The Florida House of Representatives is Accepting Applications for the 2013-2014 Legislative Intern Program

The Florida House of Representatives is accepting applications for the 2013-14 Legislative Intern Program. The forms and directions to apply for the Intern Program are in the CDO and on the House website. The application deadline is May 31, 2013.

The Legislative Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates and graduate students 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 2013-14 Intern Program begins on October 4, 2013 and ends on May 23, 2014. Legislative Interns are paid $13.00 per hour. From October 4 through December 31, 2013, participants work 20 hours per week. From January 2 through May 23, 2014, participants work 30 hours per week to assist with the increased workload. Interns may choose to receive up to 18 hours of graduate tuition at Florida in-state rates during the time of the internship (Fall ’13 and Spring/Summer ’14) or receive a monthly stipend of $400 from October 4 through December 31, 2013, and $500 from January 2 through May 23, 2014.

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 prior to beginning the internship.