Student Opportunities

Public Service Coffee Break

Join us every Friday during Summer B for coffee with a public service leader. RSVP here. First three: Gainesville City Commissioner Harvey Ward, Gainesville City Commissioner David Arreola and State Sen. Keith Perry. 

Tallahassee Internship: Spend the spring semester in Tallahassee 

Every spring, the Graham Center sends between 15 and 20 students to Tallahassee for a semester-long internship. Applications (found here) are due on October 1. 

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Gators Volunteer 

Interested in giving back? Go to to find Gainesville-area volunteer opportunities. 

University Committee applications due July 3 

Applications are available for student appointments to University Committees for fall 2017.

The University of Florida encourages student involvement through participation and membership on committees that advise the administration on important issues. A list of committees can be found on the Provost’s website at

Students eligible to serve on university committees will be selected from this pool of applicants. Vacancies on committees that occur during the year will be filled from this pool of applicants.

To learn more or apply, please visit The deadline to apply is Monday, July 3, 2017.

UF Intercollegiate Athletics Committee position available 

UF students are invited to apply for membership on the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (one position available). The appointment is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The IAC is the faculty/student committee that recommends academic policies concerning athletics.

Student applicants should be enrolled on a full-time basis in a degree program, be in good academic standing and have a record of leadership and involvement in the UF community.

The applications must be returned to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 155 Tigert Hall, by June 23, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. The selection will be recommended by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Faculty Representative to the NCAA, the U.F. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Student Body President. The final appointment decision will be made by the President of the University.

Click here to download the application now.

Jobs and Internships

Graham Center Internship Database 

On the hunt for a summer, fall or spring internship? The Graham Center has a database that includes internships from around the state. Check it out by clicking here

Gainesville City Commissioner David Arreola seeks interns for fall and spring semesters

The Office of City Commissioner David Arreola (District 3) is seeking interns to serve in his City Hall office starting at the times listed below. Candidates should be well organized, have good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about governmental operations, the political process, and Gainesville affairs. Interns will report directly to the City Commissioner’s office by supporting the Commissioner and other city staff as directed. Tasks will include: communication with District 3 residents, handling and tracking constituent requests, meeting with staff and/or citizens regarding issues, in addition to assisting with legislative research and administrative activities. Interns will also be asked to work in the field meeting constituents in their neighborhoods or public spaces.  Please note that this internship is unpaid. Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to  

Requirements: Must be able to commit to the full duration of the internship. Interns will be expected to work at least 10 hours a week and will not always be required to work from City Hall.

Who should apply? Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. No specific major field of study required. Interns will need to guarantee their own transportation

U.S. Department of State looking for interns

Please visit for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 30, 2017.

Visit to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).