Project Vote Smart considers applications on a rolling basis- so, if you are interested in a spring 2015 internship you can Apply Now!
Project Vote Smart’s Legislative Research Internship Program at the University of Texas at Austin provides a unique lesson in the study of American and state politics. Interns will research bills and compile legislators’ voting records while gaining experience in political research, the U.S. political system, and the legislative process. Project Vote Smart is an independent, nonpartisan source of accurate information about candidates, elected officials, and legislation. By expanding access to factual information, Project Vote Smart helps citizens defend themselves from the negative rhetoric and misrepresentation that is characteristic of present-day political campaigns.
Interns will monitor local media in all 50 states, as well as the national media, in order to identify critical pieces of legislation that are important to residents in each state. Once bills have been selected for inclusion on the Project’s website, interns will compile legislators’ voting records for publication. Interns will also read and summarize each bill in order to provide voters with a clear and concise synopsis of the legislation. Other projects may be assigned, such as researching candidate biographies, compiling interest group ratings, or tracking the progress of ballot measures and initiatives. All interns perform substantive and meaningful work and will never be asked to answer the phone or make coffee. By the end of the semester, interns will have gained valuable experience conducting legislative research, as well as in-depth knowledge of important political issues and how such issues have been addressed by policymakers. The internship is ideal for those considering law school, or who are interested in pursuing a career in a policy-related field.
The minimum time commitment is 10 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible. Although the internship is unpaid, students may choose to earn course credit for their experience.
- Excellent written communication skills
- Strong desire to learn more about politics, policy, and the legislative process
- Enthusiasm for Project Vote Smart’s mission
- Ability to remain nonpartisan
- Ability to commit to at least 10 hours per week for the entire semester
- Research experience
- Prior knowledge of the legislative process
How to Apply
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Tagged: Ethics & Leadership, Public Policy, Social Inequality Health & Policy
Kiva, the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, is seeking Spring 2015 Kiva Fellows. If you are curious about economic development, community engagement, and social enterprise, this could be a great opportunity (and a potential Connecting Experience). Read below for more info. Applications are due September 28th.
The Kiva Fellows Program is an exciting opportunity to become part of Kiva, the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending organization. With opportunities spanning from Nairobi to New York City, Kiva is in the midst of expansion. Recently, Kiva launched a new program,Kiva Zip, that supports entrepreneurs in the United States. This initiative is on the cutting edge of microfinance impact in the United States, with the goal of expanding financial inclusion, supporting local job creation, and increasing the connectedness between borrowers and lenders through crowdfunded microloans.
Kiva Fellows are the direct connection to local communities, immersing themselves within communities, working with non-profits, government officials, community development corporations and financial institutions, chambers of commerce, and other community leaders to scale Kiva Zip. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to be at the forefront of helping to revitalize their communities and local economies, gain experience in a startup environment, build a local community, and capitalize on technology solutions for economic development.
The application deadline is September 28, 2014 (with deployment to the field in late January to early February, 2015). Apply at https://www.kiva.org/register?doneUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kiva.org%2Ffellows%2Fapply.
Tagged: Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits, Social Inequality Health & Policy
Leading McCombs Finance Researcher Seeking Highly Qualified Undergraduate Research Assistant
About the research:
Looking for exceptional students to assist in academic research mostly related to the causes of the financial crisis and uncovering financial fraud. An excellent opportunity to learn about research for those intellectually curious students possibly interested in later pursuing a PHD. Professor Griffin is nationally recognized and has won the research award for top McCombs researcher (See http://www.jgriffin.info/papers.htm for background.) Past Research Assistants are a select group that have gone on to prestigious PHD programs and very top finance jobs.
*Sophomore or Junior
*Extremely bright, self-motivated, and diligent
*Highly qualified Honors student
*Some programming experience
*Quantitative background (but does not need to be a finance major)
*Must have at least 8-10 hours per week
How to Apply:
Please write a brief email as to how you meet the requirements and what you hope to gain from the experience and send along with your resume to: Mr. Shams: email@example.com and Cc Professor Griffin: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tagged: Ethics & Leadership
The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program is open every spring, summer, and fall, and we are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester. Associates work alongside our staff and interns, gaining valuable professional experience while learning about the White House and the Federal Government. Our associates serve in our office for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold U.S. citizenship, and they must be currently enrolled in or recently finished with a degree seeking program. The Spring 2015 program lasts from January 13 – May 1. The final deadline to apply is September 19, 2014. This is an unpaid position.
If interested in applying, please email a resume and a statement of interest to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.
Tagged: Ethics & Leadership, Public Policy
Forklift Danceworks is a nonprofit dance company based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Forklift actively engages wide and diverse communities in the creation of unique dance projects featuring all kinds of people. Orr’s creative process is inspired by movement that stems from everyday life and the people that serve and support our community. Orr and her team’s performances have incorporated a wide range of people, from trash collectors in Austin’s Sanitation Department, to the linemen of Austin Energy, to the college ball players of the Huston-Tillotson baseball team. With a process centered around relationship building and community engagement, Forklift Danceworks strives to bring modern dance to the masses and empower all people to explore their own creativity.
Forklift’s ongoing community-based educational programs serve people who may not have access to dance in any other way. Body Shift, in collaboration with VSA Texas is currently the nation’s only ongoing program in mixed-ability dance. Leaps & Bounds provides free creative movement classes to children from low-income backgrounds plus professional development in the classroom.
For more information, check out their website – Home | Forklift Danceworks
They currently have 3 internship positions open. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter for the position to which you would like to apply to email@example.com.
Creative Movement Admin Assistant 8-10 hours/week
- provide administrative support for Leaps and Bounds creative movement classes;
assist with scheduling, documentation, reporting and other tasks as needed
Assistant to Artistic Director 12-15 hours a week, full year preferred.
- work directly with Allison Orr on various projects, update website, check PO box, filing,
and administrative duties as needed.
Production Rehearsal and Admin Assistant 10-20 hours a week
- during production assist with rehearsals and administrative duties in preparation for
rehearsals, tech week and production. More hours possible during final weeks of
rehearsal, tech week and post-production.
- proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
- familiar with Mac technology
- excellent communication skills
Tagged: Children & Society, Cultural Studies, Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits
The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) program, sponsored by the Office of the VP for Research, provides support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students enrolled in any department. These fellowships (up to $1,000) are intended to cover costs associated with independent research projects proposed and written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a university tenured or tenure-track faculty member, lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time research scientist/engineer. Supervisor must be able to serve as Principal Investigator if IACUC, IBC or IRB approvals are needed. Other restrictions apply.
Application Deadline: September 17, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Information session: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. in FAC 328.
Information and applications for all programs are available at the Vice President for Research website:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/resources/awards-fellowships-grants. Early application is recommended. We are unable to accept late submissions due to tight review schedules.
*Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-471-2877.*
Categories: Funding · Research
Spanish-fluent research assistants are needed for a research study on Mexican children who translate between English and Spanish for their parents. Research assistants interview Mexican families by driving around Austin area or by calling families in our lab. Students receive mileage reimbursement and course credit for their work on the project. Contact email@example.com for more information and to schedule an interview.
Project SEED is sponsored by Dr. Su Yeong Kim.
Tagged: Children & Society, Cultural Studies, Human Rights & Social Justice, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits, Social Inequality Health & Policy
The Sustainable Food Center, an Austin-based nonprofit, cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.
The SFC is currently seeking interns for the following roles:
Join us and work with schools in the Austin area to promote the availability of fresh, local foods in cafeterias, support school gardening efforts, coordinate on-campus educational and outreach events, and connect schools with other healthy, local food systems programming and resources. This placement requires about five to seven hours per week, and provides opportunity to learn about farm-to-school and food-systems education programs, and gain insight into the operations of community-based organizations like SFC. Send your resume/CV to Evan Driscoll »
Are you looking for some valuable hands-on grant writing experience? Come join our team and help us fuel the connections between our vibrant community and its local food and farmers! SFC is seeking a grant writing intern with strong research and writing skills to perform a wide variety of tasks for approximately 10-15 hours per week. Contact Jessica Burleson »
Tagged: Children & Society, Environment & Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits, Social Inequality Health & Policy
Represent the #waterrevolution on Your Campus
Bobble is recruiting student leaders and campus influencers to bring the water revolution to their campuses this fall!
The water revolution calls for students around the US to reduce plastic waste by stigmatizing the use of single-serve water bottles. Did you know Americans buy an estimated 42.6 billion single-serve plastic water bottles each year and as many as 30 billion of those end up in landfills, unrecycled? (Container Recycling Institute – 2010). And they take 800 million years to decompose! The good news is you can help.
As a bobble brand ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to educate your peers about bobble as a stylish solution to the outrageous waste of single-serve bottled water. Throughout the semester, you’ll be encouraging other students to live a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle! You will form partnerships with relevant eco-friendly/socially-conscious organizations on campus to host campus events and share online social content.
Ideal bobble Reps are passionate about green initiatives and are looking to gain resume building experience while having fun with an eco-friendly, innovative product, bobble.
General responsibilities include:
- Maintaining a consistent relationship with other reps on campus.
- Partnering with green/socially conscious organizations to execute marketing missions.
- Educating and on-boarding your community and peers.
- Creating and amplifying content across social media.
What’s in it for you?
- Word-of-mouth, public relations and social media marketing experience.
- Opportunities to develop relationships with pioneers in the green space.
- Performance-based incentives, bobble merchandise and perks.
- A chance to intern with Seventh Generation, bobble’s parent company.
- Fall 2014 Semester (Early September to Early December)
Categories: Employment Opportunity · Internship
Tagged: Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits
Texas Appleseed’s mission is to promote social and economic justice for all Texans by leveraging the skills and resources of volunteer lawyers and other professionals to identify practical solutions to difficult systemic problems.
Texas Appleseed is pleased to offer a small number of internships in a variety of project areas for students of law and public policy, as well as public relations. Students work under the guidance of experienced professionals and attorneys. Interested students should be dependable, have a desire to learn, and should demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills.
Send required materials to Brennan Griffin, Development Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Relations Intern
The PR intern will report directly to the Communications Director. The intern will assist with media list development, weekly news updates and media outreach. The intern will also develop his/her writing skills by drafting press materials and assisting with editing. Texas Appleseed produces a number of publications each year, and the PR intern will have the opportunity to learn about the design and printing process.
- You must be available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during the fall semester.
- Students must be a university sophomore, junior or senior studying communications or
- To apply, send your cover letter, resumé and a writing sample to Brennan Griffin. The
subject line of your email should include your name and your area of interest: Public Relations Intern.
Interviews for the fall semester begin the last week of August. The deadline for fall internship applications is Sept. 12
Link to the posting: http://www.texasappleseed.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=143
Tagged: Ethics & Leadership, Human Rights & Social Justice, Public Policy, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits