Careers

Thank you for your interest in working at Texas Appleseed. We are a passionate group of individuals working toward systemic change to ensure that marginalized and underserved people in Texas have fair access to justice. Please check below for opportunities in the following categories: full-time employment, part-time employment, fellowships and internships. If you don’t see a posting below in your interest area, please check back in a few weeks, as a position might open at another time.

Job Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Texas Appleseed is pleased to offer internships in a variety of project areas during the Summer, as well as Spring and Fall semesters. Texas Appleseed is now accepting applications for Summer 2022 interns. Please send the following to internships@texasappleseed.org:  

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • Brief writing sample
  • List of the top three areas of interest, outlined below:

Potential Internship Areas for Summer 2022 

        • Development
                • Passionate about our mission
                • Pursuing a degree in Marketing, English, Sociology, Political Science, or some other relevant field
                • Excellent writing and communication skills, and an interest in fundraising
                • Intern would assist with event planning, grant prospecting, and appeal writing
                • Intern would provide general support to the Develppment team to raise funds to keep our policy work going
        • Communications/PR
                • Passionate about our mission
                • Pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing
                • Knowledge of AP Style — intern would assist in writing press releases, blogs, and e-newsletters
                • Intern would build and maintain media lists
                • Intern would assist with social media — content development, writing for various platforms, simple graphic design, video editing
                • Bonus: experience working with Canva, Animoto, iMovie


What do summer interns do? Interns do the same work that staff do.

  • Researching (legal and non-legal)
  • Drafting and editing
  • Brainstorming
  • Participating in community organizational gatherings
  • Legislative advocacy

Expectations

  • Outstanding research skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work at least 10 hours per week during Spring and Fall Semesters

Dates for Summer 2022

  • Anytime between May 30, 2022 - August 12, 2022 for at least 8 weeks
  • No split summers

Due to COVID-19, we will accept remote interns. Interns are also welcome in the office dependent on their supervisor's schedule and dependent on the safety precautions set for the office.

Fellowship Opportunities

Texas Appleseed does not have its own funding for fellowships, but we will support applications from qualified respondents to fellowship programs like those offered by Skadden, Equal Justice Works and Soros Justice Fellowships. We accept applicants in one of four program areas:

  • Fair Financial Access: We work with a broad coalition of organizations to promote meaningful regulation of high-cost payday and auto title loans in Texas. We also work to build resources and tools for victims of coerced debt and financial abuse, are studying fairness in auto insurance pricing, and exploring impacts of data privacy and new financial technologies on the financial wellbeing of Texans. We need assistance with research, developing policy recommendations, and encouraging market reform.
  • Fair Housing and Disaster Recovery: Texas Appleseed has worked hard to ensure that the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery program addresses the needs of low- and moderate-income households still struggling to rebuild after disasters. In addition, we work on fair housing issues, to help ensure that public investments are made with the aim of reducing barriers to opportunity, and ensuring access to quality jobs, schools, and services.
  • Education Justice: Our research shows a link between school discipline, school dropout, and future involvement in the juvenile justice system. We work to improve school discipline practices and develop policy recommendations around arrest, ticketing and use of force in Texas public schools.