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. Interns will gain an understanding of the inner-workings of state government and have one-of-a-kind opportunities to interact with elected and appointed officials, government agencies and the media.

For a summary of potential office placements and their functions view the Summary of Functions document.

Frequently Asked Questions


The application, review and interview process for the Fall 2023 semester will take place beginning the week of July 24th. This internship program is highly competitive, and we continue to receive a substantial number of applications each cycle. If you did not hear from our office for an interview by July 28th, we encourage you to apply for a future semester.

To be considered for the Governor’s Internship Program, applications* must be received by the following deadlines:

Fall 2023
Deadline: July 21, 2023

Spring 2024
Deadline: November 17, 2023

To apply for an internship please click here.

 Please Note: Two letters of recommendation, one from a professor/teacher and one professional reference (not a relative) are required, as well as your official transcript. Your letters of recommendation may be submitted via e-mail to Your official transcript must be sent directly from your academic institution in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Governor’s Internship Program
Attn: Ms. Caroline Redshaw
400 South Monroe Street
The Capitol, Suite PL-05
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Once these additional application credentials are submitted, your application is complete. For further clarification on the application requirements please view the Policies and Procedures document.

If you have any questions, please contact the Governor’s Internship Program Coordinator below:

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