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In order for the Policy Internship Programs Office to consider your candidacy for the program, all documents must be received (not postmarked) by 5:00pm on the listed application deadline.

Required Documents

Each program location to which you are applying will require its own application. Please provide the following:
  1. Completed, location-specific PPIP application (typed)
  2. Location-specific cover letter
  3. Professional resume
  4. Policy essay
  5. Official college transcript(s)
  6. Letter(s) of recommendation


When to apply for the program based on the term you would like to intern:
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
Austin, Texas
Not offered.

Application to open
August 2020

Not Offered
International Locations

Deadline has passed.

Application to open
August 2020

Application to open
August 2020
Washington, D.C.

Deadline has passed.

Application to open
August 2020
Application to open
August 2020

*Please take note that students interested in interning with departments/agencies at our Washington D.C. location have special application deadlines set by the hosting organization. These departments and agencies include, but are not limited to: FBI, CIA, White House, etc. Students are responsible for applying independently to these organizations by their deadline as well as applying to PPIP by the deadline above for consideration.

Things to Consider

  1. Begin filling out the application early. Take time to paint a complete picture of your experience at Texas A&M University and how the program will prepare you for your professional aspirations before beginning your application. Submit your application as early as possible.
  2. Include all work and activities on your resume. Keep an activity log of leadership positions, community service, awards, employment and both college and non-college related activities. Include the time commitment and duration of involvement in each activity. Undergraduates are limited to one page and graduate students to two. Do not include high-school awards or activites. (Eagle Scout or Gold Awards may be included).
  3. Prepare your essay. All applicants are required to provide a writing sample in the form of an essay that addresses a policy issue of their choosing. Work to include multiple references for a stronger argument. Also, the policy should be something you are passionate about or interested in.
  4. Applying for multiple locations. Students who are interested in multiple locations may apply to each for consideration. A completed application is required for each location, as well as a location-specific cover letter and essay. Students may turn in one copy of their resume, letters of recommendation, and transcript to be used across multiple applications. Students will also be required to go through the interview process for each location separately.
  5. Consider your degree plan. While not required, you are highly encouraged to meet with your academic advisor to discuss how participation in PPIP could impact your degree plan. Please consider doing so prior to submitting your application and committing to an interview.
  6. Submit the application. Submit your application as early as possible to ensure you are able to sign up for an interview time of your choice. Turn in your application to the Policy Internship Programs Office – located within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean’s office suite (AGLS 515). Bring your schedule to sign-up for an interview.
  7. Submit your documents. Many of your documents ought to be submitted together when turning in your application; however, at times, your letters of recommendation and transcript(s) may be turned in at different times.
For documents that must be sent via postal mail, please use the addresses listed below:
Public Policy Internship Program
600 John Kimbrough Blvd, Suite 515
2402 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

*The office of Policy Internship Programs is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Please be aware we also close on University Holidays as listed on the Academic Calendar


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