Government and World Affairs Internships

Internships provide students with experiences in the real world. There are numerous opportunities in varied fields such as politics, law, city planning and marketing research. Museums and historical societies also offer internships. Many students have used internships to obtain permanent jobs in Tampa, Washington, D.C., London and elsewhere. For more information, please contact Robert Kerstein at bkerstein@ut.edu or (813) 257-3408.

Kerstein will help students select an internship in the growing field of study of city planning. Many such opportunities provide valuable work experience and some internships are paid. Students are free to select from any of the following programs:

  • The Downtown Partnership
  • Hillsborough County City-Planning Commission
  • The LPA Group, Inc.
  • Ybor City Development Corp.
  • Cushman & Wakefield

The University has an extensive relationship with The Washington Center program giving students a semester of invaluable experience in the nation's capital. Some of the many opportunities through this program include experiences with:

  • Domestic and International Agencies in Washington
  • The White House
  • Congress
  • Foreign Embassies
  • The World Bank
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Department of the Treasury
  • The Department of State
  • The Central Intelligence Agency

Because it is a large metropolitan area, Tampa and the surrounding regions offer a wide variety of internships with social service agencies. These opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Department of Health and Rehabilitative Service
  • The West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
  • Planned Parenthood, Inc.
  • Alpha House
  • JASP (Juvenile Alternative Services Program)
  • Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.
  • Hillsborough County Department of Aging Services
  • Joshua House
  • The University of Tampa Institute for Community Research

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Norma Winston at (813) 257-3341 or nwinston@ut.edu.