Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Austin Bat Cave

Fall 2018

Position: Development Intern
Student: English Junior

 Austin Bat Cave shares a space with Warby Parker on South Congress near downtown Austin. The space is an open work floor and is conducive to collaborative work. Anthologies of student work throughout ABC’s operating years line the walls. Adult workshops are occasionally hosted at ABC’s space, so white boards, paper, pens, and other necessary supplies are found throughout the office. The fact that this space is donated to Austin Bat Cave by Warby Parker speaks to the strong community connections and impact of ABC throughout Austin. The strong relationships Austin Bat Cave has worked to form since its beginnings in 2007 speak to the power of its mission and the dedication of its staff.

Although Austin Bat Cave is looking to expand its capacity within the next year, as of now, its staff remains small. There is an Executive Director, Programs Director, and part-time Grants Manager. There is synergy throughout the office, and biweekly staff meetings ensure that we all remain on the same page concerning what our independent tasks are, if anyone needs support on any, and what our goals are for the next week.

We predominately work in Google Drive, using Google Docs or Google Sheets, and a donor-tracking database called Little Green Light. A normal day working at Austin Bat Cave usually involves close attention to my task at hand. Usual tasks include conducting foundation research, writing letters of inquiry, and writing grant proposals. I spend approximately 15 hours per week on my ABC tasks, working closely with the entire staff and learning from each of their positions while growing in my professional life.

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    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 18
    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508