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Washington, D.C. Internship Program

Tarleton Texans outside the Archives of the United States Building

Each year, Tarleton State University offers a unique opportunity for students to participate in Congressional internships in Washington, D.C. The internships can be as long as a full academic semester or six weeks in the summer. These opportunities are made possible by scholarships funded by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and the Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Both undergraduate and graduate students of any major can apply and participate in a competitive review process through which the internship/scholarship committee seeks to award these opportunities to the top applicants.

Deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 Applications: February 7, 2020

During this internship, students will work regular days in a congressional office and focus on the tasks they are assigned. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering phone calls and speaking to constituents
  • Sorting mail
  • Composing letters in response to constituent concerns
  • Attending hearings and gathering notes
  • Giving tours of the Capitol

Every office works differently, but the bulk of the tasks are generally similar.

Students will also experience free time to enjoy the awesome attractions that D.C. and the surrounding area have to offer. Students will be able to check out the monuments, enjoy some incredible dining, join a softball league, attend receptions, as well as take weekend trips to other East Coast destinations. The unique experiences students gain through an internship in D.C. will help them reach their career goals!

View the eligibility requirements and how you can apply!

D.C. Intern Marissa Waldon
I recommend the D.C. internship for anyone and everyone who is interested in broadening their horizons. I enjoyed every moment that I spent representing Tarleton in our nation's capital. I gained valuable professional experience and I met some remarkable individuals.

Marissa Waldon, D.C. Intern 2015