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 Elsa Mendoza, intern in the office of Senator Sylvia Garcia Before I started this journey, my biggest concern was that I would be placed in an office that had dissimilar ideologies than my own. I was convinced I would … Continue reading →
by Katherine Kirages, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group It has officially been a little over a month that my UH Graduate College of Social Work classmates and I have been living in Austin, attending countless trainings and meetings … Continue reading →
by Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Senate Committee on State Affairs held a hearing on Senate Bill 4 (SB4). The bill relates to enforcing local and university campus police departments’ … Continue reading →
by Serena Ahmed, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group It’s an interesting time to be working at the Texas capitol during a legislative session, and that’s an understatement. Inhumane governmental acts have been committed since time immemorial, but the … 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 →
Posted by Brittany Reyes This week will mark a month since the GCSW interns started our placements for the 84th legislature. While the month has taken a slow start, there’s been quick adjusting for most of us. Getting used to … Continue reading →
Posted by Paige Reitz We’ve had one official week (and one unofficial week of trainings) here as interns – well, staffers, really – in the 84th Legislative Session, either as a Legislative Study Group (LSG) policy analyst (technically under Rep. … Continue reading →