TC 330 Health and Social Policy Formation Application Deadline
Wed, April 13, 2011 - 5:00 PM • http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/plan2/current_stdnts/intern/health_social.php
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 – Application deadline for TC 330 Health and Social Policy Formation Seminar/Internship Program for 2011-2012
TC 330: Health and Social Policy Formation in the Texas Senate (Seminar/Internship)
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Plan II students who will be juniors or advanced sophomores next year and who are interested in medicine, public health, law and government are invited to apply for structured internships in the offices of leading Senators in the Texas Legislature. This six-unit, two semester TC 330 course is led by Professor Alfred McAlister at The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus. It includes seminars and training sessions in the first semester, placement in a Senate office with assignment to selected policy issues, writing assignments and student presentations.
Time commitments are for ten hours per week of seminar time and internship work in the Fall and Spring. These unpaid positions provide a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to legislative deliberation of policy issues. These may include health care funding, public health and preventive medicine, environmental protection, labor safety, international trade and commerce, criminal law, victim services and many other diverse topics.
This experience can provide a distinct competitive advantage for applicants to post-graduate programs in medicine, law and related professions. Students who excelled in their Senate work have gone on to medical school at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, Yale Law School and other fine professional schools.
Fifteen students will be selected for this course. To apply, please provide your name, EID, contact information, expected graduation date, major, plans for postgraduate education, career goals, GPA, résumé, and a brief statement of interests and qualifications. This application information should be submitted no later than April 13th at 5:00 p.m. in printed form to Melissa Ossian in the Plan II Office, WCH 4.104.