We are seeking interns to work with us on a very timely social and public policy issue, substance use (SU, Mental health, (MH) and Public health (PH) public policy). Ideally the student(s) would have some familiarity in one or more of these areas and a strong interest in learning about how public policy works.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet key health and health care influencers in and outside of the legislature to gain insights about the challenges in SU, MH and PH application on individuals, families, and communities across Texas and how public policy is meeting those challenges.
The internship will start in June and continue through August 2023 for the right candidate. The candidate(s) selected will evaluate legislative activity coming out of the 88th Texas Session and report outside policy influencers on issues tracked (media, blogs, Articles, etc.)
The interns selected will learn how legislation is advanced, have the opportunity to hear from political insiders on the formal and informal processes that shape policy. Learn about the Texas legislative research library as a legislative tool, meet practicing lobbyist, and hear from thought leaders in each of these issue areas.
The Summer internship is focused on advancing dedicated and sustainable funding streams for each of these issue areas. The interns may be asked to draft policy papers, and legislative outcome reports. We are interested substance use, mental health and public health trends through multiple lens for example; underserved, gender, ethnicity, age, disparity in treatment dispersal, stigma, etc.
All work is remote with elective face to face interaction.
The work is remote and will require that you have a computer and telephone. Thank you for your consideration. If interested, please contact me at the email below.
Founder, Wye River Group, wrgh.org
Mobile; 512 695 8806