Senator Cruz’s Internship Program offers Texas students a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of Congress. There are two six-week sessions during the summer as well as full-semester internships in both the spring and fall.
Internships are available in our following offices:
Washington, D.C. (127A Russell, Washington, DC 20510)
Austin (300 E 8th, Suite 961, Austin, TX 78701)
Dallas (Lee Park Tower II, 3626 N. Hall St., Suite 410, Dallas, TX 75219)
Houston (Mickey Leland Federal Building, 1919 Smith Street, Suite 9047, Houston, TX 77002)
McAllen (200 S. 10th St., Ste. 1603, McAllen, TX 78501)
San Antonio (9901 IH-10W, Suite 950, San Antonio, TX 78230)
Interns in the state offices are supervised by the Regional Director of that office location and assist with a number of office responsibilities:
- Answering phones and answering questions from constituents – routing constituents to the appropriate staffer
- Assisting with processing mail, faxes, and emails
- Assisting with research for events, legislation, information about the region, etc.
- Assisting constituents visiting the office
- Maintaining databases and spreadsheets
- Drafting letters and certificates for recognition of constituents
- Assisting with constituent federal agency casework processing as needed
To apply to our internship program, please send application materials (listed below) to email@example.com. Please specify in the subject line if you are applying for an internship with our DC office or one of our Texas offices.
1. A cover letter detailing why you would like to be an intern in Senator Ted Cruz’s office
2. A one page resume
3. Two letters of recommendation (Letters may be emailed separately)
4. A college transcript
5. A one to two page college writing sample
6. Note at which office you are applying to intern
• Summer internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in March.
• Fall semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in July.
• Spring semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in November.
Priority is given to students either from Texas or students enrolled in a Texas school who have completed at least their sophomore year of college.
This is a highly competitive process. Due to the limited amount of space and resources available, there are usually more qualified applicants than positions available.
Internships are unpaid, however, it is possible to receive internship course credit pending approval by the respective college or university.