The University of Texas at Austin
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Courses

In conjunction with the internship, students will pursue courses in Government and Communication Studies taught by faculty from UT Austin and the Washington, D.C., community. Students will earn fifteen hours of upper-division course credit in Government and Communication Studies consisting of three academic courses and six hours of internship credit. Specifically, the courses are:

  • GOV 662L: Government Research Internship—D.C.
  • GOV 370L: Policy Making Process—D.C.
  • CMS 373D: Advocacy in Applied Settings—D.C., taught by UT Austin’s John Daly, Ph.D.
  • CMS 374D: Beyond Congress/White House—D.C.

Students are strongly advised to consult their academic advisors to learn how the classes above will fit in their degree plans. Please note that some colleges and departments limit the number of hours of internship that may count toward the major or the degree.

Because the courses count as in-residence credit, graduating seniors may participate during their final semesters.

Please note: Because of the $4,500 special program fee that replaces standard flat-rate UT Austin tuition and fees, students may not register in any additional hours during the semester they participate. Students may be enrolled only in the fifteen hours above. Therefore, honors students may not enroll in thesis hours, and spring semester participants may not enroll in a Maymester course.