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News December 5, 2018

Bollinger Fund helps international LBJ students explore the U.S.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is fortunate to have a cohort of international students from all over the world who help bring fresh perspectives to public and social policy work. But earning a graduate degree is about more than attending classes and doing research. Thanks to the William and Judith Bollinger International Student Enrichment Fund, a group of nine LBJ masters students headed to Chicago Nov. 2-4 to get a taste of life outside of Austin.

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A group of LBJ international master's degree students visit the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a weekend sponsored by the Bollinger Fund.
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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A worker with Artists for Soup, which works with Nicaraguan women
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.

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LBJ Student and Crook DC Fellow Sarah Rush in front of the Capitol 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 assisting students and alumni with meeting their career goals while making connections between their academic studies and life beyond the university.

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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.

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LBJ student Amanda McKee (MGPS '18)
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.

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LBJ student Amara Uyanna (MGPS '18) on commencement day
Feature June 1, 2018

The Graduating Class of 2018: Josh Meuth Alldredge

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.

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Josh Meuth Alldredge (MGPS '18) with a Mexican Federal police officer after a presentation on leadership

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