The Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) is seeking a few good Lamar University students.  Five Lamar students will be selected to participate in the program sponsored by Texas State Sen. Rodney Ellis and administered by the Mickey Leland Center on World Hunger and Peace at Texas Southern University.


Fifty students statewide will be selected to participate in the program, which began in 1990.  TLIP develops future leaders and provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students to serve as paid interns in the Texas Legislature, various state agencies and local government.  The program combines academic study, research and supervised public policy experience.  Interns receive a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 semester credit hours and a $7,000 stipend for participating in the program. 


Sen. Ellis will be on the Lamar University campus to address questions at an informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. in room 110 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences building.  For more information contact Dominic Beggan at 880-7801 or visit