Youth Civic Education and Engagement Intern

Offered By: 
Children’s Defense Fund - Texas
Job Location: 
Job Location (Other): 
Remote with possibility of hybrid work
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$15/hour for up to 20 hours/week
Job Description: 
The internship is based in Austin (remote with the possibility of hybrid work) and provides general support for the CDF-TX Youth Civic Education and Engagement initiative. The intern works 20 hours/week supporting both our policy and organizing work to increase youth civic education and engagement. The youth civic engagement intern provides substantive policy research and reports and monitors legislative committees and the State Board of Education on improving youth civic engagement and education in Texas. Additionally, the intern assists with outreach to partners and school districts to encourage the prioritization of culturally sustaining civic education in Texas’ public school classrooms. The intern also supports outreach to young people statewide to support our YOUthTX campaign, as well as provides critical support in developing training and events to increase young people’s knowledge of and engagement with state legislative and local civic processes.
Application Instructions: 
Applicants must complete the linked application form. Through that form, applicants will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter. Finalists will be asked to interview and submit a professional writing sample.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
If you have any questions about this position, contact Maggie Stern at
Type of Internship: 
Posted By: 
Children's Defense Fund - Texas
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, August 21, 2022