The Bob Graham Center for Public Service provides University of Florida undergraduate students with an outstanding opportunity to combine academic coursework and credentials with a living curriculum of internships, real-world case studies and guest lectures. The mission is simple: to encourage this generation of students to become the next generation of public servants. The center offers several ways for students to get involved:


Courses Offered by Graham Center Faculty

The Bob Graham Center offers a series of undergraduate courses that expose students to issues important both globally and locally, helping them develop the knowledge and understanding critical to success in today's connected world. All courses can be used for elective credit in the public leadership minor.

Research Opportunities

You are not required to minor in public leadership to be involved at the Bob Graham Center. The center also offers a variety of research opportunities for undergraduate students.


The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida offers the Tallahassee Semester Internship program each spring term to coincide with Florida's legislative session and the Local Government Internship each summer

Future of Florida Summit

The Future of Florida Summit is a student-run conference that calls on the most well informed and engaged students from Florida’s colleges and universities to address pressing issues facing our state. Each year, a select group of Florida students, gather at UF for two days to identify challenges facing Florida, consider options for resolving them, and create an action plan for implementing change. Participants have a chance to meet and interact with knowledgeable panelists and remain connected to one another after the event’s conclusion to continue their collaborative work.

Public Leadership Minor

The Public Leadership Minor offered by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduates interested in careers in the public and private sectors.

Civic Innovators Project

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service provides financial support for student social entrepreneurs who seek to improve civic engagement and advance the common good. These projects can take many forms, but they must be collaborative, innovative and have achievable objectives. The most promising projects are awarded  up to $5,000 to pursue implementation.

Student Groups

The Center is affiliated with multiple student groups with a focus on public leadership and civic engagement. Additionally, the Bob Graham Center has a student advisory council, The Graham Fellows which assists the center with projects, promotions and other assignments.