projects. Perform data entry using Microsoft Excel and University databases.
-Assist the development team with planning and executing special events.
-Organize pre- and post- travel documentation for gift officers.
-Additional duties as assigned.

-Professional demeanor with excellent oral and written communication.
-Ability to communicate and interact positively and effectively with current/prospective donors, staff, and faculty.
-Ability and commitment to successfully manage confidential records, both paper and electronic.
-Ability to work independently and take initiative in suggesting and assisting with projects that contribute to improving operations and procedures.
-Possess sound judgment, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
-Familiarity with word processing, computer data entry, filing, and telephone reception.
-Computer literate. Familiarity with Microsoft Office software such as Excel and Word. Experience with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro preferred.
-Responsible and dependable, managing work time effectively and completing projects with accuracy.
-Interest in healthcare, philanthropy, donor relations, and communications.

Please submit an application on by Wednesday, February 18th at 5pm. Candidates will be contacted for interviews, scheduled to begin during the week of February 16th.

HireALonghorn Information: Search for Job ID 59328 (work-study) or 53013 (non work-study).

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Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Seeking Interns

February 11, 2015 · No Comments

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, a leader in the fight against hunger for more than 30 years, is currently hiring for a number of internship and fellowship positions.

Community Events Intern
Human Resources Intern
Nutrition Education Intern
Resource Development Intern
Volunteer Resources Intern

Child Hunger Corps Member
Child Hunger Fellowship

See a full list of open positions and submit your application at

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McNair Scholars Program

February 10, 2015 · No Comments

The McNair Scholars program is currently recruiting and accepting new students for the Fall 2015 semester. We are looking for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees who are low-income, first-generation, and/or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. All McNair Scholars obtain a faculty mentor, work on an independent research project, receive free GRE prep (worth $2,000), and are eligible for up to $5,500 for participating. Our application deadline is Friday, April 4th, 2015. More information and the application can be found at

 Information sessions will be taking place:

 February 16th from 6:00–7:00 pm in CBA 4.338

March 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm in CBA 4.338

March 26th from 6:00-7:00pm In CBA 4.338

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