Paid Texas Rising Leadership Opportunity Available in Austin

Do you know a young person who would be interested in a job organizing students on the University of Texas campus? Are you a student looking to roll your sleeves up and gain valuable non-profit advocacy experience? If so, we may have an opportunity for you.

Texas Rising, the Texas Freedom Network’s student organizing program, is made up of campus organizers who work to advocate for issues like LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice and voting rights on their campuses and in their communities.

The Student Activist Intern Will

  • Participate in TFN advocacy efforts at the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education
  • Run a voter registration and civic engagement campaign on campus
  • Become a grassroots activist to support progressive issues, including reproductive justice, voting rights and LGBTQ equality
  • Host events and rallies on the UT campus and in Austin
  • Assist in planning leadership institutes and advocacy days
  • Run the Texas Rising student chapter at UT with support from a statewide organization

The Student Activist Intern Will Receive

  • $13 an hour to work in the TFN office 10-20 hours a week
  • An additional monthly stipend of $100 to maintain a TFN student chapter at UT
  • Networking opportunities with Texas political organizations
  • Grassroots organizing and advocacy training opportunities

Applicants must be a current UT student, should expect to commit up to 10 hours a week to organizing on campus in addition to working in the TFN office for 10-20 hours, posses strong communication skills (both written and interpersonal), have the ability to recruit and manage student volunteers, set and reach goals and draft and adhere to a work plan.

How can you apply? Submit a résumé and cover letter to: Nick Savelli,TFN outreach and field Manager, at: [email protected]

Applications are being considered on a rolling basis.