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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, Diversity Intern, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10328

Fri, May 1, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, BTT Gateway Job ID 10328 

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) Diversity Internship Program is designed to engage diverse young people in Texas with issues of genocide, ethics, and education. This program is in support of the THGC’s mission to bring awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides to Texas students, and to imbue in individuals a sense of responsibility to uphold human value and inspire citizens to prevent future atrocities. 

The Diversity Internship Program was created after recognizing multiple needs/deficits in Texas communities. Historically disadvantaged and underrepresented young people lack career-building opportunities in education, government, and history – as well as the relevant skills and hands-on knowledge related to their coursework and career goals. Additionally, there is a lack of diversity among students already engaged in and prepared for the lifelong challenges of fighting discrimination and preventing further genocide. By increasing the diversity among Texas leaders in this field, the THGC hopes to increase the awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides in equally diverse Texas communities. 

The THGC is seeking interns for the summer 2015 term to assist with various projects in the education, memorials and exhibits, and resources committees. An intern can expect to focus on one or more of the following projects: developing the THGC website and resource database; compiling, examining, and reviewing various Holocaust and genocide education resources; distributing educational resources and trainings to Texas teachers, administrators, and school districts; and/or maintaining the THGC social media pages. Interns can also expect to assist with the implementation of other THGC projects as needed. The selected interns will receive $2,500 stipends for four-week internships (40-hours per week). 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Knowledge of, or willingness and interest to learn about, the Holocaust and other genocides 
Highly organized, self-starting individual 
Goal setter, problem-solver, and critical thinker. 
Experience with research, project management, communications, web design, and/or education 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
Ability to maintain appropriate level of professionalism while interacting with Commissioners and THGC staff 

General Qualifications and Eligibility: 

College sophomore level or above 
Attending a college or university in Texas, or a Texas resident attending school out-of-state 
GPA of 3.0 or above (We encourage you to apply if you feel you are a strong candidate and have a lower GPA – please attach to your resume an explanation of your lower GPA in this case.) 
Students of historically underrepresented and/or disadvantaged cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply 
Prior interns of the THGC or the THC are ineligible 

In order to apply, please complete and email the online application, a resume, sealed transcript(s), essay response, and letter of interest to Charles Sadnick (charles.sadnick@thc.state.tx.us). The deadline to apply and send required material for the Summer 2015 THGC Internship is Friday May 1, 2015.

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