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:

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.

Internships

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.

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.

Healthy Civic Campus & Community (H3C)

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the UF Division of Student Affairs invite UF students to propose projects that will enrich our campus and our Florida communities. These projects can take many forms, but they must be collaborative, innovative and have achievable objectives. The most promising projects are awarded $5,000 to pursue implementation.

Policy Summit

The Robert A. Bryan Public Policy 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. The Public Policy Summit is designed to promote leader-based engagement. 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.

The Center’s goals for this program are to: establish a tradition of statewide intercollegiate political activism; inspire students to champion solutions to difficult challenges; promote the free and open exchange of ideas; and forge relationships with other colleges and universities across Florida.

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 Public Service Council which assists the center with projects, promotions and other assignments.

Resources

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 Public Service Council which assists the center with projects, promotions and other assignments.