For more information about the Legislative Internship Program, see:
The Texas Legislature will be in session during the spring of 2013, which
provides unique educational opportunities. Student interns will
participate in the legislative process by working on legal issues in offices
connected to the Legislature. Students may intern with the Lieutenant
Governor's Office, a Senator's office, a Representative's office, a committee
office, the Legislative Council, or a legislative agency. A student must engage
in law-related work under the supervision of an attorney with at least two years
experience who agrees to participate as a supervisor in our program.
Students will meet as a class for an orientation session at the beginning of the
semester, and several times later in the semester to discuss topics relevant to the
legislative process and their internship experiences. Class meetings will likely be held in the evenings. Course requirements also include short writing assignments and individual meetings with the course instructor. Students are required to work in their internship placements for
at least 170 hours during the regular semester. Each intern will arrange a
mutually convenient work schedule with his or her supervising attorney.
Applying: An application (available on the program website) and instructor approval are required prior to registration. Before applying, a student must identify a legislative office and supervising attorney willing to host the student, and specify the proposed internship
placement and supervising attorney in the application. An instructor will
contact the student's proposed supervisor to discuss the program and invite the
attorney to participate.
Information about legislative offices interested in receiving internship
applications will be posted on Symplicity and a list will be maintained on the
internship program website. Students are also welcome to pursue other
placements and to contact Associate Dean Eden Harrington to discuss possible placements.