Opportunities

Internships

The Office of National Scholarship assists students with exploring and applying for internship and research opportunities outside of Florida that will help them grow academically and professionally. Students can be from any academic field or future career interest.

We frequently work with applications for the following nationally competitive internships:

College to Congress

College to Congress seeks to help high-achieving students who are Pell Grant eligible, have DACA status, and/or have a disability to secure full-time internships with members of Congress representing their state or district. The program covers all costs associated with interning in DC, including meals, flights to/from DC, housing, and even professional clothing.

Eligibility: Junior or Senior undergraduate students; be eligible for the Pell Grant, have DACA status, OR receive financial aid as a student with disabilities

When is the national deadline? Late October (priority deadline) or late November

When should you come see us? Mid-August through early September

What is the application timeline? Students will begin working on first drafts of application essays one to two months before the national deadline (after our initial appointment). Students often move at their own pace in the drafting process, getting through as many drafts as they feel comfortable from August through the national deadline. Applicants submit the name of one recommendation letter writer in early September when they declare their intent to apply, and drafts of the letters will be due for feedback in mid-October.

ONS Contact: Ms. Lauren Bartshe-Hanlen, bartshe@honors.usf.edu

https://www.collegetocongress.org/

Department of State Internships

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States.

*If a student elects to complete an internship abroad, then the student is eligible to apply for a Gilman Scholarship to support this opportunity (Pell Grant eligible students only).

Eligibility: US Citizen; minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; undergraduate student with at least junior status or a graduate student

When is the national deadline?

- Summer Internship: September

- Fall Internship: February

- Spring Internship: June

When should you come see us? At least two months prior to the national application deadline

What is the application timeline? Students will begin working on first drafts of application essays one to two months before the national deadline (after our initial appointment). Students often move at their own pace in the drafting process, getting through as many drafts as they feel comfortable from initial appointment through the national deadline.

ONS Contact: Ms. Lauren Bartshe-Hanlen, bartshe@honors.usf.edu

https://careers.state.gov

We also support students with seeking internships that align with their individual goals. At the Office of National Scholarships, Lauren Bartshe-Hanlen assists students with:

  • Skills Identification
  • Internship and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Search
  • Resume/CV, Cover Letter, and Application Review
  • Interview Preparation

Students can schedule individual appointments by Email or attend open group advising session.

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