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Opportunities for students roundup

Two opportunities for students have come across the Know desk recently: A new government internship Web site and a fellowship opportunity for doctoral students.

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Government internship Web site debuts

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The Texas Politics Project and the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin have created a Web site to connect students and internship providers called, The Internship Connection Center.

The Web site is designed to aid students looking for government and political internships in Austin. But, The Internship Connection Center is publicly accessible, so the Web site can be used by students anywhere.

The database offers an easy-to-use online form for offices and organizations to complete. Postings will then appear on the public bulletin board for students to search for internships that suit their interests, usually within one business day.

Anyone interested in posting an internship can simply click the “Post an Internship” button and fill out the required fields. Students looking for an internship or wanting to browse the list can follow the “Find an Internship” link.

While it is expected that most of the postings will be for Austin positions, legislators looking for interns for home offices (especially during the summer) or Congressional and agency offices with Washington positions, are encouraged to post internships as well.

This is the debut version of this service. As feedback comes in, some updates can be expected early in 2011.

Moore Fellowship: Doctoral students invited to apply for $20,000

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites doctoral students at The University of Texas at Austin to apply for funds to support their dissertation research.

The foundation awards a $20,000 fellowship annually to one or more doctoral students completing a dissertation on the human experience in crises caused by natural or other major disasters or, in a broader sense, stress and adversity.

Applications are due by 1 p.m. Central Standard Time on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.  View application instructions and additional information online at http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/rfp/moore_fellowship.html.

The fellowship was established in 1995 by the estate of Bernice Moore in memory of her husband, Dr. Harry E. Moore, a professor and sociologist at the university. Moore specialized in disaster studies, including tornadoes and hurricanes that affected the state of Texas.

Since 1940, the foundation has worked to improve the mental health of all Texans through the support of effective mental health services, research, policy and public education. The foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the university.