Legislative Internship Program

Published: November 20th, 2000

Category: Memos

David R. Colburn, Provost

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the establishment of the Legislative Internship Program.

Designed to provide exceptional University of Florida students with a chance to participate in state government at the highest levels, the Legislative Internship Program will afford an unusual opportunity for professional and academic growth in the exciting environment of the state capital during the legislative session. University of Florida students should consider this program strongly if they are interested in a career in public service.

The Legislative Internship Program will provide support for three University of Florida students to spend January through mid-May in Tallahassee working in the offices of the Alachua County delegation to the state legislature: Senator Rod Smith, Representative Ed Jennings Jr., and Representative Perry McGriff. Students will receive a stipend of $4,000 each in this program.

Students will earn internship credit from UF. Evaluation of the student’s internship will come from both a UF faculty advisor and the supervising office.

Students will be selected on a competitive basis and must:
– Be a junior, senior, or graduate student
– Have a GPA of 3.5 or above

Applications are available in the University Honors Program in 140 Tigert Hall, or on the web at http://www.honors.ufl.edu. The deadline for applying for the 2001 program will be Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 5 p.m. All materials, including a faculty letter of recommendation, must be submitted by that date. Questions about the program can be directed to Jeanna Mastrodicasa at 392-1519 or jmastro@ufl.edu. The selection of the legislative interns will be announced on December 20, 2000.

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