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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life , an organized research unit at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Plan II Honors Program are pleased to announce a new partnership and the creation of an undergraduate research internship for Plan II students.  The Annette Strauss Institute aims to understand and overcome the obstacles to civic engagement through research, education, training, and youth engagement.  The intern will help to support the Institute’s research and outreach programming, primarily by conducting research and writing reports.

Position Available: Undergraduate Research intern with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

Hours/week: 10-15 hrs./week
Period of Appointment 2014-2015: August 27-December 5, 2014 (fall 2014) and January 19-May 8, 2015 (spring 2015).  Note: Continuation of the appointment in spring 2015 is contingent upon successful evaluation by the internship supervisor.
Compensation: $1500 each semester, $3000 for the year (students must be enrolled in at least six hours of course credit during the fall 14 and spring 15 semesters
and be able to work in the US without restrictions in order to be eligible for the stipend).
Location: CMA 7.146

  1. Research.  Assist the Institute’s Director and educational outreach staff with research to support the Institute’s core activities.  Example projects might include documenting civics education curriculum and requirements in Texas public schools; compiling research on the links between youth participation in civic engagement activities and life-long participation; or exploring and documenting the need for and impact of youth voter registration efforts in Texas and beyond.  Interns will also be invited to participate in Institute programming.
  2. Event Assistance. Occasionally assist the Director and staff with planning and preparation for civic engagement outreach events, as needed and directed.
  • Full-time students in good standing
  • Strong basic research skills      
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, including writing to deadline and for a variety of audiences.
  • An articulated belief in the Strauss Institute mission and an interest in civic life.
  • Applicants must be personable, well-organized, resourceful, mature, reliable and hard working team players.
  • Previous work in an educational, political, or non-profit setting is a plus.
Academic Credit: Students are not required to earn credit but if they wish to may do so through the internship courses offered by Liberal Arts Career Services.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter outlining your interest(s) in applying and the specific attributes and qualifications that make you ideal for the position and a resume.  NOTE: All internship positions for the 2014-2015 year are filled, applications are accepted each spring for the following academic year.  Check back here or keep an eye on the Plan II Newsletter for information on applying for 2015-2016 internship positions.

Questions? Contact
Melissa Ossian

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