Internships

Spring 2017

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

Internship opportunities can also be found on the FIU Career Services website.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers two courses for research credits, CHM 4910L (Undergraduate Research in Chemistry) and CHM 4911L (Undergraduate Research 2). Undergraduate students in the BS in Chemistry program are required to take one semester of CHM 4910L. Although not required to, Chemistry BA students are welcome and strongly encouraged to do so as well. Students are responsible for searching the faculty page to find a professor whose research interests or projects match their own.

In CHM 4910L, the student works directly with a professor on a research project. Credit is assigned based on 4 hr/wk laboratory/library work per credit hour. A written report is required and must be submitted to the Undergraduate Research Committee for approval. Students may take CHM 4911L, Undergraduate Research 2 (1-20 credits) for further research opportunities. In some cases, students work as members of a research team whose work will eventually lead to journal publication.

CHS 4591 Forensic Science Internship (3) (required for BS major)

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is in the process of creating a variable 1-6 credit internship course for Philosophy majors.

  • Locust Project
  • Dan Marino Foundation
  • Riviera Preparatory School
  • Bass Art Museum

For more information on Philosophy internships, contact Kenton Harris at harrisk@fiu.edu, 305-348-3516, DM 343B.

Department of Physics

The Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physics program provides outstanding students with the opportunity to do original research with a faculty sponsor. The Physics Department also offers ISC 4947, Entrepreneurial Science Internship, intended for Physics BA students with a strong physics background and skill set for starting and growing new high-tech business ventures.

Internships are an opportunity to network with world-class scientists using world-class equipment, to expand knowledge of your major field of study and to expose oneself to new areas of basic and applied research. Participants interact daily with assigned mentors who guide research activities during the internship. These research activities help transition classroom theory into hands-on experience, helping solve today’s pressing scientific questions.

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (PI)
  • The National Energy Technology Laboratory (PI)
  • NSF REU Sites (PI)

For more information, see Physics internships, or contact Joerg Reinhold at reinhold@fiu.edu.

NSF also funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU sites program. For details and a search of REU sites see NSF REU sites.

Bernard Gerstman, Professor and Chair, Bernard.Gerstman@fiu.edu, 305-348-3115, CP 232

Department of Psychology

Students interested in completing an internship for credit should register for PSY 4941 (1-3 credits) Independent Field Experiences in Psychology, with permission from the professor. The number of credits one registers for is based on the number of hours completed at the placement site.

Students with an interest in applying for Summer internship opportunities in the FIU Center for Children & Families will register for PSY 4930 Special Topics in Psychology: ADD Clinical Practicum (3 credits) after being selected for the internship position.

Internship Experience Journal - Students participating in internship for academic credit will be required to maintain an in-depth journal that will be graded by the faculty advisor.

Click this link for more information on the Counseling Psychology Masters Program Internships.

Click this link for more information on internship opportunities at the FIU Center for Children & Families.

  • ABCs for Success
  • Agape Network
  • Alternatives Counseling Center
  • Banyan Health Systems
  • Center for Children and Families
  • The Children's Trust
  • Citrus
  • Communities in Schools
  • Dr. Vidal-Zas and Associates
  • Family Recovery Specialists
  • Henderson Community Mental Health Centers
  • Jewish Community Services
  • Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System
  • Milestones Recovery
  • Our Kids of Miami Dade and Monroe, Inc.
  • Summer Treatment Program
  • The Village

For more information on Psychology internships, contact Erika Coles at ecoles@fiu.edu.

Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Students pursuing a BA in Women’s Studies are given the option to take WST 4940, Women’s Studies Internship for up to 3 credits and use it either as Depth course or as an elective in Women’s Studies. The graduate internship, WST 5946, may also be used towards a Women’s Studies Elective. The Internship opportunity calls for supervised work experience in organization agency or business focuses on women and/or girls. Students must have permission of the director and must have completed at least one Women’s Studies course prior.

  • City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women
  • Equality Florida
  • FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity and Diversity (AWED)
  • FIU Women's Center
  • FIU's Center for Women's and Gender Studies
  • FIU's Victim Empowerment Program
  • Footprint Foundation
  • Kristi House Youth Leadership & Commercial Sexual Exploitation Project
  • Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Miami Planned Parenthood
  • SAVE (Safeguarding American Vaules for Everyone)
  • South Florida Jobs with Justice
  • Women in Distress of Broward County
  • Women's Emergency Network
  • Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County

For more information, see Women's and Gender Studies internships, or contact Yesim Darici at dariciy@fiu.edu, 305-348-3502, DM 214.

WST 4940 Women’s Studies Internship (1-3)

WST 5946 Women’s Studies Internship (1-3)

International Forensic Research Institute
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Crime Laboratory Bureau, Metro-Dade Police Department
  • DNA Laboratories International, Inc.
  • Toxicology Division, Medical Examiner Department, Miami
  • Broward Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory
  • Medical Examiner & Trauma Services, Broward County Commission
  • Southeast Laboratory, Drug Enforcement Administration, U. S. Department of Justice

For more information on International Forensic Research internships, contact Anthony DiCaprio at adecapr@fiu.edu.

Secondary Education

The College of Arts & Sciences offers discipline-specific degrees for students wishing to teach at the Secondary Level. In conjunction with courses offered through the College of Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a Chemical Education Major, the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Mathematics Education Major, and the Bachelor of Arts in Physics with a Physics Education requires 50 hours of field work in local schools. The program culminates in a 525 hour internship with Student Teaching, SCE 4944 (6), where students gain experience at a Middle or High School working as a Science Teacher.

For more information you can contact the Director of Secondary Education Programs.

*PI = Paid Internships