Internships are recommended for undergraduates interested in:
- Working on human rights and social justice research and advocacy projects
- Learning how an academic center functions
- Engaging in and discussing human rights scholarship
- Gaining practical administrative experience
- Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on human rights research, advocacy, and education
Intern projects may include the following:
- Maintain websites for the Rapoport Center’s projects and initiatives
- Expand the Center’s social media and general communications outreach
- Attending and actively participating in/assisting with Center events
- Organizing and leading undergraduate “coffee chats” on human rights topics
- Serve as liaison to UT undergraduate community and help develop the Center’s undergraduate outreach
- Engage in human rights research and writing, with a focus on the Center’s ongoing historical and archival research
- Assist Center staff and other student team members with other projects and tasks as assigned
- Commitment to working on issues of human rights and social justice
- Excellent writing and editing ability
- Individual initiative and flexibility
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Professional demeanor
The following qualifications may be preferred in some candidates:
- Community engagement and/or outreach experience at UT, or in a comparable academic or nonprofit setting
- Experience designing public-facing communications, including social media, event publicity, newsletters, blogs, etc.
- Experience developing websites (especially using WordPress platform) and/or curating digital content
- Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
- Experience with scholarly research, editing, writing, and/or archival work
- Demonstrated interest in issues such as environmental/climate justice, reproductive justice, and/or peace
Spring internships offer a scholarship of $1250, and selected interns should be available to work 10 hours per week. The majority of an intern’s working hours will take place in-person at the Rapoport Center.
Qualified students should submit the following items in a single PDF file through our online form. Please make sure the file name includes your full name.
- Cover letter: state why you are interested in the position; demonstrate basic knowledge of Rapoport Center programs and activities. Be sure to address your specific skills and qualifications.
- Resume/CV: be sure to indicate any relevant skills or proficiency in languages other than English.
- Transcript: we will accept both unofficial and official transcripts.
- Writing sample (3-5 pages): it does not need to relate directly to human rights, though that is preferable.
November 28, 2023
Contact Rapoport Center program coordinator Caroline Hahn at email@example.com if you have any questions.