Internship Applications


Application Requirements

Please submit all application documents to Internships@dshs.texas.gov.

Blue Ribbon Internships

See the Internship home page for more information about the Blue Ribbon Internship Program

  1. Completed DSHS Internship Application
  2. Copy of resume or CV
  3. Letter of Interest that explains why you are best qualified for the internship, describes relevant experience, and explains how the internship will further academic and/or professional goals
    • In the email, please identify the project(s) to which you are applying in priority order, and develop a separate letter of interest for each project
  4. Two letters of recommendation
    • One recommendation should be from an employment supervisor. The second could be from an academic adviser, a faculty member, or a sponsor of a student organization in which you participate.
    • Please have references email Internships@dshs.texas.gov their letter of recommendation directly. In the subject line of their email, please have them write "Letter of Recommendation and APPLICANT NAME".

Non-Blue Ribbon Internships

  1. Completed DSHS Internship Application
  2. Other documents requested in the detailed project description included in the listing on the DSHS Internship Page.
    See the Blue Ribbon Internship requirements above for possible requirements.

Request an internship

  1. Completed DSHS Internship Application
  2. Copy of resume or CV
  3. Letter of Request
    • Why you are interested in an area
    • What you are interested in doing for that subject
    • Relevant experience
    • How the internship will further academic and/or professional goals

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Application Submission Time Frames

Application submission time frames for each semester are as follows, though earlier submissions by qualified applicants will be prioritized for limited placements:

Winter/Spring Semester

January 1st – May 31st

Applications may be submitted as early as October 1st and no later than December 10th.

Summer Semester

June 1st – August 31st

Applications may be submitted between March 15th and May 10th.

Fall Semester

September 1st – December 31st

Applications may be submitted between July 1st and September 1st.


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Last updated May 3, 2019