Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

The Bill Archer Fellowship Program for Undergraduates

The Bill Archer Fellowship Program for Undergraduates brings talented UT System undergraduate students to Washington, D.C. for a Fall or Spring semester of coursework and internships.

Application Process

Applications to The Bill Archer Fellowship Program for Undergraduates are due in early February for both semesters of the following academic year. On campus interviews will be held in late February or early March. Final decisions will be made in late March.

You can download the application here. A full application includes the information sheet, a resume, a writing sample, a personal statement, a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a list of desired internship placements. The packet must be submitted to the Honors College offices in Green Center 2.202.


All participants must be of upper division standing and have taken both required government courses.

A good candidate is a student who is interested in pursuing a semester in Washington and is interested in participating in intellectual exchange centering on government and politics. Students come from all majors, including Political Science, Economics, Business, Science, Engineering, History, Education, and Pre-Med. The key factor is your ability to make a compelling case, in your application and interview, for why you should be allowed the opportunity to participate in a semester in Washington D.C.

Past participation

In the 2014-15 academic year, UT Dallas students interned with organizations including:

  • FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health
  • Project on Middle East Democracy
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Office of Health Policy
  • Office of Senator Jeff Merkley
  • Office of the US Trade Representative
  • White House Office of National Economic Council
  • Generation Progress - Center for American Progress
  • Video Art Productions
  • Office of Senator Ted Cruz
  • Institute for Policies Study
  • Financial Services Roundtable
  • Global Giving Foundation
  • Kyle House Group
  • Center for American Progress
  • FDA
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
  • Justice at Stake
  • Supreme Court, Office of the Curator
  • Brookings Institution, Center for Effective Public Management
  • Supreme Court, Office of the Curator
  • White House, Domestic Policy Council, Health Team

More information

For additional information on The Bill Archer Fellowship Program, including information on housing, transportation, and costs of participation, please visit the program website at www.archercenter.org or contact in the Honors College at UT Dallas.

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