The Florida House of Representatives Legislative Intern Program provides college graduates and graduate students with an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of state government. Interns are assigned to House committees, subcommittees, and leadership offices. Under the guidance of senior House staff, assignments may include research, bill drafting and analysis, oversight activities, and other tasks.
The 2012-13 Legislative Intern Program begins on October 15, 2012 and ends on May 24, 2013. From October 15 through December 31, participants work 20 hours per week; from January 2 through May 24, participants work 30 hours per week to assist with the increased session workload. Work must be performed during regular business hours. The rate of pay is $13.00 per hour. In addition, participants receive payment of up to 18 hours of graduate tuition at Florida in-state rates during the time of the internship or receive a monthly stipend of $400 from October 15 through December 31, and $500 from January 2 through May 24.
The application deadline is May 31, 2012. Log on to Symplicity to find out how to apply!