ATA is looking for a graduate level intern to be a part of a young nonprofit organization that sits at the intersection of policy, civic engagement, and tech in Austin. This is a full time internship opportunity for a graduate student that will extend from June through mid August.  

About ATA:

Austin Tech Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(6) nonprofit founded to promote civic engagement in Austin’s tech sector. We focus on educating the tech grassroots on policies that impact them, advocating for tech-forward solutions to community challenges, and activating the tech sector to speak up, participate, and vote. Learn more by visiting

Position Description:

ATA is looking for interns to support our mission and to assist in engagement and research efforts. Attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once are essential to succeeding in this position. An ideal candidate would have an interest in local/state politics, policy, and technology.

This is an unpaid internship with flexible working hours ranging 30-40 hours per week. The intern will work directly for ATA’s Executive Director out of coworking spaces in downtown Austin and remotely.

The public policy intern job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting in-depth research and analysis of tech-related legislation, issues, and current events
  • Planning events including lunch-and-learns, interviews with elected officials, member recruitment
  • Writing press releases, blogs, social media posts, and memos
  • Attending staff meetings and high-level meetings with ATA’s Executive Director, policy makers
  • Engage in regular policy discussions with ATA members and community members


To apply, please submit the following to no later than Friday, April 26th.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample
  • Please include subject line “Public Policy Intern”