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University of Florida Washington D.C. Internship Programs

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Interested in applying for this spring’s Washington Internship Program?

The application period for the spring 2021 virtual internship program is now open. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm on Monday, November 30, 2020. Please read through this information before applying.

Through the partnership of its Federal Relations Team and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the University of Florida offers exciting opportunities to work with the nation’s capital each spring, summer and fall semester.

During the course of the semester, interns will work remotely with the UF Federal Relations team  or with a member of the Florida Congressional Delegation. Job duties include attending virtual hearings, drafting reports and legislative updates, as well as supporting special projects and events.  Individuals who fill these positions will have the opportunity to observe Congress and acquire broad exposure to federal policy in the areas of education, research, health, agriculture and the budget.

Watch the information session recorded earlier this semester to learn about details for the 2021 Spring, Summer and Fall internship periods.


This position is open to any currently enrolled University of Florida undergraduate student in good standing, with a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, law, or government affairs. All academic majors are encouraged to apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to apply.

It is essential that applicants to this position have excellent written and verbal communications skills and strong interpersonal skills. Successful candidates will be energetic team players, as well as self-starters, and able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Key Details

Virtual internships are part-time (roughly 20 hours/week) with specific working hours determined with your placement office.

Selected interns receive a stipend and must enroll in IDS4940 or an equivalent course in their own department. The amount of credit hours and registration will be discussed with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

To Apply

Applications are open as of November 10 and the deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on Monday, November 30, 2020. You must complete the application in its entirety for consideration. Download a copy of the full application here.

Virtual interviews will be scheduled for December 3 and 4 and selected interns will be notified the week of December 7. Placements and an online orientation will be done before the end of the semester.

Apply Here

Additional questions may be directed to Marianne Vernetson, Associate Director, Bob Graham Center for Public Service at or (352) 273-1080.]