As always, the Florida Senate offers a unique program designed to provide youth with insight on how the state government functions. The Senate Page Program welcomes students ages 15-18 to work for one week in Tallahassee during regular session. In addition, the House of Representatives offers a similar program known as the Page and Messenger Program, that allows students ages 13-18 to work for one week during regular session. The deadline to apply to The Senate Page Program is November 3, 2017. The deadline to apply to the House Page and Messenger Program is November 1, 2017. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in the legislative process, and I encourage all who are interested to apply.
The Florida Senate also hosts an Internship program where students work under the Senator and her staff by assisting the Senator in fulfilling her obligations to the public. Currently the Senator has two interns, Kaela Hill, an Economics major at Florida State University and Kennaisiya Miller, a Political Science major at Florida State University. There is no deadline for students to submit application materials as this is a rolling admissions process. Internships are unpaid; however, college students may be able to earn college credits for their internship. This is a great way to become familiar with the legislative process.
During regular session, the Florida Senate also hosts chaplains and physicians to participate in the Minister of the Day and Doctor of the Day programs. Both programs need a chaplain and doctor for each day of regular session. If you are a Minister/Pastor or Physician and are interested in this opportunity, please contact my office. It would be a pleasure and an honor to host you in Tallahassee for this recognition.
In order to update you all regarding what my activity in Tallahassee and the district, I plan to release a newsletter every two weeks. In addition, the newsletter will contain information about the bills that pass through the Senate. Keeping our district informed about my actions, and the legislature's actions, is a top priority to me!
Lastly, I want to inform you of the Local Funding Initiative process. These requests should be submitted to our office as soon as possible. Forms are available on the Florida Senate website and are posted specifically on the webpage for the Appropriations Committee. Please note that the House of Representatives offers the same opportunities. All information for the Local Funding Initiative process can be found on the Florida House of Representatives website and are posted specifically on the webpage under the tab title Appropriations Project Bills.
P.S. You can retrieve the following documents at the below links:
- 2018 Senate Page Program Application
- 2018 House Page/Messenger Program Application
- Senate Local Funding Initiative Request Application
- House Local Funding Initiative Request Application
- Minister of the Day Program
- Doctor of the Day Program
Daphne Campbell, RN
State Senator, District 38