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Feature October 3, 2018

LBJ student interns with health care, education startups in Ghana

As a Crook Fellow, I spent my summer in Accra, Ghana, interning as a communications and marketing consultant for two Ghanaian NGOs. Currently, I am a second-year dual master’s student in Global Policy Studies and journalism, so this internship combined my academic interests, which was amazing.

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The Health Innovation Program team in Ghana
Feature October 3, 2018

LBJ student supports a nonprofit during crisis

I interned with a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works with Nicaraguan women to engage communities in improving food security, nutrition and care for the earth. It creates and maintains bio-intensive gardens at schools and at homes, works on reforestation and seed saving, and supports arts collectives run by garden participants with the potential to sell crafts for additional income.

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LBJ student interns with Artists for Soup
Feature October 2, 2018

LBJ student combines love of chocolate with public policy

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) may sound like an atypical organization to host a Master of Public Affairs student for a six-month Policy Apprenticeship. When I tell friends, peers and alumni where I am working in DC, I often see looks of confusion and delight simultaneously appear on their faces.

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LBJ student Melanie Levine holds a stuffed cocoa bean at the World Cocoa Foundation
Feature October 2, 2018

LBJ student works on Capitol Hill to end hunger

I interned at Bread for the World Institute, a nonpartisan research group focused on ending hunger. As a research fellow, I fully expected — and hoped — to spend my summer at a desk focused on conflict, migration and food insecurity in the Middle East. On my first day, my supervisor mentioned a piece of legislation, H.R. 5273, The Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act (GFVRA), which was recently introduced in the House. The Act is both timely, as I came into the Institute with an interest in state fragility, and critical, as fragility and violence are growing barriers to ending hunger. Along with my research work, she encouraged me to learn about the legislation and identify any ways to incorporate hunger into the conversation.

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LBJ Student and Crook DC Fellow Sarah Rush, a light-haired young woman in a black suit, in front of the Capitol building in Washington, DC
News August 30, 2018

Gone to Texas 2018

In the 1820s, three letters began appearing across the American frontier, etched into front doors and posted on fences: GTT. The cabins and farms were abandoned. Their former occupants had “Gone to Texas! ”

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female white skinned hand holding Hook 'Em Horns in front of white marble plaza and tan tower at sunset
Feature June 21, 2018

5 tips to make the most out of your internship

The Office of Career Management at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is a centralized office charged with

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Feature June 12, 2018

The Graduating Class of 2018: Amanda McKee

“My policy research project was my most cherished experience here at LBJ,” said Amanda McKee, a 2018 MGPS graduate who studied the security, law and diplomacy track.

Amanda, along with her peers, participated in a policy research project (PRP) that examined integration and cooperation

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Amanda McKee throws up Hook 'Em Horns
Feature June 5, 2018

The Graduating Class of 2018: Amara Uyanna

Come August, recent graduate Amara Uyanna (MGPS) will leave Austin and move more than 8,000 miles away to Doha, Qatar where she will begin life as a program manager with Al Jazeera.

“My Crook Fellowship led to my job with Al Jazeera,” Amara said.

During the summer of 2017, Amara

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Feature June 1, 2018

The Graduating Class of 2018: Josh Meuth Alldredge

Real-world experience

Josh Meuth Alldredge (MGPS) graduated two weeks ago. When he looks back on his time at the school, the opportunities for real-world experience stand out most.

“Innovations for Peace and Development sticks out as a defining experience,” Josh said.

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LBJ student pictured with Mexican Federal Police
Feature June 1, 2018

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