Legislative Internships & Congressional Fellowships

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The Center for Women in Government offers an internship program with compensated, competitive placements in Washington, DC and Austin. In addition and in a partnership with Running Start, competitive in-district congressional fellowship positions with a stipend are also available.

Center for Women in Government legislative internships

Open to all majors who have an interest in the legislative and political process at the federal and state level, the position of intern is an exciting experience. Interns will be exposed to internal legislative discussions and debate and will experience first-hand just how rewarding and fun it is to participate directly in democratic processes.

The Center for Women in Government offers paid congressional legislative internship opportunities in Washington, DC for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

Legislative internships in Austin are offered for the spring and summer of odd numbered years to coincide with Texas’s biennial legislative session.

Interested candidates apply through Handshake and are notified of their placement generally six weeks prior to the internship start date.

Selected students receive payment via scholarship funding from the TWU Office of Financial Aid to support themselves throughout the internship. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $8,500 depending on the location and duration of the internship.

Running Start/Walmart Congressional fellowship

Through the Running Start program, students can receive a semester-long Running Start/Walmart Congressional fellowship working primarily in the Senator’s or Representative’s district office. Fellows spend one week in Washington, DC for in-person training, and then continue that training with weekly leadership workshops. A $1,000 stipend is provided and all expenses related to the week in Washington, DC are paid. Applicants must have participated in a previous Running Start program and be between the ages of 18 and 25.

Learn more

For more information including upcoming application deadlines contact:

Marlene Phillips, Director
Center for Women in Government

Page last updated 12:50 PM, January 30, 2024