Author Archives: GCSW Legislative Interns

About GCSW Legislative Interns

This blog is brought to you courtesy of The 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 Legislative Study Group, a Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives, or in legislators’ offices. Here, they will share their unique experiences!

Everything’s Bigger In Texas

by Santiago Cirnigliaro, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Since accepting the offer to participate in the Austin Legislative Internship Program, we have been told over and over again that we will be working with some very important people … Continue reading

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I Found My People

by Eli Davis, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group This is my first legislative session and first blog post ever. I am much more daunted by the former than the latter, which screams volumes, given my avowed phobia of writing. … Continue reading

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Effective Good: An Illusive, Elusive White Whale in the Political Waters

by Sharon Jacob, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Author’s note: Melville is not my favorite author in the traditional literary canon. Probably because he used far too many wandering metaphors with unnecessarily florid language. The Principle of the … Continue reading

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Drinking Out of a Fire Hydrant: Week One of Appropriations

by Brittany Sharp, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I know that you probably have 15 things on your to-do list, and you will probably … Continue reading

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A Conversation With 6-Months Ago Me

by Sophia Creede, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group It is difficult to decide what route to take with this blog post. It seems as though a quality approach is to type and think at the same speed: My name … Continue reading

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The Invisible Woman

by Donisha Cotlone, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Becoming a woman who never took politics seriously, to becoming a Texas Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, deputized to register voters in each of 5 counties. Then being accepted to the Austin … Continue reading

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Learning How to Swim

by Marissa Gorena, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Yesterday was the start of the 86thTexas Legislative Session and I couldn’t be more excited to start training as a Policy Analyst with the Texas Legislative Study Group. Prior to … Continue reading

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