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.
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.