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UT Tyler Accepting Applications for 2012-13 Archer Fellowship Program

February 1, 2012

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Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler is currently accepting student applications for Washington, D.C. internships through the Bill Archer Fellowship Program, Dr. Courtney Cullison, assistant professor of political science and Archer Center campus director, announced.

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

Students interested in applying are strongly encouraged to meet with Cullison prior to the application deadline.

“Finalists will be notified by Thursday, March 1 and be expected to have an on-campus interview to be scheduled in early March,” Cullison said.

Students selected for the program will be notified no later than Friday, April 20, she added.

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 System campuses. Students are required to pay for the program fee and their books as well as work and living costs.

The UT System established the Bill Archer Fellowship in 2001 in conjunction with Former U.S. Representative Bill Archer.

For more information, contact Cullison, 903.566.7163 or, or visit the Archer Center.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.