Legislative Intern Program, FL House of Representatives

The Florida House of Representatives is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Legislative Intern Program. For this year only, the application and interview process will be conducted during the fall 2020 semester. The program will begin in January of the spring 2021 semester. The 2020-2021 Legislative Intern Program Application packet can be downloaded from the House website, myfloridahouse.gov. The application deadline is Thursday, September 10, 2020, 5:00 p.m. 

The Legislative Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates pursuing a graduate degree to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of state government. Program participants are assigned to House committees, subcommittees, and leadership offices. Under the guidance of senior House staff, their assignments may include research projects, bill drafting and analysis, oversight activities, and other tasks relating to budget and policy areas.

The 2020-2021 Legislative Intern Program begins on January 8, 2021, and ends on May 14, 2021. Legislative Interns are paid $13.00 per hour and may work up to 30 hours per week. Interns may choose to receive up to nine hours of graduate tuition at Florida in-state rates during the time of the internship (Spring ’21) or receive a monthly stipend of $800.

To be eligible for the Intern Program, the applicant must be a Florida resident or be enrolled in a Florida school at the time of application. Applicants must have received their bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in a graduate program prior to beginning the internship.

The Legislative Intern Program application packet, brochure, and poster are available for download on myfloridahouse.gov. If students have questions or need more information, they are welcome to submit their questions to internprogram@myfloridahouse.govor contact Hope Anderson, Intern Program Coordinator, at hope.anderson@myfloridahouse.gov or call 850-717-5450. Thank you for your assistance and continued support of the 2020-2021 Legislative Intern Program.