Information About Internships with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is a state regulatory agency which licenses and regulates businesses, individuals, industries, facilities, equipment, and occupations to ensure that Texans are served by qualified professionals. Using functional alignment and a respect-based style of leadership, TDLR's business model fosters innovation, efficiency, and flexibility. TDLR is a premier state agency voted multiple times as one of the Austin-American Statesman's top 25 places to work in Texas and has also received the Quality of Texas Progress Level award for stellar management and performance improvement.

The TDLR Internship program is an opportunity for students to gain practical and meaningful work experience. You will learn and develop marketable skill sets and be exposed to valuable networking prospects. A promising career in the public sector awaits you and the TDLR Internship Program would like to assist you in getting there.

To apply for an unpaid internship with TDLR, please submit a TDLR Internship Application (typed, no hand written applications will be accepted). If you have any questions about the program please call the Human Resources Office at 512-463-7184. We are personally committed to your development.

Current Internship Opportunities

The Records Management Office, a part of the General Counsel Division at TDLR, is seeking interns with a hunger for learning, training, planning and development, generating ideas, innovation, problem solving, improving processes and research. The records management Intern will report directly to the Records Management Officer.

This internship will provide an opportunity for students to gain practical yet meaningful work experience, learn and develop valuable skillsets that can be used anywhere and establish relationships with individuals and groups that could provide a lifetime of benefit. Most importantly, the TDLR Internship Program gives students an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of hardworking individuals and families across the great state of Texas. If you desire a promising career in the public sector, the TDLR Internship Program would like to assist you in getting there by providing real life, hands-on experience.

Below are some of the many types of projects facilitated by the Records Management Division

  • Integration of New Programs and Programs Transferred to TDLR from other Agencies
  • Creation of high-level Process Maps and Operation Flow Charts for all Divisions
  • Records Management Infrastructure includes (training, records retention analysis, process creation, records management liaison formation)
  • Creation of Information Governance
  • Statistical Analysis of Potential New Programs
  • Facilitation, development and analysis of Strategic Planning processes in addition to Internal and Public brainstorming sessions
  • Presentations at Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation Meetings
  • Presentations at Advisory Board Committee Meetings
  • Development of the TDLR Traditional Internship program
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Legislative statute and agency rule reviews
  • Bill Implementation
  • Bill and Budget Analysis
  • Research, Analysis, Development and Implementation of Legislative Initiatives and Charges
  • Creation of a Central Repository for All Agency Records
  • Gathering, Analyzing and Sharing Big Data
  • Form Standardization
  • Automation of Records Management Program
  • Cross Checking Records Inventory with Records Retention Schedule
  • … and more.

To apply for an unpaid internship with TDLR, please submit a TYPED TDLR Internship Application to TDLR’s Human Resource Office at human.resources@tdlr.texas.gov. You can also learn more about the position by visiting the Human Resources page on TDLR’s website.

If you have any questions at all about the program, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact Alaric Robertson MPA, a former intern and current employee of TDLR at (512) 936-0505 or alaric.robertson@tdlr.texas.gov . We are personally committed to your development.


TDLR Internship Policy

As a TDLR intern/law clerk, you will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience while expanding knowledge of how the Texas Government works. TDLR offers unpaid internship/law clerk opportunities to students designed to provide useful skills to complement their studies and assist them in future employment. Internships/clerkships are available in the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

Interns/Law Clerks are responsible for reviewing and following all agency policies. TDLR's Policy and Procedures Manual is available online via the agency's intranet site at: http://lrnet/docs/Personnel%20Manual.pdf

Qualifications

  • Applicants must currently be pursuing a degree in an accredited college or university.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum of 12 semester hours earned.
  • For fall and/or spring semester internships, undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and graduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale OR "Pass" on a Pass/Fail system.
  • Applicants must submit an Internship/Law Clerk Application Form - Transcripts must be submitted with the Internship/Law Clerk Application (Transcripts need not be official but must be complete).
  • Completed applications must be submitted to the TDLR Human Resources Office prior to beginning an internship.
  • Interns may not work in a section with an immediate family member.

Program Information

The Human Resources Department serves as a liaison to ensure that the appropriate paperwork is submitted and maintains a record of each individual's personnel file, in accordance with the State Records Retention Policy.