Student Opportunities

Gators for Higher Education is a proud sponsor of encouraging Gators in Government. Here are some available opportunities for students to get involved at the Florida State Capitol:

The Tallahassee Intern Program

The Tallahassee Intern Program (TIP) provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to gain valuable work experience interning in positions throughout Florida Government. This is a spring semester internship where selected students will be placed in a Tallahassee office, including positions with the legislature, governor's office and executive branch agencies, the news media and various associations and lobbying organizations. 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. The Bob Graham Center for Public Service assists in selecting participants of the TIP. UF students may contact the Bob Graham Center for more information by emailing Dr. Sheila Dickison at doctord@ufl.edu.

Loop Legislative Internship Program

The Loop Legislative Internship Program was established by the Florida Farm Bureau Federation in honor of Carl B. Loop, Jr., and provides financial assistance for full-time College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) undergraduate or graduate students who will be completing government internships at the state or federal level.

Florida Legislative Intern Program

The Florida Legislative Intern Program is a 30-week internship within the Florida Legislative Branch and is available to graduate students or law students interested in learning about the inner workings of state government and politics. Participants receive payment in addition to coverage of up to 18 hours of graduate tuition at Florida in-state rates during the time of the internship. For more information, please email internprogram@myfloridahouse.gov or call 850-717-5450.

Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program

The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program immerses students from public and private universities in key areas of state government. During their nine-month tenure in Tallahassee, Fellows receive advanced on-the-job training as well as an invaluable front-line view of the inner workings of government. As Fellows, participants fulfill roles of critical responsibility, interact closely with the state‚Äôs top leaders and employ their skills and abilities in a highly rewarding environment. For more information, please visit floridafellows.com or call 850-717-9224

Here are some available opportunities for students to get involved in Washington D.C.:

Florida House Summer Intern Seminar Series

Florida House is Florida's state embassy on Capitol Hill that connects, celebrates, and champions Florida to the world. Evey summer for the past 24 years, Florida House hosts dozens of college interns from Florida and Florida state schools for a breakfast and short program from a visiting member of Congress or an agency. This gives interns from Florida a unique opportunity to participate in networking with fellow Washington, D.C. interns as well as government leaders.  There are typically 6 - 8 Summer Seminar Series breakfasts over the summer months. For more information, please email info@floridahousedc.org or call 202-546-1555.