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Internship Opportunity


An in-depth internship opportunity to help plan and execute vital communications activities for the Colorado River Alliance. The river is our community’s heart and soul, and this position is a great opportunity to ensure its vibrance and vitality. The qualified candidate will assist the Executive Director and Communications and Programs Coordinator in a variety of activities focused on nonprofit communications.

Internship period: Fall

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing timely and captivating content to be published across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter and increase engagement
  • Expanding CRA’s library of available photos, videos, graphics, and other media content
  • Editing and proof-reading copy and writing
  • Assisting in event messaging, advertising, and social media
  • Designing promotional web graphics, flyers, banners, posters, invitations, and other marketing materials as needed
  • Expanding and strengthening CRA’s newsletter audience
  • Other tasks related to communications, programs, and events as required

Time commitment: Hybrid internship. Minimum commitment of 10-12 hours/week. Flexible between business hours (Mon-Fri). Specific work shifts and
virtual/in-person hours can be negotiated. Some evening and weekend hours may be requested for fundraising events or other activities.

  • Fall Semester: August – December
  • Spring Semester: January – May

Stipend: $1,000 (dependent on budget and will be confirmed at beginning of internship)

Reports to: Communications and Programs Coordinator


  • Pursuing or completed an undergraduate degree
  • Can commit to 10 hours a week for a semester, with potential for some evenings, meetings, and weekends
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • Ability to complete projects with short turnaround time
  • Solid teamwork skills and ability to work individually
  • Experience with MailChimp and social media platform management
  • Graphic design skills are preferred but not required

Skills you’ll develop:

  • Nonprofit communications
  • Project development and management
  • Media relations

About Our Internships

The Colorado River Alliance champions the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement. At the Alliance, we believe that a healthy, flowing river is imperative to the long-term well-being of our communities and our state.

Our interns gain comprehensive training, professional development consultations with our staff, and networking and resume-building opportunities.


All interns will receive a $500-1,000 stipend upon successful completion of the internship.


All intern positions require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week.


In-person at the Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education on Lake Austin Blvd. (unless otherwise noted in posting details).

General Qualifications

Spanish proficiency a plus but not required. Pursuing or completed an undergraduate degree. For class credit not required.

College Students/ Recent Grads