LEAP Center Internships
The LEAP Center administers two major internship programs, the SH Austin Internship Program (SHAIP) and the City Fellows' Internship Program. All programs are open to all majors.
This "City Fellows" Internship Program is open to students of all majors and provides opportunities for internships with city government, non profits, elected officials and the larger community (for all employment sectors). Students selected for this internship will be paid an hourly wage, will earn academic credit, and will receive regular training throughout the semester. Training includes a mock City Council, tours, and virtual/in-person mentorship from local leaders. Students interested in this program learn more here.
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 again in the fall of 2024, immediately prior to the next legislative session. Interested students can learn more here.