Intern Blog

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.

Proposals, Cold Chains, and Mexican Food

It has been the little things in this internship that have been the greatest moments of this internship.

An Ode to My Memory Foam Pillow

I came to realize that maybe there was a nice metaphor to be found in this whole situation. Moving to another country alone is really hard, but running away from the challenges you face is no way to deal with them.

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