Project PISCES Research Assistantship

Research Assistants needed for adolescent school climate project

The Benner lab in the department of Human Development and Family Sciences is looking for mature, organized, and motivated students to assist with the Project PISCES study.

 

Project PISCES (Preventing Inequalities in School Climate and Educational Success) is an ongoing, longitudinal project exploring how school climate influences students as they transition from middle school to high school. Research assistants will assist with participant recruitment, data management, facilitation of in-school surveys, and research-related office tasks. No previous research experience required. Research assistants should be prepared to work with lab team members around 10 hours per week. Spanish language fluency is desirable but not required.

If interested in joining the Benner lab, please complete the following survey:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3UvuM4MZJ4sje7P

To learn more about Project PISCES and Benner lab members, please visit our website: https://sites.utexas.edu/projectpisces/

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Girlstart Internship Spring 2017

Position: Girlstart Event & Volunteer Intern

Reports to: Director of Volunteers & Community Relations

About Girlstart

Founded in 1997, Girlstart is one of the few non-profit, community-based informal education programs in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping K-12 girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). We accomplish this by developing innovative models and processes for teaching STEM and delivering STEM and STEM integrated education programs.

Internship Description

Interns will assist the Director of Volunteers with events such as our Girls in STEM Conference, a one-day conference for girls in the 4th-8th grades. Throughout the day, girls attend hands-on workshops led by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Interns will assist the Director of Volunteers in coordinating workshops, recruiting potential speakers and ultimately playing a large role in the overall event preparation, management and logistical organization. In addition to our Girls in STEM Conference, interns will help manage volunteer tasks as well as with various program needs.

Requirements

People skills are a must. You must be able to juggle multiple projects and work in a fast paced environment. Interns are expected to act as hosts for presenters at the conference, manage high-stress situations with ease, and oversee a team of volunteers to ensure as smooth of an event as possible.

Responsibilities:

 Extensive Researching

 Updating volunteer database

 Communicate with volunteers

 Assist with materials, activities, and communication for programs

 Help contribute to website content

 Other duties as needed

Days and Times:

Available 10 hours per week and must be available for our Girls in STEM Conference (April 22, 2017).

How to Apply

Contact Sharlym Gil, Director of Volunteers & Community Relations, at sharlym@girlstart.org

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Legislative Internship Spring 2017

State Representative César Blanco 85th Legislative Session Internship Program

State Representative César Blanco is seeking applicants for unpaid internship opportunities at his Capitol office during the 85th Legislative Session. Eligible candidates must be available during regular business hours and willing to commit to a minimum 19 hours per week. The internship program will offer students the opportunity to advance their interest in public service while providing them with valuable employment experience. It will also allow them to get involved with the legislative process and gain firsthand experience on state government.

Responsibilities:

Support office staff with legislation-related projects, outreach programs, and further events andactivities

Assist with the correspondence process, including research, writing letters and working with theCorrespondence Management System (CMS) as well as further office duties

Conduct broad research on current legislation and special projects about the community of ElPaso

Arrange tours of the Texas Capitol

Additional duties assigned as appropriate

Benefits:

Legislative work experience

Firsthand involvement with state government

Involvement with the state’s policy process

Credit for coursework if offered by your school

Possible future employment opportunities and/or references

To Apply: Email your resume and letter of interest stating your interest areas and tentative availabily to Luis Soberon at luis.soberon@house.texas.gov. or mail your documents to our Capitol Office at P.O. Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78768-2910. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (915) 599-9807.

The House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of service. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please call 463-0865

This internship is unpaid.

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UBONGO Summer 2017 Paid Internship

Call for Applications – UBONGO

10-12 Week Paid Internship Summer or Fall 2017

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ubongo, a leading Edutainment company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is seeking up to three University of Texas students to participate in a 10-12 week paid internship in Summer 2017. Ubongo is a social enterprise that creates interactive edutainment for kids in Africa. Ubongo broadcasts educational TV cartoons and radio programs programs in Swahili, English and French in over 26 countries. Ubongo also conducts extensive analytical research on children’s educational learning through media.

Ubongo is interested in University of Texas student interns (graduate or undergraduate) with interests and skills in education and development, research and data analytics, infographics, program evaluation, grant writing, proposal design and management, and quantitative and qualitative fieldwork skills (e.g. focus group design and rapid experiments around student learning). The ideal UT student candidate will have a strong interest in children’s education with a focus on East Africa, and a strong desire to learn new skills and work independently in a creative work environment.  Swahili skills are welcome, but not necessary for these positions.

Ubongo is also interested in welcoming proposals from undergraduate or graduate students from across the UT campus who may be interested in working with Ubongo during the Fall 2017 and/or Winter 2018 semesters on student-initiated projects that fit with the Ubongo’s mission.  Students may align this work, for example, with undergraduate or graduate thesis work or study abroad. All things equal, preference will be given to Liberal Arts students (particularly those enrolled in Plan II), but all UT students – graduate and undergraduate – are encouraged to apply.

Students serving in summer internships will receive stipends in the amount of approximately $6500 to cover the costs of travel, housing, and other expenses. Students seeking fall or winter internships will need to develop a budget proposal, in consultation with Dr. Weaver.

Note: all UT students participating in sponsored internships must secure travel authorization from the UT International Office prior to travel.  More information on UT’s travel policy can be found at https://world.utexas.edu/risk/authorization/students

Application Instructions

Please complete and submit the following materials by February 15, 2017 to Drs. Catherine Weaver and Michael Findley, Co-Directors, Innovations for Peace and Development at ceweaver@austin.utexas.edu.

  1. Information Cover Sheet
    • Full Name
    • Contact Information (email address, phone number, physical address)
    • Current student rank at The University of Texas (e.g. “Third Year Undergraduate; “First Year MA student”)
    • Major(s) at the University of Texas
    • Planned year of graduation
    • The names and contact information for three professional or academic references
  1. Cover letter
    • Please address this to Dr. Weaver and Dr. Michael Findley, Co-Directors of Innovations for Peace and Development and Ms. Nisha Ligon, CEO of Ubongo
    • Discuss why you may be interested in this internship opportunity with Ubongo
    • Describe your key interests and skills that may align with the objectives of this internship program
    • Describe any prior travel or work experience (including research experience) that may be relevant to this position
    • Please describe your foreign language skills
    • Please tell us how this internship opportunity would benefit your own educational and professional objectives
    • Any additional information you would like the selection committee to consider
  1. Professional Resume (1-2 pages) 
  1. Unofficial transcript

We will review applications in early February and conduct interviews (by phone or on campus) in mid to late February. Decisions will be made by mid-March 2017.

For further information, please contact Dr. Catherine Weaver, Co-Director, Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD), at ceweaver@austin.utexas.edu.  More information on IPD can be found at http://www.ipdutexas.org and Ubongo at http://www.ubongo.co.

 

****Students should note that there will be some training and preparation required through the Innovation for Peace and Development program during the spring 2017 semester****

 

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Latino Heritage Internship Program Summer 2017

Latino Heritage Internship Program

Application Period Ending Soon!!

The National Park Service and Hispanic Access Foundation’s Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) is designed to train young people in the skills of cultural, historical, natural resource management. The program will raise awareness of our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation.

For this purpose, HAF will select and oversee eighteen highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside NPS historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on cultural resources projects in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation. Students will have substantive assignments in their areas of study, work closely with NPS staff day-to-day and receive additional mentoring and support through HAF. This summer, we will offer two types of LHIP internships:

LHIP Internship:

An entry  internship that focuses on career exploration and building fundamental natural resource science skills. Each LHIP Intern will receive a weekly stipend of $400, park-provided housing or a housing allowance and paid travel expenses. Interns who successfully complete 640 hours of work in one or more eligible internships and are under the age of 26 will be eligible for the Public Land Corps noncompetitive hiring authority for 120 days following the completion of the internship. Successful completion of an LHIP internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.

LHIP Direct Hiring Authority Resource Assistant internship (DHA-RA):

A unique internship opportunity aiming to build a pathway to employment in the Department of Interior (DOI). DHA-RA interns will apply cultural and natural resource expertise to NPS management and build a network with federal employees throughout the internship. These rigorous internships require specialized knowledge and typically are available to upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students or recent graduates. DHA-RA interns will receive a weekly stipend of $480, park-provided housing or a housing allowance, and paid travel expenses. DHA-RA interns who successfully complete the internship requirements become eligible to be non-competitively hired by the DOI for two years from the date of their degree. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.

LHIP DHA positions are currently being reviewed and pending approval. If you are interested in any of the tentative DHA projects listed below, please submit your application during the first week of January, and e-mail our LHIP Program Manager at rodrigo@hispanicaccess.org

Basic Eligibility

  • Age 18 to 35
  • Possess US citizenship or permanent residence
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past year
  • Have a strong interest — or relevant experience —  in areas pertaining to — but not limited to —  history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation, landscape architecture, anthropology or other related fields.
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) — helpful and more needed for some positions
  • Be social media savvy!

Timeframe

  • Applications must be submitted by February 6th, 2017. Top candidates will be selected for interviews between mid-January and March.  Placement decisions and assignments will generally be made during the month of March.
  • Standard LHIP positions will go for a 10-week period will beginning in late May through early June 2017 and conclude in July through early September 2017 depending on specific requirements of the project site.
  • Direct Hiring Authority positions will last 11 weeks

Background and Goals

A 2014 research briefing by Latino Decisions and the Hispanic Access Foundation analyzed nine major public opinion polls from the last three years and found that Latinos overwhelmingly support greater environmental protections, such as preserving parks and public lands. Additionally, this briefing found that 1) Latinos viewed natural and cultural resource conservation as essential to a better quality of life and that 2) Latinos believe individuals and government have important roles in protecting these resources. This program will seek to increase the engagement of Latinos, as they are currently the most underrepresented population group in the NPS workforce.

The program will advance employment and community engagement opportunities with an emphasis on cultural resource stewardship and interpretation. It will target undergraduates and graduate students while developing mission critical internship projects that will support NPS goals and objectives. The experience will create strong mentor and protégé relationships and support the career growth of talented students. In addition, it will help to expand NPS outreach into Latino communities nationally and develop deep and sustainable partnerships.

Selection criteria

Candidates may express interest in specific geographic and thematic areas. Specific assignments will be based on best fit with specific requirements of each NPS location. Final candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment. Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevant educational and work experience
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Professionalism, technical knowledge, and expertise
  • Adaptability, adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences.

The internship program is with the National Park Service and primary seeks students (undergrad and grad) or recent graduates from fields such as history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, archeology, cultural interpretation, cultural landscapes, architecture, anthropology, or other related fields. This internship provides a stipend, housing, and covers transportation costs. 

The application is now open and will close on Feb 6th, 2017. 

To apply: https://hispanicaccess.org/our-projects/latino-heritage-internship-program

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Museum of Human Achievement Internship Spring 2017

The Museum of Human Achievement is looking for a Development Hero for the spring semester:

Internship
Unpaid
Role
Grant writing, research, and partnership development.

Responsibilities
Research and write grants for various MoHA projects under the supervision and guidance of staff at MoHA and using past library of grant applications. Develop new partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

Intern perks include
Free entry to all MoHA shows, events, and workshops, 24 hour access to tools and space, and letter of recommendation

Interest in nonprofit growth and development, strong writing skills, basic computer skills. Past grant writing experience is a plus, but not necessary.
Upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information on our form at https://form.jotform.com/63555188490162.

Applications accepted until positions are filled.
Internships to being mid-January 2017 and end mid-May 2017 with the option to continue through the summer or for the full year.
Time commitment is 6-10 hours per week.

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Communities in Schools Internship Spring 2017

Communities In Schools of Central Texas

Internship Description:

Communities In Schools (CIS) serves 63 school campuses in Austin and the surrounding area. CIS provides students with a variety of supports including individual and group counseling, academic and behavioral support, and basic needs assistance. Every semester, CIS places interns on school campuses to serve elementary, middle, or high school students under the supervision of CIS staff. Interns assist staff in providing services to meet students’ needs during school hours.
Must be completing an internship required by a degree program.
Must commit to completing 150 hours by the end of the semester.
If you are interested in interning with Communities In Schools, please fill out our Internship Application at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXIZv8kxRTFY4mdzzd_VSX-JLWEH1dfDDUO1SUytpMXAe0vA/viewform
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Content Writing/Marketing Internship with Hotels for Hope

Hotels for Hope

Content Writing- Marketing Internship

– Experience in the classroom and / or other internships associated with Marketing, Journalism, writing, etc.
– Creative mind and positive attitude.
– Desire to be part of a socially responsible company.

What you can expect in the office:
– Learning hands-on skills
– Hanging out with Dogs
– Dart Tournaments
– Ping Pong Competitions

What NOT to expect in the office;
– Meaningless Tasks
– Serving Coffee
– Boredom

Please send your resume to the following:

Kyle Sorensen
kyle@hotelsforhope.com
www.hotelsforhope.com

https://www.myinterfase.com/hireutexas/Job/Detail/bVZuNk1Mb3hPVGg2SnlFRlJ5THJ4Z0F2cGswNDlteVdqbjVmS3NGaW1OST01
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SAFE Alliance Communications Internship

Communications Intern – Spring 2017

who WE are

  • We’re The SAFE Alliance, an alliance of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace.
  • We’re a registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, spanning two beautiful campuses on several acres in beautiful Austin, Texas.
  • We’re a diverse, passionate group of more than 335 staff with a vision of a just and safe community, free from violence and abuse, and a mission to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.
  • We’re an Austin-American Statesman’s “Top Workplace” Winner for 2015.

who YOU are

  • You’re a strong believer that all people should have lives that are free from violence and abuse.
  • You’re someone who cares about positive client and customer relations. You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and customer-centric solutions.
  • You’ve are impeccable decision maker. Your decisions are timely, and they’ll help the organization move forward.
  • You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.
  • Your interpersonal skills are on point. You easily relate openly and comfortably with very diverse groups of people.
  • You’re resilient, rebounding from setbacks and adversity with both poise and ease.
  • You’re resourceful. You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.
  • You’re trustworthy. You gain confidence and the trust of others through integrity and forthright honesty.

what WE need YOU to do for us

We need you to fill the role of Communications Intern. This is a part time, unpaid internship,  position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Help develop and implement communications strategies to fulfill the individual needs of each agency, program and/or department.
  • Assist the Communications Coordinator in furthering the mission of SAFE through the implementation of print and digital communications strategies.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the Communications department on larger agency-wide projects and help ensure each project is finished in a timely manner.
  • Assisting with the daily administrative functions of the Communications department:
  • Tracking press hits;
  • Tracking social media campaigns;
  • Updating outdated contacts in press list (when appropriate);
  • Assisting with press call downs (when appropriate);
  • Researching and proposing agencies to engage with via social media; and
  • Pulling and storing client success stories, etc.

to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to

  • A clear path to a degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field.
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills (samples not required but highly suggested).
  • Proven project management and organizational skills.
  • Good personal and professional judgement.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and full office suite.
  • Resourceful and outside-the-box thinking.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Positive attitude and strong client service mentality.
  • Strong eye for detail and creative design.
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities in a collaborative manner/
  • Prior experience in community volunteerism or nonprofit work.
  • Experience with social media management platforms (HooteSuite, TweetDeck or other).
  • Spanish language skills.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as submit to a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • Adhere to our Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.

how WE’LL make it worth YOUR while

  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

Apply online at http://jobs.safeaustin.org/apply/X1IPoI/Communications-Intern?source=501community

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Immigrant Detention Visitation Intern

About Grassroots Leadership:

Grassroots Leadership is an Austin, Texas-based national organization that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past. We believe that no one should be detained or deported, and that human connection and organizing has the power to challenge the immigration and criminal justice systems. Advocacy should be lead by those most directly impacted by systems of injustice, as they are the ones most knowledgeable about the issues, impacted by the decisions, and most qualified to lead.

Skills/Background/Qualifications:

Grassroots Leadership is seeking a dedicated, passionate individual to join our team in a 10-15 hr/wk unpaid Immigrant Detention Visitation internship. The ideal candidate will have personal or family history with detention and/or deportation, be bilingual English/Spanish, foreign born or from an immigrant family, and a person of color, all of which are representative of the communities most impacted by unjust immigration policies. Additional qualifications include:

-Excellent written communication and listening skills in both English and Spanish

— able to speak clearly and write expressively

-Able to work in a fast paced environment and respond quickly to changing priorities

–Highly organized

-Strong critical thinking skills, with the confidence/ability to question analytically

-Cross culturally responsive showing ability to work with a wide variety of individuals from various backgrounds, including immigrant, faith-based, and student populations

-Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team

-Ability to process highly sensitive information shared around violence experienced and sexual-based trauma

-Kindness, flexibility, and sense of humor – we’re a small, family-like organization that values community

-Knowledge of MS Office, Google Docs and Gmail, and database systems strongly desired

Internship Responsibilities:

Primary internship responsibilities would be to support training, engagement, and advocacy with community volunteers visiting asylum-seeking women detained at the Hutto Detention Center outside Austin, TX. The vast majority of women detained are from Central America, most escaping persecution at the hands of gangs, traffickers, and abusers. Our program trains community volunteers to visit with the women one-on-one for the duration of their stays, with the goals of 1) ending the isolation of detention, 2) monitoring human rights abuses and 3) creating advocates for detention reform. Core internship responsibilities include:

– Developing continuing development trainings around exposing injustice and lifting voice through multi-media, to include but not limited to blog posts, film vinets, photography, and other earned media

– Assisting with volunteer recruitment within Student, faith-based, and spanish dominant communities

– Preparation and co-facilitation of new volunteer orientations, including separate orientations conducted in English and in Spanish

– Leading volunteers on group visits to the Hutto Detention Center

– Resource Sharing with volunteers

– Participation in organizing activities.

 

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Sofia Casini, Detention Coordinator at scasini@grassrootsleadership.org by Monday, January 9th

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