Graduate Archer Center Fellowship

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About the Graduate Archer Fellowship program

The Graduate Archer Fellowship Program was established in 2010 by The University of Texas System as a way to bring graduate and medical students interested in policy and politics to our nation’s capital to learn about the federal government and public service. Archer Fellows live, learn and work in the heart of Washington, D.C., during the summer.

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During their summer in D.C., fellows will enroll in two courses and a practicum experience. Additional information on academics can be found on the Archer Center website.

Selection of Archer Fellows is based on a competitive process, and we are pleased to be able to offer this experience to highly motivated graduate students of The University of Texas System, including students at UTHealth School of Public Health.

Click here for a one-page summary of the Graduate Archer Fellowship program at UTHealth.

Alumni Ambassador Program

“Archer Fellow Alumni Ambassadors are official Archer Center representatives who are available to speak with prospective fellows, current fellows, faculty, and staff about their experience as Archer Fellows in Washington, D.C. They serve prospective and current students of the Archer Fellowship Program by giving advice and sharing their experiences through the application process and during the fellowship semester.” The Archer Center (here).

Click here to read about UTHealth alumna Sarah Crulcich's experience in the program.

UTHealth Archer Alumni Ambassadors

Amanda WegnerAmanda Wegner
Amanda Wenger is pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan School of Nursing and currently practices as a critical care nurse at Texas Children's Hospital. Wenger's interests include the effects of climate change on population health, nursing education at both the unit and university level, and the potential of art as a lifesaving health intervention. In addition to her nursing practice, Wenger is a writer and oral storyteller who believes passionately in the intersection between art and science.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program! Summer 2022 applications will open in early September 2021. The application deadline for the summer 2022 fellowship is Wednesday, November 3, 2021, by 11:59 PM CST.

Additional information is available on The Archer Center’s Graduate Fellowship Program Application webpage. You are also welcome to attend an information session to learn more about the program and speak with representatives from The Archer Center.

Graduate Archer Fellowship Program Information Sessions

To learn more about The Archer Center, the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program, and meet with Archer Center representatives, please plan to attend an information session. Information sessions for the summer 2022 program are scheduled for the following dates and times and will be held virtually.

To RSVP for one or both information sessions, click HERE.

Information Session 1
Monday, September 13, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CST)

Information Session 2
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CST)

Contacts for the Archer Center Fellowship

Robert Hammarberg, DrPH, MPA
Public Health Practice and Engagement
UTHealth School of Public Health
UTHealth Archer Center Liason

Christine Anderson, MA
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
The Archer Center

UTHealth Archer Center Alumni Ambassadors

Edda Pleitez

Brittany Ikwuagwu