Working in Tallahassee

The Office of State Relations has compiled the following list of resources to connect UF students and alumni to internships, employment, and appointment opportunities in the state of Florida. While this is not a comprehensive list, we invite you to explore the opportunities and contact the UF Career Connection Center if you need further assistance.

If you represent an entity that would like to be added to this working list of opportunities, please contact gfhe@ufl.edu.


Internships

Florida Executive Branch

Governor’s Internship Program 

The Governor’s Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for Florida’s brightest students to gain valuable professional experience while helping make Florida the greatest state in the nation to live, work and play. This program is designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a rare, hands-on experience in state government that will better prepare them for future careers.

Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program 

The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program was created from the belief that the best way to ensure Florida’s greatness is to actively educate and cultivate its future leaders. This non-partisan program immerses students from public and private universities in key areas of state government. During their nine-month tenure in Tallahassee, Fellows receive advanced on-the-job training as well as an invaluable front-line view of the inner workings of government.

Office of the Attorney General Internships 

The Office of the Attorney General Internship is open to interested students enrolled in an accredited ABA law school or an applicable undergraduate program of study with an accredited educational institution. The program offers unpaid internship and student volunteer opportunities.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Internships 

Interning for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services affords students an opportunity to gain practical experience and offers students a chance to perform meaningful work toward the completion of their degree. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is open to interested students enrolled in an applicable undergraduate program of study with an accredited educational institution. 

Department of Management Services Internships 

As the business arm of Florida government, the Department of Management Services (DMS) delivers quality products and services to more than 32 state government agencies as well as other state and local governmental entities, allowing all levels of government to better serve the citizens of Florida. Internship opportunities with DMS allow students to earn academic credit with accredited universities or colleges all the while gaining experience in state government. Interning is a great way to build relationships, expand skill-sets and contribute to the State of Florida.

Department of Environmental Protection Internships

DEP offers a variety of exciting and challenging internships across the state for individuals interested in pursuing careers in engineering, environmental law, environmental science and park management. Other professional, technical and administrative positions are available including fieldwork, surveying, hydrology, communications and information technology. Through our internship program, students can improve communications skills, develop teamwork skills, learn the importance of protecting the environment, and much more.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Internships 

The intern program at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute provides an opportunity for college students and postgraduates to obtain hands-on experience in fish and wildlife sciences and related fields. Intern positions are unpaid, and the student is expected to contribute at least eight to 10 hours per week for at least 10 weeks.

Florida House of Representatives

Legislative Fellows Program 

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.

Florida Judicial Branch

Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students 

The Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students is open to qualified law students from accredited Florida law schools. Unpaid Internships are available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. For one semester, the intern will function as a law clerk to an individual justice, a central staff law clerk working for all of the justices, or a law clerk working for the clerk of court and the administrative justice. 

Florida Supreme Court's Public Information Office - Internship 

The Florida Supreme Court's Public Information Office offers an unpaid Internship opportunity available each college semester but only if qualified students apply. Located in downtown Tallahassee, the program provides high quality, practical work experience for current communications, criminology, pre-law, or education students or those studying in related fields at the undergraduate level

Statewide Organizations & Non-profits

James Madison Institute

The James Madison Institute internship program operates year-round and is generally organized by college semesters. College students are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience in several fields focused on advancing public policy ideas. Interns are assigned to JMI staff members to gain hands-on experience while improving their research, analytical, and writing skills.

Employment

Florida Executive Branch

Florida Government Jobs 

The State of Florida is seeking individuals with leadership skills, creativity and dedication to their fellow Floridians and individuals who recognize the professional development opportunities and achievements possible through state service.

Florida Senate

Legislative Employment Opportunities 

Current Job Opportunities at the Florida Legislature. 

Florida House of Representatives

Legislative Employment Opportunities 

Current Job Opportunities at the Florida Legislature. 

Florida Judicial Branch

Florida Supreme Court Employment Opportunities 

Job announcements within each hiring office of the Florida Supreme Court. 

Florida Courts Employment Opportunities 

Current job opportunities with the Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA). 

Florida State Courts Law Clerk Resume Repository

This database is available to all hiring offices throughout the state.

 

Appointments

Florida Executive Branch

Gubernatorial Appointments 

The Appointments Office supports the Governor in meeting his major obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to a large number of important leadership roles throughout the State.

Florida Senate

Senate President Appointments 

The President of the Senate has appointing authority for a diverse number of boards and commissions throughout the state. 

Florida House of Representatives

Speaker Appointments 

The Speaker of the House has appointing authority to certain statewide boards and commissions.