Archer fellowship applications open

Published on Monday, 20 January 2014 21:20 - Written by Staff Reports

The University of Texas at Tyler is accepting student applications for Washington, D.C., internships through the Bill Archer Fellowship Program.

Applicants must be university juniors or seniors with 24 completed hours at UT Tyler, have a 3.0 GPA overall, complete basic government requirements and hold work or internship experience, according to a UT Tyler news release. Submission deadline is Feb. 17.

Interested students are encouraged to meet with Dr. Courtney Cullison, a UT Tyler assistant professor of political science and Archer Center campus director, before the application deadline.

The program will notify finalists in early March, conduct on-campus interviews after Spring Break and notify selected students in mid-April.

Financial help may be available to cover housing during the Archer semester, according to the news release.

While in the program, each student will intern full-time, take one weekend class and two evening classes taught by UT professors and live near Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court with interns from other UT schools.

Students must pay for the program fee and their books along with work and living costs.

The UT System established the Bill Archer Fellowship in 2001 in cooperation with former U.S. Rep. Bill Archer.

For more information, contact Dr. Cullison at 903-566-7163 orccullison@uttyler.edu or visitwww.archercenter.org .