Public Policy Internships

Legislative Internship Program (LIP)


Applications for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 will open early this year!

LIP students work 9 hours per week in the offices of federal, state, and local legislators or think-tank/policy agencies. These groups are actively involved in Tampa Bay's economic development, transportation, environmental protection, education, health, social welfare, or public finance. The LIP seminar discusses internship experiences, issues facing Tampa Bay, and policy initiatives created to solve them.

Up to ten (10) undergraduate juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.6 will be selected to participate. All majors and disciplines are welcome to apply.

Each student will be carefully matched with an elected official or organization according to their interests to provide a meaningful learning experience. The students selected to participate in LIP will be awarded a $300 scholarship by the USF Alumni Association.

Contact USF's College of Arts & Sciences Internship Coordinator, Catherine Koziol, for more information.

LIP Internship Guide  |  LIP Brochure  |  LIP Application