Student Internships

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life offers career and skill advancement internships to UT Austin students. The Institute aims to educate, inspire, and connect the next generation of civic leaders. As an intern, you'll have the opportunity to support outreach and programming efforts for our K-12 and collegiate programs, gaining valuable experience in the field of civic engagement.

Summer and 2024-2025 internships

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life is excited to announce that applications for our Summer and 2024-2025 internships are now open! These opportunities are available to students of all majors who are eager to contribute to civic engagement and develop valuable skills.


  • Summer Internship: 15 to 20 hours per week
  • Fall Internship: 10 to 15 hours per week

Applications now closed

Thank you to everyone that applied! If you were not selected as an intern for the academic year 24-25, we welcome you to apply again in the future. If you would like to stay connected with us, please email Victoria Soderman at for information on engagement opportunities. 


Internship Details

Assist Institute staff with planning events aimed at helping students discover their civic voice, gain insights into the political process, and contribute to their communities. Tasks include brainstorming and researching new ideas to motivate student civic engagement, contributing our social media platforms, devising creative strategies to inform students and educators about our programming, and assisting in the planning and execution of civic engagement outreach events.


- Strong research skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to write under deadlines and for diverse audiences
- Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Strauss Institute and a genuine interest in civic life
- Personable, well-organized, resourceful, mature, reliable, and a collaborative team player
- Previous work in an educational, political, or non-profit setting is a plus.

Academic Credit: 

While not mandatory, students have the option to earn academic credit through internship courses provided by Liberal Arts Career Services should they choose to do so.