Thank you for your interest in internship and volunteer opportunities at
The Rise School of Austin. The Rise School is often seeking interns and volunteers. Please see below for more details. 

Classroom Internships and Volunteers

All classroom interns and volunteers are required to maintain a consistent schedule (minimum of six hours per week) with one class, as well as complete a background check and participate in an orientation. Classroom internships vary and can be tailored to meet specific university or program requirements. Our teaching teams will work with interns to ensure there are opportunities to complete the observations, assignments, and/or experiences needed. These experiences might include teacher and student observations, planning and implementing lessons or activities, completing student assessments, drafting hypothetical goals or plans, and/or completing a log of hands-on experience interacting with students. If you are interested in becoming an intern or volunteer, please email Marissa Bahrenburg, Director of Education.

Fundraising, Marketing, and Administrative Internships

Fundraising Event Internship

Description: The Rise School hosts two major fundraising events each year including a large gala and golf tournament, in addition to smaller fundraising initiatives throughout the year. The Event Intern will provide assistance with event coordination, donor appreciation, donation solicitation, event software management, auction item management, and other events tasks as necessary. 


Marketing Internship

Description: The Rise School of Austin is looking for an energetic and self-motivated marketing intern with a keen eye for design to participate in our marketing efforts including content marketing, preparing promotional presentations, monitoring social platforms, creating mock-ups of marketing materials including email, mail, and social media campaigns, web management, and conducting market analysis.


Development & Fundraising Internship

Description: The Rise School of Austin is seeking an intern to participate in our Development and Fundraising efforts including assisting with our annual fundraising campaigns, events, and appeals, donor stewardship, grant research, managing and cultivating relationships with donors, alumni, families and staff, participating in coordination of the Junior Board, maintaining records, and coordinating with volunteers.



Description: The Rise School is looking for administrative interns to participate in the organization’s day-to-day operations including general office administration, IT, Marketing, etc. Specific areas include data entry and database management, upkeep of webpages, organization of systems, filing, communications, creating internal marketing materials, and other administrative tasks. 


Qualifications for above listed internships include: Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, emphasis in communications, marketing, administration, or similar field encouraged. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities, and computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects, utilizing available resources. Must be a team player with a willingness to learn.



Applications for fall internships with our administrative and fundraising teams will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates must email Rachel Parr, our Director of Development & Marketing. Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter (including hours per week and number of weeks available)
  • Resume (including overall GPA)
  • Indication of preferred Internship (Events, Marketing, Development or Administrative)

Therapy Internships

The Rise School of Austin features a robust Therapy Program with Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Music Therapies. If you are interested in an internship, please email Lead Therapist, Reagan Rives, with your resume and cover letter, and indicate your area of interest.

Please note that internships vary by therapy and availability. 
Music Therapy can work only with practicum students and not full-time interns due to our therapy schedule. 

Fundraising Volunteers

The Rise School’s major fundraising events require significant planning and preparation. If you are interested in volunteering with our administrative team or joining an event committee to help make our events a success, please email  


4800 Manor Road, Building J
Austin, TX 78723
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