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. Applications will be due September 15th, 2017. The internship takes place during the 2018 Legislative Session in Tallahassee (Spring 2018). This will be a full-time, stipend supported position that will place interns with state legislative offices in support of the Florida Legislative Session, beginning with the start of the spring semester on January 2018, until the conclusion of the Legislative Session in March 2018.

In addition to having an all inclusive apartment paid for and shared with a fellow Legislative Scholar Intern 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. It is anticipated that each Legislative Scholar will receive up to 12 hours of credit based on the student’s credit hour needs (3 hours of credit for graduate students).


  • Application
  • Must be academically classified as a junior, senior or graduate student as of January 2018
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from a faculty member
  • Updated unofficial Academic Audit (available on My UCF)
  • Personal Statement 500-1000 words
  • Legislative Research and Response
  • Resume

Materials to be submitted to the political science main office, HPH 302, before 5:00PM on September 15th, 2017.

Interested candidates should come to Dr. Jacques‘ office hours to discuss the process and get a head start. For more information see the flyer, full position description, and a story highlighting the experience.

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