Apply Now for Spring 2020 HealthStart Internships!

HealthStart builds healthy communities through children’s science based health education. We teach kids how their body works, what it is made of and how this relates to what to eat and how to keep their bodies fit. HealthStart lessons also teach kids that taking care of one another and our environment builds community health and wellbeing.

HealthStart is currently accepting applications for spring 2020 internships in the areas of development, health promotions, communications/public relations, game programming, and game illustration.

Application Due Date: 12/15/2019

Internship Start Date: 1/21/2020

Compensation: These are unpaid internships.


Development Intern

Development Interns will help with a variety of tasks that may include grant writing, implementing our marketing/public relations strategy planning and executing fundraising events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Health Start is currently seeking a part-time Development Intern with a strong interest in or prior experience with fundraising; grant writing, and event planning and execution who can work about 12-15 hours per week. Candidates for the position must be creative problem solvers with fantastic interpersonal skills. Employment experience in fundraising, proposal writing or knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies is a plus. Must be familiar with basic computer operations including MS WORD, EXCEL, the Internet and Adobe Creative Suite.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help execute HealthStart’s fundraising plan
  • Perform in-depth research into grant-making organizations Write grant applications that display meticulous grammar and spelling
  • Seek financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Assist with other development projects as requested

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position should have experience with or a strong interest in public relations, marketing, 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:

  • Quick Study
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques
  • Willingness to learn fundraising prospect research techniques.
  • Strong contributor in team environments
  • Enthusiasm about making a difference

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Sharon at sharon@healthstartfoundation.org on or before December 15th, 2019. Two references required. Candidates must be able to begin work no later than January 21st, 2020.


Health Promotion Intern

Health Promotion Interns will use their talents and health/nutrition knowledge to help change the world for the better through our What are YOU Feeding? Nutrition awareness program, Community Health Education Workshops (CHEWs), community outreach, implementing our marketing/public relations strategy planning and executing fundraising events. In addition, the selected intern(s) may have an opportunity to participate in hands on activities with children, data collection, and tasks that help us evaluate our effectiveness.

RESPONSIBILITIES

HealthStart seeks a part-time Health Promotion intern with highly developed organizational skills, ability to manage their time, and creative talents. Interns work 15 hours per week under the supervision of our Outreach Coordinator.

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 the development of a 10-week series of Community Health Education Workshops
  • Attending and executing a 10-week series of bi-weekly CHEWS at three local Housing Authority of City of Austin locations
  • Attending and assisting with Health Promotion activities, community wellness fairs, and other events that educate and raise our profile within our community
  • Assisting with What are YOU Feeding? Program Implementation and Menu Analysis
  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

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
  • BILINGUAL PREFERRED

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Sharon Burley at sharon@healthstartfoundation.org on or before December 15, 2019. Two references required. Candidates must be able to begin work no later than January 21, 2020.


Public Relations / Communications Intern

The Public Relations & Communications Interns will help with a variety of tasks that may include media and community outreach, implementing our marketing/public relations strategy, and planning and executing fundraising events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

HealthStart seeks a part-time Public Relations and Communications intern with highly developed organizational skills, ability to manage their time, and creative talents. Interns work 12-15 hours per week under the supervision of our Outreach Coordinator.

You will be part of a team shaping HealthStart’s message through social media that may include daily Facebook and Twitter posts, monthly newsletter production, donor correspondence and management, marketing campaigns designed to inform and attract education partners and related tasks. Additionally, you will help with the marketing of one of our premier fundraising events, Austin Gives Miles​. All of these experiences should be highly transferrable to a professional work environment.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Raising HealthStart’s profile within our community
  • Executing a media and public relations plan
  • Working directly with HealthStart’s Board and Director
  • Helping write HealthStart’s Monthly Newsletter
  • Other public relations and communications related tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position must have experience/familiarity with public relations, communications, event planning, nonprofit development or related activities. Employment experience or a strong interest in social entrepreneurship, social marketing, health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Experience with digital arts or graphic design is a plus. 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
  • Bilingual Preferred

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Sharon Burley at sharon@healthstartfoundation.org on or before December 15th, 2019. Two references required. Candidates must be able to begin work no later than January 21th, 2020.


Game Programmer Intern

Interns will use their creative talents to help change the world for the better through creation of a health education mobile game that will be used to teach core concepts from HealthStart’s nine-part curriculum.

RESPONSIBILITIES

HealthStart seeks a part-time Interactive Game Development intern with highly developed organizational skills, ability to manage their time, and creative talents. Interns work 12-15 hours per week under the supervision of our Curriculum Coordinator.

The intern will work in a team environment to help program Monstralia: A Healthy Life For Your Little Monster app from written design documents and wireframes. The intern will participate in user testing which involves identifying ease of play, level of engagement, efficacy in conveying health messages, and opportunities for improving game play. The intern will work with the team to fix design flaws and bugs identified during user testing.

In addition to programming tasks, the intern also may be involved in actual design of the art, backgrounds, and animation related to the game if their skills and interests enable them to do so.

Required tasks/skills include:​

  • Ability to organize and adjust Monstralia Unity Organizer
  • Proficiency using C# in Unity
  • Ability to work with existing code
  • Other tasks as assigned

Additional desired skills:

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Animation and/or illustration experience a plus
  • Experience creating illustrations using drawing tablet in Photoshop a plus
  • Bilingual

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position must have educational or work experience programming in C# and game development. Employment experience or a strong interest in health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Candidate must have experience with the Unity game engine. All candidates must have basic computer operations skills including MS WORD, EXCEL, the Internet, and HTML. If interested in creating game art assets candidates should have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator.

In addition, candidates should have the following skills:

  • Ability to communicate quickly and effectively
  • Ability to stay organized and up to date with the various tasks and assignments.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Jeremy Follin at jeremy@healthstartfoundation.org on or before December 15, 2019. Three references required. Candidates must be able to begin work no later than January 21, ​​2020.


Game Illustration Intern

HealthStart is seeking an intern interested in using their creative talents to help change the world for the better. Our primary purpose is to improve child health. HealthStart’s mission is to help kids build strong brains and bodies through early, science-based health education.​ ​We are doing this with a health education curriculum for children 3-6 years of age, an elementary school cafeteria-based nutrition education program, and a digital app grounded in the concepts found in our curriculum and nutrition education program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

HealthStart seeks a part-time intern with excellent writing, organizational skills and creative talents. You will work directly with our Curriculum Coordinator who produces and designs our curriculum, marketing, educational and outreach materials. You will help create graphics for an upcoming health education game, Monstralia​:​ A Healthy Life For Your Little Monster. This game will have 25 different mini-games. Each game will require the creation of numerous graphics. All of these experiences should be highly transferable to any other creative work environment.

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.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position must be working toward a bachelors or masters degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or Illustration. 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 and be familiar with basic computer operations including MS WORD, EXCEL, the Internet, and HTML. In addition, candidates should have some or all of the following skills:

  • 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.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Jeremy Follin at jeremy@healthstartfoundation.org​ on or before December 15, 2019. Two references required. Candidates must be able to begin work no later than January 21, 2020.

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Annie’s List Spring 2020 Internship!

Annie’s List is now accepting applications for paid Spring 2020 internships based in Austin from January 21 – May 8. Please email a one page resume and cover letter in PDF format explaining your interest in Annie’s List and your preferred department to Ana Harris at ana@annieslist.com by Friday, November 8th by 5:00 PM CST. We encourage all majors and all years to apply, but are particularly interested in Juniors and Seniors. Interns are paid bi-weekly, earning a total of $1,500.

Interns will not only get a sense of what it takes to elect women in Texas, but also have the option to participate in career development opportunities, such as resume/cover letter writing workshops, networking events, and panels tailored to the current interns’ interests.

More information about the types of internships available can be found here: https://annieslist.com/programs/intern-program/

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Job Title: Youth Civic Education and Engagement Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Stipend: $450 summer, $750 fall/spring if funds available.

Deadline: Applications are accepted and interviews are done on a rolling basis, but the deadline for Spring applicants is Dec 1.

Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides general support for the CDF-TX Youth Civic Education and Engagement initiative. The intern works 20 hours/week supporting both our policy and organizing work to increase youth civic education and engagement. The youth civic engagement intern provides substantive policy research and reports and monitors legislative committees and the State Board of Education on improving youth civic engagement and education in Texas. Additionally, the intern assists with outreach to partners and school districts on behalf of the Texas Civic Education Roundtable to support the prioritization of culturally sustaining civic education in Texas’ public school classrooms. The intern also supports outreach to young people statewide to support our high school voter registration campaign, as well as provides critical support in developing training curriculums to support young people’s knowledge of and engagement with state legislative and local civic processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plans civic engagement opportunities with and for youth
  • Policy research, briefs and training material
  • Conducts research on public policy, media trends and other subjects as needed
  • Assists in the development and execution of special projects
  • Assist in maintaining CDF’s social media platforms

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational and execution skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children
  • Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills and high degree of professionalism
  • Strong computer, Internet and research skills

Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Cheasty Anderson (canderson@childrensdefense.org) and type CIVIC ENGAGEMENT INTERN in the subject line.Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate

Email: canderson@childrensdefense.org

Website: http://www.cdftexas.org/


Job Title: Immigration Policy Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Stipend: $750/semester

Deadline: Applications are accepted and interviews are done on a rolling basis, but the deadline for Spring applicants is Dec 1.

Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides general support for the CDF-TX Immigration Department. The intern works 10 hours/week, and provides substantive research, compiles reports, monitors immigration news and helps with the execution of advocacy-related activities, including story collection, public education, special event planning, newsletters, and social media work.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Policy research, briefs and training material
  • Compiles bi-monthly immigration newsletters
  • Conducts research on immigration policy, media trends, and other subjects as needed
  • Assists in the development and execution of special projects
  • Perform other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned

 Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational and execution skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children
  • Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with CDF staff and external partners/contacts
  • Strong computer, Internet and research skills

 Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Cheasty Anderson (canderson@childrensdefense.org) and type IMMIGRATION POLICY INTERN in the subject line.

Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate

Email: canderson@childrensdefense.org

Website: http://www.cdftexas.org/


Job Title: Health Care Policy Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Stipend: $450 summer, $750 fall/spring if funds available.

Deadline: Applications are accepted and interviews are done on a rolling basis, but the deadline for Spring applicants is Dec 1.

Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides general support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern works 20 hours/week, and provides substantive research, compiles reports, monitors interim legislative committees and helps with the execution of advocacy-related activities, including story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings, special event planning, and social media work.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Policy research, briefs and training material
  • Conducts research on public policy, media trends and other subjects as needed
  • Assists in the development and execution of special projects
  • Perform other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned
  • Assist in maintaining CDF’s social media platforms

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational and execution skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children
  • Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with CDF staff and external partners/contacts
  • Strong computer, Internet and research skills

Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Cheasty Anderson (canderson@childrensdefense.org) and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line.Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate

Email: canderson@childrensdefense.org

Website: http://www.cdftexas.org/

 


Job Title: Communications/Policy Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Stipend: $450 summer, $750 fall/spring if funds available.

Deadline: Applications are accepted and interviews are done on a rolling basis, but the deadline forSpring applicants is Dec 10.

Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides social media and communications support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern works 20 hours/week, and will contribute to social media campaigns to promote the research, reports, legislative issues and advocacy-related activities of the organization. CDF-TX organizes advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings, and public policy events.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supports CDF’s social media platforms
  • Monitors blogs and social media accounts of allied groups to develop basic content knowledge about current policy issues related to health care and children’s health
  • With supervision, plans, prepares, and executes social media campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) focused on current public policy issues and other subjects as needed
  • Organizes weekly and monthly content calendars
  • Assists in the development and execution of special projects and events
  • Performs other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Experience using social media for advocacy efforts, volunteer or paid
  • Visual design skills, video skills a plus
  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and execution skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with CDF staff and external partners/contacts
  • Strong computer, Internet and research skills

 Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Cheasty Anderson (canderson@childrensdefense.org) and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line.

Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate

Email: canderson@childrensdefense.org

Website: http://www.cdftexas.org/

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Prosper Center Tax Help Opportunities

Foundation Communities is seeking a team of enthusiastic, motivated individuals who can help us prepare more than 20,000 returns at our Community Tax Centers (CTCs) for the 2020 tax filing season. CTC team members make a tremendous impact in the Austin community while gaining meaningful non-profit experience working for a well-respected organization. Every year we prepare thousands of tax returns for households earning less than $55,000, saving clients hundreds of dollars in tax preparation fees and bringing millions of dollars in refunds to our local economy. In addition to tax preparation, we also provide opportunities for clients to save and improve their financial well-being.  Under the direction of the supervising site managers, intake coordinators greet clients upon arrival at the tax center, conduct eligibility screenings, and assist taxpayers in assembling all required information and documents. Full-time and part-time schedules including weekdays, evenings, and weekends are available. This position pays $14 per hour from December 2019 – April 2020.

Learn more at: https://foundcom.org/about/job-opportunities/

Research Assistant Positions with the Gender Health Equity Lab

The Gender Health Equity Lab is looking for several research assistants.

GHEL Mission: To reduce health disparities among vulnerable individuals who experience structural and syndemic factors that increase HIV/STI risk.


Job Description: Coder

Learning Objectives:

  • Will learn how to code qualitative interviews
  • Will learn how to discuss coding discrepancies with other coders
  • Will become familiar with NVivo software

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Clean and redact participant interviews
  • Code interviews qualitatively, both independently and in group settings
  • Enter coded data into NVivo, a qualitative coding software
  • *Note interviews often contain sensitive material which may be upsetting to some people

Required Qualifications:

  • Second-year undergraduate student or higher
  • Human Subjects CITI Training Certification
  • Availability to meet with other coders on a biweekly basis
  • Attend at least 50% of biweekly lab meetings per semester

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Works well in team settings
  • Self-motivated

Expectations

  • Transcripts must always remain in the coder’s possession as they are extremely confidential
  • Once transcripts are coded they must be returned to the GHEL and locked in a filing cabinet
  • Transcripts must be entered into NVivo in the GHEL
  • Once transcripts are entered into NVivo bring them to BEL 718 to be shredded
  • At least one transcript coded every 2 weeks
    • Check in with Heran after each transcript is coded
    • Enter which step of coding stage into Master Task List
    • Questions or falling behind—let Project Coordinator (Heran) know immediately to help or find another coder to help—getting coding done is more important
    • If coding is continually late, you will only be able to code while present in the lab

Job Description: Data Entry

Learning Objectives:

  • Will become familiar with REDCap
  • Will learn the difference between and importance of both qualitative and quantitative data

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Enter participant data into REDCap
  • Convert qualitative participant data into quantitative data
  • Enter quantified data into Excel

Required Qualifications:

  • Second-year undergraduate student or higher
  • Human Subjects CITI Training Certification
  • Attend at least 50% of biweekly lab meetings per semester

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong reading comprehension skills
  • Works well in team settings
  • Self-motivated

Expectations

  • Data entry must occur in GHEL
  • Data entry from interview must occur within 2 business days after interview

Job Description: Recruiter

Learning Objectives:

  • Will become familiar with local community organizations who serve the study’s target population
  • Will enhance communication skills through networking with communication organizations

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Post and distribute flyers around the community and in organizations
  • Develop relationships with community organizations on the phone or in-person
  • Find new appropriate areas or organizations to recruit participants

Required Qualifications:

  • Second-year undergraduate student or higher
  • Human Subjects CITI Training Certification
  • Attend at least 50% of biweekly lab meetings per semester
  • Transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Works well in team settings
  • Self-motivated

Expectations

  • Recruiter must go into the field once a week and to different locations each time
  • Keep track of destinations for travel reimbursement (must always start and end at UT regardless of where you actually start and end)

Job Description: Researcher

Learning Objectives:

  • Will learn to conduct comprehensive literature searchers
  • Will learn how to use NIH REPORTeR
  • Will become familiar with information needed to develop grants

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Conduct literature reviews on topics
  • Search for scientific measures
  • Search for current studies through current literature or NIH REPORTeR
  • Contact local organizations

Required Qualifications:

  • Second-year undergraduate student or higher
  • Human Subjects CITI Training Certification
  • Attend at least 50% of biweekly lab meetings per semester

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong reading comprehension skills
  • Prior research experience
  • Works well in team settings
  • Self-motivated

Expectations

  • Research is due 1 week from day assigned unless otherwise specified
  • Even if you are not done, check in 1 week after assigned to provide update with your status
    • Questions or falling behind—let Project Coordinator (Heran) or Dr. Nydegger know immediately in order to help or ask another researcher to provide assistance to ensure the task is completed
    • If research tasks are continually left unfinished after assigned, you will be only be given research tasks while present in the lab

Job Description: Interview Assistant

Learning Objectives:

  • Will learn how to conduct qualitative interviews
  • Will learn the process prior to and after conducting qualitative interviews

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Prepare interview bag with appropriate materials
  • Attend interviews, taking notes of observations
  • Compile materials from interview to prepare for transcription and data entry

Required Qualifications:

  • Second-year undergraduate student or higher
  • Human Subjects CITI Training Certification
  • Attend at least 50% of biweekly lab meetings per semester

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Works well in team settings
  • Self-motivated
  • Transportation preferred but not required

Expectations

  • Must arrive at interview location at least 15 minutes prior to interview start time (continual tardiness will lead to losing this opportunity)
  • Must dress appropriately which means casual but no short shorts or shirts that are short, or exposing in any way. Jeans, long jean shorts, other pants (except dress pants), and casual shirts are acceptable. Do not overdress as this gives off a power dynamic that can lead to participants closing up.
  • Make sure to double check that the bag and folders have ALL materials needed, do not assume the interview assistant before you did everything. Ensure the recorders have enough battery life.

 

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HealthStart Foundation Internships Available

HealthStart builds healthy communities through children’s science-based health education. We teach kids how their body works, what it is made of and how this relates to what to eat and how to keep their bodies fit. HealthStart lessons also teach kids that taking care of one another and our environment builds community health and wellbeing.


Game Programmer Intern

HealthStart seeks a part-time Interactive Game Development intern with highly developed organizational skills, ability to manage their time, and creative talents. Interns work 12-15 hours per week under the supervision of our Curriculum Designer. The intern will work in a team environment to help program MonstraliaTM: A Healthy Life For Your Little Monster™ app from written design documents and wireframes. The intern will participate in user testing which involves identifying ease of play, level of engagement, efficacy in conveying health messages, and opportunities for improving game play. The intern will work with the team to fix design flaws and bugs identified during user testing. In addition to programming tasks, the intern also may be involved in actual design of the art, backgrounds, and animation related to the game if their skills and interests enable them to do so.

Required tasks/skills include:

  • Ability to organize and adjust Monstralia Unity Organizer
  • Proficiency using C# in Unity
  • Ability to work with existing code

Additional desired skills:

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Animation and/or illustration experience
  • Experience creating illustrations using drawing tablet in Photoshop a plus.
  • Bilingual

Qualifications: Candidates for the position must have educational or work experience programming in C# and game development. Employment experience or a strong interest in health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Candidate must have experience with the Unity game Engine. All candidates must have basic computer operations skills including MS WORD, EXCEL, the Internet, and HTML. If interested in creating game art assets candidates should have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), two references (required) and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Jeremy Follin at jeremy@healthstartfoundation.org


Game Illustration Internship

HealthStart seeks a part-time intern with excellent writing, organizational skills and creative talents. You will work directly with our Curriculum Coordinator who produces and designs our curriculum, marketing, educational and outreach materials. You will help create graphics for an upcoming health education game, Monstralia: A Healthy Life For Your Little Monster. This game will have 25 different mini-games. Each game will require the creation of numerous graphics. All of these experiences should be highly transferable to any other creative work environment.

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 for summer children’s health education workshop programs.

Candidates for the position must have educational or work experience with illustration, design, 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 and be familiar with basic computer operations including MS WORD, EXCEL, the Internet, and HTML. In addition, candidates should have some or all of the following skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Quick study
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • 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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), two references (required), and portfolio (if applicable) by email to Jeremy Follin at jeremy@healthstartfoundation.org


Public Relations/Communications Intern

HealthStart seeks a part-time Public Relations and Communications intern with highly developed organizational skills, ability to manage their time, and creative talents. Interns work 12-15 hours per week under the supervision of our Outreach Coordinator.

You will be part of a team shaping HealthStart’s message through social media that may include daily Facebook and Twitter posts, monthly newsletter production, donor correspondence and management, marketing campaigns designed to inform and attract education partners and related tasks. Additionally, you will help with the marketing of one of our premier fundraising events, Austin Gives Miles. All of these experiences should be highly transferrable to a professional work environment.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Raising HealthStart’s profile within our community
  • Executing a media and public relations plan
  • Working directly with HealthStart’s Board and Director
  • Helping write HealthStart’s Monthly Newsletter
  • Other public relations and communications related tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for the position must have experience/familiarity with public relations, communications, event planning, nonprofit development or related activities. Employment experience or a strong interest in social entrepreneurship, social marketing, health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Experience with digital arts or graphic design is a plus. 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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, two references, and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Erin Damm at erin.damm@healthstartfoundation.org


Health Promotion Intern

HealthStart seeks a part-time Health Promotion intern with highly developed organizational skills, ability to manage their time, and creative talents. Interns work 15 hours per week under the supervision of our Outreach Coordinator.

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 the development of Children’s Health Education Workshops (CHEWS) Snack Science Workshops as assigned
  • Attending and executing CHEWS Snack Science Workshops as assigned.
  • Attending and assisting with Health Promotion activities, community wellness fairs, and other events that educate and raise our profile within our community
  • Assisting with What are YOU Feeding? Program Implementation and Menu Analysis
  • 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
  • Assisting with planning, execution, and implementation of fundraising activities (e.g., I Heart HealthStart and Austin Gives Miles)to further mission as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Bilingual preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), 2 references and portfolio (if applicable), by email to Erin Damm at erin.damm@healthstartfoundation.org


Development Intern

Health Start is currently seeking a part-time Development Intern with a strong interest in or prior experience with fundraising; grant writing, and event planning and execution who can work about 12-15 hours per week. Candidates for the position must be creative problem solvers with fantastic interpersonal skills. Employment experience in fundraising, proposal writing or knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies is a plus. Must be familiar with basic computer operations including MS WORD, EXCEL, the Internet and Adobe Creative Suite.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help execute HealthStart’s fundraising plan
  • Perform in-depth research into grant-making organizations Write grant applications thatdisplay meticulous grammar and spelling
  • Seek financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Assist with other development projects as requested

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for the position should have experience with or a strong interest in public relations, marketing, 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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, two references, and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Erin Damm at erin.damm@healthstartfoundation.org

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Internship with Austin Resource Recovery

Austin Resource Recovery is hiring marketing and programming interns. Work for a fun and dynamic City of Austin department helping to promote the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goals. The City of Austin has a stated commitment to achieving Zero Waste, an initiative that requires new thinking about the way we buy, use and dispose of everyday items. Instead of buying brand new products, Austinites can help reduce waste by sharing or repairing items, buying used items, or donating items they no longer need.

The intern will play a critical role in implementing outreach, communications, and programming to encourage more Austinites to reduce, reuse, repair and support local businesses that offer related products and services. The position will report to the Circular Economy Program (CEP) Manager.

The intern’s projects will include:

  • Creating new content such as ad copy, blog posts, and social media posts to promote reuse-related activities.
  • Overseeing marketing campaigns and outreach activities for the holiday shop zero campaign, in partnership with the City of Austin’s Small Business Program.
  • Event planning, volunteer management, and partnership building for CEP events, including Fix-It Clinics, MoveOutATX and Austin’s Circular Economy Map.
  • Tracking performance metrics for CEP initiatives.
  • Researching, coordinating and attending community outreach & education events to promote reuse.
  • Various administrative tasks to support CEP activities, as needed.
  • Other projects to support reuse and zero waste in Austin according to program needs and the intern’s skillset.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to interface with the public and community stakeholders on behalf of the City of Austin
  • Interest in zero waste, recycling, reuse, and social entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Interest in marketing and community outreach
  • Ability to be self-motivated and take initiative
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Willingness to learn and take direction from experienced professionals
  • Strong research skills
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with zero waste, recycling, small business, and social entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Experience in marketing and community outreach
  • Experience in research analysis, conducting surveys, and/or conducting focus groups
  • Skill in graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Bilingual

TO APPLY: Applications are requested by Wednesday, August 28, at 5 p.m. (Interested applicants are encouraged to submit materials early as the City of Austin reserves the right to fill positions prior to this date). Please submit a cover letter and resume. Send your application to circulareconomy@austintexas.gov with the subject line: “Internship Application.”

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Internship with the Blanton

 

POSITION: Art of the Spanish Americas Intern
DEPARTMENT: Latin American Art
HOURS: 160 hrs. per semester
COMPENSATION: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION:
This position will be developed in the context of the long-term loan of the Thoma Collection of South American Colonial art to the Blanton. It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to learn about the wide range of curatorial needs of an art museum for this specific period. Intern will provide assistance with current projects such as the fourth rotation of the Art of the Spanish Americas Galleries and Painted Cloth, a major temporary exhibitions that deal with the depiction of civil and religious attire in different media. The Intern also will help coordinate the visits of two scholars that will be on campus to deliver public talks. The Intern will also be involved in tracing provenance of some of the pieces on loan and those recently donated by the Cisneros Foundation of Venezuelan Colonial art and items recently purchased from the Huber collection. This internship is a chance to gain valuable research and organizational experience and add real world projects to the intern’s portfolio.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently pursuing the BDP program in Museum Studies
  • Excellent writing, editing & proofreading skills
  • Reading comprehension of Spanish (Oral Proficiency is certainly desirable)
  • Interest in the Colonial Latin America
  • Majors in Art History, History, Religious Studies, Spanish, and Latin American Studies are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those students pursuing the Emphasis on Visual and Material Culture of Colonial Latin America offered by the BDP

DUTIES (include, but are not limited to):

  • Assist with the organization and installation of the upcoming rotation of the Art of the Spanish Americas Galleries, and help in research for upcoming temporary exhibitions (proof reading labels will also be required)
  • Assist with the visit of scholars that will be on campus to deliver public talks (travel arrangements, publicity)
  • Assist with the visit of the Thoma scholars (travel arrangements, campus directions)
  • Assist with filing maintaining archival material for the museum’s records (research provenance of artworks)

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation, preferably academic
  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the Latin American colonial period

Submit via email in one single PDF format only (please no .doc files) to rosario.granados@blantonmuseum.org . Recommendation letters can be submitted separately.

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Internship with Well Aware

Well Aware currently offers a position as social media intern. You will be devoted to all of our media channels (facebook, twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn…); this includes assisting in content and creation. Social Media Intern must be available a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Overview of Well Aware’s Internship program

Well Aware’s internship program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an educational experience in implementation of clean water systems in Africa; community development, training and education in Well Aware project regions; development and/or organization and administration of Well Aware’s Austin office.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors
  • Maintaining donor and grant databases and files, including calendaring deadlines, logging donations, generating and sending donor acknowledgements, logging donor appreciation efforts
  • Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events, including assisting with creation of invitation list, all logistics, soliciting sponsors, communicating with venue and vendors
  • Attending/Volunteering at special events
  • Tracking and evaluating all development efforts
  • Working with Board of Directors Development Committee to implement development strategies

Ideal Candidates Must:

  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of Well Aware
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Google Drive, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment
  • Able to handle multiple task at one time
  • Possess an interest in a nonprofit career ‐ particularly development and fundraising
  • Available for at least 10 hours a week

Send your resume to our office manager, Amy Prewitt – amy@wellawareworld.org

 

 

 

 

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Second Day Impact Fellowship

Do you want to professionally do well for yourself and do good for the world? So does Second Day. This organization is committed to putting the best minds to work on the problems that matter. For over a year, they have helped top talent find high quality jobs at nonprofits and social enterprises so they can jump start their social impact careers. This week, they announced the launch of the Second Day Impact Fellowship, open to Seniors at UT Austin, Rice, Harvard, and Georgetown exclusively. Impact Fellows will go through a rigorous curriculum focused on (1) Skill development (2) Industry deep dives and (3) Mentorship. Ultimately, they are committed to working with every Impact Fellow until they get their dream social impact job so that they can start building a mission-driven career as soon as possible! 
 
If you are interested in learning more about the program or being a (paid!) campus lead, please email mariam@secondday.orgApplications open on August 15 and close October 1.
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