Bob Graham Center for Public Service Offering Spring 2018 Internships

The University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service is offering 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.

The legislative session will run from Jan. 9 to mid-March for 2018.

Interns are required to live and work in Tallahassee during the full duration of the legislative session. At the end of session, students are free to leave Tallahassee and return to Gainesville or other destinations. Housing will be provided in Tallahassee until March 15, 2018. After that time, students will be responsible for their own living arrangements and accommodations for the remainder of the spring semester.
Several mandatory orientation sessions will be held in Gainesville in late November or early December where the previous year’s interns will discuss the internship with accepted applicants.

2017 Information Sessions

  • Thursday, August 31, at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 5, at 5 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, September 13, at 4 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m. (Ice Cream and Pizza Party) 
  • Thursday, September 28, at 5 p.m.

Note: All orientation sessions will be held in Pugh 210 and last about an hour. The information sessions provide prospective applicants an opportunity to interact with last year’s interns. 

Applications are due October 1, 2017. To apply, click hereApplication materials and letters of recommendations should be submitted via email to Dr. Sheila Dickison at Hard copy application packages will also be accepted in the Bob Graham Center suite on the second floor of Pugh Hall.
Students interested in learning more about the Tallahassee Semester or who are interested in serving as an intern in Tallahassee during the spring semester, should contact Dr. Sheila Dickison at or (352) 846-1575 for additional program information.

Posted: September 18, 2017


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