Office of Career Services

Internships: Government

Attorney General of Texas: Child Support Division (Austin)

Positions: Child Support Officer Intern; Child Support Litigation Intern; Administrative Intern
Mission: The Attorney General’s Child Support Division has a responsibility to assist parents in obtaining the financial support necessary for children to grow up and succeed in life. To encourage parental responsibility, the Attorney General establishes paternity of children, establishes court orders for financial and medical support and vigorously enforces support orders. The Attorney General promotes the emotional involvement of both parents in the life of the child by working with community groups, schools and hospitals. Attorney General employees will perform their duties in an efficient manner to minimize taxpayer expense and in a friendly fashion to maximize customer satisfaction.

Capital Area Council of Governments (Austin)

Position: Center for Regional Development Intern
Mission: The primary focus of CAPCOG is to serve as advocate, planner and coordinator of initiatives that, when undertaken on a regional basis, can be more effective and efficient. These include emergency services, elderly assistance, law enforcement training, criminal justice planning, solid waste reduction, infrastructure development, and housing and economic development.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (Washington, DC)

Position: Honors Internship Program
Mission: The FBI Honors Internship Program is a paid internship offered to undergraduate and graduate college students that provides an exciting insider’s view of FBI operation and an opportunity to explore the many careers within the Bureau.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (Washington, DC)

Position: Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Mission: The Scholars Program brings talented African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., for placement in congressional offices to learn about health policy.

House of Representatives (Austin)

Position: Speaker’s Internship Program
Mission: The Speaker’s Internship Program is designed to provide outstanding graduate and undergraduate students in Texas four-year colleges and universities with first-hand experience of the legislative process by working in the Office of the Speaker during a regular legislative session. The program will introduce interested young leaders to the most pressing issues facing the state and will allow them to participate in policy design and implementation.

Humanity in Action American Program: Diversity & Democracy (New York, NY)

Position: Diversity and Democracy Intern
Mission: The HIA American Program is designed to promote and facilitate an ongoing trans-Atlantic dialogue about the challenges that democratic societies encounter as they experience new degrees and forms of diversity. The goal is to reinforce the HIA Fellows’ commitment to democratic values and human rights; to encourage American and European students to further develop leadership qualities; and to foster a growing international community bound together by these commitments.

Jim Stauber Campaign (Austin)

Position: Election Intern

Mark Strama Campaign (Austin)

Position: Campaign Intern
Mission: Mark Strama, elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004, is a native Texan who has divided his career between public service and private business, always fighting to empower voters and make government more responsive to every American.

Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program (Austin)

Position: Internship Program
Mission: This program provides a unique opportunity for Latino undergraduate and graduate students from across the state of Texas to gain first-hand governmental experience working in the Texas House of Representatives during the 80th Legislative Session.

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas (Austin)

Positions: Campaigns and Elections Intern, Campus Organizing Intern, Legislative Intern
Mission: NARAL Pro-Choice Texas is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and the political arm of the pro-choice movement in Texas. Our mission is to recruit, develop, and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to promote public health policies that guarantee every woman access to the full range of reproductive healthcare. This includes responsible sexuality education, short and long term contraceptive methods, adequate pre-and post-natal care, and legal abortion.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (Nationwide)

Position: Department of Energy Scholars Program
Mission: Join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) where the latest scientific research and development supports an improved quality of life for all Americans. In meeting its mission to discover solutions to power and secure America’s future, DOE is committed to the following: Energy Security, Nuclear Security, Scientific Discovery and Innovation, Environmental Responsibility, Management Excellence.

Office of State Representative Abel Herrero (Austin)

Position: Legislative Intern

Office of State Representative Dwayne Bohac (Austin)

Position: Capitol Intern

Office of State Representative Eddie Lucio III (Austin)

Position: Legislative Intern

Office of State Representative Mark Strama (Austin)

Position: Legislative Intern

Office of State Representative Michael Villarreal (Austin)

Position: Legislative Intern

Office of State Representative Rafael Anchia (Austin)

Position: Policy Intern
Mission: Rep. Anchia maintains a genuine passion for helping people and true empathy for their struggles and aspirations. These qualities are a byproduct of his personal background and life experience, his extensive travels, varied professional training and numerous public, civic and volunteer commitments. During his first term, Rep. Anchia worked on legislation to fight crime, improve public safety, reform ethics laws and fund health coverage for women and children.

Office of State Representative Ryan Guillen (Austin)

Position: Legislative Intern

Office of State Representative Terri Hodge (Austin)

Position: Capitol Intern

Project Vote Smart (Philipsburg, Montana)

Position: National Political Awareness Test Intern; Research and Hotline Intern; News Intern; Publications Intern; Membership Intern; Information Technology Intern; Facilities and Recreation Intern; Lodge Intern
Mission: The Project’s efforts to defend citizens’ right to the facts about those who govern them do not stop on Election Day.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (Austin)

Position: Administrative Intern; HOME Program Intern
Mission: The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs provides funding for affordable housing developments across the state of Texas.

Texas House Appropriations Committee (Austin)

Position: Public Policy Intern
Mission: The House Appropriations Committee is comprised of 29 members and handles all bills and resolutions appropriating money from the state treasury.

Texas Legislative Council (Austin)

Position: Research Intern
Mission: The Texas Legislative Council provides bill drafting, computing, research, publishing, and document distribution services to the Texas Legislature and legislative agencies. The council also serves as an information resource for state agencies, citizens of Texas, and others.

Texas Music Office (Austin)

Position: Web Publishing and Marketing Music Intern Mission: The Texas Music Office is the information clearinghouse for the Texas music industry, and is the sister office to the Texas Film Commission.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Statewide)

Position: Administrative Resources Intern; Coastal Fisheries Intern; Communications Intern; Executive Office Intern; Human Resources Intern; Information Technology Intern; Infrastructure Intern; Inland Fisheries Intern; Law Enforcement Intern; Legal Intern; State Parks Intern; Wildlife Intern

The White House (Washington, DC)

Position: Internship Program
Mission: In addition to normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures, volunteer at special events, participate in tours, and contribute to a community service project in the Washington, D.C. area. White House Internships are unpaid positions and participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing.

Travis County: Transportation and Natural Resources (Austin)

Position: Safety Intern

U.S. Department of Justice: Environment and Resources Division (Washington, DC)

Position: Paralegal Specialist Intern
Mission: The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) is a 700 person organization with approximately 400 attorneys and nearly 300 legal support and administrative staff.

U.S. State Department (Washington, DC)

Position: Clerical Intern
Mission: Get acquainted with the challenges and opportunities at the U.S. Department of State through our Summer Clerical Program.
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Williamson County Information Technology Services Department (Georgetown)

Position: Application Support Tech Intern
Mission: Williamson County Information Technology Services Department supports the Hardware and Software applications and services for both internal county operations and external to better assist the citizens of Williamson County.

Williamson County Jail (Georgetown)

Position: Inmate Services Program Intern

Williamson County Juvenile Services (Georgetown)

Position: Psychology Intern
Mission: Williamson County Juvenile Services deals with youth ages 10 through 16 years of age who are accused of committing crimes. The Department serves any youth who either resides in or who has committed an offense in Williamson County.