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Tallahassee Internship

The application for the spring 2021 program is now closed. Applications for the spring 2022 opportunity will open in August 2021.

To learn more about this program, we’re providing a recently recorded information session to answer many of your questions.  Or you may continue reading below for complete details.


UF students who intern in Tallahassee in 2020The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida offers up to 15 internships through the Tallahassee Internship Program each spring to coincide with Florida’s legislative session. Placements include positions within the state legislature, the governor’s office and executive branch agencies, as well as various associations and lobbying organizations.

Since its beginning in 2009, over 160 students have served as interns in Tallahassee.

In addition to their intern duties, students take a course on Florida politics and attend a number of seminars (virtual or in person) featuring major political and policy actors in the state. Students can earn additional academic credit through online courses or an independent study with UF faculty. If the internship is in person, interns are required to live and work in Tallahassee during the full duration of the legislative session. Visit our FAQs to learn more.

Alums have gone on to campaign for local, state and national elections, attend graduate school, serve in progressively senior roles as public policy fellows and political aides, or work for these organizations:

  • Florida Gubernatorial Fellows
  • Teach for America
  • Google
  • New York City Urban Fellows
  • Peace Corps
  • White House Interns

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Applications will open in August 2021 and all academic majors are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are detail-oriented, self-starters with a passion for public service and the intersection of policy and politics. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is accepted for this internship.

For questions about the Tallahassee Internship Program, please email Marianne Vernetson at mvernetson@ufl.edu or call (352) 273-1080.