Archer Fellowship Program

Archer Fellowship Program

The University of Texas at Tyler

The Archer Fellowship Program was established by The University of Texas System in conjunction with former U.S. Representative Bill Archer as a way to bring highly motivated and accomplished students to Washington, D.C., to participate in varied internships and attend classes focusing on policy, history and advocacy.

Archer Fellows intern with an organization based on their own professional and academic goals and interests. Previous Archer Fellows have interned with a vast array of organizations such as the United Nations Information Center, the U.S. Department of State, many offices within the White House and on the Hill, and various non-profit organizations. Selection is based on a competitive application process, and each cohort of Archer Fellows is comprised of the best and brightest students from across the UT System.

Undergraduate Archer Fellows take the following classes during their semester, either fall or spring, in Washington, D.C.

*POLS 4380 Policy Making Process

*POLS 4390 Politics of National Memory

*POLS 4685 Archer Internship

*CMST 4329 Advocacy and Politics

Graduate Archer Fellows take the following classes during the summer semester in Washington, D.C.

*POLS 5380 Archer Center Washington Internship

*POLS 5381 Policymaking

*POLS 5382 Archer Center Independent Study & Research

Students who participate in the Archer Fellowship Program can expect to have an exhilarating and rewarding experience that will allow them to learn how our federal government functions. Students will make and maintain social and professional contacts that could help lead to continued internship opportunities and even jobs post-graduation. Our support network is already large, and our alumni base is growing constantly with core groups in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Washington, and New York City.

The University of Texas at Tyler is proud to support students who apply to the Archer Fellowship Program. Students may seek application advise from the campus coordinator and may be awarded financial aid by UT Tyler if accepted into the program.

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