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The application period for fall 2020 internships is now closed.

Applications for spring 2021 will open this fall. Stay tuned to this page for updates or subscribe to the Center’s newsletter to be the first to know when applications open.

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

During the course of the semester, interns will work with the University of Florida Federal Relations team in the University’s Washington, DC office or in a Congressional office or Federal Agency. Individuals who fill these positions will have the opportunity to observe Congress first-hand and to acquire broad exposure to federal policy in the areas of education, research, health, agriculture and the budget.

Due to Covid-19 impacts opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year may be virtual in nature. 

Qualifications

This position is open to any currently enrolled University of Florida student in good standing, with a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, law, or government. 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

This is an unpaid internship position, but a cost-of-living stipend is provided. Should the internship be in-person, students will have the opportunity to live in WISH housing, which is provided by UF.  If the position is virtual in nature, an additional housing stipend is not provided.

Virtual internships will be part-time in nature, roughly 20 hours/week with hours determined with your placement office. In-person internships are approximately 35 hours/week with more traditional office hours (e.g., 9 AM – 5 PM).

While participating in the program, students must enroll for internship credit through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program or their own department. Amount of credit and registration will be discussed with the academic unit, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

To Apply

The application period for fall 2020 internships is now closed.

Applications for spring 2021 will open later this fall. Stay tuned to this page for updates or subscribe to the Center’s newsletter to be the first to know when applications open.

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