Are you looking for a FUN, PAID, YEAR-LONG internship?

Apply to join us at Youth Rise Texas this summer and continue working with us throughout the school year!

You’re probably wondering who Youth Rise Texas is, right? Feel free to browse our website to learn a little more about us but in the meantime, let us show you what we’re all about…

Youth Rise Texas youth positions are designed for teens ages 15-20 who have been harmed by criminalization.

We want to work with you to:

  • Transform yourself and your community
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Have fun and make friends!
  • Learn about and practice self-care

If you want to learn more about these things, then we are looking for YOU!

Apply today for the opportunity to commit to ONE YEAR of service, fun, and learning!  Deadline to apply is April 26, 2019.

Important Upcoming Dates:

April 9: INFO SESSION (6:00pm-7:30pm) Optional, but recommended
April 16: INFO SESSION (6:00pm-7:30pm) Optional, but recommended
June 11 – July 12th (Regular Program)
June 11 – July 19th (Advanced Leaders)
1 Week mid-August (TBD)
August 16th School Year Kick-Off

All above dates except for those in August will happen at our center at
1307 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78702


#ArtsForward tickets are on sale now!

#ArtsForward is Youth Rise Texas’ annual showcase of the artistic and cultural productions of our youth movement-makers.  This year’s event will feature the works of our Digital Storytelling project, a collaboration with Texas Folklife, and Tunnel Vision, the final work our Theater Arts Project which will premier during Fusebox Festival .

#ArtsForward guest will experience an evening of self-guided listening stations of the Digital Storytelling Project, at-your-pace viewing of Tunnel Vision, and a youth artist talkback for audiences to hear first-hand about their artistic approaches to these works.  Additionally, guests will be treated to delicious treats from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants, refreshments, and a cash bar.

A limited number of tickets at the early bird rate of $18 are available now.  Click here to reserve yours today before they sell out!

Would your business or organization like to sponsor this event?  Sponsorships provide additional perks including an ad in our program, event tickets and more!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, click here for more information on becoming a sponsor.

#ArtsForward is made possible with generous support from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division.

[CLOSED ]Apply NOW to Join Youth Rise for One Year of Service!


Youth Rise Texas is now accepting applications for our 2018/2019 programs!  Our process is *New* and *Improved*!  Now you only fill out one application for an entire year of service to Youth Rise Texas.  What does this mean, you may ask?

If you are applying to be a New Leader (first-time applicant): You are applying to join our #StayWoke summer intensive and stay with us through the school year as a member of our Mentored Youth Fellowship Program.  Check out the job description and timeline for New Leaders Program!  Please read this carefully before submitting your application.

If you are applying to be an Advanced Leader (returning applicant): You are applying to join #StayWoke in our advanced leadership track and stay in an advanced leadership role for the duration of the school year.  Check out the job description and timeline for our Advanced Leadership Program!  Please read this carefully before submitting your application.

ALL LEADERS (new and returning), click HERE to apply to our 2018/2019 program.  Read application directions carefully and be sure to submit by April 27th at midnight!

Have more questions? Hit us up at <>.  We would love to have you as part of our team of game-changers.

Now seeking interns + volunteers

Now seeking interns + volunteers!

Youth Rise Texas is a nonprofit dedicating to uplifting young people harmed by criminalization and deportation so that they may heal, take action, and cultivate compassionate communities.  We are seeking multiple volunteer positions and one full time summer intern for our #StayWoke summer leadership program.  Positions available immediately, including:

  • Regular weekly volunteers needed to support summer program coordination (M-F daytime availability, positions open now)
  • One-off occasional volunteer opportunities (evening and weekend availability, May-June), and
  • Positions for folks available only over the summer who might like to help with field trips or support us by making or delivering a donated lunch (M-F daytime availability, June-July).

For those interested in volunteering, please fill out this form, and for those interested in our internship positions, please see this job description.  Thanks for supporting directly impacted young people to heal, act, and lead our communities forward!