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!

To the Place Where Hope Becomes Capacity

Note: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session – and the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work’s 2019 Austin Legislative Internship Program – concluded on Monday, May 27. Both will convene again in January 2021. This is our final concluding blog post from … Continue reading

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Making Change Happen

Note: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session – and the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work’s 2019 Austin Legislative Internship Program – concluded on Monday, May 27. Both will convene again in January 2021. Over the next few days, we will be … Continue reading

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What I’m Taking With Me

by Merci Mohagheghi, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Over the past two weeks, I have been responsible for 105 bill analyses on subjects that have been referred to the Texas House of Representatives’State Affairs ,Criminal Jurisprudence, and Natural Resources committees, … Continue reading

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The End Looms Near

by Eli Davis, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group This is my second of two blogs and I figured this one would prove easier to write than the first. There have been a whole lot of meetings, even more … Continue reading

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Personal Privilege Speech

by Ali Schoon, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Mr. Speaker – Members, We have entered the last month of the 86thLege! As a social work intern and policy analyst with the Legislative Study Group, a lot of blood, sweat, … Continue reading

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Caucus within a Caucus

by Santiago Cirnigliaro, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group As Easter came and went, I was able to go home and see my family and friends for the last time before session ends. Even at 4 months into this … Continue reading

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