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Follow LBJ students blogging about summer internships

Six students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs have been blogging about their summer internships in a new blog called “Thinkers and Doers.”

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Six students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs have been blogging about their summer internships in a new blog called “Thinkers and Doers.”

The blog serves as a window into the work and lives of several students who are striving to be the thinkers and doers of our society. Every two weeks, the bloggers will respond to a question, statement or idea, drawing on their experiences as an intern and their various specializations in an effort to educate readers about the worlds of public affairs and public policy.

The second-year master of public affairs and master of global policy studies students are sharing their experiences interning abroad in a variety of capacities for government agencies, nonprofits and non-government organizations.

Read the most recent post:

Thinkers and Doers blog


Au revoir Paris!
Aug. 12

By Christine Ackerson
Well, my internship at UNEP is coming to an end. After three months in Paris, I am returning home to Texas in a few days to complete the final year of my masters program in Global Policy studies. I have worked on a variety of projects aimed at engaging the private sector to voluntarily adopt more sustainable environmental practices — practices that not only preserve the environment and its resources, but also often benefit the corporate bottom line and public image.

Continue reading Shah’s post in the Thinkers and Doers blog.

Older posts:

Aug. 6: Does microcredit work for the poor? by Amy Knop-Narbutis

Aug. 3: India’s Water Conflicts: Politics over Water by Sachin Shah

July 30: Where Schools and Prisons Meet by Emily Ling

July 26: Business contributes to the MDGs by Christine Ackerson

July 26: Land of the plenty by Emily Adams

July 19: Who wants to develop? by Amy Knop-Narbutis

July 19: A Desire for Immediate Results by Emily Adams

July 8: Population Displacement in India Due to Climate Change: Why 3 Feet Equals 125 Million People by Sachin Shah

July 8: First month of computer classes, wrapped up! by Blake Messer

July 6: Water is life. by Emily Adams

June 30: Community Outreach No. 1 by Emily Adams

June 24: Hello Texas Capitol by Emily Ling

June 24: Helping achieve development through environmental sustainability by Christine Ackerson

June 22: Efficiency isn’t everything by Amy Knop-Narbutis

June 21: Watershed Development Programs in India: Impacts on Equity and Resource Management by Sachin Shah

June 21: Getting to know Buwaiswa by Emily Adams

June 14: Hello from India! by Sachin Shah

June 14: Green Economy by Christine Ackerson

June 11: Hello from Uganda! by Emily Adams

June 11: Closing the digital divide by Blake Messer

June 9: ¡Saludos desde Perú! by Amy Knop-Narbutis

June 9: Welcome to the ACLU … by Amy Knop-Narbutis