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TABC is not offering internships at this time. We will update this page and notify colleges and universities when our internship program is open again. 

Do you see a future career in public service for yourself? The TABC Internship Program could be your next stepping stone. We offer college students and recent graduates valuable experience and exposure to state government, as well as opportunities to work alongside TABC staff in various fields.  

As a TABC intern, you will help the agency protect public safety and serve Texans while learning about the different facets of the industry we regulate.

Benefits of the Program

  • Earn money. All internships are paid. 
  • Earn course credit. We are committed to helping college students get credit for their internship time. 
  • Get a head start in careers like law enforcement, information technology, marketing practices, licensing, human resources and more. 
  • Work alongside TABC staff and learn about the inner workings of a state agency. 
  • Experience an office environment. 
  • Develop an appreciation for public service. 
  • Learn about laws and regulations for the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas.

What to Expect

When you intern at TABC, you can expect to have the following primary duties:  

  • Support work for division program areas.  
  • Assist on TABC projects. 
  • Conduct research as requested for various projects. 
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, studies, forms and documents. 
  • May compose, design or edit agency publications, forms, manuals and charts.


All TABC interns must take computer-based training courses in driving safety, civilian dress code and appearance standards, and fighting human trafficking — a top priority for the agency. The trainings will help you learn about TABC and better understand the people we serve.  

Once you’re assigned an intern project, we’ll give you an on-the-job orientation and training related to the work you’ll be doing. Depending on your assignment, you also may need to take additional courses.

Before You Apply

  • Research and identify your study area of interest, so you can include it on your application.  
  • Keep in mind that successful applicants will be subject to a background check and must present proof of ID and authorization to work. 
  • Make final arrangements with the program area manager and your university/college before scheduling service hours for your internship.