Internship at Texas Appleseed- Fall 2017

***Please note that this internship will not be eligible as a fall Connecting Experience because the deadline has passed, but is a paid job opportunity if you are looking for an internship experience this semester**

Video Intern Position

Texas Appleseed is offering a paid internship for a video intern at $11/hour. The intern will report directly to the Communications Director, but the intern will be able to work across project areas and with other directors at our nonprofit. The intern will help produce timely videos for our blog, The Core (see “The Core” videos on our YouTube channel) — from the filming stage to the editing stage and final video, help brainstorm concepts for other videos related to our work, select the best sound bites and broll from videos, and may help film interviews with key populations in Texas. When available, the intern may also assist with social media posts and other basic Public Relations/Communications functions.



  • You must be available to work at least 8-15 hours per week in the office during the fall semester. 
  • Candidate must be adept at shooting video on an iPhone, iPad or DSLR camera, as well as skilled at editing video in Final Cut Pro (preferred), Adobe Premiere (preferred) or iMovie.
  • Candidate should have an interest in telling stories through video, as well as social and economic justice.
  • We invite the candidate to provide creative ideas, technical recommendations, and other input that will help enhance our videos and make them more appealing and accessible to audiences.

How To Apply

  • Please email these three items to Kelli Johnson: 1) cover letter 2) resumé and 3) a video sample link
  • Please include this in the subject line of your email: 2017 Fall Video Internship 

About Texas Appleseed

  • We are a public interest justice center, and our nonprofit works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential. 
  • Our website is
  • We’re centrally located (in between MLK and 15th Streets, off of Lamar), and we have free parking. Our address is 1609 Shoal Creek, Suite 201; Austin, TX 78701
  • Our office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
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Research Assistant for Study on Explaining and Exploring in Children’s Museums

Faculty sponsor: Dr. Cristine Legare

Contact name: Aurora Brinkman

Contact Email:

In the Cognition, Culture, and Development Lab, our research focuses on how people explain the events they observe in the world around them. This current study is looking at how children learn science principles in a museum setting. Specifically we are looking at how parents-child interactions affect children’s ability to learn and apply what they have learned to new problems.


Research assistants will have the opportunity to conduct research in a children’s museum, interacting directly with parents and their children and the museum staff. Research assistants will also be coding the video data collected at the museum.

As a research assistant in the CCD Lab, you will have the opportunity to work closely with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and professors. You will gain valuable experience in collecting psychological data, coding data and learn about data analysis. We require a 7 to 10-hour / week commitment from our research assistants. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved in this exciting line of research!

Preferred qualifications:

We are looking for responsible, highly motivated undergraduates who have a serious interest in gaining experience in psychological research. 3.0 GPA or higher highly recommended.

Time commitment: 7-10 hrs / week

Course credit is available for this project.

For more information please contact:

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Ubuntu Internship- Looking to hire intern ASAP!!


Ubuntu is a growing non-profit that has been active in Kenya and Austin for over a decade. We provide life-changing services for children with special needs in Kenya, and empower women through sustainable, high-quality jobs generated by socially responsible enterprises such as our growing fashion line. Ubuntu is helping drive a revolution in aid and development programs, focusing on the power of social responsible enterprises to support sustainable employment, education, and healthcare programs.

We’re looking for a part-time finance and operations intern who can join us in our central Austin office for 10-15 hours per week (flexible on scheduling). This person will work directly with the CFO/COO and the foundation manager. The position is unpaid, but we will provide substantial coaching and opportunities to take ownership over important initiatives to improve the organization’s financial performance. While the internship will include some administrative responsibilities, the focus will be on substantial analytical workstreams that will help drive revenue growth. It is a great position for a student looking to develop a career in social enterprise, management consulting, or e-commerce.

If you are interested, please email Nate Falck and Hanna Cofer with a one-page CV immediately!

Analytical responsibilities:
• Work with the CFO/COO to design and develop a bi-weekly operational and financial dashboard. (Hopefully we will do this in Tableau, so this will be a great experience for somebody looking to demonstrate capabilities in the most important data intelligence software today.)
• Conduct financial analysis as necessary (e.g. identify causes of growth in sales or costs).
• Analyze web traffic statistics as necessary (e.g. to understand causes of dips or spikes in web traffic, set up A/B testing to optimize website, etc.).
• Generate bi-weekly operational and financial dashboard covering the entire organization, and extract key insights.
• Generate bi-weekly gift reports from Donor Perfect database, and extract key insights.

Administrative responsibilities:
• Update and maintain our database of donors, including all gifts and donor information.
• Track weekly website statistics.
• Initiate donor stewardship arc, write thank you letters during membership campaigns, and assist in year-end tax letter generation.
• Contact donors whose cards are expired/declined.
• Able to come into our central Austin, TX office for 10-15 hours per week (timing flexible).
• Proficient in Excel.
• Familiarity with common financial statements a plus.
• Experience with web traffic statistics (Google Analytics) or Tableau are ideal but not required.

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Resource Development & Marketing Intern – Boys and Girls Club

TITLE: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA Fellow)

STATUS: Unpaid

DEPARTMENT: Resource Development and Marketing

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing

HOURS: 10 – 20 hours per week, flexible schedule

DURATION: Fall 2017

LOCATION: Main Office, 5407 N I-35, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78723

BENEFITS: Vacation accrual (after 1000 hours); 401K Safe Harbor Contribution (must be 21 years old and 1 year internship)


The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is proud to announce the availability of an exciting fellowship with the Austin, Texas office for the Fall semester for those college students seeking to learn more about the nonprofit industry. Only students seeking class credit will be considered, as this is an unpaid internship.
The BGCAA Fellow is a great opportunity for someone looking for a career in nonprofit management, corporate sponsorships, resource development, special events and communications field to serve in a vital role to support the mission of BGCAA. Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, a team player, results-oriented, pay attention to detail and be dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. This Fellowship requires a candidate with confidence in interpersonal communication, solid writing skills, attention to detail and a passion for making a difference in the lives of the youth of Austin.

The selected candidate for the Fellowship will be to support the Resource Development and Marketing team in planning, organizing and executing fundraising activities, special events and community engagements.

The specific responsibilities of the Fellow include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Help plan and implement signature events, individual giving campaigns, and other marketing activities;
  • Writing and sending recognition and appreciation communications to donors;
  • Managing mailboxes and responding to inquiries;
  • Contact vendors and businesses to request bids for events and activities;
  • Contact local businesses for support – in-kind, sponsorships, third party events, gifts;
  • Maintain and update database, spreadsheets tracking all donations, expenses and vendors;
  • Attend committee meetings, record notes, send notes in follow-up emails;
  • Attend promotional events as necessary- occasional night or weekend hours;
  • Understanding and leveraging social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat
  • Writing letters, articles and social media posts
  • Contacting and visiting local vendors and business to pick up contributions.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Major in a degree related to position
  • Must be receiving college credit
  • Solid writing and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, internet and e-mail.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Basic design skills (flyers/handouts, etc) are desirable;
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Problem solving skills and personal accountability;
  • Be a team player, able to function within a dynamic environment;
  • Have an automobile and valid driver’s license and insurance;
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.


This position may involve lifting, (up to 10 lbs.), bending, standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, reaching, and grasping. This position may work around youth and adults with a moderate exposure to noise.  This position will work indoors.

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Research Assistants Needed for SOGI: Health and Rights lab

Faculty Researcher: STEPHEN RUSSELL

Contact Details

Quinlyn Morrow


The SOGI: Health and Rights laboratory focuses on the role of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in human health, development, and rights. Our projects focus on the links between SOGI and health/well-being, with an emphasis on how prejudice and stigma shapes daily life. Our research includes attention to the unique vulnerabilities and strengths of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) people across the lifespan, yet most of our studies focus on adolescents and healthy development.


We include research assistants at all levels in our projects – from just beginning, to advanced students with research project and statistical skills. Each semester we have a different set of needs, so contact us to see whether we have openings. Weekly lab meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, so students may visit to learn more about our projects and how to get involved.


Research assistants may become involved in a range of duties: conducting literature searches and reviews; helping recruitment activities for ongoing studies; coding qualitative (interview) as well as quantitative (survey) data; conducting content analyses of qualitative data, or statistical analyses of quantitative data.
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Fall Internship @ Home Cooked Fridays

Austin-based community project, Home Cooked Fridays, is looking for Community meal facilitators: front line service management opportunities in an underserved community.  Interns will navigate the complexities of designing, building, and managing an ongoing weekly meal service for homeless and/or financially challenged individuals and families.  Working with and/or serving underserved or low-income populations is a plus. All majors welcome.

Must be available one day a week and Fridays from 10 to 3 during Fall Semester.

Project starts September 5th.  Email resumes and a brief statement of why you want to be a part of our team to Wendy Richardson at

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Internship: After School Youth Activity Leader

Job Opportunity: After School Youth Activity Leader Department: Teach Healthier After School (THAS)
Job Type: Part-Time, Non-Exempt, Temporary/Permanent

We are seeking candidates who are energetic, motivated, enjoy working with elementary age children, and have a foundational understanding of sports, nutrition, and physical activity.

Who we are:

We’re a statewide nonprofit organization focused on reducing chronic illness and obesity. We do this by creating technology and programming focused on building healthier lives, healthier communities, and a healthier state. There’s so much more to know to pelase check us out on LinkedIn:

Who we want:

The After School Youth Activity Leader (THAS Leader) is a self-starter with an adaptive work style who is passionate about helping children learn more about living a happy and healthy life through play. Our organization needs a people-person, one who enjoys working with children, and has a talent for providing health education to energetic groups. We need a tenacious individual who can work effectively with various personalities to defeat childhood obesity.

Under the supervision of the THAS Coordinator, and with direction from the THAS Supervisors, the THAS Leader will be responsible for teaching the Teach Healthier curricula to students in a fun and engaging manner, monitoring children during dinner or snack time, assisting children with homework, and other instructor duties as assigned by the THAS Leadership Team or Site Coordinator.

Who you are:

  • Mission focused and results driven. You’re committed to supporting the mission of ITT and don’t shy away from challenges as you work toward positive results.
  • A strong critical thinker. You thrive on solving difficult situations, as you are able to respond quickly to challenges that arise.
  • Detail oriented and organized. You’re organized, able to be prepared thoroughly for classes, and meet deadlines.
  • An excellent communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and effectively communicate concerns and questions in a constructive manner and a reasonable timeframe.
  • A motivated Individual. You’re energetic and motivated, who will enjoy working with elementary children in a fast-paced environment.
  • A health and fitness enthusiast. You have a passion about health and fitness and bring a basic knowledge in sports, nutrition, exercise, and/or health.

What you’ll bring:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Commitment for an entire semester (August-December or January-May)
  • Ability to adapt quickly to unforeseen changes
  • High level of organization, attention to detail, and ability to complete tasks
  • General computer literacy required to answer e-mails and submit timesheets
  • Prolonged standing, walking, twisting, bending, and repetitive motions
  • Ability to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally with assistance and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift or move
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • Experience working with children is strongly preferred

As a Youth Leader, you will:

  • Have detailed lesson plans
  • Coach a variety of activities, sports & skills
  • Develop students’ leadership skills via assigned roles within their teams
  • Develop creative, adventurous, self-confident movers and learners
  • Provide mentorship though a quality health and fitness based program

Location: Austin & Del Valle

Compensation: Starting at $12/hour

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 2:30- 6:00pm

Weekly Hours: Between 5-14 hours a week

ITT offers a fun, flexible work environment, optional bi-monthly socials, paid professional development classes, and we commit to each employee’s job satisfaction by addressing core needs.

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume through our website at

Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. IT’S TIME TEXAS is an at-will employer.

This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports to the THAS Coordinator.

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Social Media Marketing Intern or Sales & Events Intern

Ten Thousand Villages of Austin (TTV) is a 501(c)(3) fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted works from across the globe. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income.

Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 70 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items.

Social Media Marketing Internship 

We are currently seeking an Intern who is passionate about Fair Trade, our mission, and is interested in helping our Austin store reach “the next level”! This position is perfect for any student looking to gain more hands-on experience in social media marketing or desiring insight into how a non-profit organization is managed!

Internship Responsibilities: 

Social Media (50%)

  • Work with the Marketing Committee and Volunteer Coordinator to manage TTV-Austin’s social media presence, using our Editorial Calendar and Hootsuite to post items about our store, Fair Trade, and events across our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles
  • Create social media reports and monitor activity and impact of posts
  • Develop and implement creative techniques to increase reach and engagement and build community
  • Create and implement innovative ways to utilize social media as a means to attract potential customers and volunteers, and as an educational tool to inform the public on Fair Trade
  • Monitor Google Alerts for global fair-trade events and news, and share relevant content when appropriate

Customer Service (15%)

  • Spend 1-2 hours a week on our sales floor, engaging customers and familiarizing yourself with TTV products
  • Verbally market upcoming events and initiatives to customers

Marketing (35%)

  • Create and post fliers about major store events
  • Create event pages on Facebook, Do512, and other online calendars; promote events through social media
  • Research and write about artisan groups that TTV works with on social media outlets
  • Assist with planning and promoting of Fair Trade events in Austin and surrounding communities
  • Develop productive partnerships on and offline with other entities, and review pop-up sale opportunities
  • Contribute to creative, strategic marketing efforts focusing on Holiday community events and shopping

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, electronic)
  • Enjoys using Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram experience essential
  • Marketing and/or Customer Service experience preferred
  • Graphic Design experience a plus (not required)
  • Able to take initiative and step outside comfort zone to learn

Internship Perks

  • 20% off all purchases at Ten Thousand Villages of Austin (!)
  • Positive, creative, and fun work environment at one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies (*Ethisphere Institute)
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded community members

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit brief letter of interest and resume to the Volunteer Coordinator, Jenna Gallagher, at Internship requires 10-20 hours per week based in our new location at 4803 Burnet Rd (some hours can be completed remotely) and will begin in September 2017.

Off-Site Sales and Events Internship

We are currently looking for an Intern who is passionate about our mission, and interested in helping our store thrive in our new location on Burnet Road. This person will help manage our holiday off site sales and benefit nights, completing logistical tasks associated with these events; increasing their scope and seeking new opportunities.

Off-site sales are opportunities to sell artisan handcrafts outside of our normal retail space. They are often at festivals, markets, or churches and normally take place on the weekends. Benefit Nights are shopping events hosted by Ten Thousand Villages to raise funds for other local nonprofits. October, November and December are the busiest months for both Offsite Sales and Benefit Nights, with multiple events per week. These programs allow us to support our community while building awareness and promoting fair trade outside the store.

We need a well organized Intern to make this year’s holiday season a success. This position is perfect for any student desiring hands-on experience with sales, inventory, event planning, and nonprofit management!

Intern Responsibilities

  • Provide event support for our October art show and fundraiser, managing our Silent Auction
  • Manage our offsite and Benefit Night calendars for November and December
  • Assist with pack up, tracking inventory, and tracking sales throughout the offsite sale season
  • Style the collections of products to be taken to each offsite sale
  • Plan visual merchandising and create signage for each offsite sale
  • Setup and breakdown of offsite sales when applicable (this role can be delegated to other volunteers)
  • Assist with in store setup for Benefit Nights when applicable
  • Be an assertive advocate for Ten Thousand Villages and Fair Trade both in store and at off sites
  • Assist with store and organizational tasks throughout the Holiday Season
  • Work with the Social Media intern to promote offsite sales and Benefit Nights online

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, electronic) and a cooperative work style
  • Highly organized and able to multitask and manage multiple projects along a timeline
  • Customer Service experience and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency using Google Drive, Mail and Calendar apps, and able to learn new software quickly
  • Assertive, proactive, and able to take initiative and step outside comfort zone to learn new skills
  • Enjoys using and understands Social Media
  • Passionate about fair trade and/or global social justice

Internship Perks

  • 20% off all purchases at Ten Thousand Villages of Austin
  • Positive, innovative, and fun work environment at an organization that has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies 7 years in a row by the Ethisphere Institute
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded community members
  • Professional development through Ten Thousand Villages evaluations and relevant training sessions

Interested applicants should submit brief letter of interest and resume to the Volunteer Coordinator, Jenna Gallagher, at Internship requires 10-20 hours per week based in our new location at 4803 Burnet Rd (some hours can be completed remotely) and will begin in September 2017.


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Fall 2017 Internship at Light the Night

The Light the Night Campaign is a charity walk held at night in November. It will host about 7000 people and is expected to raise $925,000.

Light the Night Website:

Austin Light the Night Facebook:

Internship responsibilities would be:

  • Helping shape Light the Night social media strategies
  • Assisting with planning and implementation of fundraising events
  • Assisting with community outreach, including building relationships with professionals.
  • Creating promotional materials for LLS and fundraising teams.

Skills Needed:

  • Technical Skills – Word, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work with the public in a professional manner.
  • Not required, but speaking Spanish would be a plus!

Applicants can email resumes to Kristen Sheard, Campaign Manager of Light the Night, at

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3 Internship Positions @ JUST Community

About JUST Community:

JUST invests in hard-working, low-income entrepreneurs to create a more financially resilient America. Our mission is to create entrepreneur leaders to build stronger businesses and more connected communities. JUST is developing a trust network that continues to evolve with the needs of our Members to offer new, more and better products and services. In the past year, the JUST team has built a model that can sustainably serve tens of thousands of clients.

Want to change the world? The JUST team has a passion for changing the world of Micro-Finance. If you would love to be part of a hard-working team who has a human-centered approach to business design, we would love to hear from you! We are looking individuals who are creative and passionate about creating a social change. This is an unpaid internship available for college credit.

Please send over your Resume and Cover Letter for consideration to Erika Ortiz at

Internship Opportunities:

Finance and Accounting Intern


  • Provide administrative support, including filing documents and contracts
  • Manage and file financial records
  • Perform reconciliations and support on other accounting practices
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly board reports
  • Other tasks and individual projects as assigned


  • Passion for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strong knowledge of Excel including building formulas and tables
  • Ability to synthesize information into clear, concise reports and presentations
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Willingness to learn, flexibility, enthusiasm, eagerness to work with diverse populations
  • Fluent in Spanish (preferred)

Community Outreach Intern


  • Assist in creating a benefit program for JUST clients
  • Communicate and build relationships with current or prospect partners
  • Schedule, coordinate, and attend JUST events
  • Organize and manage JUST network in the Greater Austin Community
  • Other tasks and individual projects as assigned


  • Passion for social entrepreneurship
  • Passion for Austin community engagement
  • Interest in nonprofit management and community development
  • Willingness to learn, flexibility, enthusiasm, eagerness to work with diverse populations
  • Fluent in Spanish (preferred)

Communications Internship


  • Design and implement marketing and social media platform
  • Website content management
  • Develop relative blog content
  • Conduct client interviews and share
  • Other tasks and individual projects as assigned


  • Passion for social entrepreneurship
  • Passion for and experience with social media and storytelling
  • Video and/or photography skills
  • Willingness to learn, flexibility, enthusiasm, eagerness to work with diverse populations
  • Fluent in Spanish
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Please note that all opportunities are subject to approval or denial through the BDP Connecting Experience proposal process. If you have questions about whether or not an internship is a good fit for your BDP certificate, please contact your BDP advisor.

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