Internships in Texas

There are a number of Internships available in the State of Texas. You will find information on a selection of internships and how to apply below:

1. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson's Office

College students learn more about the United States Congress through interacting with Senate staff in one of the Senator's Texas or Washington D.C. offices. Duties include working on substantive projects, assisting office staff and doing general support work. This is a voluntary internship that is divided into three seasonal sessions.

To Apply:
Applicants wishing to serve in Washington, D.C. should email their application materials to
Those wishing to serve in a Texas office (Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio) should fax materials to the desired office.

Fill out the application form found at
Complete resume
An essay stating why they wish to serve an internship
Two letters of recommendation
Transcript of grades

Eligibility: Must be a Texas resident and have completed at least one year of college.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
961 Federal Building
300 East 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
10440 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1160
Dallas, Texas 75231

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
1919 Smith Street
Suite 800
Houston, Texas 77002

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
3133 General Hudnell Drive
Suite 120
San Antonio, Texas 78226

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-4304

2. The Texas Tribune Internship

The Tribune is looking for eager, ambitious future journalists who are willing to jump in and work alongside current Tribune staff while polishing their reporting skills as well as learning a variety of other skills. Unpaid, twenty hour a week, internships are available for both the three months in the summer and nine months during the academic year. Duties will include writing articles, blog posts and general clerical work.

To Apply:
Email the following application materials to Brandi Grissom, internship coordinator, at
Complete Resume
One-page letter describing what you hope to accomplish as an intern
Up to five of your best writing/work samples

Eligibility: Preference is given to those who will receive college credit for their work.

The Texas Tribune
823 Congress Ave
Suite 210
Austin, TX 78701

3. Make-A-Wish Foundation

Do meaningful, rewarding work in a fast-paced work environment with staff that work tirelessly to grant wishes to children. Internship opportunities are available during fall, spring and summer semesters in the Austin and San Antonio offices. Interns work on projects related to marketing, public relations, granting wishes and special events.

To Apply:
Send the following materials to Kathryn Draper at Kathryn@ :
Cover letter
Two letters of recommendation from a professional

Applicants should be able to work independently and have excellent communication skills.
Should be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Must be a college junior, senior or recent graduate

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas
2224 Tarlton Lane, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78746

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas
San Antonio Regional Office
1931 NW Military Hwy Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78213

4. Texas Historical Commission

Learn the benefits of a career in history preservation by working at an unpaid internship with the Texas Historical Commission and learning how to protect and preserve the state's resources for the current and future generations. Interns gain hands-on experience that enhances their coursework. Spring, summer and fall internships are available in the following departments: Administration, Staff Services, Archeology, Architecture, Community Heritage, Historic Sites, History Programs and Public Information.

To Apply:
Application (available at )
Official Transcript

Send application materials to:
Texas Historical Commission
Staff Services, Attn: Internship Program
PO. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711

Eligibility: Must be a college or graduate student

Texas Historical Commission
1511 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

5. Red Cross

Internships are available for a variety of positions year round or for spring, summer or fall sessions. Positions are flexible and it's often possible to work around your school schedule while gaining responsibility and being mentored by professionals in this worldwide program that saves lives every day. All internships are unpaid but offer academic credit. Internships are available in the following departments: Development, Communications, Social Media, Marketing and Design, Emergency Services, Public Health and Client Services, Outreach, Youth Services and Education and Training. Requirements and duties vary by department.

To Apply:
American Red Cross Volunteer Application
Cover letter
Send materials to Denise Blok at dblok@

Eligibility: Must be a current college or graduate student or a professional needing experience

Red Cross
2218 Pershing Drive
Austin TX 78723