Donate to TLIP

Senator Ellis created the Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) in 1990 to provide real world experience for young civic-minded students.

Since then, TLIP has provided almost 600 young people with the opportunity to become key public policy players in government. Their internship experiences often serve as the springboard for selecting public service careers. The quality of the experience these young people receive is unparalleled. Interns are placed in the offices of ranking members of the legislative and executive branches of government and are involved in all facets of the governmental process.

Since its inception, TLIP has been supported through private funding, and the need continues as the program expands. I am asking you to include TLIP in your charitable giving. Corporate contributions are acceptable, and all contributions are tax-deductible.

TLIP is administered through Texas Southern University, a 501(c)(3) organization. To obtain TSU’s federal Taxpayer Identification Number or a tax exemption letter, please contact Leonard Spearman at (713) 313-1198. Checks may be made out to the Texas Legislative Internship Program and sent 440 Louisiana, Suite 575, Houston, TX 77002.

Thank you for your support in continuing this worthwhile program.