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University of Houston Social Work

Since 2007, the Legislative Study Group has partnered with the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work to bring Master of Social Work (MSW) students to experience the Texas Legislature. Along with interns from the Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) and other programs, these students are offered a unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process. During a rigorous hands-on legislative session, the interns are trained on how to read and analyze bills and create accurate, detailed bill evaluations for use by legislators and staff. By Sine Die, these students become very knowledgeable in policy analysis and various subject areas and go on to become successful in their future endeavors.

LSG alumni have gone on to become staff for legislators, state agencies and members of Congress, policy analysts for nonprofit organizations, government relations managers for nonprofits like United Way, assistant city attorneys and attorneys at major law firms, clinical managers in private and nonprofit healthcare providers, and so much more. The problem solving and communication skills these students learn during their time at LSG launch them into great roles to serve the people of our state.