UCF Legislative Scholars Internship

Political Science and International and Global Studies majors or minors are encouraged to begin considering applying for one of UCF’s best internships—the UCF Legislative Scholar Internship Program.

A full-time internship that will place students with state legislative offices, Executive Office of the Governor, or lobbyist offices in support of the 2019 Florida Legislative Session. Internship begins with training on January 7, 2019, and continues until the conclusion of the Legislative Session (March 5 to May 3, 2019).

Each chosen intern will be assigned to a member of the Central Florida Legislative Delegation, and will be expected to spend at least three months in Tallahassee (shared apartment provided and rent paid for), supporting the legislative office, executive staff or lobby office with research, constituent relations, bill tracking, and other duties required in the daily operations of a legislative office during the Session.

Scholarship:

In addition to having an apartment shared with fellow Legislative Scholar Interns in Tallahassee for the Legislative Session and reimbursement for travel expenses for one round trip to Tallahassee, each Legislative Scholar will be given a total scholarship of $3,000.

Requirements:

  • Application
  • Major or minor in Political Science
  • Must be academically classified as a junior, senior, or graduate student as of January 2019
  • Strong communication abilities, including speaking, writing, research, and computer skills
  • Interest in, or knowledge of the legislative process
  • Willing to be nonpartisan
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a fast-paced and highly visible environment

Interested candidates should come to Dr. Jacques‘ office hours to discuss the process and get a head start.

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