Legislative Internship Program (LIP)
CEL 4910/CEL 4942 Fall and Spring Terms 4 credits
The undergraduate students selected to participate in the Legislative Internship Program (LIP) will work 9 hrs/week in the office of a federal, state, local legislator or think tank/policy agency. These representatives—whether in Congress, the State Legislature, the County Commission, City Council or Think Tank/Policy Agency —are all actively involved in the solution of such regional issues
as economic development, transportation, environmental protection, education, health,
social welfare and public finance. Each student will be carefully matched with an
elected official willing to provide a meaningful learning experience. In addition
to learning about current issues and the processes of representative democracy through
their internships, students will meet in a weekly seminar (Thursdays from 4-5:50).
In this seminar they will share their internship experiences and discuss readings
about the issues that are facing the Tampa Bay region and the various public policies
that are being developed to address them. The students selected to participate in
LIP will be awarded a $300 USF Alumni Association Scholarship.
For more information on all of the programs, contact Dr. Joan Pynes at
Please download the LIP application.