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January 25, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

UT Tyler Accepting Applications for Archer Fellowship Program

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The University of Texas at Tyler is currently accepting student applications for Washington, D.C. internships through the Bill Archer Fellowship Program, Dr. Michael Eidenmuller, associate professor of speech communication and Archer Center campus coordinator, announced.


Applicants must be UT Tyler juniors or seniors with 24 completed hours at UT Tyler, have an overall 3.0 GPA, complete basic government requirements and hold work or internship experience. Applications may be picked up from Ashley Ward, UT Tyler academic adviser in University Center, room 219B. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 15.


The UT System established the Bill Archer Fellowship in 2001 in conjunction with Former U.S. Representative Bill Archer.

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Each student will intern full-time, take one weekend class and two evening classes taught by UT professors and live near Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court with other interns from UT System campuses.


Students pay for a program fee as well as the cost of books. In addition, living and work costs are out-of-pocket.


Finalists will be notified by Friday, Feb. 29, and students selected to participate in the program will be notified by Friday, April 4.


For more information, contact Eidenmuller, 903.566.7093, or Ward, 903.565.5730 or visit http://www.archercenter.org.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
 

 
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