Communications Intern (PAID)

Offered By: 
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
Job Location: 
Job Location (Other): 
6201 East Oltorf, Suite 600, Austin, TX 78741
If "Paid", provide rate: 
Up to $2,000 for the fall
Job Description: 
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is accepting applications for its Communications intern position. The intern will assist with communications and administrative-related duties within the Communications Division. The duties of this position may include contributing to digital campaigns, developing content for social media, creating messages for email marketing, utilizing project management tools, proofreading and reviewing content, and assisting with other general office duties. This position is for fall 2017, beginning in September and ending in December. The position is for 10-15 hours per week. The position is located in Austin, Texas. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with ability to work as part of a team. Candidates should be responsible, detail oriented, and have working knowledge of modern office equipment and computer programs. Must have strong writing skills. Applicants must be seeking a degree in Communications or a related area and must have at least 30 hours of academic credit. Interest in disability advocacy and enrollment in a communications-related degree are pluses, but not requirements. The intern will receive a stipend up to $2,000 for the fall.
Application Instructions: 
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest with “Communications Internship” followed by your name in the subject line to Ashley Ford at There is no deadline to apply – the position will be filled when a qualified applicant has been selected.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
If you have questions about the position or how to apply, please contact Ashley Ford by phone (512-437-5412) or by email (
Type of Internship: 
State Agency
TCDD is guided by a 27-member board made up of individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, representatives of state agencies, and local service providers who support individuals with developmental disabilities TCDD Council members are appointed by the Governor. TCDD was created through the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) and is one of 56 councils on developmental disabilities in the United States. TCDD receives federal funds through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Posted By: 
Ashley Ford
Expiration Date: 
Monday, September 4, 2017