The LBJ School of Public Affairs Summer Internship Blog is a dedicated space for second-year Master of Public Affairs and Master of Global Policy Studies students at the LBJ School to share their experiences interning in a variety of capacities for a diverse array of governmental agencies, non-profits, and non-government organizations. The title of the blog “Thinkers & Doers” comes from a quote by President Lyndon Baines Johnson at the dedication of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

We have a school of Public Affairs offering training for careers in public service, which will try to produce thinkers and doers: people who dream of progress and will try to turn those dreams into achievements”

…said Johnson on May 22, 1971. It is our hope that the students who graduate from the LBJ School will be the thinkers and doers of our society, taking leadership roles in public service, demonstrating what it means to take your dreams and turn them into achievements. This blog will serve as a window into the work and lives of several students who are striving to do just that.

Every two weeks, the bloggers will respond to a question, statement or idea, drawing on their current experiences as an intern and their various specializations in an effort to educate readers about the worlds of public affairs and public policy.