The Strauss Center's Student Worker Program offers graduate and undergraduate students at the LBJ School and University of Texas the opportunity to be exposed to current topics in global affairs, network with top experts and gain practical professional skills.  Students may work on major events, program initiatives, communications and outreach projects and may also assist with short-term tasks or specific daily needs of the Strauss Center.

Positions are available for both graduate and undergraduate students.  Students are expected to work approximatly 10 hours per week, with flexible schedules to be structured around academic considerations and in conjunction with the intern’s supervisor.

Applications for the 2010-2011 academic year are due September 3, 2010.  To apply, please send a letter of interest and résumé to

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is a nonpartisan research center at The University of Texas at Austin that engages the best minds in academia, government and the private sector to develop practical solutions to the pressing challenges of an increasingly globalized world.

Available Positions

Student Technician (2) – LBJ School Graduate Student
The Strauss Center seeks two Student Technicians to assist in the management of Strauss Center programs and daily operations.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing publicity and outreach efforts for Strauss Center programs
  • Developing supporting materials for Strauss Center programs, including flyers and handouts
  • Writing program analyses for publication on the Strauss Center web site
  • Assisting Strauss Center staff with program logistics and management
  • Assisting with the management of Strauss Center content on social media sites
  • Drafting briefs, reports or other communications materials as needed

Applicants should be master’s candidates in the LBJ School and have some relevant work experience.  This is a paid position of approximately 10 hours/week.

Online Media Intern – Undergraduate
The Strauss Center seeks an Online Media Intern to assist in managing the Strauss Center’s online presence, with a particular focus on developing video content for the web.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Strauss Center and LBJ School staff to create new web video pieces to develop awareness of Strauss Center researchers, fellows and programs
  • Assisting with updating content on Strauss Center social media sites
  • Researching social media strategies and practices of peer institutions

Applicants should have experience in developing video projects for the web, including planning, pre-production and editing (Final Cut Pro preferred).  Strong writing and communications skills are critical.  Experience with social media, content management systems and conducting on-camera interviews is preferred.

This is an unpaid position of approximately 10 hours/week.


Program Intern – Undergraduate
The Strauss Center seeks a Program Intern to serve as logistical liaison for the Distinguished Scholars program and to assist with other program logistics. Responsibilities will include:

  • Organizing Distinguished Scholar monthly meetings:
    • Determine schedule availability
    • Make room reservations and catering orders
    • Develop and distribute agenda
  • Assist with logistics and management for other Strauss Center programs, including scheduling and event planning

Applicants should have experience in administrative procedures.  Event or travel planning experience is preferred.  Applicants should have strong writing, communications and office computer skills.

This is an unpaid position of approximately 10 hours/week.


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