** Please note these internships are separate from the Barbara Harlow Internship that’s specific for BDP students. We encourage you to apply first to the Harlow!**
Rapoport Center undergraduate interns bring energy, engagement, and expanded capacities to the Center’s programming. They will support various initiatives depending on their backgrounds, interests, and the needs of the Center. For Fall 2023, we are particularly interested in interns who have expertise or interest in the Center’s thematic priorities: environmental justice and climate justice, inequality, reproductive justice, among other focal points.
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 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
- 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
Eligibility: The internship is open to all currently enrolled UT Austin undergraduate students, regardless of major, and is open to UT students of all citizenship statuses.
- 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:
- 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 reproductive justice and environmental/climate justice
- Demonstrated interest in themes such as care work, essential work, automation, and the global dimensions of worker precarity
Fall internships offer a scholarship of $1250, and selected interns should be available to work 10 hours per week.
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.
Please apply here and make sure the file name includes your full name.
August 8, 2023
Contact Rapoport Center program coordinator Caroline Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.