Founded in 2001, the Archer Center is where Texas meets the world. As the Washington, D.C., campus of The University of Texas System, the Archer Center provides talented undergraduate and graduate students from across The UT System the opportunity to live, learn, and intern in Washington, D.C.

The Graduate Archer Fellowship Program

The Graduate Archer Fellowship Program was established in 2010 by The University of Texas System as a way to bring graduate and medical students interested in policy and politics to our nation’s capital to learn about the federal government and public service. Graduate Archer Fellows live, learn and work in the heart of Washington, D.C., during the summer. Selection is based on a competitive process, and we are pleased to be able to offer this experience to highly motivated graduate, doctoral, medical, and law students of The University of Texas System.

The Summer 2020 Graduate Archer Fellowship Program application will open early September 2019.

The application deadline for the Summer 2020 Graduate Program in Public Policy is Thursday, November 7, 2019, by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time (CST). Students selected as Archer Fellows will be notified on or by Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

The Archer Fellowship Program for Undergraduates

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 undergraduate students to Washington, D.C., to participate in varied internships and attend classes focusing on policy, history, and advocacy. 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.

The Archer Fellowship Program application opens on November 14, 2019 and the deadline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 participation is Saturday, February 15, 2020, by 11:59pm Central Standard Time (CST). Archer Fellowship Program interviews will take place on UT System campuses between late February and the end of March. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified on or before Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Please note: You may enter your application as often as you like between it's open date and the deadline. We encourage you to create your application account as soon as possible, so that you can send an official recommendation request notification to your recommenders long before the deadline. Further instructions for registering your recommenders can be found within the application once you set up your account. You are also strongly encouraged to read all application instructions on the Archer Center website.


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