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 Marisela Gomez As the session has progressed I’ve learned that like me when I began this internship, many individuals lack a common understanding of the legislative process and how to effectively advocate for their issue or cause. So I’ve … Continue reading →
by Lorette Blagg Like many other macro and soon-to-be macro social workers, my journey took root in frustration. When working with clients you come to love, there is an inevitable realization that the issues you are able to help them … Continue reading →
by Brittany Reyes The legislature is a small world. A month ago, I ran into a high school classmate who is a Scheduler in a representative’s’ office. Last week, I ran into a college colleague that worked in the Office … Continue reading →
by Nakia Winfield It is a strange time for the Legislative Study Group at the Capitol right now. Our committees have been assigned to us, but there are no bills to research. We still attend the meetings and listen to … Continue reading →