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Weekly Digest | APR 22, 2024 


IRG Updates 


*NEW* IRG Honors Poster Symposium 

Wednesday, April 24 | 3:30-5pm | BAT 5.108 

Curious to know what the Honors Thesis Projects look like? Want to support or friends and fellow IRG students? Come out and support your fellow IRG peers as we showcasing the thesis projects of the 2023-24 IRG Honors Cohort!


Rapoport Center’s Human Rights and Global Societies Coffee Chat 

International Relations and Global Studies is proud to announce, in partnership with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, the Rapoport Center Human Rights and Global Societies Coffee Chats! Each Coffee Chat will explore a different topic guided by readings and discussion questions, and will be facilitated by IRG students and Rapoport interns. Meetings will be held every other Wednesday at 5PM starting on January 31st in RLP 1.106. Please use this link to join the mailing list! 


New Scheduling System 

We are no longer using Calendly! Please delete the links you have bookmarked to our Calendly website. It will no longer provide our availability. Please use the links on our website or provided above. 



University Events & Info Sessions 


Upcoming Info Sessions and Writing Workshops for Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

Application deadline: Friday, August 23, 2024. 

Virtual Information Sessions with Stephanie Bishop, Fulbright program administrator 

Tuesday, April 2, 5-6 p.m. CDT (Study/Research) 

Virtual Writing Workshops with Dr. Sonia Seeman, Fulbright faculty chair and advisor 

Wednesday, April 3, noon-1 p.m. CDT (Study/Research) 

Friday, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT (Both ETA and Study/Research) 

The 2025-2026 Fulbright application cycle will open Tuesday, April 2, 2024. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in promoting our upcoming information sessions and writing workshops via your newsletters and student listservs. 





Rapoport Call for Applications: Undergraduate Internships 

Apply by midnight on Tuesday, April 30 

The Rapoport Center is now accepting applications for its standard internship (open to all UT undergrads), and Barbara Harlow internship (open to UT undergrad students pursuing any Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) certificate).  


Black Diaspora Archive Paid Undergraduate Internship 

Deadline to apply May 15, 2024 

The program offers one paid internship (September 2024 – May 2025) working with archival material and digital platforms from the BDA. The internship is open to any undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of one AFR course. A $3,300 stipend will be disbursed in two payments of $1,650 at the beginning of each semester. 

Please direct questions and submit the following application materials to Rachel E. Winston at by May 15, 2024: Resume, Cover letter, Letter of recommendation (may be submitted directly by recommender) 


McNair Scholars Program--Applications Still Open 

McNair Scholars is part of the federally funded TRIO education programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education, and the only one primarily focused on students’ postbaccalaureate success. McNair Scholars seeks to increase the number of undergraduate students earning doctoral degree who are low-income and first-generation. 



Other Opportunities​ 


Careers in Energy & Project Finance 

April 24 | 12pm | via Zoom 

The Institute for Transnational Law invites you to the upcoming Careers in Energy and Project Finance panel. Join Texas Law alums Jose Maria Lujambio LL.M. '14 and Julián Garza LL.M. '99, as they discuss their experience in the energy law sector, M&A, and project finance. Julián Garza is a partner at Nader, Hayaux, and Goebel in Mexico City. José María Lujambio is a partner at Cacheaux, Cavazos, and Newton in Austin. 


From Passion to Action: Teach For America's Ignite Fellowship and Corps Positions 
Join us to spark change and inspire future generations! Get connected with ways to make an impact and grow your leadership with Teach For America. 
Click the link to see paid employment opportunities and professional development events for all majors. 


Cultural Ambassadors with TX Global + U.S. Dept. of State 

The Global Customized Programs team at Texas Global is recruiting students to serve as Cultural Ambassadors for the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellows. These Fellows range from ages 18 to 25 and represent countries throughout Southeast Asia. They will be participating in a U.S. Department of State funded grant to participate in programming on social entrepreneurship/economic development, leadership, and cross culturaldevelopment at UT Austin. 


Join Texas LEAD 

Texas Leadership Education and Development is currently recruiting students for Coach UT program. This program empowers participants to take control of their own leadership journeys by pairing them with a professional leadership coach. Pick a priority that you would like to work on and your coach will help you create a plan to achieve these goals! Would you like to build a more powerful professional network? Join CoachUT! Would you like to become a better self-advocate? Join CoachUT! Perhaps you’d like to make a plan to break into the professional field of your choosing? Join CoachUT! 


Additional Resources 



Food resources near UT campus 

Long SHARE Project 

Imagine a student community that centers genuine connection in a non-hierarchical, welcoming, judgment-free environment where all experiences are valued, no one is competing or comparing, and everyone exchanges support freely around a challenge, identity, or mental health goal you all share. Sounds magical, right? That’s a SHARE Community! 



Featured Student Organization​ 



Is your student organization a great opportunity for IRG students? IRG’s News & Views features student organizations each week! If you would like your organization to be featured, send us a brief description (exactly what you’d want to be included in the newsletter!) & any important dates for application, info sessions, or events through this survey. We are happy to re-feature an organization each semester. Additionally, if your organization is hosting an event, we may consider including the event in our list of university opportunities. Featured organizations are subject to approval and must be demonstrably relevant to IRG students. If you have questions, please feel free to email