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. During the spring semester, the Center offers up to 15 internships throughout Florida government, including positions with the legislature, governor's office and executive branch agencies, the news media and various associations and lobbying organizations.

In addition to their intern duties, students take a course on Florida politics and attend a number of seminars featuring major political and policy actors in the state. Students can earn additional academic credit through web courses, an independent study with UF faculty or as a transient student at FSU. Interns are required to live and work in Tallahassee during the full duration of the spring semester (January through April). A mandatory orientation session is held in Gainesville in late November or early December where the previous year's interns will discuss the internship with accepted applicants.

Students interested in learning more about the Tallahassee Semester or who are interested in serving as an intern in Tallahassee during the spring semester, should contact Dr. Sheila Dickison at doctord@ufl.edu or (352) 846-1575 for additional program information.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 15. Application materials and letters of recommendations should be submitted via email to Dr. Sheila Dickison at doctord@ufl.edu. Hard copy application packages will also be accepted in the Bob Graham Center suite on the second floor of Pugh Hall.