My office is always accepting applications from students interested in interning in my Washington D.C. or my Lake Dallas district office.
District Office Internships
By assisting my district staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community.
Fall 2016 internship: Deadline is August 5, 2016
Winter 2016-2017 internship (mid-December 2016 through mid-January 2017): Deadline is November 4, 2016
Spring 2017 internship: Deadline is December 2, 2016
Summer 2017 internship: April 7, 2017
- Click here to download the internship application for my district office.
Please send your application and requested documents to Robin Vaughan or fax to (940) 497-5067. If you have any questions regarding district office internships, please contact Robin by telephone at (940) 497-5031.
Washington D.C. Internships
Interns in my Washington office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with my legislative and communications staff. While on Capitol Hill, interns complete a variety of tasks including corresponding with constituents, conducting Congressional Capitol tours, drafting legislative items and attending briefings. Interns get a wonderful opportunity to see politics from a very personal level.
- Click here to download the internship application for my Washington D.C. office. Please note the deadlines listed on the application for the summer sessions.
If you are applying for an internship in Washington, DC, please send your application and requested materials to Laura Peavey by email. If you have any questions regarding DC internships, please contact the staff assistant by telephone at (202) 225-7772.
What past interns have said about their experience:
"My internship in the office of Congressman Burgess was an amazing experience that allowed me to explore and learn about the legislation and issues that matter most to me and the Constituents of the 26th District. The Congressman and his staff have designed a unique program which allows you to complete a variety of legislative and administrative tasks under the supervision of every staffer. I learned far more about the legislative and policy process during my time in DC than I ever could have learned in any classroom. The time I spent living and working in DC is something I will never forget and it would not have been worthwhile without the opportunities I was given on and off the Hill." – Nathan Edgerton, University of North Texas
“No amount of daydreaming could have prepared me for the incredible reality of working with Congressman Burgess and his staff. Everyone in the office went above and beyond to make this an experience I would never forget. When I applied, I had every intention of being nothing more than a mail-sorting, phone-answering gofer. Instead, I had the opportunity to learn and develop skills that will follow me through the rest of my life. Not once did I feel like a typical intern in Congressman Burgess’ office. My first day on the job, I was treated as an integral part of the team. The staff quickly identified and utilized my strengths, while also giving me the chance to grow in some of my weaker areas. This internship forever changed my life. I have always been a dreamer, but now I know that even my wildest dreams were too small. More than ever I believe in the idea of America, and through this experience, I feel sure that I can surround myself with brilliant, hardworking people and together we can effect change.” – Elizabeth Eppler, Texas Tech University