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:
Au revoir Paris!
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.
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