U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Internship Program


General Information

Senator Ted Cruz’s Internship Program offers Texas students a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of Congress. Each summer, there are two six week sessions as well as full semester internships in both the spring and the fall.

Internships are available in our Washington D.C., Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offices.

Intern activities include legislative research, administrative duties, communications department support, regional outreach, and constituent relations, including assisting with phones and mail. Interns may also attend committee hearings, conduct Capitol tours, and attend the Senate intern lecture series. At the end of their session, interns will have had the opportunity to see how a Senate office works and better understand the United States government.

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.

Interns are responsible for their own housing, food, and transportation.

It is possible to receive internship course credit pending approval by the respective college or university.

To Apply

Please send the following information to Jon_McClellan@cruz.senate.gov

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. Three letters of recommendation
4. A college transcript
5. An one to two page college writing sample
6. Note which office you are applying to intern at

Due Dates

Summer internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in March.
Fall semester internships: completed packets are due the second Friday in August.
Spring semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in December

Completed packets may also be mailed to our Austin office, however, please mail your packet approximately three weeks prior to the due date to ensure ample time for it to get through security and screening.

Austin Office of US Senator Ted Cruz
Attention: Jon McClellan
300 E. 8th., Suite #961
Austin, TX 78701

Any questions regarding internships in Senator Ted Cruz’s office should be sent to Jon_McClellan@cruz.senate.gov or call Jon McClellan at 512-916-5834.