As Florida's Senator, I value my relationship with constituents and encourage open communication. Internships are invaluable to those who participate, and they provide a youthful perspective of the state of Florida for my staff.
I know the value of internships as I held several in the initial stages of my career. Participating in public office at such young age gave me the confidence and knowledge to pursue a career in public service, and I’m confident those who join us will gain just as much, if not more. Contributing to meaningful work supplements what our students are being taught inside our Florida classrooms, and I believe serves as a positive influence in both the college experience and the workforce.
State Internship Program
The state offices provide interns with a practical knowledge of constituent services. State office interns interact with the Senator’s staff and constituents on a daily basis. In addition to administrative duties, interns support office staff by addressing constituent concerns, working with federal agencies to resolve Floridian’s issues, participating in outreach efforts, attending local events, and assisting the staff on special projects. The program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and tools that will assist our interns in all future professional endeavors as well as motivate the interns’ interest in public service.
Washington, D.C. Program
The Washington, D.C. office internship offers a unique experience in which interns get to observe first-hand the operations of the Senate, including its interaction with the House of Representatives and executive and judicial branches. Interns in the Washington office assist staff on special projects, perform legislative research, attend hearings and conduct Capitol tours. Applicants who are motivated, devoted to public issues, and dedicated to their studies are welcome. While preference is always given to Florida residents, everyone is encouraged to apply.
The Washington, D.C. office offers both legislative and press internships, please make a note of which you would prefer within your application.
How To Apply
Please mail or fax a completed application to our Washington or appropriate state office (click here for office addresses). The application must be received by the application deadlines to be considered for a position. The cover letter may be addressed to the attention of the Intern Coordinator.
Please note that if you are sending your application to the Washington office via mail that there will be a delivery delay due to the U.S. Senate mail screening procedures.
A completed application requires all of the following:
- Application form (PDF)
- A one-page cover letter explaining why you would like to intern for Senator Rubio
- Current resume
- Three letters of recommendation
- College transcript
- Fall Session: July 1st
- Spring Session: November 1st
- Summer Session I: March 1st
- Summer Session II: March 1st