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Tallahassee Internship Program (TIP)

POS 4910/ POS 4941/ CEL 4910/ CEL 4942

Spring Term 12 credits

Through the Tallahassee Internship Program (TIP), students will spend an entire term focusing on the Florida legislative process. Up to ten undergraduate students from a wide variety of majors with at least junior standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0 will be selected to participate. Prior to the legislative session the students will complete an intensive course on the history, structure and issues of Florida government. During the sixty day legislative session, students have the opportunity to work in the offices of elected representatives, professional associations, and policy organizations/policy representatives in Tallahassee. During the legislative session these offices are actively involved in finding solutions to issues facing Florida such as economic development, growth management, transportation, environmental protection, education, health, and social welfare. While students will be responsible for transportation to the state capital and all expenses they incur during the program, they will be awarded a $3,500 USF Alumni Association stipend by the USF Student Government and the H. Lee Moffitt Scholarship Fund to defray some of the expenses.

For more information on all of the programs, contact Dr. Joan Pynes at pynes@usf.edu.

Please download the TIP application.