The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida offers the Tallahassee Internship program each spring term to coincide with Florida’s legislative session. Since its beginning in 2009, 162 students have served as interns in Tallahassee.
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. Applications for Spring 2021 will open in August.
All academic majors are encouraged to apply. 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
- New York City Urban Fellows
- Peace Corps
- White House Interns
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 or an independent study with UF faculty. Interns are required to live and work in Tallahassee during the full duration of the legislative session.
The application period is presently closed and reopens each fall. Please review the information on these pages and be ready when the fall application period opens.
For questions about the Tallahassee Internship Program, please email Marianne Vernetson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 273-1080.