Communications Intern (Paid)

Offered By: 
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
6201 East Oltorf, Austin, TX
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
Up to $2,000 for the summer
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, working with project management tools, proofreading and reviewing content, and assisting with other general office duties. This position is for summer 2017, beginning in June and ending in August. 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 summer.
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 ashley.ford@tcdd.texas.gov. There is no deadline to apply – the position will be filled when a qualified applicant has been selected.
Degree Status: 
BA/BS
Experience Required: 
Preferred
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 (ashley.ford@tcdd.texas.gov)
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Comments: 
The mission of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is to create change so that all people with disabilities are fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives. 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. 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. What We Do • Advocacy: Telling others about issues, needs, and possible solutions. • Capacity Building: Helping communities and other groups build their resources. • Systems Change: Changing the way government programs, state agencies, and other organizations do business every day to improve support for people with disabilities.
Posted By: 
Ashley Ford
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017