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Paid Positions with Campus Environmental Center – Apply by 4/27

April 17, 2015 · No Comments

UT’s Campus Environmental Center is hiring!

For details about the different positions and to apply, visit http://hirealonghorn.org/. The deadline to apply is April 27th.

·         Co-Director, Membership & Outreach – Job # 54167

·         Co-Director, Planning & Operations – Job # 54166

·         Tree Nursery Coordinator – Job # 54168

·         Concho Community Garden Assistant – Job # 54088

·         Green Offices Program Coordinator – Job # 54089

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Funding Opportunity from the Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft

April 17, 2015 · No Comments

Application deadline extended to Monday, April 27th!

The Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft is seeking applications for funding from undergraduate and graduate students who have secured unpaid summer internships related to national security and foreign policy. Funding will be awarded to those students whose summer work best reflects the mission and goals of the Clements Center. Past recipients have interned with the Department of State, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and the House Armed Services Committee.

Interested applicants should email their resume, a one-page internship description, and an estimated budget to Jacqueline Chandler at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu by Monday, April 27thAward amounts vary.

For more information, please visit the Clements Center’s website or contact Jacqueline Chandler at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu.

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Internship Available with CleanTX

April 16, 2015 · No Comments

“Are you interested in the clean technology industry? Looking to live in a low-carbon future? CleanTX needs a new intern! There is no better way to get connected to the Texas cleantech industry.”

Clean Technology Intern

8-10 hrs/wk

Unpaid – Expenses covered. Small stipend may be negotiated.

Expiration Date:

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Description:

CleanTX is a non-profit that serves as the clean technology industry group for Central Texas. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership in community education, economic development, and networking platform for industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports the rapidly growing clean energy economy of Central Texas.

An internship with CleanTX offers you an unparalleled experience in the Texas cleantech industry. As an intern you will have the opportunity to help organize various clean energy events and make a meaningful contribution to the development efforts of the region’s leading clean energy stakeholder group. You will meet, work with, and learn from industry heavy-hitters. This internship isn’t about filing papers or running to Starbucks. This is real work that makes a real difference. You’ll be directly involved in planning high-profile events, writing content read by thousands of people, and compiling information that supports the growth of a very important industry.

CleanTX values and respects your strengths and interests. The best work is done when one is engaged and enthusiastic, so you will be encouraged to do what interests you and can help the organization. Aside from publishing events and headlines on the computer, there are many interactive and optional, enjoyable events that you may attend such as Clean Energy Beers and UT Energy Symposium lectures. CleanTX’s associations with numerous companies in the greater Austin area and even outside of Texas provide plenty of networking opportunities. The CleanTX work environment is not only efficient, but also values the importance of building relationships within the team.

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Aggregating information on various clean energy events in Texas and keeping our website calendar up to date;
  • Writing, collating, compiling, and editing content for the weekly newsletter;
  • Assisting with event coordination and planning;
  • Keeping the cleantech industry database up to date;
  • Sending communications to members and sponsors;
  • Helping to implement organizational systems and processes;
  • Staying informed of the regional, state, national, and international energy industry.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Love for detail and organization;
  • Demonstrates high levels of accountability and personal responsibility;
  • Interest in clean technologies and protecting the environment;
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, MailChimp, WordPress, and/or CRM systems is a plus.

Application Instructions:

Send a cover letter and resume to

Kathleen Baireuther

kbaireuther@ati.utexas.edu

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Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award

April 15, 2015 · No Comments

University of Texas undergraduate students who will not be graduating before December 2015 are invited to apply for The Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award to supplement their paid or unpaid internship in the fields of public policy, public service, government, or politics for the summer.  Previous award winners have worked for CNN, the U.S. Department of Education, the United States Senate, Defenders of Wildlife, the Muscular Dystrophy Association among other organizations and governmental agencies. The deadline for the application will be Monday, May 4, 2015.

Amount of the stipend:  $2,000

To apply, please email to chuck.courtney@austin.utexas.edu:

Contact information including name, address, email, and telephone number

Major field of study and current overall GPA

Resume

Letter of acceptance from the office or agency where the internship will take place

250 word description of your reason for applying

 

Internship Requirements:

Internship must be in the area of public policy, public service, government, or politics.

Must be an undergraduate and not be graduating before December 2015.

Internship must be a minimum of 10 hours a week for 10 weeks.

Internship must not include more than 25% clerical work.

Course credit is preferred, but not required.

 

Expectations by the Institute: The recipients will be expected to write a summary of their experience and to make a brief oral report at the Strauss Institute’s advisory council meeting following their internship experience if requested. Please contact Chuck Courtney, Assistant Director for Administration at 471-7208 with questions.

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Summer Internships Available at Worker’s Defense Project

April 14, 2015 · No Comments

ABOUT WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT:

Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to build power among Texas construction workers.  Its mission – to empower low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships – is accomplished through a network of dedicated staff, volunteers and members.

WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas focused on addressing workplace abuse faced by low-wage laborers.  Among the most established worker centers in the South, and a leader in the national movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people, WDP has won numerous awards for its cutting-edge achievements within one of the country’s most difficult climates for workers.

Each year, WDP serves over 2,500 workers through offices in Austin and Dallas by way of various social-service and organizing programs.  WDP concentrates its efforts on winning better work conditions in the construction industry, which is among the most powerful special interest groups in Texas and employs over 900,000 workers statewide, half of whom are undocumented.

Apply for Workers Defense Project’s Summer Organizing Institute!

The institute offers an opportunity for aspiring organizers to get hands on experience with grassroots community organizing! Participants will learn a wide range of organizing skills such as worksite organizing, planning direct actions, public speaking and media relations, grassroots mobilization, lobbying, and policy research.  These internship opportunities are available in Austin and Dallas, Texas.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The final deadline to apply is May 11th.

Internship Period: June 8-August 7

Internships Available: 

Research and Policy Intern

Adult Education and Training Intern

Better Builder Summer Intern

Compensation:

  • Life-long experience and skills
  • Referrals for future employment
  • $150 stipend per week
  • Possible class credit

Can be done in coordination with school internship programs.

WDP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to Emily Timm at emily@workersdefense.org. For questions, please call 512-391-2305 ext. 8030.

 

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AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Position with United Way for Greater Austin

April 14, 2015 · No Comments

United Way for Greater Austin is seeking an individual passionate about education and youth development to support Target Graduation’s summer learning initiatives as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate. For ten weeks during the summer this individual will raise awareness of the importance of summer learning by conducting research and coordinating community outreach while providing ongoing support to UWATX-funded summer programs at two middle schools. Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=54571&fromSearch=true

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Apply to Join Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program

April 13, 2015 · No Comments

The HT/UT DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program is officially launched!

This FREE five-week summer program aims to help prepare students learn about careers in law and prepare for law school. For information about the program and to apply, visit http://htutdiscoverlaw.org/

To be eligible, students must have at least 30 but no more than 60 hours in residence at the end of the Spring 2015 semester, and have a minimum GPA of at least 2.50 (no rounding).

Applications are due at 8 a.m. (CDT) April 27. Applicants will need two recommendations and must submit transcripts (so get started now!).

Questions? Call 512-471-1205 or email discoverlawut@utlists.utexas.edu.

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Fall Internship at the UT Immigration Clinic

April 10, 2015 · Comments Off

U.T. Immigration Clinic

For the 2015-2016 academic year

We are recruiting undergraduate students in their junior or senior year for an intern position with the Immigration Clinic at the School of Law.

This is an unpaid internship sponsored through the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/). The commitment for the intern involves 10 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’s work.

The Immigration Clinic provides crucial representation to vulnerable low-income immigrants. The cases handled by the Clinic are diverse and illustrate the breadth of immigration practice. The Clinic has handled cases for clients from, among other countries, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guinea, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. The Clinic’s cases range from asylum claims based on political persecution or religious, ethnic or gender-based violence to claims of United States citizenship by individuals born abroad to U.S. citizen parents whose status has not been recognized by immigration authorities. An important component of the Clinic’s caseload involves work at the Karnes County Family Detention Center in Karnes City, Texas. The controversial facility holds women and children who are seeking asylum. For more information, see the clinic website (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/clinics/immigration/).

This internship would be an ideal position for students interested in applying to law school and/or working in the fields of immigration and human rights.

Details for the internship position follow:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Command of the Spanish language, demonstrated organizational skills, demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor, as well as experience with internet research, printers, Microsoft Word.

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: To provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through case work, research, translation and interpreting (English-Spanish). Assist with other projects and tasks directly related to clinic work as assigned.

The interns should be ready to start this position at the commencement of the fall 2015 semester.

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER, TRANSCRIPT AND RESUME TO: Lourdes Diaz (ldiaz@law.utexas.edu) by May 1, 2015.

Application package should include a resume indicating language and computer skills, a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, and a copy of your most recent transcript. Please make sure that you demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs in your cover letter (visit the website). We will be interviewing applicants in mid-May.   If you have any questions, please email us at ldiaz@law.utexas.edu.

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Indeed Seeking Summer Design Intern

April 8, 2015 · Comments Off

Indeed Design Intern – Marketing

The Indeed marketing design team is looking for a summer intern! Indeed Design Interns are versatile, motivated individuals with strong visual design skills, knowledge of branding and an eagerness to learn. This position will report directly to the Senior Designers, but will also work closely with other members of the marketing team.

As the world’s #1 job site, Indeed helps companies of all sizes get to work. Each month, 180 million job seekers visit Indeed, connecting with employers of all kinds. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Demonstrates a passion for design and is skilled in visual communication
  • Is aware of current design trends and has the judgement to know when adoption of these trends is appropriate (rather than fashionable)
  • Is comfortable providing simple, well-executed designs with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrates mastery of typography, color and page layout​s
  • Is able to work independently and as a team member

Requirements:

  • Full-time availability, 40 hours/week (June-August)
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Graphic Design or a related field
  • Design portfolio/website and resume
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite—InDesign, Illustrator and  Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in print and digital design
  • Strong work ethic and willing to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Bonus: Familiarity with HTML/CSS, Javascript, and WordPress

Responsibilities:

  • Creating and presenting comps for internal projects
  • Assisting in production related tasks
  • Participating in Creative Team brainstorming sessions
  • Digital asset management

Benefits

A few additional perks:

  • Commuter benefits
  • On-site gym
  • Catered meals, endless snacks and drinks
  • Monthly happy hours
  • Casual dress code and work environment

How to apply

Please email your resume, portfolio and cover letter to ​victoriag@indeed.com. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

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Summer Internships Available at the Texas Civil Rights Project

April 8, 2015 · Comments Off

The mission of the Texas Civil Rights Project is to promote racial, social, and economic justice through community education and litigation. The organization strives to foster equality, secure justice, ensure diversity, and strengthen communities. Services include direct legal representation, community education, public awareness campaigns, education and advocacy on behalf of those who have historically been underserved or excluded from the justice system.

Summer Police Accountability Research Intern

*Job Description  : TCRP is seeking interns to investigate the use of surplus military equipment by police departments in Texas. Interns will research protocols established for the use of this equipment with an eye toward writing a report with model protocols.

Part- or full-time based on availability, for the duration of the summer.

*Job Qualifications  : Demonstrated initiative and experience conducting self-directed research. Willingness to reach out to various government officials for information.
*Application Instructions  : Please contact Veronica Madrigal at veronica.tcrp@gmail.com to submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample, or for additional details.

 

Prison Litigation/Criminal Justice Reform Team Members

*Job Description  : The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Prison Justice League seek regular interns committed to social justice to assist with special projects and general operations of our organizations which focuses on representing indigent Texas prisoners whose civil rights have been violated.

We offer a range of opportunities that can be tailored to your specific interests and skill set. Some responsibilities may include screening inmate mail, corresponding with inmates, preparing open records requests, reviewing discovery documents, researching and writing about reform topics, public policy analysis, social media and communications, development, and other tasks as needed.

This position would be ideal for an undergraduate or recent graduate seeking exposure to the practice of law and interested in protecting human rights, or students who have an interest in working in the nonprofit sector after graduation.

*Job Qualifications  : Part- or full-time based on availability, for the duration of the summer.
*Application Instructions  : Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to:
Veronica Madrigal
veronica.tcrp@gmail.com

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