Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP

Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP The Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) is an educational internship program sponsored by Senator Rodney Ellis and administered by Texas Southern University.
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The Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP), created in 1990, is an educational internship program sponsored by Senator Rodney Ellis and administered by Texas Southern University. TLIP provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students attending Texas colleges and universities to serve as interns in the Texas Legislature, in various state agencies, and in local government. Students receive a minimum of six and a maximum of fifteen academic credit hours for participating in the program, which combines academic study and research with supervised practical training. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the political process and in the kind of humanitarian service exemplified by the late Congressman Mickey Leland are encouraged to apply for admission to TLIP. A TLIP internship lasts for one academic semester and affords students an opportunity to experience public service firsthand. Senator Ellis serves as advisor to the interns, while his office assists in coordinating on-site activities. During legislative sessions, TLIP interns are placed as legislative assistants in the offices of ranking members of the Legislature, including the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In the interim between legislative sessions, interns serve in the offices of elected and appointed officials at the state, county and municipal levels, such as the Harris County Judge and the Mayor of Houston. This gives them a unique opportunity to interact with officials from all levels of state and local government. This exposure provides students with first-hand knowledge of the critical issues facing our community and state. Interns are involved in all facets of the governmental process. They are exposed to the legislative process of both houses. They see county and municipal government from the ground up. This experience often initiates or focuses a career in public service. In fact, several TLIP participants have continued in public service at the federal, state and local levels of government.

Robert Mcknight is another TLIP success story. Read about the transformative justice work he is doing as a New Orleans P...
06/12/2019
LOOKING FOR JUSTICE AT TULANE & BROAD (PART THREE): Q&A WITH ORLEANS PARISH PUBLIC DEFENDER ROBERT McKNIGHT

Robert Mcknight is another TLIP success story. Read about the transformative justice work he is doing as a New Orleans Public Defender. TLIP interns go on to change the world!

LOOKING FOR JUSTICE AT TULANE & BROAD (PART THREE): Q&A WITH ORLEANS PARISH PUBLIC DEFENDER ROBERT McKNIGHT by Jason Kerzinski Published  June 2019 In August 2018, I began interviewing attorneys of the Orleans Parish Public Defenders office (OPD) to help the public better understand the practice...

Not even the rain could stop us. Had a great bike ride yesterday with our #TLIP interns in #Austin, who have been workin...
04/08/2019

Not even the rain could stop us. Had a great bike ride yesterday with our #TLIP interns in #Austin, who have been working hard during this legislative session! Thanks to BikeTexas for helping us with the fun!

Not even the rain could stop us. Had a great bike ride yesterday with our #TLIP interns in #Austin, who have been working hard during this legislative session! Thanks to BikeTexas for helping us with the fun!

TLIP had a great time last week, roasting and toasting Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen—he was a great sport! Tr...
03/28/2019

TLIP had a great time last week, roasting and toasting Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen—he was a great sport! Truly appreciate everyone who came together to support TLIP and help create more opportunities for promising, young people to get involved in public service and government.

TLIP had a great time last week, roasting and toasting Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen—he was a great sport! Truly appreciate everyone who came together to support TLIP and help create more opportunities for promising, young people to get involved in public service and government.

Great to have current and former TLIP’ers meet and share their experiences with board members of the McCarty Road Landfi...
03/15/2019

Great to have current and former TLIP’ers meet and share their experiences with board members of the McCarty Road Landfill Community Service Corp., which supports the internship program. The reception gave board members an opportunity to hear real-life stories on how TLIP has impacted the lives of hundreds of students over the years.

10/29/2018

700+ students have had valuable experiences in the #Texas Legislature, Gov., Lt. Gov., & Chief Justice of the Supreme Court offices. Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP grads have become #TXLege members who provide mentorship to more diverse leaders for our future. Apply by 10/31 at bit.ly/TLIP_App2019

10/26/2018

Get your Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) applications in by October 31st at bit.ly/TLIP_App2019

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! Get your Texas Legislative Internship Program applications in by October 31st at bit.ly/TLIP_App2019
10/24/2018

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! Get your Texas Legislative Internship Program applications in by October 31st at bit.ly/TLIP_App2019

Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) applications for Spring 2019 are OPEN! More info at https://txlip.com
09/06/2018

Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) applications for Spring 2019 are OPEN! More info at https://txlip.com

Had an enlightening time discussing criminal justice reform  with members of the Orleans Public Defender's office, inclu...
08/14/2018

Had an enlightening time discussing criminal justice reform with members of the Orleans Public Defender's office, including Robert McKnight--a former TLIP fellow and current Orleans Public Defender. Makes me PROUD to see former TLIP fellows fighting the good fight for fair and equal justice for all people.

TLIPers in DC: on Tuesday from 8:30-9:30am, Congressman Al Green is hosting Anthony Graves, a death row exoneree and aut...
04/16/2018

TLIPers in DC: on Tuesday from 8:30-9:30am, Congressman Al Green is hosting Anthony Graves, a death row exoneree and author of the new book "Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement, and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul" for a special discussion on criminal justice reform at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Anthony first hand about his experiences in Texas' criminal justice system and why we need reform.

Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) students watch the State of the Union address at Commissioner Rodney Ellis' ...
01/31/2018

Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) students watch the State of the Union address at Commissioner Rodney Ellis' home. The gathering is an invaluable political lesson for this talented group.

Met with Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) student Attalia Glover, who is doing an outstanding job in her posi...
01/28/2018

Met with Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) student Attalia Glover, who is doing an outstanding job in her position with the Innocence Project in New York. Proud to see that Glover and the other nine TLIP interns, all in Houston, have been working hard and learning during this session that started earlier this month.

10/04/2017

Today we released the application for the Spring 2018 class of the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP. I was inspired to create TLIP in 1990 because my mentor, the late Congressman Mickey Leland, stressed the importance of using one's individual success to provide opportunities for others.
What began as a small group of students 26 years ago has blossomed into one of the most successful legislative internship programs in the nation. TLIP has provided more than 700 students valuable experiences in the Texas Legislature, the offices of the Texas Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, city and county offices, and even Texas Monthly magazine.

Interested in applying? Visit here:

https://www.rodneyellis.com/2017/10/04/texas-legislative-internship-program-tlip-applications-available/

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2018.

Please join us March 6 in Austin for a special roast and toast of State Rep. René Oliveira at a reception and dinner ben...
03/02/2017

Please join us March 6 in Austin for a special roast and toast of State Rep. René Oliveira at a reception and dinner benefitting the Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP). I will be your emcee, along with Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and House Speaker Joe Strauss. Our roasters will include Rep. Harold Dutton, Rep. Jessica Farrar, Rep. Armando Martinez, Rep. Senfronia Thompson – plus some surprise guests! It’s a great event for a great cause. TLIP is a premier internship program that introduces the best and brightest young Texas to the value of public service and the functions of government. We hope to see you!

Today we released the application for the Spring 2017 class of the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP. I was in...
07/12/2016
Application

Today we released the application for the Spring 2017 class of the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP. I was inspired to create TLIP in 1990 because my mentor, the late Congressman Mickey Leland, stressed the importance of using one's individual success to provide opportunities for others.

What began as a small group of students 26 years ago has blossomed into one of the most successful legislative internship programs in the nation. TLIP has provided more than 680 students valuable experiences in the Texas Legislature, the offices of the Texas Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, city and county offices, and even Texas Monthly magazine.

Interested in applying? Visit here: http://www.rodneyellis.com/tlip/application/. The deadline to apply is September 30th.

Senator Ellis has passed more than 630 pieces of legislation and is recognized nationally for his leadership on increasing greater access to college for high-achieving Texas students, championing criminal justice reforms to protect the innocent and hold the guilty accountable, and fighting to provid...

Today is the first day at work for the TLIP class of 2016. Congratulations to the interns, and thank you to the offices ...
01/11/2016

Today is the first day at work for the TLIP class of 2016. Congratulations to the interns, and thank you to the offices hosting them. Pictured below is Shaniese Foster, who's interning with Mayor Sylvester Turner this semester.

Tomorrow's the last day to submit your application for the Spring 2016 class of TLIP. Interested in applying? Visit here...
10/29/2015
Application

Tomorrow's the last day to submit your application for the Spring 2016 class of TLIP. Interested in applying? Visit here: www.rodneyellis.com/tlip/application.

Senator Ellis has passed over 500 pieces of legislation and is recognized nationally for his leadership on increasing greater access to college for high-achieving Texas students, championing criminal justice reforms to protect the innocent and hold the guilty accountable, and fighting to provide qua…

Today we released the application for the Spring 2016 class of the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP. I was in...
09/02/2015

Today we released the application for the Spring 2016 class of the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP. I was inspired to create TLIP in 1990 because my mentor, the late Congressman Mickey Leland, stressed the importance of using one's individual success to provide opportunities for others.

What began as a small group of students 25 years ago has blossomed into one of the most successful legislative internship programs in the nation. TLIP has provided more than 670 students valuable experiences in the Texas Legislature, the offices of the Texas Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, city and county offices, and even Texas Monthly magazine.

Interested in applying? Visit here: www.rodneyellis.com/tlip/application. The deadline to apply is October 30.

Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP
09/02/2015

Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP

Check out this nice article highlighting the Southern University Law Center students who participated in the 2015 TLIP C...
08/14/2015

Check out this nice article highlighting the Southern University Law Center students who participated in the 2015 TLIP Class.

Congratulations to Dorian Burton, former TLIP fellow. who just graduated from Harvard with his doctorate in Education Le...
06/15/2015

Congratulations to Dorian Burton, former TLIP fellow. who just graduated from Harvard with his doctorate in Education Leadership. Always wonderful to see TLIPers succeed!

02/18/2015

If you would like to attend the Alumni event please RSVP to [email protected].

Timeline Photos
02/18/2015

Timeline Photos

02/15/2015

Join Senator Ellis today for a private screening of "Selma” at 5:00 pm. The showing will be held at the Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Boulevard, Bee Cave TX 78738. We have 10 seats still available and its first come first serve. If you would like to attend contact Jeremy Brown, from my staff, at [email protected] by 3 pm today.

Save the date! March 9th roast and toast of Speaker Joe Straus to benefit the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLI...
01/16/2015

Save the date! March 9th roast and toast of Speaker Joe Straus to benefit the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP. For more info, visit: http://bit.ly/TLIProast

Only 10 days left to submit your application for this fall's Texas Legislative Internship Program! Don't miss out on an ...
10/21/2014
Texas Legislative Internship Program

Only 10 days left to submit your application for this fall's Texas Legislative Internship Program! Don't miss out on an amazing experience.

Senator Ellis has passed over 500 pieces of legislation and is recognized nationally for his leadership on increasing greater access to college for high-achieving Texas students, championing criminal justice reforms to protect the innocent and hold the guilty accountable, and fighting to provide qua…

Thanks again to Vice Chancellor Pierre for hosting the TLIP informational session at Southern University Law Center.
10/06/2014

Thanks again to Vice Chancellor Pierre for hosting the TLIP informational session at Southern University Law Center.

This weekend, we hosted TLIP informational sessions at Stephen F. Austin University and Southern University Law School. ...
10/06/2014

This weekend, we hosted TLIP informational sessions at Stephen F. Austin University and Southern University Law School. Thank you to Prof. Collier at SFA and Vice Chancellor Pierre at Southern for their help! If you're interested in applying for a spring internship, visit here: www.rodneyellis.com/tlip. Applications are due October 31.

Join me tomorrow at 11:30 am at Texas Southern University to learn more about the Texas Legislative Internship Program.
09/17/2014

Join me tomorrow at 11:30 am at Texas Southern University to learn more about the Texas Legislative Internship Program.

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Hi TLIP family! I'm going to be talking to students at the UT LBJ School and St. Edwards University about the TLIP program, and I was hoping to incorporate some of your incredible faces into my presentation. Reply below with pictures from your TLIP experience or current career with a caption about what you do now or a quote about what TLIP meant to you or anything else you think these potential TLIPers might like to see!