Intern With The Pedallers!
The East Side Compost Pedallers is a 100% bike-powered compost recycling program that collects compostables from east side homes and businesses and pedal them directly to nearby urban farms and community gardens to grow more local food for our community. Our mission is to build a more vibrant Austin community by reducing waste, strengthening our local food system, and re-connecting neighbors to each other and the places that they live through more sustainable practices. All without burning a single drop of fossil fuel!
The East Side Compost Pedallers currently have internship positions available summer and fall 2013. This is a great opportunity to gain real world work experience and skills while working with a passionate start up on the cutting edge of social entrepreneurship in Austin, TX.
Click the links below for more info on the positions available:
Tagged: Digital Arts & Media, Environment, Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits
Our mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas was founded as a non-profit in 2002. We publish Latinitas Magazine and host media enrichment programs to help girls learn how to build confidence and discover their voice.
- Educational Outreach Internship
- Latinitas Communications Internship
- Editorial & Multimedia Internship
- *NEW* Graphic Design Internship
- *NEW* Video Editing Internship
To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume to our Program Coordinator, Samantha Lopez at email@example.com.
For more information on Job Requirements visit: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/internships/austin-internship-opportunities
Tagged: Digital Arts & Media, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits, Social Inequality Health & Policy
Community TechKnowledge, Inc (CTK) seeks a high-caliber intern to perform a focused research study on international non-profit and public sector markets. Austin-based CTK is a leading provider of client data management software for non-profits and government agencies across the US, Canada, UK, and Mexico. The ideal candidate will have academic experience and aspirations in international business development, social/human services, and the SaaS business model. Stipend provided.
This internship will encompass the following:
- Identify viable international markets for CTK software
- Research business, non-profit and governmental infrastructures by country
- Research country-specific security guidelines and protocols as they relate to online software services
- Research stakeholders and decision processes per country
- Assist CTK’s Business Development dept in the design of an international development plan
This is a summer internship with a start date of June 1st.
If you are interested, please send resume and cover letter to:
CTK Business Development
Tagged: Global Studies, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits
The Center for Biological Diversity is seeking a Conservation Biology intern. See below for more information.
Full or part time
General position overview:
The Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Program seeks motivated and organized interns dedicated to protecting biodiversity and thwarting the extinction crisis. Interns will work with Center scientists to gain protections for imperiled species. The internship provides a small stipend as well as valuable experience with one of the nation’s most respected and cutting-edge environmental organizations.
Interns will research and compile information from the scientific literature and government publications to produce documents to gain federal protection for endangered species or to support litigation to protect already listed species.
- Strong verbal and writen communication skills.
- Excellent Internet and library research skills using scholarly databases and online tools.
- A bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or related fields.
- Excellent organizational and computer skills.
- A passion for and knowledge of protecting biodiversity.
Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in working at the Center, a résumé, a writing sample and references to ConservationIntern@endangeredearth.org. Paper copies and incomplete applications will not be considered. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.
There are several AmeriCorps VISTA positions available for students from all backgrounds and interests, including:
• Community Garden VISTA
• Volunteer Resources VISTA
• Digital History VISTA
• Client Communications VISTA
• Human Resources VISTA
• Agency Capacity Building VISTA
Go to http://www.austinfoodbank.org/about-us/employment.html to learn more information about these opportunities.
Tagged: Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits, Social Inequality Health & Policy
Business Plan Analysis
The IC2 Institute has a cutting-edge research opportunity for undergraduate students. The objective of the research project is to identify the characteristics of successful business plans written by entrepreneurs that won a business competition and were awarded venture capital funding. Student-researchers will be involved in all facets of the project, including data collection and analyses. While participating in research, students will interact with and have the opportunity to interact with researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology managers. The student’s research project will culminate in a quality of paper that may be published in an undergraduate research journal and or presented at an undergraduate research conference. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in going to graduate school or business school.
• Data collection
• Data analysis
• Author a quality paper
• Learn about writing business plans
• Gain research experience
• Improve analytic and writing skills
For more information, contact Dr. Gregory Pogue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tagged: Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship
About CAFB: The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. In Fiscal Year 2011-12, CAFB provided more than 22 million pounds of food. The CAFB service area covers 19,064 square miles in Central Texas. The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.
Internship Description: The Capital Area Food Bank Community Events Intern will be integral in helping to maintain community partnerships through administrative and project management support.
Primary Internship Responsibilities:
- Manage inventory of event equipment, conduct periodic inventory of equipment and recommend replacement of equipment as required.
- Provide information on events and contacts to the Development database manager.
- Assist the Community Events Manager & Coordinator with acknowledgments and recognition for Community Event partners and sponsors.
- Assist the Community Events Manager & Coordinator by meeting, training and working with event volunteers.
- Assist the Community Events Manager & Coordinator by working closely with the marketing team to coordinate logistical needs.
- Attend events and assist the Community Events Manager and Coordinator as needed.
- Assist with creation of an annual calendar of Community Event Volunteer needs, including an outline of all volunteer roles and timeline for recruitment.
- Community Event Sponsorship Tracking (Reggae Fest/Hot Sauce); CAFB raffle sponsorship tracking (for priority raffle events):
- outline previous CAFB sponsors and update contacts as necessary
- send requests for raffle donations via mail
- send email follow-ups for raffle donation requests via convio
- track points of contact and keeping records of donations, as secured
- send donor acknowledgements for raffle items
- identify potential Fall 2013 sponsors (Hot Sauce)
Internship Qualifications: The CAFB Community Events Department is looking to appoint an intern with some knowledge of marketing concepts, an interest in project management, and a desire to work in a fast paced agency environment. The candidate should have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. A sense of humor and humility are essential. Additionally, the ideal candidate will
- be professional, outgoing, confident and personable
- have exceptional communication skills
- be able to interact with personnel at all levels of the agency
- be organized and detail-oriented and able to multi-task
- demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Accountable To: Community Events Coordinator
Pay Rate: Unpaid
Time Commitment: 15-20 hrs/week
Dates Needed: Summer Semester 2013
How to Apply: Email your resume and a cover letter with “Community Events” in the subject line to email@example.com.
Tagged: Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits, Social Inequality Health & Policy
Prof. Sirkka Jarvenpaa and Prof. Wen Wen at McCombs School of Business are looking for a research assistant in Summer 2013 semester for a project about firm innovation and technological standards. The student would expect 10~20 hours per week with UT’s standard compensation rate (or a little higher). The professors would prefer a student proficient in scripting and text mining. Interested students should submit a resume and a cover letter describing their interest and experience to Prof. Wen at Wen.Wen@mccombs.utexas.edu.
Tagged: Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Asatte Press is pleased to announce that we have flexible opportunities for students who want to gain some hands-on experience and build their portfolio in Animation, Illustration, Photography, or Video.
These are unpaid “learning experience” internships, which makes them very flexible and yields a number of benefits for the student:
1) Flexible Schedule – we can accommodate students who need to take classes or will have to travel during the summer.
2) No Previous Experience Required – we only require that students have passed their initial courses in the subject of interest. We will be happy to take Freshmen heading into their Sophomore year.
3) Variety of Interesting Projects – we have a variety of interesting small projects going this summer:
a) iOS Game (Animation, Illustration, Photography)
b) Android Game (Animation, Illustration, Photography)
c) eBook Development (Animation, Illustration, Photography, Video)
d) Blog-to-Book Development (Animation, Illustration, Photography, Video)
e) HTML5 Web Apps (Design, Photography, Video)
We only require that students have passed their initial courses in the subject of interest
Interested students should send a simple resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to cover:
- classwork you have created to date
- type of media you are most interested in
- other relevant work or project experience you might have had
- availability. Ie: what dates/hours can you work? Any schedule conflicts?
Portfolio: Please also attach either samples of your previous project work or URLs pointing to the location of things you have created online.
Tagged: Digital Arts & Media
Development Gateway, a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization working on international aid management, and Innovations for Peace and Development, a research consortium at UT, are urgently seeking part- and full-time summer interns to provide data analysis support on an interdisciplinary project to better track global development assistance in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development.
Under the direction of Drs. Michael Findley and Catherine Weaver, the team of student researchers will geo-reference and categorize project-level data provided by donor governments. This summer, the project will begin geocoding aid projects in the following countries: Nepal, Senegal, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Training in GIS systems and coding methodologies will be provided.
Interns will also have the opportunity to learn tools for analyzing foreign aid data in conjunction with a variety of development outcomes including food security, health, climate change, democratization, and conflict.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must be current undergraduates or graduate students and must have demonstrated interest in geospatial systems, international development, economics, or political science. French speakers and students with GIS experience are highly encouraged to apply as well.
Internships will begin as soon as possible and will continue throughout the summer, with possibility of a continued position with the Innovation for Peace and Development research team in the fall semester. Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week, and preferably will be able to commit between 30-40 hours per week in the summer.
Application: Interested candidates are invited to attend an information session on Monday, April 29th in CLA 1.302D at 5:30 pm. They should also contact Dr. Findley (email@example.com) and Dr. Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Categories: Internship · Research
Tagged: Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies, Global Studies, Human Rights & Social Justice, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits