Legislative Fellows Program

The Legislative Intern Program will now be known as the Legislative Fellows Program

The Legislative Fellows Program

The Florida House of Representatives provides many opportunities for men and women to serve the State’s vast and multifaceted citizenry. In 1967, then Senator Lawton Chiles sponsored a bill creating an Intern Program for the Florida Legislature as a means by which young adults are introduced to the legislative process. The program’s mission is to provide college graduates pursuing a graduate degree with an opportunity to experience the legislative process and public policy making. Over the last 54 years, more than 900 young adults have gained immeasurable insight regarding the inner workings of government, and many have gone on to use this experience in their professional life. View the program brochure for additional information.

How to Apply

Complete the Legislative Fellows Program Application Packet. Materials can be emailed to FellowsProgram@myfloridahouse.gov, faxed to 850.410.0095, or mailed to the Florida House of Representatives, Office of Professional Development, Legislative Fellows Program, 327 The Capitol, 402 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300.

Rate of Pay/Hours of Work

The rate of pay is $13.00 per hour. Work must be performed during regular business hours. From October 15 through December 31, 2021, participants work 20 hours per week. From January 3 through March 25, 2022, participants work 30 hours per week to assist with the increased session workload. The 2022 Legislative Session is from January 11 through March 11, 2022.

Tuition or Stipend Benefit

Participants receive payment of up to 18 hours of graduate tuition at Florida in-state rates during the time of the internship (Fall ‘21 and Spring ‘22) or receive a monthly stipend of $500 from October 15 through December 31, 2021, and $800 from January 3 through March 25, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants 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 and be enrolled in a graduate program prior to beginning the Legislative Fellows Program. Law school students must be a 2L or 3L to be considered for the program.


Program Calendar

April 6, 2021 - Announcement

Program announcements and application forms are sent to university faculty, staff and other interested parties. See below for application.

May 28, 2021, Noon - Application Deadline

June 2021 - Interviews

Selected applicants are scheduled for interviews.

July 16, 2021 - Notification

Finalists are notified of their acceptance into the Legislative Fellows Program.

October 15, 2021 - March 25, 2022

Inclusive dates of the Legislative Fellows Program.


Questions?

FellowsProgram@myfloridahouse.gov

Legislative Fellows Program Documents and Contact Information


Legislative Fellows Program Application Packet includes:

  • Checklist with Application Instructions
  • State of Florida Application with Addendum
  • Faculty Recommendation (2 required)
  • Employer Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Writing Samples (2 required)
  • Test Scores (LSAT, GRE, or GMAT test scores, if taken)
You must use Adobe Reader (free) to fill out the Legislative Fellows Program Application Packet.

Additional Recommendation Forms:
New for 2021! Recommendation forms are now available to fill out online.

For more information, contact:

Florida House of Representatives
Office of Professional Development
Legislative Fellows Program
327 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5450
Fax: (850) 410-0095
Email: FellowsProgram@myfloridahouse.gov
Pamela Davis Greene, Staff Director

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