This blog is brought to you courtesy of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work's Austin Legislative Internship Program. The College selects graduate MSW students to intern at the Texas Legislature during its legislative session every two years. Student interns work as full-time staffers in the Legislature, either as policy analysts with the Texas Legislative Study Group, a caucus of the Texas House of Representatives, or in legislators’ offices.
Here, legislative interns share their unique experiences!
- Empowered and Relieved May 22, 2017
- Matters of Personal Privilege May 19, 2017
- Nevertheless, She persisted. May 16, 2017
- Senate Bill 4- Impact, Implications, and Emotions May 10, 2017
- My Thoughts and Ramblings After a Courageous and Radical Testimony May 5, 2017
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Monthly Archives: January 2015
Posted by Nakia Winfield This is the second week of our time at the capitol and I would say that the two most remarkable takeaways that I have are that 1) the government is full of people, and 2) we … Continue reading →
Posted by Paige Reitz We’ve had one official week (and one unofficial week of trainings) here as interns – well, staffers, really – in the 84th Legislative Session, either as a Legislative Study Group (LSG) policy analyst (technically under Rep. … Continue reading →