LEAP Center Internships

The LEAP Center administers three major internship programs, the SH Austin Internship Program (SHAIP), the Woodforest Bank Internship Program and the Political Science Department's Internship Program.  All programs are open to all majors.

The Political Science Internship Program

The Political Science Internship Program is open to students of all majors, and provides opportunities for internships in government agencies, campaigns, non-profits, private businesses, and law offices.  The program is offered each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), includes both part-time and full-time options, and offers both paid and unpaid positions.  Students interested in this program can learn more here.

The SH Austin Internship Program (SHAIP)

SHAIP was initiated by President Hoyt in 2012, designed to provide top University students the opportunity to supplement their academic understanding with expanded professional networks, occupational skills, and technical proficiencies--while also representing the University in the Texas Legislature.  The program is offered only when the Texas Legislature is in session (140 calendar days in the spring of odd-numbered years).  The application process opens the fall semester immediately prior to the legislative session.  Interested students can learn more here.

The Woodforest Bank Internship Program

The Woodforest National Bank Summer Internship Program is designed to provide interns with experience that will increase their job readiness upon graduation. The internships are paid, students receive academic credit, and consideration is given to future employment opportunities. The ideal applicant is a sophomore or junior at SHSU, with a record of academic achievement, reliability, and a willingness to explore career opportunities with Woodforest. Interested students can learn more here.


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