The President’s Society State Legislature Internship program provides sophomore, junior, or senior level undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Political Science with hands on experience working for a Florida state legislator in their district office and Tallahassee during the coming legislative session.
Students receive invaluable experience working with the Florida State Legislature. Students will receive up to 9 credit hours (6 hours for internship and 3 hours for corresponding class) for successful completion of the internship
POS 4941 - Political Science Internship – 6 credit hours
Experiential learning through an internship at a department-approved public or not-for-profit organization.
POS 4931 – Special Topic in Political Science – 3 credits (may repeat in summer for 6 Hours total if needed)
Examination of a selected topic within political science. Topics may vary depending on instructor.
In addition to academic credit, students will receive free housing while in Tallahassee as well as a $1500 stipend to defray the costs of moving and living in Tallahassee for two months.
Contact your political science professor and ask for an application. Complete the application and submit all necessary documents to Government Relations in 211 Edwards Hall by October 4, 2013.
Jennifer Goen, Director of Government Relations, is the point of contact for interns logistically. She will be in Tallahassee the entire time you are and can help with any needs that arise. She will also be the liason if there are any issues between legislator and intern.
Dr. Bergerson will be the Professor of record for the academic credit classes for the students.
4th – Intern applications due to Government Relations (213 Edwards Hall)
14th – week of, interviews and selection of interns
TBD – Interns meet their members at delegation meetings
6th – 8th – Internship orientation and training with Jennifer Goen (Room TBD)
6th- 17th Committee Weeks (Interns in District Office)
13th – Begin work in District office
3rd – 21st Committee Weeks (Interns in District Office)
3rd or 4th – Interns begin working in Tallahassee offices
4th Session Begins (Interns in Tallahassee)
25th – Last day of work for interns
2nd Session Ends