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Government Internships

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In 1998, the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources established a Government Internship Program for Davis College students. This has turned out to be one of the most significant programs ever put into place. Since establishment of the program, over 100 students have served as interns in congressional and legislative offices in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas.

Our students have worked with Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, US Representatives Mike Conaway, Lamar Smith, Mac Thornberry, Randy Neugebauer, Charles Stenholm, Larry Combest, the House Agriculture Committee, State Senator Robert Duncan, and State Representatives Carl Isett, Gary Walker and David Swinford. The experience gained during a semester as an intern has been invaluable to the students. Several former interns are now employed by the offices in which they worked.

Generous donors have contributed funds making this program possible. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Texas Corn Producers Board originally established the program. Others who have joined in supporting the program include Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Corn Growers, Texas Peanut Producers, Texas Wheat Producers, Mr. Dan Taylor, Texas Farm Bureau, South Texas Cotton and Grain and others. The Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources is extremely grateful for the vision of these donors and their commitment to supporting this worthwhile program.

Student Spotlight

Name: Dylan Davidson; Intern Office: U.S. House Committee on Agriculture; Semester: Fall 2018; Major: Agricultural Communications; Classification: Senior; Hometown: Childress, Texas >>more

Name: Myranda Villanueva; Intern Office: Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19); Semester: Fall 2017; Major: Agricultural and Applied Economics and Business Administration; Classification: Senior; (graduated in May 2018); starting Masters of Agriculture Business/Fall 2018; Hometown: Schertz, Texas >>more

Name: Stephen May; Intern Office: U.S. House Committee on Agriculture; Semester: Summer 2018; Major: Agriculture & Applied Economics; Classification: Senior; Hometown: Sweetwater, Texas >>more