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Founded in 2001, The Archer Center is where Texas meets the world. As the Washington, D.C., campus of The University of Texas System, the Center provides talented undergraduate and graduate students from across The UT System with the opportunity to live, learn, and intern in the nation's capital. 

The Archer Fellowship Program was established by The University of Texas System in conjunction with former U.S. Representative Bill Archer as a way to bring highly motivated and accomplished students to Washington, D.C., to participate in varied internships and attend classes focusing on policy, history, and advocacy. Archer Fellows intern with an organization of their choosing based on their own professional and academic goals and interests. Previous Archer Fellows have interned with a vast array of organizations such as the United Nations Information Center, the U.S. Department of State, many offices within the White House and on the Hill, and various non-profit organizations. Selection is based on a competitive application process, and each cohort of Archer Fellows is comprised of the best and brightest students from across the UT System.

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Finalists will be notified by March 3, 2017 and will be invited to participate in an on-campus interview throughout March. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified on or before Friday, April 7, 2017.

Please note: You may enter the Archer Fellowship Program application as often as you like between now and the deadline. We encourage you to create your application account as soon as possible, so that you can send an official recommendation request notification to your recommenders long before the deadline. Further instructions for registering your recommenders can be found within the application once you set up your account.