Community Engagement Fellow
All Austin college students are eligible

UT Austin Texas Civic Impact Council 

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Learn about the TCIC Fellowship here

Responsibilities

Community Engagement (CE) Fellows are the life-blood of the Fellowship - without them we couldn't connect with communities. CE Fellows will lead personal conversations with residents in Riverside and Hyde Park to understand their opinions and priorities related to public transportation, affordable housing, and community development. Fellows will be trained and assisted by TCIC on how to have meaningful and safe interactions. CE Fellows enter their survey answers or open conversation summaries into our database to inform our data analysis phase. 

Preferred Skills (not required)

  • Comfort engaging with diverse communities and hearing life experiences

  • Previous community engagement work (canvassing, community organizing, etc.)

  • The ability to fluently speak a language other than English is a plus 

  • Strong verbal/written interpersonal communication skills 

  • Teamwork

  • Academic research

 

What you will gain

  • A TCIC Community Engagement Fellowship to add to your resume 

  • Deep understanding of community opinions in specific Austin communities related to:

    • Public transportation, affordable housing, job opportunities, and economic development 

  • First-hand experience conducting community engagement in diverse Austin communities

  • Experience collecting and interpreting qualitative data

  • Playing a part in shaping the outcome of a $7B investment in Austin

Time Commitment

CE Fellows will be expected to spend 3-5 hrs/week conversing with local Austin members and cataloging their findings into TCIC’s central database.

Selection 

If the reviewing committee finds your application interesting, we will be in touch. Feel free to reach out to peac.tcic@gmail.com with any questions or for updates.