The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is now accepting applications for in-person Fall 2021 Undergraduate Internships.
Deadline: July 23, 2021
Selected interns should be available at least 10 hours per week during the semester. Internships are available for undergraduates who are interested in:
- Working on human rights and social justice research and advocacy projects
- Learning how an academic center functions
- Engaging in human rights scholarship
- Gaining practical experience
- Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students
For Fall 2021, we are particularly interested in interns who can help us with continued project-related follow-up to our 2021 Pop-Up Institute, “Beyond the Future of Work: New Paradigms for Addressing Global Inequality.” The project focuses on exploring pressing questions around the future of work addressing diverse themes such as care work, essential work, automation, and the global dimensions of worker precarity.
Fall 2021 projects may include the following:
- Maintain the website for the Rapoport Center’s Pop-Up Institute “Beyond the Future of Work: New Paradigms for Addressing Global Inequality” and other project-related follow-up.
- Engage in human rights research and writing
- Expand the Center’s social media outreach
- Serve as liaison to UT undergraduate community and help develop Center’s undergraduate outreach
- Work on the publication of the Center’s Annual Review by writing and editing articles, designing layout, and working extensively with the software program InDesign
- Commitment to working on issues of human rights and 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:
- Website development experience (including the curation and organization of public-facing digital material)
- Demonstrated expertise with videography, podcasts, and/or webisode production
- Demonstrated expertise with publication and graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
- Demonstrated interest in themes such as care work, essential work, automation, and the global dimensions of worker precarity
- Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
- Experience with scholarly research and editing
- Journalism experience
How to Apply
Qualified students should submit the following items through our online application form.
- Cover letter
State why you are interested in the position; demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs and activities
- CV/ResumeIndicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency
- TranscriptUnofficial is acceptable; please send via email
- List of three references
At least two must be UT faculty; include name, title, and contact information; full letters not required
- Writing sample
3-5 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable
For BDP Students only: For students who participate in the Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP), please see the Barbara Harlow Internship in Human Rights & Social Justice (open only to students who are in the BDP Program). The BDP deadline for fall 2021 internships is also July 23, 2021. The internship is similar to the Rapoport Center’s standard undergraduate internship: Selected interns should be available at least 10 hours per week during the semester, and 20 hours per week during the summer. What distinguishes the Harlow internship is that it offers a higher stipend and requires three additional components:
- In the cover letter, students should reflect (in one paragraph) on how Harlow’s scholarship and activism might influence their work with the Rapoport Center and their pursuit of human rights and social justice more broadly.
- During the internship, each recipient will write a piece for our Human Rights Commentary page, which either engages directly with Harlow’s work or uses her work as a lens through which to engage critically with a topic.
- After the internship, each recipient will create a poster to reflect on the internship, taking into account Harlow’s impact on their experience, and present it at the Annual BDP poster session in April. (Fall and Summer interns will submit at the end of their respective term, and then present in April.)
How to Apply: Qualified students should submit the following items through our online Harlow internship application form.Students who are not selected for the Barbara Harlow Internship will be considered for our standard undergraduate internship.
Contact Rapoport Center Assistant Director Sarah Eliason, if you have any questions regarding these internship opportunities.