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!
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by Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group I am going to be honest. It has been a few weeks since what I term the anti-immigrant sentiment bill – formally known as SB 4, “the anti-sanctuary city” bill … Continue reading
by Melissa Davila, intern in the office of Representative Jessica Farrar It has been almost 140 days since the 85th Legislative Session started, but it feels like it just started yesterday. I remember the day I spoke to my family … Continue reading
by Katherine Kirages, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Now, over halfway through the legislative session, I have had some time to reflect on the stark difference in conversations that I now have about this internship with family and … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This post and the post below both focus on Texas’ SB4, which received preliminary approval, with additional amendments, from the Texas State Senate on the evening of February 7, after these posts were completed. After final approval by … Continue reading