Senator Cruz's Internship Program offers Texas students a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of Congress. Each summer there are two six week sessions as well as full semester internships in both the spring and the fall.
Internships are available in our Washington D.C., Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offices. To apply please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. A cover letter detailing why you would like to be an intern in Senator Ted Cruz's office
2. A one page resume
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. A college transcript
5. A one to two page college writing sample
6. Note at which office you are applying to intern
• Summer internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in March.
• Fall semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in July.
• Spring semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in November.
Priority is given to students either from Texas or students enrolled in a Texas school who have completed at least their sophomore year of college.
This is a highly competitive process. Due to the limited amount of space and resources available, there are usually more qualified applicants than positions available.
Senate Judiciary Committee Clerkship
Senator Ted Cruz, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and ranking member of its Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee, offers a clerkship in his Judiciary Committee office. The clerkship is open to law students or recent law school graduates. Opportunities are available in the spring, summer, and fall.
Due to the limited amount of space and resources available, there are usually more qualified applicants than positions available.
To apply, please email the following information to Martin_Martinez@judiciary-rep.senate.gov:
- A cover letter detailing why you would like to be a clerk in Senator Cruz’s Judiciary Committee office.
- A resume.
- Three letters of recommendation (letters may be emailed separately).
- A copy of a law school transcript.
- A writing sample.
*Summer clerkships: materials due January 15.
Fall semester clerkships: materials due March 1.
Spring semester clerkships: materials due October 1.
*Note: For the summer of 2014 only, the application deadline is extended to March 1.
Nomination to Attend a U.S. Service Academy
Each year Senator Cruz has the honor of nominating qualified candidates to compete for appointment to United States service academies. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Cruz works hard to ensure that we maintain our commitment to all service members, and this begins with helping to identify our best suited future military leaders. Each applicant must complete a thorough application and selection process, ensuring that the most qualified candidates are nominated to lead our service men and women in combat.
Candidates who wish to apply for a nomination must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 17 years of age, but not older than 23 by July 1 of the year of admission.
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be a Legal Texas Resident
- By law, graduates of the service academies are appointed to active duty as commissioned officers and serve in the appropriate branch of the armed forces for a minimum of five years.
Applying for a Nomination
In order to be considered for a nomination, all candidates must submit the following materials by the October 9th, 2015 deadline:
- Online Application and Questionnaire
- Four Recommendation Forms
- Official High School Transcript and College Transcripts (if applicable)
- Official SAT/ACT Scores
- ACT Code: 7186
- SAT Code: 0261
Service Academy Information
It is important to remember to notify the appropriate academies of your intent to apply for admission. As a reminder, a nomination is only one part of the admissions process. To find more information on U.S. Service Academies, please visit the links below:
- U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY)
- U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY)
- U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT)
*Please note that a congressional nomination is not required for admission to the U.S. Coast Guard academy. If you are interested in attending the USCGA, contact the academy directly. *
For more information about nominations to the Class of 2020, please call (512) 916-5834 or click here to email our office.