University of North Texas

Division of Student Affairs

North Texas in D.C. (NTDC)


Application deadline for Spring 2019 is September 28th, 2018 at 5pm.​

Upcoming Information Sessions:

August 31 from 1:30PM - 2:30PM at Business Leadership Building, BLB 075
September 5 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM at General Academic Building, GAB 438
September 13 from 11AM - 12 PM at Business Leadership Building, BLB 090
September 17 from 1:30PM - 2:30PM at Business Leadership Building, BLB 090

Eligibility Requirements

Internships and scholarships are available to undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 to be eligible to participate. Graduate students selected for the program are often asked to secure their own internships because they are looking for experiences beyond what our internships provide.
All majors and disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required in your application


Include a recent photograph of yourself. This photograph will be sent to offices as part of the placement process.


Include a one-page resume that outlines your educational background, honors and recognitions, work experience, special skills (including foreign language proficiencies), etc. If you do not have a current resume, check with the UNT Career Center for advice on format.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member at UNT. Letters may be given to the student who will then attach them to their application and other supporting materials or may be sent directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office by the person making the recommendation. These can either be delivered to Hurley Suite 207 or emailed to It is the student's responsibility to make sure that the recommendation is received by the deadline.

Official UNT Transcript

Official UNT transcripts may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office, ESSC 147.


The essay component of your application is an essential part of your profile and will be sent to potential Washington DC placement sites. Congressional or agency supervisors will rely heavily on your essay to assess your writing and communication skills and determine whether you will be a good match with their organization. The essay also allows you to provide more details about your life experience and aspirations outside your transcript and resume. Take time to write a clear, thoughtful essay about your interests and goals to present yourself in the best possible manner. Your essay will be evaluated on content, style and writing ability.

Your essay can include:

  • Academic, professional and personal goals for the internship within the context of the specific area or program initiative you have selected.
  • Demonstrated leadership on campus and in your community.
  • A brief discussion of your personal background.
  • Major issues related to the field in which you wish to work. Included in this discussion should be your personal views on at least one of these issues.
  • Skills you want to learn and those you want to improve.
  • How your previous experience or interests have helped you prepare for the kind of internship you are requesting.

Do not try to write a research paper. Simply demonstrate that you have a serious interest and some background knowledge about issues that are important in your field. Your essay should indicate your concern for the issues, as well as your desire to learn more about them.

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