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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
“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 cooperationRead more
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, AmaraRead more
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.Read more