Undergraduate Internships

Please see application instructions below

Undergraduate interns bring excitement and expanded capabilities to the Rapoport Center. Fall, spring, and summer 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


Summer 2017 Interns Rachel Zein and Emily Cantwell

Interns play an important role at the Rapoport Center and support various initiatives depending on their background, interest, and the needs of the Center. Primary duties include:

  • Assisting with research and advocacy projects
  • Supporting the coordination and publicity of events and programs
  • Expanding the Center's social media outreach
  • Providing administrative support for Center programs
  • Contributing written work for press releases, website, and Annual Review publications
  • Serving as liaison to UT undergraduate community and helping develop Center's undergraduate outreach
  • Writing and editing articles, designing layout, and working extensively with the software program InDesign for the Center's Annual Review publication
  • Assisting Co-Directors, Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Rights Scholars, graduate students, and affiliated faculty with other projects and tasks as assigned

Internships offer a modest scholarship. Selected interns should be available at least 10 hours per week during the semester, and 20 hours per week during the summer.

View our current interns

Application

The application for the Fall 2022 session has now closed. Please check back in October 2022 for the Spring 2023 session application!

Fall interns should be available to work 10 hours a week during the fall semester. This is a paid opportunity.

Preferred Qualifications & Interests

For Fall 2022, we are particularly interested in interns whose intellectual interests align with the Center’s current initiatives including, Beyond the Future of Work, reproductive justice, and environmental/climate justice.

Projects may include the following:

  • Maintaining the Rapoport Center’s new Beyond the Future of Work website 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

Required Qualifications

  • 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:

Priority:

  • 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
  • Demonstrated interest in reproductive rights/justice and environmental/climate justice

Also:

  • 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/Resume
    Indicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency
  • Transcript
    Unofficial is acceptable; an official copy can be mailed if needed, to arrive by the application due date
  • 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

Contact

Contact Rapoport Center Postgraduate Fellow, Cooper Christiancy, at cchristiancy@law.utexas.edu if you have any questions.