Daily Archives: February 7, 2023

LAH Literary Awards – Tell Your Stories

The inaugural LAH Literary Awards support excellence in creative writing and support the accomplishments of our LAH community.  Three prizes will be offered: one in poetry, one in fiction, and one in literary nonfiction.  Please see below for detailed instructions on how to submit to each category.  


Poetry:  Submit a portfolio of 6-8 poems (12pt. Times New Roman) that does not exceed 12 pages.  

Fiction:  Submit a portfolio of fiction writing (12pt. Times New Roman) that does not exceed 5,000 words.  

Literary Nonfiction:  Submit a portfolio of non-fiction writing (12pt. Times New Roman) that does not exceed 5,000 words.  

Your contest submissions are due by 12pm CST on February 1st.  Please send your submissions to Dr. Brandon Dean Lamson at brandon.lamson@austin.utexas.edu.  Winning entries will be published online.  

Winners will also receive a $500 cash prize and will participate in a reading with the contest judges. 

Paid Summer Internships!

The Summer Internship Program exists to make real-world paid internships accessible to more students right here on UT’s campus! With over 170 openings, you’re sure to find the perfect position that suits yours skills and interests. Spend the Summer refining your skills, while engaging with professional development workshop based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ career readiness competencies to maximize your experience. Interested in learning more? Check out the information below!

The internship position application is open now until February 12th at 11:59pm.  Some more important details about the program:

  • Program dates are May 30, 2023 – August 4, 2023. Internship positions can be in-person, remote or hybrid. There will be an in-person workshop once a week that is mandatory for interns; the time and date of this workshop will be released early spring.
  • All internships are 19 hours/week for 10 weeks. One of those hours is for the weekly workshop, leaving 18 hours/week in the internship position.
  • Internships pay $15/hour.
  • Needs-based housing assistance is available.
  • A list of positions can be viewed on our website

Check out all of the available internships, and find an opportunity that’s perfect for you. Your Summer internship is only an application away.

Have questions? Reach out to Texas Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) at texaslead@austin.utexas.edu, we’re always happy to help.

Islam and Religious Freedom in a Post-Christian America


My name is Colin Crawford, and I am a representative of the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center at the University of Texas School of Law. I hope you are staying safe in this weather. I wanted to extend an invitation to our next event to you and your program. The event is called Islam and Religious Freedom in a Post-Christian America, and it will take place Thursday, February 9th, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Texas Union Theater. Professor, author, and attorney Asma Uddin (Catholic University of America Law School) will discuss what leads people to feel threatened by religious freedom for all and why Muslims in the United States are particularly vulnerable to this phenomenon. Most importantly, she will explore what can be done about it. She will be joined by award-winning journalist Emma Green of The New Yorker, whose writings on religion, politics, and cultural conflicts have won numerous prizes.

For more details and to reserve a lunch, please visit the link below. We hope you display this to the program you direct and others you may think would be interested in joining us!


LAH & Humanities Mentorship Application Link

We are piloting an LAH & Humanities Mentorship program. If you are interested in taking part in a Spring ’23 mentorship program with LAH & Humanities alumni, please complete the following application by Wednesday, Feb 15thhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes0XOx6AhNahXEld8ULJ2IfpUt7_l7yzw7xd9FuqMGLscT8w/viewform

Selected students will receive 1×1 meetings with an appointed mentor.

We already have many alums who have signed up to serve as mentors and hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.

If you have questions, please contact Hannah Garcia (hannah.cec.garcia@gmail.com) or Linda Mayhew (lmayhew@austin.utexas.edu).

UT Press Fellowship for Humanities grads

Publishing Fellowship 2023-2024

Publishing Fellowship Announcement

The University of Texas Press is now accepting applications for our 2023-2024 Publishing Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

The University of Texas Press is offering a Publishing Fellowship for the 2023-2024 year, beginning September 1, 2023, and ending August 31, 2024. Download the application herePublishing Fellowship Application 2023-2024

  • The fellowship program is designed to help prepare fellows for a career in book publishing by providing intensive and practical experience at one of the nation’s leading university presses.
  • The fellowship will be based in two departments, with exposure to the operations of the other departments at the Press. The primary departments for the 2023–2024 fellowship are marketing and EDP (editing, design, and production); see descriptions below.
  • While the emphasis will be on scholarly publishing, much of the training will apply equally well to commercial publishing.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • The 2023-2024 Publishing Fellowship is open to all humanities graduates.
  • The Fellowship will be in person.
  • Applicants must be able to meet the university requirements for employment at the time of application. These requirements can be found at:https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/employment-eligibility-verification-i9-docs.
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in publishing.
  • Before accepting the appointment, the fellow will be asked to sign a statement of understanding of the program’s purpose and procedures, which include the intent to complete the fellowship year.


The fellowship provides opportunities for the successful candidate to gain in-depth experience in multiple departments, with opportunities to network across the Press and learn elements of the overall publishing process. In addition to in-house training, the fellow will attend the annual meeting of the Association of University Presses and will attend one additional scholarly conference.

  • Marketing: Under the supervision of the marketing and sales manager, the fellow will become acquainted with sales tools; research media outlets with the publicity team; develop review lists and send out review copies of books; participate in the creation of seasonal catalogs; research and develop marketing plans for books; and assist with seasonal marketing correspondence with authors.
  • Editing, Design, and Production: Under the supervision of the EDP manager, the fellow will focus on manuscript preparation, file clean-up and coding, editing, proofreading, indexing, and project management in collaboration with Press staff.

Stipend and Benefits:

The fellow will receive $41,500 for the year ($38,000 base pay, plus $3,500 health insurance stipend), payable as $3,458 at the end of each month of completed training; this amount will be prorated accordingly if the fellow leaves before August 31, 2024. Under present laws, this award is taxable, and the university must report payments to the IRS, although no withholding will be made. The University of Texas will not be responsible for fringe benefits, other than regular staff holidays.

The fellow will have visiting scholar status at the University of Texas at Austin. This status allows fellows the opportunity to purchase student health insurance and an “A” parking permit and provides access to campus libraries. Fellows are ineligible for enrollment-related deferments on student loans.

Fellows are not enrolled in academic courses and will not receive academic credit.

When the Year Is Finished:

At the end of the training period, the fellow will be certified as having successfully completed the fellowship. Press staff will advise the fellow on university press job opportunities and application materials. At the end of the fellowship year, the fellow will be asked to provide a personal report evaluating the experience.

How to Apply:

The application can be downloaded here: Publishing Fellowship Application 2023-2024


  • Completed application form
  • Résumé (maximum two pages)
  • One-page personal statement

Decision Timeline:

The Press will invite finalists to interview in April 2023. The 2023-2024 fellow will be announced by May 1, 2023.

Equal Opportunity:

No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or veteran status.

Electronic Submission Only:

Email Address: agilg@utpress.utexas.edu

If you have questions, please contact:

Adrienne Gilg: (512) 232-7603


Deadline: March 31, 2023

Essential Skills Immersion Series: Teamwork (February 14-16)

Essential Skills Immersion Series: Teamwork

February 14-16

What are the most in-demand skills for today’s job market and the future of work? This event series aims to help students consider this question as they prepare for the careers of today and tomorrow.

In the context of college life and employment, teamwork encompasses a variety of roles and importance as we work together and lead teams for micro and macro organizational goals. Whether working on a team for a class project, student organization, internship or job, learning how to work and lead a group is a vital skill for personal and professional success. By participating in these sessions, you will learn how to manage projects and conflict in team scenarios, how to develop these skills and how to articulate your abilities for an internship, job or leadership role.

All UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Project Management as an Effective Teamwork Skill | Tuesday, February 14, 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | FAC 2.236 | RSVP

Hosted by: Dr. Art Markman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UT Austin

Panelists: Morgan Ginther (UT Austin) and Vera Hinojosa (Indeed)

When a group works on a significant long-term project, it is crucial to coordinate activities, set deadlines, track progress, and ensure that the project stays on budget. The individual who takes this role is a project manager. Project management involves a core set of skills and can be an excellent pathway to employment that can also provide exposure to many other jobs within a firm.

Productive Teamwork Through Effective Conflict Management Skills | Wednesday, February 15, 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | FAC 2.236 | RSVP

Hosted by: Bethany Wendler, Interim Director, Texas Leadership Education and Development, Dean of Students, UT Austin

Panelists: Kouang Chan (UT Austin), Karen Gross (Citizen Discourse), and Virginia Luehrsen (UT Austin)

Conflict is inevitable, so why are groups and teams not better and managing it? Conflict can be uncomfortable, but can it also lead to inclusive and accessible spaces. Engage with professionals whose work centers around conflict in a variety of ways to learn why developing strong conflict management skills are essential components to any productive team.

Employer Panel: Teamwork for the Future of Work | Thursday, February 16, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | FAC 2.236 | RSVP

Hosted by: Summer Salazar, Director of Employer Engagement, Texas Career Engagement, UT Austin

Panelists: Lucy Junker (GLG), Jessica Mixon (Bank of America), Alicia Rogers (PwC) and Thomas Trieu (Toyota Financial Services)

Join our panelists of professionals and recruiters representing companies and organizations that implement teamwork strategies across various departments and operations. Our panelists will discuss the value of teamwork in professional settings and how you can articulate your teamwork skills and experiences when applying to internship and full-time opportunities.

Exploration Celebration Promotion Assistance

Hi Longhorns,

Are you looking to change your major or are you pursuing a career outside of your major? Texas Career Engagement would like to invite all students interested in career or major exploration to our Exploration Celebration event on February 16 from 12pm-1:30pm in FAC 2.236. If you are just starting your major exploration process, or navigating the job search process, we have resources and PIZZA for YOU! Stop by to learn about how TCE can support your exploration journey! Hope to see you there!


Exploration Celebration

Thursday, February 16 | 12:00PM to 1:30PM | FAC 2.236 |  Register Here

Teach For America (Job & Summer Fellowship)

Seniors and Graduate Students: Are you looking for an impact-driven career?

By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a majority-BIPOC network of leaders shaping our country’s political, economic, and social future. 

  • Curious to see how Teach For America alumni are disrupting inequity across education, business, policy, law, medicine and leading a life of impact? Grab coffee with your UT representative, Alyssa Gonzales-Kirk, here
  • Want to explore the application? Submit your 2-hour application to the 2023 corps by our final deadline on Friday, February 10th.
  • All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits + $5k-$10k stipend + up to $12k Americorps grant.

Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmxn: Are you looking for an impactful job this summer?

  • Consider applying to Teach For America’ partner program: The Breakthrough Collaborative. Breakthrough is an 8-9 week long paid summer fellowship ($1350 – $4500) and is open to all majors. You’ll teach middle schoolers academic content & leadership skills. Choose from our 24 sites across the country  here-(even in Austin!). Submit your application by Thursday, February 23rd.
  • Want to learn more about the fellowship, attend our Breakthrough Info-Session.
  • Explore the above opportunities and more by visiting the linktree for Julie Gunderson, your early opportunities representative.

Survey for Neurodivergent Students

The Neurodiversity Leadership Council is working on a pamphlet aimed to inform professors about the most effective practices and environments for accommodating neurodivergent students at UT Austin. In order to present the most accurate information we can, we are looking for neurodivergent students that are comfortable with sharing their collegiate experiences in a research study by completing our anonymous survey. First-hand accounts from neurodivergent students are extremely valuable for helping professors accommodate from an empathetic perspective.

Eligible and interested students can access the survey here: