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 Arielle Day, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Empowered and relieved are the primary emotions I am experiencing as Sine Die, the last day of session, approaches. My classmates and I embarked upon this journey knowing that we … Continue reading →
By Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group, and Chenelle Hammonds, intern in the University of Houston Office of Governmental Relations On May 7, 2017 Texas Governor Greg Abbott officially signed into law SB 4, authored by Republican … Continue reading →
by Tiffany Williams, intern in the House Committee on County Affairs Texas Muslim Capitol Day is an annual event in Austin where Muslim communities across the state gather to experience state government and engage in the political process. Many attendees are … Continue reading →
by Rob Block And all of a sudden, it ends. After 140 days the Texas Legislature concludes. While it is possible for the Governor to call for a special session, which would bring people back to address any urgent unaddressed … Continue reading →