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, 151 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.

All academic majors are encouraged to apply.

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.

Students interested in learning more about the Tallahassee Internship or who are interested in serving as an intern in Tallahassee during the spring semester can attend one of the following sessions:

  • Cancelled -- Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, Ocora Room, Pugh Hall, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Information Session: Tuesday, Sept. 10, Room 210, Pugh Hall, 5:00 pm
  • Information Session: Monday, Sept. 16, Room 210, Pugh Hall, 4:30 pm
  • Information Session: Monday, Sept. 23, Room 210, Pugh Hall, 4:30 pm
  • Information Session/Reception: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, Ocora Room, Pugh Hall, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The application deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1. Application materials and letters of recommendations should be submitted via email to Dr. Sheila Dickison at doctord@ufl.edu. Hard copy application packages will also be accepted in the Bob Graham Center suite on the second floor of Pugh Hall.







For additional program information please contact Dr. Sheila Dickison at doctord@ufl.edu or (352) 846-1575.