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Government Internships Program to host information session

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida is hosting an information session on the Government Internships Programs at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in MSC 3707. These internship programs give students unique experiences in government at the local, state and national levels.

The College of Arts and Sciences, Florida Institute of Government and the USF Alumni Association work together to bring a variety of programs for politically-minded students. For students interested in the legislative process, they have the opportunity to learn in classes taught by Florida legislators or actually intern in their local government or in Tallahassee.

The Legislative Internship Program (LIP) gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work in the office of a federal, state or local legislator. There, students learn about the issues facing that region and actively work to find solutions. They study real life situations in a weekly seminar where they discuss their experiences and discuss readings written about the issues facing the Tampa Bay region.

Students interested Florida’s actual legislative process can spend an entire semester in the Tallahassee Internship Program (TIP). Students will complete a course on the history, structure and issues facing Florida’s government, and once the legislative session begins they will work with a wide variety of government officials and lobbyists in Tallahassee. Students will help find solutions to issues facing the state such as economic development, education, health and social welfare.

Students also have the opportunity to study public policy at the national level through the USF Semester in Washington, D.C. In partnership with The Washington Center, this program allows students to immerse themselves in public policy in our nation’s capital.

These programs offer different opportunities for students to grow and learn through their involvement in the government and through the partnerships they make with distinguished officials who are ready to mentor Florida’s future leaders.

Students interested in enrolling in one of these programs for the spring semester can also visit for applications and programs details. Applications will be due in the fall. The application for the Tallahassee Internship Program is due Friday, Oct. 14.


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Author: Meghan Mangrum