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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 for Undergraduates

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. 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 Archer Fellowship Program application opens on November 2nd and the deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year is Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (CST). 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.

The Graduate Program in Public Policy

The Graduate Program in Public Policy was established in 2010 by The University of Texas System as a way to bring graduate students studying policy and politics to our nation’s capital to learn about the federal government and public service. The program consists of living and working in the heart of Washington, D.C., during the summer. Selection is based on a competitive process, and we are pleased to be able to offer this experience to highly motivated graduate students of The University of Texas System.

The Graduate Program in Public Policy application opens on September 9th and the deadline for summer 2017 is November 1, 2016 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (CST). Student selected to participate in the program will be notified on or before Friday, December 2, 2016.

Please note: You may enter your application as often as you like between it's open date 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. You are also strongly encouraged to read all application instructions on the Archer Center website.

Also note that this application asks you to upload an avatar image. This image may be a photo of yourself, or any other appropriate image for your fluidreview account. The Archer Center does not use this image in evaluating applications to its programs.