Texas Tech University

About the Lubbock Internship


For students who would prefer to gain internship experience while continuing regular classes at Texas Tech, the Government and Public Service Internship offers internships in Lubbock. The internship is available to Texas Tech students during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. The internship is part-time, designed to work around the student's academic schedule, and a scholarship is available to help defray the costs associated with the internship.

Academic Credit

The intern will be enrolled in a minimum of three hours of POLS 4000 – a public service practicum class. The intern must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours (including the POLS 4000 class) at Texas Tech University while interning in Lubbock. If interested, non-political science majors may apply the POLS 4000 class to the completion of a political science minor. For political science majors, the POLS 4000 class may apply to a student's major coursework.


To assist in the cost of the class, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to each student selected for a Lubbock internship.


To participate in the program, it is preferred that undergraduate students have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours before the semester they wish to participate in the internship. Graduate students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 are also eligible to participate.

No particular major or disciplinary background is required to apply for an internship. Students will acquire skills and experience through the program that will serve them well no matter what career or field of study they choose.
Other Important Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written means
  • Involvement at Texas Tech
  • Ability to get along and work with diverse groups of people
  • Desire to learn and good work ethic
  • Well-mannered and able to interact well with others

To apply for the internship, click here.

Government & Public Service Internship Programs