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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Loop Legislative Internship Support

Earn financial assistance for federal or state legislative internships.


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 Florida's U.S. Senators and Representatives have information about internship programs on their websites.

  • Recipients

    Summer 2019

    • Brandon Grady, Food and Resource Economics
      Congressman Greg Steube, Washington, DC
    • Andrew Nissensohn, Food and Resource Economics
      Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Washington, DC

    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

    Summer 2016

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

    Summer 2015

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

    Spring 2015

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

    Summer 2014

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

    Spring 2014

    • Woodjerry Louis, Family, Youth and Community Sciences
      Tallahassee Semester Internship Program

    Summer 2013

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

    Spring 2013

    • Tivia Rouland, Family, Youth and Community Sciences
      Tallahassee Semester Internship Program

    Summer 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
      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.

    Fall 2011

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

    Summer 2011

    • John-Walt Boatright, Food and Resource Economics
      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.

    Summer 2010

    • Alexandra Albe, Environmental Science
      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
      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
      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.

    Fall 2009

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

    Summer 2009

    • Ashley Allen, Agricultural Education and Communication
      S. Congressman Adam Putnam's District Office, Bartow, Fla.
    • Vivian Christmas, Food and Resource Economics
      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

Cathy Carr, CALS Director of Alumni and Career Services                         

352-392-1963