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BEFORE applying for any of the following internships, contact and meet with Internship Coordinator Chuck Kaufman (kaufman@txstate.edu). Any internship you seek must provide opportunities to produce work for an internship portfolio. If you wish to receive course credit for an internship, download and complete the Internship Application. Don't forget to submit an unofficial transcript with your completed application. Then, drop it off in the main office in OM102. 

LAST UPDATED: June 19, 2018.


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  • Spurs Sports and Entertainment is looking for talented, innovative and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment to join our family.

    For a current listing of internships, visit https://www.nba.com/spurs/our-jobs.

  • The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University is seeking interns to assist in content creation, social media marketing, web design and web analytics, Work with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication website (masscomm.txstate.edu), analyzing user behavior with Google Analytics, redesigning several landing pages, promoting the school using Twitter and other social media tools and updating the SJMC blog. Students must have a working knowledge of HTML/CSS. Students who are self-starters are invited to send your resumes to Jon Zmikly (OM230Z) at jz18@txstate.edu.

  • Motivated, organized students who seek an internship at a full-service communications and public relations firm. The ideal candidates are juniors and seniors in college who have previous internship experience and will be able to allot a block of time each day they are available for this position. Students studying public relations or a communications-related field are preferred, but it is not mandatory for consideration.

    Pay

    Interns are compensated at $12 an hour.

    Schedule

    Interns are required to work 15 to 20 hours per week. Flexible office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Description of Duties

    Writing news releases, media alerts and memos, pitching media, conducting client research, drafting social media posts, media database management, tracking media, assisting in event planning, performing the occasional general office task and miscellaneous projects that may arise.

    Benefits

    Exposure to the workings of a full-service communications, public relations and public affairs firm; opportunity to build professionalism, multitasking, time and project management skills; interaction with all levels of staff.

    To Apply

    If you are interested, please submit your resume with a cover letter and a writing sample to our intern coordinator at internships@hahnpublic.com.
    Hahn Public traditionally accepts three interns for each spring, summer and fall semester. Interviewing begins approximately two months before the start of each semester.

    For more information, visit https://hahnpublic.com/contact/public-relations-internship/.

  • Visit Austin is a private, nonprofit 501 C-6 corporation contracted by the City of Austin to market the city as a convention and tourism destination. Under the terms of this contract, Visit Austin also houses the Film Commission, Music Office and Sports Commission. Visit Austin seeks interns for the following departments:  Convention Sales, Convention Services, Marketing Communications, Music/Film, Tourism, Sports Commission and our Visitor Center.

    Internships at Visit Austin are paid. In addition, interns receive a monthly stipend to pay for parking and transportation. The program’s general duration is a maximum of one semester. Interns are required to work 15-20 hours per week within office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

    Applying students (sophomore level or higher preferred) must be enrolled in a college or university. Must receive school credit for internship or be enrolled in classes related to one of our departments listed above. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Systems required. Should demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and maintain professional appearance. 

    Application deadlines and start dates

    • Fall Semester:  Application deadline – August 1; Start date – week of Labor Day
    • Spring Semester:  Application deadline – November 15; Start date – week of MLK holiday
    • Summer Semester:  Application deadline – April 15; Start date – first week of June

    To apply: 
    Send your resume and cover letter to the attention of the following:

    Marketing Communications/Tourism: Christine Felton - cfelton@visitaustin.org

    Graphic Design - Ashley Dowgwillo - adowgwillo@visitaustin.org

  • Looking for an internship where you’ll do more than get coffee or write drafts that may never make it beyond your computer? Look no further, Komen Austin offers a robust internship program that provides college students (and recent grads) with real-world work knowledge and resume/portfolio building skills!

    Check out our wide variety of opportunities and send your resume to intern@komenaustin.org. Note: Interns must commit to at least 15 hours of work per week on weekdays between 9:00am & 5:00pm. While our internships are unpaid, we do work with universities to offer course credit.

    Internship Job Descriptions:

    Year-Round Application Deadlines:

    • Spring semester applications due November 1st
    • Summer semester applications due April 1st
    • Fall semester applications due August 1st

    *Please note that a two semester commitment is preferred for applicants.

    If available for two semesters (Spring through Summer OR Summer through Fall) please note this in your cover letter.

  • United Way of Williamson County seeks interns to work with the development director and the focus will be on fundraising activities. Duties will include some communications, development of fundraising and marketing materials, prospect research and assisting with events. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with InDesign is a plus. 

    Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to Laurie Garza at laurie@unitedway-wc.org.

    For current internship postings, visit https://www.unitedway-wc.org/careers-internships.

  • Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of educating and engaging Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. Founded in 1967, KTB works with almost 400 affiliate organizations from around the state in the areas of litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

    General information and duration of internship:

    Internships at the Keep Texas Beautiful are paid hourly. Parking is included at no additional cost. The program’s normal duration is a maximum of one semester. Internships will be conducted in-office.

    Intern Responsibilities:

    KTB seeks a Marketing & Communications Intern to support our affiliate programs, communications and resources. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter with exceptional organizational, writing and communication skills, who is eager to gain experience in all aspects of nonprofit management. The Marketing & Communications Intern reports to the Communications Director. The position is based in Austin, Texas and requires approximately 5% travel. Interns make an important contribution to the operation of Keep Texas Beautiful. Our interns are given hands-on responsibilities and experience. Within your working units you serve as a member of a team and perform needed functions.

    • Research historical, environmental and relevant content stories for content creation
    • Collaborate with KTB leaders to highlight for member content; with guidance from Communications Director write findings into blog posts
    • Support blogs and social media posts with graphic tools like Canva and Adobe InDesign
    • Produce written content for blog posts, social media, email/enews, press/media pitches and more
    • Coordinate and support Communications department through CMS and CRM organization, digital assets and more as needed
    • Attends staff and department meetings when appropriate

    Qualifications:

    Requires a student (sophomore level or higher preferred) enrolled in a college or university. We prefer that applicants utilize this position to receive school credit. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Systems required. Experience with Adobe Design products, content creation and digital marketing a plus. Should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and maintain professional business office appearance. Must be able to follow oral and written instruction. Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent organizational skills required.

    Application deadlines and Start dates:

    • Fall Semester: Application deadline – August 10; Start date – week of Labor Day
    • Spring Semester: Application deadline – November 15; Start date – week of MLK holiday
    • Summer Semester: Application deadline – May 19 - Start date – June 26 (negotiable)

    Contact information:

    Please submit a resume and relevant writing sample to apply.

    Marketing Communications – rebekah@ktb.org

    General – info@ktb.org

  • The Boys and Girls Club of South Central Texas in San Marcos has paid internships for a Communication Specialist and interns. Help develop and maintain web content and layout; write press releases; take photos of all programs, activities and events; implement marketing through social media; and create marketing material for the organization.

    Time required: 20 to 25 hours per week.

    Send cover letter and resume to Mark Terry at mark.terry@bgcsct.org.

  • The Long Center is currently accepting applications for future internships. Internships are available in the following departments: Marketing, Development and Fundraising, Education, Administration and Finance, Programming, Box Office and Web Development.

    • Spring application deadline: November 8
    • Summer application deadline: EXTENDED THROUGH May 16
    • Fall application deadline: October 1

    For current internship postings, visit http://thelongcenter.org/education/internships/.

  • We offer variety of student and volunteer internships for anyone interested in gaining insight and experience in the film industry. All internships are unpaid. 

    Internships consist of a regular weekly work schedule within a particular AFF department and are designed to expand participants professional knowledge and experience.

    For questions about the internship and volunteer programs, or for more information on specific departments, please call 512-478-4795 or email officemanager@austinfilmfestival.com.

    To fill out an internship application, visit the Austin Film Festival website.

  • The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers a communications internship to help support and implement outreach, which focuses on producing content for the center's website, an electronic newsletter and e-fliers, quarterly calendars and other publications. The communications office also works with local and national news crews, creates and distributes news releases and posts Wildflower Center events on community calendars. The position is unpaid. The Center also educates the public about the importance of native landscapes in a beautiful setting, and share that conservation message globally.

    To view current internship postings, visit https://www.wildflower.org/about/jobs.

  • Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Jessica Cruz (jcruz@haysfoodbank.org) for review and consideration.

    *Cover letter MUST include your desired time frame as well as desired internship.

    An internship is a great way to gain experience, learn new skills, and network with professionals. We accept internship applications for fall, spring and summer semesters. Interns may seek class credit through their universities or colleges if they choose to, but it is not required. All internships are unpaid.

    To view a full listing of internship opportunities, visit http://www.haysfoodbank.org/internships.aspx.

  • AARP offers internship opportunities in a wide array of areas for undergraduates, graduates and post graduates. Start your career journey at AARP to gain meaningful experience, interact with a diverse group of team members and participate in challenging and rewarding work.

    Intern Experience

    AARP Internships offer a combination of on-the-job training and an introduction to AARP’s culture and values. Interns are a valuable member of the AARP team from day one and contribute significantly to organizational initiatives that advance our strategic mission and vision.

     

    Internships are available throughout the organization, including our National Office in Washington, D.C. and our offices located in the states and U.S. Territories. AARP offers internships to students who are currently enrolled in degree seeking programs. Non-traditional internships are also available for returning professionals currently enrolled in a college course. Summer internships typically last 8-12 weeks. Year round internships can extend up to 12 months.

    For more information, visit https://careers.aarp.org/page/show/interns/sortdesc-location/.

  • If you are thinking of working in a conservation-related career, our internship program could be a great start for you. We provide college students a realistic view of what a career with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department really entails. Student interns are given the opportunity to gain practical experience across our divisions including Law Enforcement, Wildlife, Communications, State Parks, Infrastructure, Coastal Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Executive Office.

    At TPWD, we value diversity. We value differences between people who have various backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and culture. Our internship program upholds this value and emphasizes exposing women and minorities to career opportunities and training in natural and cultural resource fields.

    Who is Eligible for Internships?

    All of our Student Internships have the same minimum qualifications, listed below:

    • Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university
    • Minimum of 18 completed semester credit hours from an accredited college or university at time of application
    • Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale or “pass” on a pass/fail system
    • Must possess a valid state driver’s license, when applicable

     

    Are Internships Paid?

    Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers both paid and unpaid internship opportunities. Paid and unpaid internships will be clearly marked as such when posted. Our paid positions are dependent on funding, and change by division and by year. Paid positions will be based on the following pay scale:

     

     If selected for a paid summer opportunity, intern rate of pay is determined based on student class standing at the time of application.

     

    CLASS STANDING CREDIT HOURS PAY RATE
    Freshman/Sophomore/Junior 18-89 Credit Hours $12.00
    Senior 90+ Credit Hours $12.50
    Graduate/PhD Any Credit Hours $13.50

     

    How Do I Apply?

    You must apply online. Vacancies can be found on our Current Postings webpage. Please note that in applying for TPWD positions, decisions are made based on your completed online application and not based on your resume.

    • For all paid and unpaid internships, you must submit one of the following:
      • Official transcript
      • Unofficial transcript
      • Unofficial transcript marked “issued to student”
    • Degree plans will not be accepted
    • Resumes are not accepted in lieu of required documents
    • Lack of any of the required documents makes your application incomplete and it will not be considered

    Application Tips and Information

    Here are some tips to maximize your chances of being selected for an interview:

    • Make sure to address all of the “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities” and “Working Conditions” in the “Work Experience - Duties Summary” section of the online application
    • Supplemental Information is where you may select:
      • Military Service
      • Honors/Awards
      • Professional Memberships
      • Professional Associations
      • Technical
      • Publications
    • Certificates and Licenses, such as
      • Hunting and/or Fishing License
      • PADI
      • EMT or Paramedic
      • Wildland Fire Red Card
      • Firearms Permit
      • Boat Operator's License
    • Skills and Work Experience, such as:
      • Customer service
      • Farm/Ranch equipment
      • 4WD
      • GPS/GIS
      • Power tools
      • Microsoft Office Suite

    Additional Information

     

    TPWD occasionally offers Spring/Fall semester internships, with the vast majority taking place during the summer months. Our Internship Program is very competitive for all positions including both paid and unpaid opportunities. Internships are posted and hired on a rolling basis. Experience is important when applying to our internships.

    Contact our agency Internship Coordinator:

     Phone: Nicolette Ledbury (512) 389-4402

     E-mail: Nicolette.Ledbury@tpwd.texas.gov

  • The fellowship program of the Texas Music Office (TMO) in the Office of the Governor offers college students the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the music industry. The TMO seeks students with excellent communication skills who want to learn how the music industry works, and who want to contribute to the TMO's research, publishing and marketing efforts.

    TMO fellowship recipients are required to work at least 12 (and as many as 20) hours each week researching and marketing Texas music businesses, events and talent. Responsibilities include: interviewing Texas music businesses owners; developing business statements based on these interviews; inputting information into the TMO's databases using FileMaker and Microsoft Access; responding to information requests from industry professionals and the general public; and researching Texas music on the web. Interns also assist TMO staff with administrative duties approximately 10 percent of the time. TMO fellowships are on a volunteer basis; interns do not receive any financial, housing, or transportation compensation or assistance.

    The Texas Music Office is the economic development office for the Texas music industry, and is the sister office to the Texas Film Commission. Annual TMO publications include the online Texas Music Industry Directory, the Texas Music Events Calendar, and many more. Fellowship recipients work closely with the TMO staff in assisting with these online publications.

    Getting started in the Texas music business isn't easy. TMO fellowships are an excellent way to become aware of important professional contacts who make music their business.

    To apply, send your resume and cover letter by the semester deadline listed above to:

    Texas Music Office, Governor's Office
    P.O. Box 13246
    Austin, TX 78711

    You may also e-mail your resume and cover letter to: music [at] gov.texas.gov.

    Please call or email if you have any questions.

    For more information, visit https://gov.texas.gov/music/page/fellowship.

  • The Downtown Austin Alliance offers internships in the fall, spring and summer. The internships are for full-time undergraduate or graduate students seeking class credit. 

    The student would work on a range of marketing and communications projects, including communications strategy planning, media relations, social network marketing, writing, events planning and database building and other administrative tasks. The student should be at least a junior and plan to work 20-25 hours a week.

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV/resume, contact information for two references, and relevant work samples. Please send all materials electronically in PDF format (5-page max) to jobs@downtownaustin.com. 

  • Internships are a great example of Mermaid Society SMTX’s philosophy. The creation of a year-round internship program with Texas State University students who want to be part of the on-going development work for Mermaid Week SMTX is mutually beneficial. Students will have opportunity to apply their knowledge in various capacities throughout the year to gain hands on experience, develop skills, make connections, strengthen their resumes, learn about a field, and assess their interest and abilities.  

    Developing opportunities through the Mermaid Society SMTX initiative encourages synergy between students and local community, which is vital to creating an environmentally conscience culture. Students participating in this internship program can be a member of the Mermaid Society SMTX’ Advisory Committee. Members of this committee are a diverse group of stakeholders citywide representing both public and private associations.

    Students will be part of the conversations that address the stewardship of our river and enhance the arts and cultural profile of our city. Interns must be dedicated, and bring a high level of creativity, energy and vision to play a leadership role. We would anticipate opportunities for students from a variety of fields of study. Mermaid Society is an approved site for the 'work-study program' at Texas State University.   Our long range planning includes paid internship opportunities, but for now students will receive "hands-on" experience from event planning to child education. 

    To apply, visit https://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/internship-contact.

  • San Marcos received official Main Street Designation from the Texas Historical Commission in 1986, after starting the program in 1984 as a self-initiated project. The San Marcos Main Street Program is a program of the City of San Marcos and follows the guidelines of the Texas Main Street Center and National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street is a developmental program designed to capitalize on the unique character of the downtown commercial district. Programs and projects are developed to address the needs of downtown San Marcos.

    Our Dream Team is creativity in action. Much more than a typical intern, each applicant goes through an interview process and upon approval works on projects based on their "dream job." In an office where our culture words are "Capable, Contagious, Creative, Courteous, Confident and Coffee," dream team members are given an irreplaceable experience in their field. 

    Fill out an interest form here.

  • Do you see a future career in public service? How far could a student internship take you? The Texas Governor's Internship program could be the next stepping stone for your career in public service. The OOG Internship program offers college students and recent graduates valuable experience and exposure to state government by providing opportunities to work alongside OOG staff in a variety of different fields. As an OOG intern, you can help make a difference while learning about the different facets of state government. Opportunities are on an unpaid basis only and the OOG is committed to working with students who are seeking course credit for their internship time. Apply now! You might be surprised. 


    Benefits of the Texas Governor’s Internship Program

    • Give students an overview of state government by working closely with staff in the Office of the Governor.
    • Provide students with experience in a working office environment.
    • Enhance appreciation of public service.

    Interns are assigned to work with the Governor’s staff.


    Primary Duties

    • Performs support work for division program areas
    • Provides project assistance
    • Conducts research as requested for various projects
    • Prepares correspondence, reports, studies, forms and documents
    • May research, compose, design, or edit agency publications, forms, manuals, and charts
    • Assists with special projects

    Additional Details

    Internships are unpaid. They are available to both college students and recent graduates.

    SESSIONS:

    • Spring: January 1 - May 31
    • Summer: June 1 - August 31  - Apply now! -
    • Fall: September 1 - December 31

    How to Apply

    Interested students must submit a Texas Governor's Internship Program application and resume. Students may request an application by contacting the Human Resources Division.

    DOWNLOAD THE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 

    APPLICATIONS CAN BE:

    1. Mailed to Texas Governor's Office Attn:
      Human Resources
      P.O. Box 12428
      Austin, Texas 78711
    2. Dropped off at State Insurance Building:
      1100 San Jacinto
      Austin, Texas 78701
    3. Faxed to: (512) 463-8464
    4. Emailed to: humanresources [at] gov.texas.gov
      (Subject Line: Texas Governor Internship Applicant)

    Communications internships are available. For more information, visit https://gov.texas.gov/organization/human-resources/Internships.

  • Meals on Wheels seeks a communications intern for fall, spring and summer semesters to assist the marketing team with operations. The intern will assist with the maintenance of social media websites, graphic design duties, the collection of both video and written content for the organization's website, and general public relations and marketing duties.

    Candidates should have good writing skills, experience with social media marketing, and knowledge of video editing and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. The intern may also be asked to assist with other duties relative to the operations of the development team.

    The internship is unpaid, but can be done for class credit, if needed. The intern calls for a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week.

    To view a current listing of internship opportunities, visit https://jobs.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org/.

  • Whether you are a student looking for an internship or a federal agency or corporation looking for an intern, we feel confident that we can help you in your pursuit.  We are always in search of the best and the brightest to fill our many internship opportunities.  We are also looking to partner with government and corporate sector organizations interested in developing the next generation of dedicated public servants and business leaders.

    Our website contains information about our mission, upcoming program dates and deadlines, and ideas about how to get involved with our organization.  Thank you for your interest in the HACU National Internship Program!  

    For a current listing of internships, visit https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Internship_Opportunities.asp.

  • Founded by military members, for military members, USAA is devoted to ensuring the financial well-being of members and families of those who proudly represent our country. Help us serve those who have honorably served, and join USAA for an internship in Marketing & Communications. Start strong in an award-winning workplace, with the security and integrity that the only fully integrated financial services organization in America can provide.

    For more information, visit https://search.usaajobs.com/us/en-us/Internship/Marketing-Communications/XjcP-jf1080-ct106311.

  • Part-time, paid internships are available in San Antonio Magazine’s editorial department each spring, summer and fall semester. Interns play a vital role in the production of our magazine and have the opportunity to gain real world, hands-on experience through writing, fact checking and research. We are seeking strong, motivated interns to devote 10 hours per week. 

    Candidates must demonstrate excellent computer, communication and writing skills, thorough attention to detail as well as the ability to work independently. Familiarity with AP style is a plus. San Antonio Magazine is a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment. Applicants must be able to meet tight deadlines with proficiency.

    Please email cover letter and resume to senior editor Kathleen Petty, kpetty@sanantoniomag.com. No phone calls, please.

  • One of the nation's great nonprofit organizations offers an unpaid internship but a great opportunity to gain experience and course credit.

    To find a current listing of internship opportunities, visit https://heart.jobs/texas/usa/jobs/.

  • OUR CULTURE
    Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
    YOUR ROLE
    We act with intentionality to connect people to our cause through our service and engagement principles. Every day we:

    • Welcome – Smile greet members by name, introduce yourself.
    • Connect – Ask questions, share a story, introduce them to other staff and members.
    • Support – Affirm and encourage them, wish them well.
    • Invite – Share opportunities to get involved and give back to the community.

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    Join us and help transform lives.
    The TownLake YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking a Communications Intern to join our team.
    This is an unpaid internship. Intern will receive credit for communications or related college course.
    General Function
    Under the direction of the Community Engagement Director, the Communications Intern is responsible for designing and printing fliers about programs; writing, designing, and producing web content and newsletter for staff; giving cause-driven tours to potential members and following up with those potential members via phone call; data entry and organization of member and staff information; social media and app communications; community event planning and event production. The Communications Interns play a vital role in the TownLake YMCA team.
    Qualifications

    • Ideal interns will be passionate about marketing and design, with fluency in InDesign, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft Office.
    • Strong communication skills, listening, and empathy for others are key.
    • Must be comfortable and enthusiastic on the phone and in meeting people in person.

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    Minimum Requirements

    • Minimum of 18 years of age
    • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
    • Interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA
    • Reliable transportation to attend work

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    Benefits
    Free YMCA membership during the internship

    For more information, visit https://austinymca.applytojob.com/apply/.