Public Policy Internships

Tallahassee Internship Program (TIP)

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Applications for Spring 2024 will open early next year!


TIP begins with an intensive course on Florida history, issues, and politics before students relocate to Tallahassee for the 60-day legislative session. Each student is placed in the office of an elected official, professional association, or private firm that develops and researches issues addressing Florida state policy.

Up to twenty (20) undergraduate juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.6 will be selected to participate. All majors and disciplines are welcome to apply.

Students are responsible for paying their USF tuition and fees, as well as all expenses they incur during the program (i.e., transit while in Tallahassee). A $1,500 scholarship awarded by the College of Arts & Sciences will help defray expenses during the program. Housing for TIP, and transportation to and from the state capital, will be provided by the College of Arts & Sciences. Placements are coordinated by USF's Office of Government Relations.

USF and TIP alumna is named a rising star in Florida Politics.

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

TIP Internship Guide  |  TIP Brochure  |  TIP Application