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Kiva Seeks Spring 2015 Fellows

September 11, 2014 · No Comments

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

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Research Assistant Position

September 9, 2014 · No Comments

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.

Preferred:
*Sophomore or Junior
*High GPA
*Extremely bright, self-motivated, and diligent
*Highly qualified Honors student
*Some programming experience
*Quantitative background (but does not need to be a finance major)

Availability:
*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: shams@utexas.edu and Cc Professor Griffin: john.griffin@utexas.edu.

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Spring Internships with White House Office of Presidential Correspondence

September 2, 2014 · No Comments

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

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Fall Internship Opportunities with Forklift Danceworks

September 2, 2014 · No Comments

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 info@forkliftdanceworks.org.

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.

Qualifications:

-  organized

-  proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

-  familiar with Mac technology

-  time-management

-  excellent communication skills

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Funding for Undergraduate Research Fellowships is available

August 28, 2014 · No Comments

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 liza@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-2877.*

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Project SEED looking for Fall 2014 Spanish-Speaking Research Assistants

August 28, 2014 · No Comments

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 aa.parenting02@gmail.com for more information and to schedule an interview.

http://www.utprojectseed.org/

Project SEED is sponsored by Dr. Su Yeong Kim.

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Fall Internships with the Sustainable Food Center

August 27, 2014 · No Comments

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:

Farm-to-School
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 »

Grant Writing
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 »

 

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Fall Openings for Bobble Brand Ambassadors

August 26, 2014 · No Comments

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.

Program Timing:

  • Fall 2014 Semester (Early September to Early December)

Application:

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Fall Internship in Public Relations with Texas Appleseed

August 19, 2014 · No Comments

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: bgriffin@texasappleseed.net.

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.

Requirements:

  • 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

    public relations.

  • 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

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Volunteer with the Association for India’s Development

August 19, 2014 · No Comments

The Association for India’s Development (AID) is non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development in India, fully run by volunteers, with over 52 chapters in six countries. AID seeks lives of self-reliance and dignity for thousands of people in India and has supported over 500 projects in the last 20 years. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of charkha (constructive work) and satyagraha (non-violent resistance to injustice), AID works with grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.

Our work goes beyond simply providing funds, to working in partnership with grassroots organizations, to collectively and sustainably resolve systemic challenges in India. Do feel free to talk to or email any of our volunteers to find out more about AID.

Visit their website here: http://www.aid-austin.org/

And check out some volunteer possibilities here: http://www.aid-austin.org/volunteer/

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