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Live, Learn, and Intern in Washington, D.C, earning UTSA credit! The Archer Center’s Graduate Program in Public Policy is a summer program for graduate students of The University of Texas System interested in interning in Washington, D.C., while learning about the federal policymaking process as it pertains to their own academic and career goals. Please visit the Archer Center website at or contact to learn more.

The Summer 2018 Graduate Program in Public Policy online application deadline is Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST.

Graduate Archer Fellows choose their fulltime internships based on personal, professional, and academic goals. From Capitol Hill to the White House, from the U.S. Department of Education to nonprofit organizations, Archer Graduate Fellows gain invaluable real world experience in D.C.’s most prestigious institutions. Fellows are responsible for researching and applying to the internship of their choice. However, Archer Center staff and our vast contacts from throughout D.C. and the UT System provide guidance throughout the process.

Fellows earn nine (9) hours of in-residence credit at their home UT institution. The Graduate Program’s three (3) hour Federal Policymaking course is an on the ground and behind the scenes study of the federal policymaking process, the institutions and people that comprise the federal government and policy advocacy. There is also a three (3) hour internship class as well as a three (3) hour independent study and research class. Graduate Archer Fellows will participate in a specialized working group in one of four topic areas: General Policy, Education Policy, Health and Healthcare Policy, or National Security Policy. These working groups enable Fellows to connect with policy leaders in their field through policy roundtables and tailored academic research projects. In addition, the arrangement fosters research and policy collaboration between Fellows.

Fellowship – or friendship – is the last aspect of the program. Archer Graduate Fellows have the opportunity to live together in luxury suites near Union Station near the Capitol Hill neighborhood through an arrangement with the Washington Intern Housing Network (WIHN) ( Students often reflect that this is one of the most fulfilling personal aspects of the program and their time in D.C. Our Fellows form strong and lasting friendships and an instant network of UT System colleagues and contacts in Washington, D.C.

All students participating in the Graduate Program in Public Policy pay a flat Archer Center Program Fee in lieu of tuition and fees at their home institution, as well as the cost housing, transportation, meals and incidentals. The Center currently provides some partial stipends to help fund this experience in Washington, D.C., and funds have also been designated to support students studying specific policy areas. The Texas National Security Network will continue to provide Archer Center National Security Fellowships of up to $10,000 to Graduate Archer Fellows who secure a national security-related internship. Additionally, some financial support has been available in past years to UT Austin students through the Graduate School.



Thursday, October 12, 2017
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