People who work at the Hogg Foundation share a passion for promoting mental health and well-being for all Texans, with a focus on equity. Every employee is a valued member of the team and plays an important role in carrying out the foundation’s mission, from grantmaking to policy work and community education.
The foundation is in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.
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Public Affairs Specialist II
This position is responsible for public affairs activities (from inception to execution and measurement) that advance communication efforts to inform, educate and mobilize key audiences about the Hogg Foundation’s mission and initiatives, and to support the Hogg Foundation brand. These activities include initiating storytelling proposals; participating in regular editorial meetings; researching, writing, and editing news releases, articles, speeches, web content, and other materials for the media and the public; and serving as the principal contact for media inquiries.
There are no open student positions at this time.
About Student Opportunities
The foundation periodically hires graduate and undergraduate students for a variety of assignments, such as supporting operations and assisting program development and research. Hours are flexible and work may be done off-site, depending on the nature of the role. Student applicants must attend The University of Texas at Austin.
- Graduate Research Assistants: Law, public affairs and social work graduate students are assigned projects that deepen their knowledge of mental health policy and services while assisting the foundation in fulfilling its mission. Positions are paid and vary in length. The foundation also offers semester-based internships for course credit. Registration for course credit must be coordinated by the student through their respective school’s internship program.
- Undergraduate Student Associates: Positions are paid (or offered for work-study credit) and vary in length. Positions support foundation units such as operations and communications.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Transforming how communities promote mental health in everyday life
Meet Our Staff
Passionate about promoting mental health and well-being for all Texans, with a focus on equity
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Strengthens the campus and community climate