Human Rights & Social Justice BDP student Adriel Morgan interned with the Governor’s Fellowship Program on the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking team. As an intern, she worked on increasing public awareness of the team’s efforts, trainings, and other projects to improve anti-trafficking efforts in the state of Texas.
How did you find your internship?
I found the Governor’s Fellowship Program through the Office of the Governor’s website and applied in a cold-call fashion.
Describe the work you did in your internship.
I developed strategy to increase public awareness of the department’s efforts as well as strategy to incentivize the Secretary of State’s Anti-Trafficking Business Partnership. I also aided in hosting trainings for new grant recipients from across the state, along with many other projects.
What was the most rewarding aspect of your Connecting Experience?
As an individual who has been part of anti-trafficking efforts, both domestically and abroad, it was an incredibly encouraging experience to work with the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking team. I was inspired and encouraged to see what my state government is doing in this arena and to actually meet the movers and shakers in this work from across the state.
In what ways has this Connecting Experience shaped your plans for the future?
This experience expanded my vision of the future to potentially include roles in government agencies or public office that I had previously never considered.