Public Policy Internships

The Washington Center (TWC)


A call for Summer 2022 applications will be announced soon!

Whether you intern remotely or in-person, you’ll find that the work and outcomes of your internship will largely be the same. You’ll be working on projects related to your interests, with a supervisor who cares about your growth and success. However, a remote internship typically offers fewer hours and a more flexible schedule, whereas an in-person internship will usually require a more traditional 9-to-5 workday.

Here is a video outlining the scholarship and credit arrangements for Florida students.

TWC provides students with the opportunity to spend a semester completing an internship and learning in a classroom in Washington, D.C. Students enroll in an academic course, intern in an organization located in Washington, D.C. or its vicinity, and are involved in a civic engagement project while there.

Conducted in partnership with The Washington Center (TWC) for internships and seminars, students are provided with a comprehensive learning experience. This provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of career paths while being immersed in the intellectual and cultural diversity of our nation's capital.

Internships are available in arts, humanities, and education; business, economics, and trade; media and communications; health, science, and environment; politics and international affairs; and law and criminal justice. View examples of internship sites.

USF student featured in TWC's Access & Opportunity.

Contact USF's Florida Institute of Government Program Planner/Analyst, Robyn Odegard, for more information.

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