Rapoport Center Undergraduate Internship and Barbara Harlow Internship in Human Rights and Social Justice

The Rapoport Center is currently accepting applications for the following PAID opportunities for SUMMER 2018!

These are excellent opportunities for students interested in incorporating the study and practice of human rights into their research and professional development and in staying informed of developments in human rights scholarship and activism.

For more information on the undergraduate internship, click here.

For more information on the Barbara Harlow Internship in Human Rights and Social Justice,* click here.

Applications are due Monday, March 26th, 2018!

*Also, if you would like insight into the how the position is (work load, time commitment, etc.) reach out to Debbie for the poster’s contact information as they are a current intern in this program!

COLA’s Declassified Internship Survival Guide

The Liberal Arts Council  is proud to present an event to address questions undergraduate students may have regarding the process of acquiring an internship, different options to proceed through the university once you’ve acquired the internship (i.e. scholarships, class credit, stipends, etc.), and other questions students may have regarding the internship experience

Date: April 23rd, 2018

*To tailor the experience and make sure you get the most out of your attendance to the event, a survey link has been provided below for student feedback.*

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/xfw1Gd

University of Houston – Masters of Public Policy (MPP)

The Hobby School of Public Affairs (HSPA) at the University of Houston has recently introduced  a Masters of Public Policy program (MPP)!

The HSPA aims to train a new generation of political and policy analysts who are proficient in quantitative methods and are fully cognizant of the ethical foundations of public policymaking.

The MPP degree curriculum is interdisciplinary with a quantitative emphasis, incorporating political science, economics, computer science, business, and statistics. The program is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for employment in public sectors, private companies, and nonprofit organizations.

***Eligible students currently receive up to a $3,000 scholarship per semester.***

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2018

More Information can be found here.

Annie’s List 2018 Summer Internship

Annie’s List helps elect progressive women to local and statewide office in Texas and is currently accepting applications for PAID Summer 2018 internships!

***Juniors and Seniors are preferred but all undergraduates are encouraged to apply***


  • 1-page resumé w/ cover letter explaining your interest in Annie’s List and your preferred department

Send materials to Anna Harris at ana@annieslist.com

Deadline: March 30th, 2018 @ 5 PM CST

General info can be found here.

UT Research Week 2018

General Information:

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Senate of College Councils are excited to invite students to participate in Research Week 2018, the annual university-wide celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity at UT Austin. Research Week 2018 will take place April 16-20. This year’s events will include college and departmental poster presentations, performances, special seminars on research-related topics, and the Longhorn Research Poster Session— an event designed to highlight undergraduate work, research resources, and opportunities for students from all majors.

Poster Sessions:

Students who are interested in participating in the Poster Session may submit an abstract of their project for consideration through our online submission form. Students who plan to present a research poster should register to attend a poster design workshop through the Office of Undergraduate Research if they have not already had poster design training through their academic programs.

Request more info:

If students have any questions about Research Week 2018, submitting an abstract, or presenting their work, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at 512-471-7152 or uresearch@austin.utexas.edu.

ESI: Engaged Scholarship Initiative

The Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative: Undergraduate Fellowship

Calling all students who will be Juniors in the Fall 2018 semester!

Engagement signifies many things: commitment, attachment, participation, employment, activity, unity, interconnection, and mutuality. The Engaged Scholar Initiative at The University
of Texas at Austin celebrates interdisciplinary research as a dynamic and evolving conversation about humanity and society in the Twenty-First Century. Intellectual alliances, cross-pollinating
ideas, renewed and re-imagined partnerships are desired scholarly and communal goals for the present and the future, and will be the undertaking of the graduate and undergraduate ESI
fellows. The ESI Fellows are mutual celebrants of the world of knowledge, culture, history, politics, ethics, the arts and languages, and the imagination. The ESI project aspires to amplify
the educational resources available to the Ph.D. and undergraduate fellows beyond the parameters of their traditional research disciplines, in order to increase the benefits to the
scholars and the communities in which they work and live.

What is asked of the ESI Fellow? A commitment to creative and risk-taking research; an inclination toward affiliation and translation; a vibrant sense of civic and intellectual engagement; and a shared endeavor to make public-facing scholarship a mission of generosity
and conviction.

Benefits Include:

  • Yearly Stipend: $4500
  • Research Stipend: $750


  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Junior-class standing by Fall 2018
  • Preference given to College of Liberal Arts majoring in Humanities or Humanistic Social Sciences

The application and more information can be found here.

The deadline for this program is Friday, March 23rd by 5 PM.

MA Program in Sociology at the University of Houston

For those looking to apply to graduate school, the University of Houston is offering a Master’s Degree in Sociology!

Program Entrance Requirements

  • Must have a B.S. or B.A. with at least a 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of your degree (Junior and Senior Year)
  • Must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); International Students must also take the TOEFL

Department Strengths

  • Thesis and internship tracks that provide the skills necessary for a variety of careers.
  • Low Student-to-Faculty ratio (smaller classes)
  • Evening courses to help complete your degree on time
  • A track record of placing students in high-ranking PhD programs as well as public and private organizations and institutions (non-academic).

Financial Assistance Includes

  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Werlin Memorial scholarship andthe  Werlin Fund

To learn more about applying, click here.

For the application, click here.

Applications are due April 1st, 2018.

2018 Free Speech Essay Contest


The Department of Philosophy and The BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism are excited to announce our annual Free Speech Essay Contest open exclusively to UT undergraduates.

All UT undergraduate students are eligible to participate.

Prizes range from $700-$1500.

The topics this year concern:

  1. Freedom of the Press
  2. General Condition of Freedom of Speech

More in-depth info can be found here.

The deadline for submissions to this context is February 23rd, 2018!