The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts offers students both paid and unpaid internship opportunities for fall, spring and summer semesters.

Gain useful skills that complement your studies and help in future employment.

As the state's chief financial officer, the Comptroller manages funds for the world's 10th largest economy. But it is much more than a taxing entity. Learn about the wide array of programs administered by our agency.

Below are available internship opportunities:


  • High school interns must be at least 16 years of age and currently enrolled.
  • Undergraduate and graduate interns must be a currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited college/university within the past year.
  • Interns must meet the minimum requirements identified in the posting (i.e., education requirements, work/school experience requirements).
  • Paid interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
    • Flexible workweek and hours
    • Depending on posting, may work up to 40 hours per week
  • Unpaid interns must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
    • Flexible workweek and hours
    • Depending on posting, may work up to 40 hours per week

How to Apply

Paid Internships

Students should check our agency's current job opportunities for paid internship postings. All interested students must use our online application tool in the job postings area – just register once to apply for openings.

Unpaid Internships

To apply for an unpaid internship, complete and submit a Comptroller Internship Application (PDF) and send it to us via email.

You can also fax or mail completed Comptroller internship applications to:

Comptroller of Public Accounts
Attn: Human Resources, Internship Coordinator
LBJ Building
111 E. 17th Street
Austin, Texas 78774
Fax: 512-475-4804

Success Story

Julio Mendoza-Quiroz, a tax analyst in the Tax Policy Division, was recently featured in agency job recruiting materials. Read more about Julio's journey from law student to Comptroller's office! (PDF)

Have Questions?

For additional information, contact our internship coordinator by phone at 512-936-4143 or by email.

To learn whether work experience with the Comptroller's office qualifies for course credit, contact your college or university career services department.