The Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program offers many benefits from paid internships and academic credit to getting connected with the Aggie network! Most of all, an ANRP internship will give you a chance to try out a potential career risk free!
This is your chance to gain real work experience that many employers are looking for today. So let ANRP be the experience that opens doors to your future! To learn more about all that the ANRP Internship Program has to offer, check out the benefits below.
Housing accommodations are offered to Washington, D.C. interns. ANRP Internship Program participants benefit from living in free, furnished apartments just outside of Washington, D.C. The apartments are located in Arlington, Virginia, a short 15-25 minute metro ride to Capitol Hill and downtown D.C. The community where the apartments are located is close to shopping centers, grocery stores, restaurants, dry cleaning, and public transportation. Everything you need is right at your fingertips! Learn more about intern housing in Washington, D.C.
|Austin, Texas||N/A (paid by hosting office)||Not Offered|
|Washington, D.C.||N/A (housing paid)||N/A (housing paid)|
Stay on track for graduation!
- ANRP interns are required to enroll in credit (1 – 6 hours) through special topics or independent study courses with a professor in their department during their internship semester.
- As an ANRP Internship Program participant you are considered a FULL-TIME student, even though you may be enrolled in less than full-time hours with your department.
- Most participants are also eligible for federal financial aid and can maintain health insurance due to the full-time status waiver.
Talk to your academic advisor if you have any questions about receiving course credit while interning with the ANRP Internship Program.
Having a 4.0 GPR is no longer enough to help you start your career!
- As an ANRP intern you can take advantage of opportunities to meet professionals working in your area of interest, helping to hone your leadership skills and learn about career development.
- Interacting daily with co-workers and community members will polish your communication skills, giving you knowledge that will make you an asset in any other position in your future.
- As a full-time staff member of your office, you have an outstanding training ground to practice your professional skills and start building your career network!
- Internships are now a vital part of a successful college education. Internships are about gaining experience and making contacts in the professional world. They are about learning how to adapt in a new environment and interacting with professionals.
- Once accepted to the program, program staff meet with you as a cohort and individually to enhance your resume, cover letters, and policy papers.
- When interviewing for jobs, it is important that your potential employer sees you have practical work experience.
- Policy affects everything! Therefore, having a policy-related internship on your résumé shows potential employers that you understand this critical building block.
- Interning away from Aggieland shows your ability to adapt to new environments, improve your cultural competencies, and contribute to our world as a global citizen.
Training & Support
Starting a new job, moving to a new city, and learning the ropes can be tough; but the ANRP Internship Program helps you navigate the road to success!
Never been to Austin or D.C.? New to the professional working environment? Don’t know much about the policy process? That’s okay! The ANRP Internship Program staff is here to help you at each step of the way before, during, and after your internship.
Before leaving campus…
- The ANRP staff assists you in preparing for the final interview so you can be well-versed and ready to impress any potential internship site.
- As a ANRP intern, you will attend multiple socials (3 – 5) to meet the other Aggie interns, get to know the program staff, and receive help in preparing for your internship, including travel and living advice.
- You will complete a day-long training session with program staff, former interns, and other knowledgeable speakers to learn about what to expect in and out of the office.
- The ANRP Internship Program staff works with you to enhance your cover letter and resume for future use.
Once in your internship…
- You can participate in events with speakers and get connected with the Aggie Network to learn more about how to make the most of your internship semester.
- You will attend mandatory meetings with the Program Director and Resident Assistant (D.C. participants only) to check-in throughout the semester and ensure a good experience.
- There is an outstanding network of resources and contacts for you to make the most of your internship semester. Former ANRP interns, the local A&M Clubs, the Texas A&M Research Foundation, and many others are ready and willing to help Aggie interns!
Following your internship…
- Whether you return to campus, take a job in Austin/D.C. or elsewhere, or go on to professional school, the ANRP network will continue to be a resource for you.
- Interns who return to campus will have many opportunities to share their experience with other students at Texas A&M University such as at career fairs and other social events.
Rome, Italy Internships
Before leaving campus…
- You will meet with program staff and receive help in getting ready for your internship, including travel, visa, and living advice.
- Although ANRP does not provide housing to our Rome interns, you will be given advice passed down from former interns.
- You will complete a training day with ANRP staff and other guest speakers to learn about what to expect in and out of the office abroad.
- The program director will check in with you throughout the semester to help ensure a good experience.
- There is an Aggie network abroad that you can use as a resource to make the most of your internship semester. Students may utilize the Find an Aggie feature on The Association of Former Student’s website.
Following your internship abroad…
- Whether you return to campus, take a job abroad or elsewhere, or go on to professional school, the ANRP network will continue to be a resource for you.
- Interns who return to campus will have many opportunities to share their experience with other students. Former interns also assist with recruiting efforts.
The economy, education, health care, transportation, housing, the environment, energy, jobs — virtually every aspect of daily life is affected by public policy decisions at all levels of government activity. Who makes important policy decisions, in what manner, and based on what evidence or criteria are issues of utmost importance, especially as public problems grow ever more complex, interconnected, global, and multi-generational. These challenges demand rigorous analysis, the capacity to weigh multiple and often equally compelling policy choices, and a subtle understanding of the strategies needed to turn policy choices into impact. ANRP interns will gain a macro-level understanding of policy as well as participate in the policy process during their experience.