CASNR interns perform various office duties, attend meetings, research, give tours, greet guests, and many other jobs while completing an internship in Austin or Washington DC. An internship allows students to develop job and research skills, networking channels, and future careers.

Q: Is this worth my time—taking a semester off?
A: Yes, this is a unique once in a lifetime experience. You will get to live in another city (Washington, D.C. or Austin, Texas), see how our government works, and meet some amazing people. You will also earn course credit during your internship.

Q: I don’t want to be a politician; will this benefit me?
A: Most students who participate in this internship do not have political aspirations. The benefits from a state or federal internship are endless; networking opportunities, potential job opportunities (on and off the Hill), valuable work experience to add to your résumé, and many more. You get what you put into any internship, so make the best of it.

Q: What kind of housing is provided in DC?
A: Texas Tech University is fortunate to have the Tech House for TTU interns. There are two floors that can house 8-9 people per floor. Each floor has everything you need, kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms and bedrooms. Plus the Tech House is close to the offices you work in so your commute is short.

Q: How do I pay for rent?
A: CASNR provides an internship scholarship for students selected as CASNR interns. This scholarship primarily covers your housing costs for the semester and secondly some of your living expenses. Individuals are responsible for their own travel expenses.