College of Liberal Arts

Texas Legislative Intern Seminar

Saturday Jan 19, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Mezes 1.306

The Texas Politics Speaker Series is hosting a Texas Legislative Intern Seminar, a new venture produced in conjunction with their colleagues at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.  

The event will feature several legislative professionals in a day-long discussion of life at the Texas Capitol as a legislative intern. The presenters will include:  

* Lisa Craven, chief of staff for Sen. Glenn Hegar, on the ins and outs of interning in a legislative office
* Jack Gullahorn, president of the Political Advocacy Association of Texas, on ethics and boundary management with the lobby and interest groups
* Senate Parliamentarian Karina Davis and House Parliamentarian Chris Griesel on procedure and the subtleties of the legislative process
* Steven Polunsky, director of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, on the committee system and social networking in the legislative process
* Ross Ramsey, executive editor of the Texas Tribune, on understanding interactions with the news media.

 The event is open to interns working in legislative offices, including both UT and non-UT students, though they need to be over 18.  If you work in a legislative office, feel free to direct your interns to the seminar website for more information and a link to a registration page.

There is no charge for admission, but attendees need to register in advance.  More about the event...

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