Sarah Jackson, Texas Lyceum Vice President for Fellowships and a Bush School graduate; James McKenzie, Bush School ’20 and Texas Lyceum Fellow; and Dr. Ann Bowman, Bush School Professor
The Texas Lyceum Fellowship offers Bush School students an academically centered opportunity to develop research and analysis skills for future careers in public policy analysis. The Texas Lyceum is an independent, nonpartisan institution dedicated to cultivating young leaders by exploring policy issues in Texas in order to increase understanding of those concerns among the state’s current leaders. The Texas Lyceum Fellowship helps this esteemed organization promote research-driven solutions at the highest levels of state government.
The student selected for the Texas Lyceum Fellowship will be expected to work alongside a supervising Bush School professor on a research project on a specific policy topic. Tasks assigned during the fellowship will deliver experience analyzing and interpreting statistical tests and trends from original data, culminating in the production of a high-quality written brief to be published in the Mosbacher Institute’s The Takeaway. Additionally, the fellow will share research findings at one of the Texas Lyceum’s Quarterly Meetings or the annual Public Conference, a unique opportunity to represent the Bush School and network with Texas Lyceum Directors and guests.
The fellowship takes place during the summer months (usually mid-May through July or August) and is contingent upon fulfilling the obligations and expectations described by the Texas Lyceum. The student will be expected to plan and oversee the disbursement of fellowship funds and deliver high-quality outputs from his or her fellowship experience.
The Texas Lyceum Fellow will be awarded $5,000 for his or her research and analytic efforts. Additionally, this endeavor can count as fulfillment of the summer internship requirement students are expected to complete between their first and second year at the Bush School.