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Current Internships

Internships With Rolling Deadlines

These internships occur throughout the year and regularly have deadlines open and close. Often, these opportunities are with prestigious organizations or campaigns and are highly competitive. Check back here frequently for new oppotunities!

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

North Texas in DC

Internship with Senator Ted Cruz

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

Senate Hispanic Research Council

Latinx Engagement Intern at Everytown for Gun Safety

The Texas Politics Project

Non-Campaign Opportunities

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of the Inspector General

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG is the largest inspector general's office in the federal government. The Student Volunteer Internship Program exposes students to the work of the Office of Investigations and potential career opportunities. Student interns gain valuable work experience by supporting activities related to criminal and civil investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in HHS programs, primarily Medicare and Medicaid. Student interns will learn about federal laws, regulations, and guidance related to HHS Programs; provide investigative and administrative support for current investigations; and assist with special projects.

Denton County Friends of the Family (Multiple Available) - Denton, Texas

DCFF is looking for interns looking to get involved in counseling, social work and other non-profit related fields. Interns will cover a variety of responsibilities depending on the internship ranging from educating others on prevention, education, and awareness, getting involved in shelter advocacy and helping to facilitate shelter responsibilities for child.

White House Internship Program

The Office of the Press Secretary is taking applications for their White House Internship Program. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) conducting research on various topics, managing incoming inquiries, attending daily meetings, writing memos for various staff members, and staffing events. Responsibilities will change based on the intern's assigned department.

Dr. Gloria Cox, our internship coordinator, encourages students to reach out to her for consultations regarding this exciting opportunity.


- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university.

- Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university no more than two years before the internship program start date.

- Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

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To Apply:

District Representative for State Representative Lynn Stucky - Denton, Tx

  • Assist District Director and District Liaison in direct constituent communication.
  • Organize constituent inquiries
  • Assist in casework requests by communicating with state agencies
  • Keep up with Legislation during Legislative Session.
  • Assist with maintaining Legislative database.
  • Complete Legislative research projects as assigned.
  • Attend community functions as needed
    Requirements: Adhere to business casual/business professional as appropriate. Some nights cand weekends will be required.
    Avaibility Dates: Operating hours for the District Office are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am-5pm. Hours can and will vary.

Past Local Internships

Catholic Charities of Dallas - Dallas

  • Catholic Charities of Dallas has offered numerous students the opportunity to learn and help others via the organization's Immigration and Legal Services division. An excellent opportunity for those interested in Immigration policy or Immigration law.

Criminal Justice Internship, City of Plano - Plano

The Victim Services Unit of the Plano Police Department is providing students with opportunities for unpaid internships in the Plano area. Students interested in criminal justice, victim advocacy, or social services should apply!

  • Application due date: March 31 @ 5:00 PM

Murphy Nasica, Political Consulting - Austin & Dallas

The political consulting firm Murphy Nasica, is hiring interns for a six and ten week program starting this summer. Students interested in grassroots movements, the use of creative data, and ground/field operations should apply.

  • Application due date: April 1 @ 12:00 AM

Intelligence Analyst Intern - Fort Worth

The Strategic Insight Group is providing internship opportunities to students wanting to improve research and analytical skills in both politics and business. While interns will not conduct research into geopolitical or military issues, this is a great opportunity for those who may want to enter the government sector in a private or public capacity.

  • Application due date: June 30 @ 10:00 AM

University of North Texas Student Legal Service - Denton

  • Did you know the University has its own legal department to help students? Legal Eagles regularly looks for potential law school students to help out in the department. An excellent opportunity to learn about a variety of legal topics ranging from issues like renter disputes and contracts to how to deal with financial institutions and work place discrimination.

Democracy Forward - Washington & Dallas offices

  • Democracy Forward offers students the chance to improve research skills, learn about constitutional law, teaches interns how to communicate with others on a small team. Look for future opportunities on the career center website located here.