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Bill Archer Fellowship Program


The Bill Archer Fellowship 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 take part in classes focusing on policy, economics, and persuasion. Our students work with places such as the United Nations Information Centre, the U.S. Department of State, many offices within the White House and on the Hill, with federal agencies, and with non-profit organizations. Our selection process is rigorous, and we are afforded the opportunity to bring only the best representatives from throughout Texas.

Students who participate in the Bill Archer Fellowship Program can expect to have an exhausting, rewarding experience that will allow them to learn about how our federal government interacts within and outside itself. 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, Washington, New York, and Boston.

If you are an undergraduate from one of the academic campuses of the University of Texas System, you may be eligible to apply for the Bill Archer Fellowship Program.

The Fall 2017 application opens on November 2, 2016

The application deadline for the fall 2017 – spring 2018 academic year is Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by 11:59 PM CST. Finalists will be notified by March 6, 2017 and will be invited to participate in an on-campus interview throughout March. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified on or before Friday, April 7, 2017.

Online Application


 Congratulations to Erica Esparza, this year’s Archer Fellow!



An update from Erica. Click to read update

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