UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
UT Tyler Accepting Applications for 2011-12 Archer Fellowship Program
January 20, 2011
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler is currently accepting student applications for Washington, D.C. internships through the Bill Archer Fellowship Program, Dr. Courtney Cullison, assistant professor of political science and Archer Center campus director, announced.
Applicants must be university 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. Submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 18.
Students interested in applying are strongly encouraged to meet with Cullison and Garnesha Beck, director of career services, prior to the application deadline.
The UT System established the Bill Archer Fellowship in 2001 in conjunction with Former U.S. Representative Bill Archer.
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 interns from other UT System campuses. Students pay a program fee and cost of living, work and books.
Finalists will be notified by Monday, March 1, and students selected to participate in the program will be notified by Friday, April 15.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.