TCEQ-Texas State University Internship Program
Texas State University-San Marcos, in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), provides current students the opportunity to work in the environmental field. The internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any Texas university. The goal of the program is to involve students in environmental issues and policies and to provide training for future careers as environmental professionals.
We have current internship positions related to the following academic fields of study:
- Resource & Environmental Studies
- Environmental Science
- Natural Resource Management
- Urban & Regional Planning
- Public Administration
- Political Science
- Aquatic Biology
- Aquatic Resources
- Geographic Information Systems
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
All eligible candidates MUST be enrolled full time (12 hours undergraduate or 9 hours graduate) for the current semester in a Texas university. All candidates applying for a summer position must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time in the following Fall semester. Students are expected to work between 20 and 25 hours per week during Fall & Spring semesters and potentially up to 40 hours per week during the summer (May - August), subject to Texas State University-San Marcos Student Employee Policies and Procedures and budgeted hours for projects.
All internships are located at either the TCEQ Headquarters in Austin, Texas or on the campus of Texas State University-San Marcos. The TCEQ hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
The internships are generally administered from semester-to-semester and may run longer. There is no specific deadline for submitting application materials as we continuously collect résumés throughout the year. Interviews are conducted by Texas State University staff in San Marcos, TX, and selections will be based on an applicant’s academic major, environmental-related interest, life/work experiences, and available time.
All program applicants are required to submit:
- Current Résumé
- Cover Letter of Intent/Interest
- Unofficial Copy of Transcript
All submitted documents must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Transcripts may be unofficial, i.e. copied from an online student access database. Letters of interest/intent must include time availability and expected graduation date.
Students interested in participating should submit their résumé and supporting documents by email.
Current interns are not limited to working for one semester and may continue working for multiple semesters, if funding is available and mentor evaluations are positive.
More information about this program is available at Texas State Partnerships. Please direct all inquiries to www.txstate.edu/gpp/.
The TCEQ Internship Program is administered by Texas State University - San Marcos under the direction of Dr. Robert D. Larsen, Department of Geography.
Texas State University is an equal opportunity educational institution. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by Texas State University-San Marcos on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to, race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.