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Loop Legislative Internship Program

The Loop Legislative Internship Program was established by the Florida Farm Bureau Federation in honor of Carl B. Loop, Jr., and provides financial assistance for full-time CALS undergraduate or graduate students who will be completing government internships at the state or federal level.

Students wishing to apply for financial support through the Carl Loop Legislative Internship Program should be actively seeking or have accepted a federal or state legislative internship.

Deadlines are as follows:


Internship Semester Application Deadline
Summer April 1
Fall August 1
Spring November 1

Finding a legislative internship

A wide variety of internship programs are available for students. For example, students may wish to intern at the state or federal level with an individual senator or representative or for a committee.

Many of Floria's U.S. Senators and Representatives have infromation about internship programs on their websites.

Resources

Current and past recipients

  • 2017
    • Summer 2017

      • Audra Weeks, Agricultural Education and Communication
        Congressman Tom Rooney, Washington, DC
      • Savannah Woodall, Agricultural Education and Communication
        CropLife America, Washington, DC

      Spring 2017

      • Emily Clark, Agricultural Education and Communication
        Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2016
    • Summer 2016

      • Sarah Edison, Agricultural Education and Communication
        CropLife America, Washington, D.C.
      • Tien Weber, Environmental Science
        U.S. Forest Service
  • 2015
    • Summer 2015

      • Morgan L. Edwards, Agricultural Education and Communication
        U.S. Congressman Richard B. Nugent, Washington, D.C.

      Spring 2015

      • KathrynAnn Fields, Food and Resource Economics
        National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 2014
    • Summer 2014

      • Austin Dailey, Food and Resource Economics
        U.S. Congressman Richard Nugent's Office, Washington, D.C.
      • Ricardo Salabarria, Agricultural Education and Communication
        U.S. Congressman Thomas J. Rooney's Office, Washington, D.C.

      Spring 2014

      • Woodjerry Louis, Family, Youth and Community Sciences
        Tallahassee Semester Internship Program
  • 2013
    • U.S. Senate FloorSummer 2013

      • Joshua Askey, Master of Agribusiness
        U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Washington, D.C.
      • Taylor Jones, Environmental Science
        U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

      Spring 2013

      • Tivia Rouland, Family, Youth and Community Sciences -
        Tallahassee Semester Internship Program
  • 2012
    • US House CommitteeSummer 2012

      • Chanae Forshee, Family, Youth and Community Sciences
        The Fund for American Studies and U.S.Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Washington, D.C.
      • John Pegg, Food and Resource Economics
        U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's Office, Washington, D.C.

      Spring 2012

      • Chanae Forshee, Family, Youth and Community Sciences
        Tallahassee Semester Internship Program
      • Kristin Klein, Food and Resource Economics and Political Science
        Gubernatorial Fellowship, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • 2011
    • U.S. Senate in SessionFall 2011

      • Kristin Klein, Food and Resource Economics and Political Science
        Gubernatorial Fellowship, Tallahassee, Fla.

      Summer 2011

      • John-Walt BoatrightFood and Resource Economics
        U.S. Congressman Steve Southerland's Office, Washington, D.C.
      • Lauren Richburg, Environmental Science
        Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

      Spring 2011

      • Romilda Justilien, Family, Youth and Community Sciences
        Tallahassee Semester Internship Program
      • Lidya Medina, Soil and Water Science
        Soil Science Society of America, Science Policy Office, Washington, D.C.
  • 2010
    • Capitol building at nightSummer 2010

      • Alexandra Albe, Environmental Science
        U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor's Office, Washington, D.C.
      • Jonathan Dumas, Animal Sciences
        USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Veterinary Services, Riverdale, Md.
      • Allison Fick, Food and Resource Economics
        U.S. Congressman John Mica's Office, Washington, D.C.
      • Brandon Page, Landscape and Nursery Horticulture
        State Representative Bryan Nelson's District Office, Apopka, Fla.
      • Gavin Rollins, Agricultural Education and Communication
        State Representative Charles Van Zant's District Office, Palatka, Fla.
      • Audrey Schnell, Biology
        U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's Office, Washington, D.C.

      Spring 2010

      • Caralee Conklin, Animal Sciences
        Tallahassee Semester Internship Program
      • Megan Campbell Murphy, Food and Resource Economics
        Samuel J. Ard, Florida Cattlemen's Association and Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association's registered lobbyist, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • 2009
    • Columns from the old US capitol 1828Fall 2009

      • Ashley Allen, Agricultural Education and Communication
        U.S. Congressman Adam Putnam's District Office, Bartow, Fla.

      Summer 2009

      • Ashley Allen, Agricultural Education and Communication
        U.S. Congressman Adam Putnam's District Office, Bartow, Fla.
      • Vivian Christmas, Food and Resource Economics
        U.S. Congressman Cliff Stearns' Office, Washington, DC.
      • Brady Revels, Agricultural Education and Communication
        CropLife America, RISE (Responsible Industry for Sound Environment) and DC Legislative & Regulatory Service, Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

Cathy Herren Carr
Director, Alumni and Career Services
(352) 392-1963

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CALS offers funds each spring, summer and fall semester for students interested in completing legislative internships. Many students live in Washington, D.C. while completing a legislative internship.