In order for the Policy Internship Programs Office to consider your candidacy, all documents must be received (not simply postmarked) by 5:00pm on the listed application deadline.
Each program location to which you are applying will required its own application. Please provide the following:
- Completed, location-specific ANRP Internship Program application (typed)
- Location-specific cover letter
- Professional resume
- Policy essay
- Official college transcript(s)
- Letter(s) of recommendation
When to apply for the program based on the term you would like to intern:
|Location||Spring 2020||Summer 2020||Fall 2020|
|Washington, D.C.||Applications due October 4, 2019||Application opens January 2020||Application opens
|Rome, Italy||Applications due September 11, 2019||Applications due September 11, 2019||Application opens
|Austin, Texas||Not offered||Not offered||Not offered|
Things to Consider
- Begin filling out the application early. Take time to paint a complete picture of your experience at Texas A&M University and how the program will prepare you for your professional aspirations before beginning your application.
- Include all work and activities on your resume. Keep an activity log of leadership positions, community service, awards, employment and both college and non-college related activities. Include the time commitment and duration of involvement in each activity. Undergraduates are limited to one page and graduate students to two. Do not include high-school awards or activities (Eagle Scout or Gold Awards may be included).
- Prepare essays. All applicants are required to provide a writing sample in the form of an essay that addresses a policy issue of their choosing. Work to include multiple references for a stronger argument. Also, the policy should be something you are passionate about or interested in.
- Applying for multiple locations. Students who are interested in multiple locations may apply to each for consideration. A completed application is required for each location, as well as a location-specific cover letter and essay. Students may turn in one copy of their resume, letters of recommendation, and transcript to be used across multiple applications. Students will also be required to go through the interview process for each location separately.
- Consider your degree plan. While not required, you are highly encouraged to meet with your academic advisor to discuss how participation in ANRP could impact your degree plan. Please consider doing so prior to submitting your application and committing to an interview.
- Submit the application. Submit your application as early as possible to ensure you are able to sign up for the interview time of your choice. Turn in your application to the Policy Internship Programs Office – located within the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences dean’s office suite (AGLS 515). Bring your schedule to sign-up for an interview.
Submit Your Documents
Many of your documents ought to be submitted together when turning in your application; however, your letters of recommendation and transcript(s) may be turned in at different times if mailed separately.
For documents that must be sent via postal mail, please use the address listed below:
Agricultural & Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program
600 John Kimbrough Blvd, Suite 515
College Station, TX 77843
The Policy Internship Programs Office is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Please be aware we also close on University Holidays as listed on the Academic Calendar.
How to Excel
The University Writing Center helps Texas A&M students learn to write and speak effectively. Through one-on-one consultations, online feedback, and classroom workshops, the Writing Center strives to make students more self-aware and self-confident communicators.
(979) 458-1455 | writingcenter.tamu.edu
Recognized as a top destination for recruiting talent in rankings compiled by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, Texas A&M is home to one of the largest, most recognized university Career Centers in the country. They offer countless resources to help students determine their career goals and design a job search strategy. The Career Center works with thousands of employers each year as they recruit Texas A&M students and seek future company leaders.
(979) 845-5139 | careercenter.tamu.edu
The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) conducts analyses of the impacts of government policy proposals and/or implementation procedures on farmers, agribusinesses, taxpayers, and consumers. Its primary constituency is the U.S. Congress, particularly the Agriculture Committees. The AFPC also conducts research and/or educational programs for government agencies, farm and agribusiness organizations, and agricultural leadership throughout Texas and the nation. A helpful resource for policy/issue essays. (979) 845-5913 | afpc.tamu.edu