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Asian Studies Program

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies may receive up to 3 credits toward the degree through an Internship in local, national and overseas organizations with ties to Asia. The nature of the work is determined in conjunction with the advisor. Students also have the option to receive credit for their degree through Study Abroad programs tailored towards their major.

Steven Heine, Director, Asian Studies

Steven.Heine@fiu.edu

305-348-1788

SIPA 504

Julie Levitt, Institute for Asian Studies

Julie.leavitt@fiu.edu

305-348-1914

SIPA 505

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Department of Criminal Justice

Internships

Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that students without relevant work experience apply for an internship in a criminal justice agency. The applicant must be a criminal justice major, have an overall minimum GPA of 2.0, and be in senior standing or have completed all core classes. For information on the application process and course requirements, see http://cj.fiu.edu/internship/

Students are expected to work a specific number of hours at the agency: 3 credits = 10 hours per week (140 hours), 6 credits = 20 hours per week (280 hours), 9 credits = 30 hours per week (420 hours), or 12 credits = 40 hours per week (560 hours).

Dr. Lisa Stolzenberg, Professor and Chair

stolzenb@fiu.edu

305-348-5892

PCA 253A

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics offers ECO 5945, a directed individual study that assists students in using Economic analysis in employment for 3 credits.

CEM Karayalcin, Professor and Chairperson

karayalc@fiu.edu

305-348-3285

DM 317

Joel Carton, Lecturer and Undergraduate Director

Joel.Carton@fiu.edu

305-348-2682

DM 313B

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Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies

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 Geography with a Social Science Education Major requires 40 hours of field work in local schools. The program culminates in a 525 hour internship in Student Teaching, SSE 4942 (9), where students gain experience at a Middle or High School working as a Social Science Teacher.

Leanne Wells

SMTI & Secondary Education Programs

Leanne.Wells1@fiu.edu

VH 168

305-348-9305

The Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies encourages its Sociology, Anthropology and Geography majors and minors to pursue internships and offers the following courses for credit:

  • ANT 4941 Holocaust Documentation Internship (3) – Students study the history and significance of the Holocaust, address the issues in oral history, interview survivors, transcribe and archive the interview data for submission to the department.
  • GEO 4940 Internship in Geography (3) – This introduces students to real-world experience through internship in local, national and overseas government, NGO, and private sector enterprises.
  • SYA 3949 Internship (3) – This allows students to acquire relevant professional experience in Sociology/Anthropology. Interested students must have a 3.0 minimum gpa and must have completed all of their upper division core required classes.

Roderick P. Neumann, Professor and Chairperson

Roderick.Neumann@fiu.edu

305-348-2936

SIPA 329

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Department of History

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 History with a Social Science Education Major requires 40 hours of field work in local schools. The program culminates in a 525 hour internship in Student Teaching, SSE 4942 (9), where students gain experience at a Middle or High School working as a Social Science Teacher.

Leanne Wells

SMTI & Secondary Education Programs

Leanne.Wells1@fiu.edu

VH 168

305-348-9305

Through the Internship in History (HIS 4941) course, undergraduate History majors are also given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in archives, libraries, museums or public history projects and earn up to 6 credits towards their degree.

Students pursuing a Combined BA/MA in History are encouraged to take a public history internship, HIS 6942) in the Summer semester before the fifth year of their programs.

Victor Uribe, Professor and Chairperson

UribeV@fiu.edu

305-348-2961

DM 386

Students in the MA program in public history must earn 6 credits of internship experience, generally in a museum, archive, or at a historic site. Students create and defend a portfolio about their internship. For more information please contact: 

Dr. April Merleaux, Assistant Professor

amerleau@fiu.edu

DM 371b

Department of Modern Languages

Modern Languages offers foreign exchange students the opportunity for an internship by performing research in the Department via FOL 5945. The department also offers two separate Internship opportunities for a total of 6 credits. Students spend the semester working in the state and federal courts under the supervision of a professor performing Judicial and Professional Translation-Interpretation.

Pascale Becel, Associate Professor and Chairperson

Pascale.Becel@fiu.edu

305-348-1944

DM 497B

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Department of Politics & International Relations

The Department of Politics and International Relations offers multiple internships for credit to students majoring in International Relations and Political Science. Political Science majors may apply up to 6 credits of internship credits towards the Political Science Elective requirement. International Relations students may utilize up to 6 credits of Internship in International Affairs towards their degree, working 10-15 hours a week with a consulate, business, bank, private voluntary organization, governmental agency or consulting firm for professional experience.

Public Affairs Internships The Department is committed to providing opportunities for practical experiences in governmental and nongovernmental or non-profit agencies. Four categories of internships are open to qualified students:

  1. Judicial Internships POS 4944 (1-20) (Prerequisites: POS 3283-Judicial Process or equivalent)
  2. Legislative Internships POS 4941 (1-20) (Prerequisites: POS 3424-Legislative Process or equivalent)
  3. Executive Internships POS 4945 (1-12) (Prerequisites: POS 3152-Urban Politics, or POS 3413-The Presidency, or POS 3443-Political Parties, or equivalent)
  4. Washington Center Internships (administered through the Washington Center, an organization providing opportunities for semester length programs of internship and coursework in Washington, D.C. See http://www.twc.edu for further information)

Rebecca Mae Salokar, Associate Professor and Chairperson

Salokar@fiu.edu

305-348-2227

SIPA 429

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 Political Science with a Social Science Education Major requires 40 hours of field work in local schools. The program culminates in a 525 hour internship with Student Teaching, SSE 4942 (9), where students gain experience at a Middle or High School working as a Social Science Teacher.

Leanne Wells SMTI & Secondary Education Programs

Leanne.Wells1@fiu.edu

VH 168

305-348-9305

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Department of Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration is dedicated to helping students with their career development by and encourages its students to participate in supervised work experience in a public or quasi-public organization. PAD 4940 Public Administration Internship (3-6 credits) involves a variety of professional and technical job duties depending on the agency. Interested students must complete all Public Administration courses and must have approval from internship coordinator.

Tara Schleiniger, Career Development Coordinator

Phone: 954-438-8611

Email: tschlein@fiu.edu

PCA 257


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Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies offers multiple internship courses including:

In REL 4941 Internship Seminar (3), students work 5 hours a week in religious institutions, complete individualized group reading, write on individual assignments and discuss group readings in context of group experiences.

Classroom learning comes to life in the field study course, REL 4944 Internship in Sephardic Jewish Organization (1-3), where students work and study with the leadership of and research one of the Sephardic and Oriental communities of Florida

REL 5945 Internship in Sephardic and Oriental Jewry (1-3) enables students to earn up to credits towards the graduate degree by working and studying with the leadership of and researching one of the local Sephardic and Oriental communities.

Whitney Bauman, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director

Whitney.Bauman@fiu.edu

305-348-3348

DM 301A

REL 4941 Internship Seminar (3)

REL 4944 Internship in Sephardic Jewish Organization (1-3)

REL 5945 Internship in Sephardic and Oriental Jewry (1-3)

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Labor Studies

The Labor Center offers two different internship tracks: RESEARCH or SERVICE LEARNING. Each track offers interns the opportunity to explore career options while obtaining hands-on experience. Interns develop applied social science research skills, applied conflict resolutions skills, or applied adult education skills and work with community organizations to build professional networks that enhance not only employability but also qualifications for admission into graduate and professional schools. All internships are offered in the Spring, Fall and Summer semesters. The internships consist of 10 hours per week for 3 credits. Students can enroll to gain Academic Credit for the internships and directed studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels:

Undergraduates:

  • LBS 3943 Internship in Labor Studies
  • LBS 4900 Directed Study in Labor Studies

Graduate Students:

  • LBS 6906 Directed Study in Labor Studies
  • LBS 6945 Internship in Labor Studies/Alternative Dispute Resolution

For more information on the internship programs or the Labor Center’s certificate programs please visit our websites at: http://labor.fiu.edu/ or contact:

Judith Bernier , Academic Director

jbernier@fiu.edu 

 Cynthia Hernandez, Director of Internship

chern032@fiu.edu

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