Intern Blog

Bright Lights, Big City: The How-To Guide on Moving to Austin

Congratulations! You received an internship working for the Texas Capitol, so what happens next? Here are five tried and true ways to help you along your new adventure!


So, What are You Studying?

My experience with the usually vanilla question: "So, what are you studying?" The sometimes exciting, sometimes panic-inducing way to start a conversation with a college student.


A Few Restaurants Near the Texas Capitol in Austin

A list of some good restaurants near the Capitol or in the downtown Austin area


What You’ll Actually be Doing in Your First Month at the Capitol

My post describes what my first month has been like. It's purpose is to serve as a reference and resource for future interns seeking to better prepare themselves prior to departure.


Learning How to Adapt to a New Season in Your Life Post Graduation

By appreciating the present, it helps eases the anxiety and worries of post-graduation.


Embrace the Awkwardness

I find myself in awkward situations throughout my life, but the City of Austin has proved to be the place where my ability to embarrass myself has truly thrived. From meeting elected officials and not knowing it to taking random pictures in front of the State Capitol, I always seem to find myself in awkward situations.


Is Everyone Lost & Confused or is it Just Me?

Let me start off with saying that I am not good with directions. Austin and the capitol building take this to a new level. I don't think that I have ever spent so much time being lost as I have in Austin. When I say that I have spent a lot of time lost, I mean a lot.

Let's start with moving to Austin! I knew ahead of time what my address was, but even with Google I had th...


Navigating the Scary Changes of a New Chapter

Choosing this internship and beginning the job has been terrifying...but also wonderfully clarifying.


Interning at the State Capitol 101

These people come here, and work hard for their constituents because they truly want to help them and work to make Texas a better place. Seeing my representative strive to do that every time he is in the office really motivates me to work harder.


The Best Queso Spots in Austin

As promised in my biography, I set out to sample all the best queso spots in Austin. Obviously, there’s no way to have tried the vast restaurants in the food capitol of Texas, however I will seek to give you an update on my ventures thus far.

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