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 apply online 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.


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 past years, UT Dallas students interned with organizations including:

  • White House
  • Office of the Vice-President
  • Supreme Court
  • Department of State
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Education
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • Judiciary Committee
  • Foreign Relations Committee
  • Various Senate Offices (Biden, Clinton, Franken)
  • Various Congressional Offices
  • National Archives
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • American Bar Association
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • House Armed Services Committee
  • National Center for Education and the Economy
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • United Nations
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization
  • Akin Gump
  • Marathon Oil
  • German Embassy
  • Terrorism Research Center
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center
  • Knight Ridder News
  • The Nation Magazine
  • The Kennedy Center
  • CBS News
  • National Geographic

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 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas.