Marathon Kids Fall Development Intern

Direct Reports to: Development Officer and/or Grants Manager Start Date: Immediate
Hours: 15-20hrs/week (flexible for applicants’ schedule/availability)

OVERVIEW:

Marathon Kids works with schools, families, and communities to develop healthy eating and fitness habits in children and adults alike, offering an evidence-based program to elementary school aged children in cities across the country. With over 240,000 participants nationwide this year, Marathon Kids is succeeding at its mission: to improve the health of children by providing them the motivation, tools and support to live happier and healthier lifestyles. Marathon Kids seeks an outgoing, fun, and eager intern, who is passionate about changing the lives of children, to join our dynamic development department.

DUTIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • Provide general administrative and organizational support
  • Research new funding opportunities and aid in the development of funding proposals for individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Event planning, management, and support
  • Salesforce maintenance and data entry
  • Donor acknowledgment and cultivation
  • Previous graphic design work and / or Adobe Illustrator experience preferred

    VALUES & CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Detail-oriented and resourceful
  • Strong interest in one or more of the following: public health, physical education and activity, youth development and fitness
  • Energy and willingness to work in a diverse and dynamic office setting
  • Enjoys being creative
  • Is a team player
  • Ability to take direction and realize other’s ideas

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Please email your resume and cover letter to development@marathonkids.org as soon as possible to be considered.

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Fall Development Internship with Texas Advocacy Project – Applications Due 8/7

Texas Advocacy Project is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout Texas.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Development Intern, Austin

Application Due: August 7th, 2015

Texas Advocacy Project is looking for a fall semester intern to assist the development team with preparing for fundraising events and campaigns. The intern will be assisting with major development events such as our Black & White Ball, and our end of year funding campaigns. This internship will provide opportunities to build important skills surrounding non-profit development and event planning.

Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual who is able to work independently and takes initiative
  • Commitment to the values of Texas Advocacy Project
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to work 10-15 hours a week

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous non-profit development experience
  • Experience with Greater Giving or other donation databases
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and content marketing 

Responsibilities:

The intern will work the Development Team to:

  • Assist in the planning and preparation of special events
  • Conduct individual donor research, including prospect research
  • Track and enter fundraising information into database
  • Draft and deliver donor communications materials
  • Assist with solicitations to diverse audiences
  • Additional tasks as assigned

This internship is unpaid, however college credit is available upon request. This internship will also provide valuable knowledge of non-profit operations, how to fundraise, and legal perspectives of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Josh Kivlovitz at JKivlovitz@TexasAdvocacyProject.org by August 7th.

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Fall Internships with WeViva

WeViva is a non-profit organization in Austin, dedicated to providing accessible and affordable fitness and nutrition classes to people in low-income communities. WeViva is a Hybrid of English and Spanish–We (community, friends, co-workers) and Viva (Spanish for live or life).  Our name symbolizes our commitment to bringing life, wellness, and activity to the communities we serve.

WeViva is currently seeking interns in a variety of capacities. Interns will get exposure to: social marketing tools, grant searching and writing, basic office tasks, attending health fairs, farmer’s markets, events related to health/fitness/nutrition.

Interns should meet the following qualifications:

  • Interest in helping low-income populations
  • Interest in health, wellness, nutrition, fitness
  • Must have own computer and regular internet access
  • Ability to work from home
  • Ability to drive to locations that are hosting the fitness and nutrition classes
  • An understanding of a small start-up non-profit environment
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

Total time/week varies depending on internship role. Available internship credit hours through university program; intern required to set up credit hours and WeViva will complete any necessary paperwork.

Stipend is available.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to info@weviva.org.

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Sustainability Internship with Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, the largest hunger relief organization in Central Texas, is currently seeking a Sustainability Intern. The Sustainability Intern will support the Food Bank Operations team in researching and developing a plan to improve sustainability practices and waste diversion in our new facility, which will be opening in 2016. This person will gain valuable experience in sustainable practices, waste diversion, food warehouse operations, community outreach, analyzing data, and working in a diverse non-profit environment.

Pay Rate: Unpaid / Available for academic credit

Time Commitment: Minimum 10 hours/week

Responsibilities:

  • Compile and analyze data on current material waste produced by our facility to better understand where improvements may be made.
  • Assess current processes in place for waste diversion, recycling, and composting.
  • Contact local businesses and resources to gather information about best practices in waste diversion and sustainability.
  • Research options for composting and recycling in the new facility and provide recommendations.
  • Develop a sustainability volunteer program for possible implementation in 2016.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as an Undergraduate or Graduate student.
  • Must have a general interest in sustainable practices, waste diversion, composting, and recycling.
  • Supply Chain Management majors preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Ability to work with multiple departments and in diverse environments.
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision and collaboratively in a group.

Additional Requirements With or Without Reasonable Accommodation:

  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 25 lbs., perceive depth, and operate a motor vehicle.
  • Conditions may include working outside in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone and traveling by company vehicle.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, computer, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.

Apply for this position at https://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/sustainability-intern.

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Editorial Internship with Austin EcoNetwork

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 amyrstansbury@gmail.com.

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Internships available with New Farm Institute

New Farm Institute’s (NFI) mission is to educate, assist and inspire a new generation of sustainable farmers in Central Texas. NFI’s initiatives build upon the education and outreach efforts begun in 2006 by the founders of Green Gate Farms, a community-based, certified organic farm with locations in Austin and Bastrop, Texas.

New Farm Institute, a 501(c)3 created in 2012, provides farm-based education including: camps, workshops, and an Incubator Farm. Comprised of farmers, citizens and community activists, NFI is dedicated to engaging people of all ages and abilities in healthy foods and sustainable farming.

Internships

New Farm Institute has several Internships available:

  1. Marketing and Special Events
  2. Development Intern
  3. Documentary Film Reporter
  4. Food Justice Advocate
  5. Social Media and Farm Reporter
  6. Farm-Based Education Intern

See more info here: http://newfarminstitute.org/about/internships/

Please send resume, availability, and two references to info@newfarminstitute.org — specify internship position in your subject line. Internships are unpaid but can provide course credit, excellent experience, and professional references. Interns also have weekly access to in-season organic produce.
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Internship with Refugee Services of Texas

Refugee Services of Texas, Inc. (RST) was founded in 1978 and is a nonprofit social service agency dedicated to resettling and providing social services to refugees and other displaced persons. RST resettles refugees, asylees, parolees, and victims of human trafficking from thirty different countries of origin with the majority of clientele currently originating from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Eritrea, and Somalia. Refugees are defined as individuals who flee their native countries due to persecution based upon race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership of a particular social group. RST’s mission is to provide quality services guided by principles of human compassion and dignity.

 

Refugee Services of Texas, Inc. in Austin is seeking an organized and culturally sensitive intern to join its dynamic team either part-time or full-time in its Austin office. Social Adjustment Services (SAS) works with refugees and asylees who have been in the U.S. for an extended amount of time in helping them find and obtain benefits. It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with foreign populations or navigating the benefits system in the US. This position supports and works closely with the SAS Supervisor and other SAS Case Workers. This internship can be used for credit.
-Enjoy working as a team member as well as independently
-Openness to take on projects as they arise
-Willingness to speaking to large groups of clients
-Must be able to dedicate at least 15 hours a week to the position
-Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, or Tigrinya is a plus. Although, language skill is not a requirement.
For consideration please submit a resume and cover letter stating the internship you are applying for to mchase@rstx.org.

 

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Internships with Invenio

Invenio is a full service creative agency and production studio. Our team produces great design, savvy interactive, and smart media — all with competitive results. With strategy in mind, we create experiences that transform brands.

Production/Animation Intern

$10/hr
At Invenio, we all had terrible internships. We also had great ones where we were treated as adults, allowed to make high-level decisions, and gained real skills. We want to pass the same gift to you. Instead of this being a stressful place between school and that real job, we’ll have you learning the real job stuff faster.

You’ll get projects that matter, and we’ll ask your opinion on how to move forward. We’ll help you out when you need it, push you when you’re close to something cool, and remind not to use all that school jargon in your client emails.

So, you can get people coffee and cleanup someone else’s spreadsheets, or you can get started on your career. What’s it going to be?

It would be nice if you could do some of these things (and we’ll teach you the rest):

– Light an on-location shoot
– Run a camera or audio on one of our commercials
– Animate a character you’ve created
– Maintain our two 600 square foot studio
– Touch up photos from a product shoot
– Workshop a script with a client
– Coordinate with an online marketing campaign

Please send a well-formatted resume, cover letter, and examples of your work to kmanlove@inveniomedia.com.
Marketing Intern

 Salary ​(amount and hourly/​monthly/​yearly)​:
$10/hr
At Invenio, we all had terrible internships. We also had great ones where we were treated as adults, allowed to make high-level decisions, and gained real skills. We want to pass the same gift to you. Instead of this being a stressful place between school and that real job, we’ll have you learning the real job stuff faster.

You’ll get projects that matter, and we’ll ask your opinion on how to move forward. We’ll help you out when you need it, push you when you’re close to something cool, and remind not to use all that school jargon in your client emails.

So, you can get people coffee and cleanup someone else’s spreadsheets, or you can get started on your career. What’s it going to be?

It would be nice if you could do some of these things (and we’ll teach you the rest):

Plan for a campaign
Buy ads
Get aggressive about new business
Code an email campaign
Interpret analytics data
Do research so our clients are better than everyone else
Convince people to rent our two studio when we’re not using them
Make social media a little less like social media
Get people to come to our art gallery openings and parties

Please send your professionally formatted cover letter and resume to kmanlove@inveniomedia.com. Tell us what you know, what you want to know, and how much you’re ready to learn. We look forward to meeting you!

 

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Fall Internship with Tech Ranch

Tech Ranch, a startup incubator in Austin, TX offers first-time and seasoned entrepreneurs the resources and tools necessary to launch and grow their companies. With a focus on developing the entrepreneur instead of the idea, Tech Ranch helps foster the growth of the individual who can then go on to do many great things, despite what happens with their venture. By facilitating international connections, Tech Ranch empowers entrepreneurs to tap into the greater global community, providing opportunities to learn, grow and expand. Tech Ranch is committed to helping entrepreneurs across all industries in order to help them realize their potential for personal success and find their ability to have social impact.

Goals of Experiential Learning Program: Tech Ranch has developed this program to help students get real-world access to the entrepreneurship industry. Many times, especially as an undergraduate college student, there is a focus on case studies and text versus hands-on, experiential learning. The program allows students to not only work within a startup incubator and help with the growth and development of Tech Ranch, but also work alongside and with a wide range of entrepreneurs from multiple countries and industry backgrounds. Through project work, events and training, Tech Ranch hopes to give
students a glimpse into the life and challenges of an entrepreneur to better prepare them to make career choices. Project work will range across multiple functions and it is to be understood that Tech Ranch is also a startup and everyone must “wear many hats” each and every day.

Key Tasks:

 Digital Marketing and Strategy – assisting the Director of Marketing with social media and content creation on a regular basis, including sourcing content and creative

 Assistance with business development and proposal research to help Tech Ranch staff keep pace with opportunities and initiatives

 Coordination and hosting of Tech Ranch private and public events, including but not limited to Chuckwagon Lunch and Campfire Networking

 Optimization of Tech Ranch operations processes, space development and expansion

 Flexibility related to projects, events, and development activities that pop up

Requirements:

 Flexible and optimistic attitude

 Basic social media and content creation experience

 Willingness to learn and grow personally and professionally

 At least one-year of undergraduate classes completed

 Ability to use Microsoft Office products

This is an unpaid experience. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to

Jaime@techranchaustin.com, Director of Marketing & Operations

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Health Care Policy Internship with Children’s Defense Fund

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 advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings and other Department projects.

The internship opportunity is available for Fall 2015. Interested applicants must submit their coverletter and resume by August 5, 2015. Start date is flexible.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Advocate outreach and recruitment
  • 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
  • Evenings and occasional weekend activity is required, consistent with policy support for a leading national not-for-profit organization

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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 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

How to apply

Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a one-page cover letter describing their interest and qualifications and a resume to:canderson@childrensdefense.org and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line. Deadline for Fall applicants is August 05, 2015.

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