Bush School students have a wide variety of opportunities for internships in all sectors both here and abroad (see the examples below). Students have found that the internship experience contributes greatly to their professional development and helps them refine their career goals. Through our faculty advisors, visits to the school by recruiters from various agencies, a valuable network of former students throughout Federal and State government agencies, NGOs, and various think tanks, and the able assistance of our director of career services, the Bush School makes it easy for students to obtain an internship that will broaden their opportunities and horizons. While every effort is made to help students in the process, they must actively engage in the internship process to secure the internship best suited to their career goals.

Internships by Sector


  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center
  • National Low-Income Housing Coalition
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service
  • The White House

State and Local

  • City of Bryan, Texas
  • City of Dallas, Texas, Mayor's Office
  • County of San Diego, California
  • Florida State Legislature
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • North Central Texas Council of Government
  • Texas A&M University- Association of Former Students, Legislative Affairs
  • Texas Engineering Extension Service, State Domestic Preparedness
  • Texas Forest Service Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife, Coastal Fisheries Division

NGO / Nonprofit

  • American Red Cross
  • Bryan Children's Museum
  • Collaborative for Children
  • Education Foundation of Harris County
  • League of Women Voters of Texas
  • L.T. Jordan Institute
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Points of Light Foundation
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • United Way of Texas Gulf Coast

Think Tanks / International / Other

  • The Dutko Group
  • Environmental Sciences Research Institute (ESRI)
  • National Automotive Dealers Association
  • The Nixon Center
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Technology Strategies & Alliances
  • Transparency International