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Internships are available to students pursuing our degrees and certificate programs. 

We strongly advise students to meet all WGS requirements enrolling in an internship or independent study. If you are interested in an internship, it is a good idea to start arranging your placement a semester in advance. 

Prerequisites

  • Enroll in a Women's and Gender Studies major or certificate.
  • Complete three WGS courses before your internship.

How to Apply 

Internship Sites 

  • City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women

    Contact: Laura Morilla, Executive Director
    Website: www.miamidade.gov/advocacy/get-involved.asp
    Address: Miami Dade County Commission for Women, 111 NW First St, Suite 1034, Miami, FL 33128
    Tel: 305-375-4967
    Fax: 305-375-5715

  • Equality Florida

    Equality Florida is a statewide education and advocacy organization dedicated to securing equal rights for all Floridians inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

    Join the fight for equality and receive college credit. 

    Website:  www.eqfl.org/about/intern

  • FIU Center for Women's and Gender Studies

    Three internships are available. Interns should plan to devote 8 hours per week to work to their internship.

    Internship 1: Social Media Coordinator for the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
    Internship 2: Women's and Gender Studies Student Events Coordinator.
    Internship 3: Student will work in the main office assisting the Program Coordinator.

    Contact:Yesim Darici
    Address: 11200 SW 8th Street, DM 212, Miami, FL 33199
    Tel: 305-348-2408 
    Fax: 305-349-3143

  • Peer Education Program

    Counseling & Psychological Services - Victim Empowerment Program
    Division of Student Affairs
    Tel:  305-348-4403
    Email:  reqpres@fiu.edu

    There are no internships available at this time. 

  • Women's Center at FIU

    The Women's Center at FIU was established to provide women with programs and services related to their intellectual, professional, and personal growth. The Women's Center collaborates and coordinates with other university departments and student organizations to meet the needs and enhance the lives of the varied female population on campus. We educate and advocate for systematic changes that will improve the lives of women and men.

    2 positions available: 

    • University Park Campus
    • Biscayne Bay Campus

    The Women's Center internship is designed to provide students with experience in leadership skills, program planning and program facilitation. Interns will choose involvement in one of the following projects and will work closely with the associate director or coordinator to develop and facilitate the project for the semester. Interns will have the ability to utilize their creativity and ideas in developing their project. Project choices include; the Mentoring Program, Women Coming Together, Wild Succulent Women, or the Sisterhood Retreat.

    Internship responsibilities include:

    • Eight office hours at the Women's Center. 
    • Meet weekly with the associate director or coordinator to define expectations, project outline and weekly objectives.

    Contact:  Sendi Brewster, Assistant Director; sbrewste@fiu.edu and Dr. Nashira Williams, Director; naswilli@fiu.edu 
    Website: studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-involved/womens-center
    Address 1: 11200 SW 8th St, GC 2200, Miami, FL 33199
    Address 2: 3000 NE 151st St, UPC Wolfe Center 246, North Miami, FL 33181
    Tel:  305-348-1506
    Fax: 305-348-3823

    The center is still offering internships for both in-person (when it's once again safe) and fully online internships.  

  • Kristi House

    Kristi House provides a healing environment for sexually abused children and their families. As Miami-Dade’s only Child Advocacy Center, Kristi House is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of mental health, medical, and legal professionals as well as law enforcement that address the needs of our clients and their families. Last year, we provided case coordination services for 819 children and their families at no cost to the families and safety presentations to more than 4,000 children within Miami-Dade Public Schools including case coordination services to those who requested follow up.

    The CSEC Project is a new program at Kristi House that was launched in the summer of 2007. An internship with this project is an exciting opportunity to learn the skills necessary to starting up a new advocacy and direct service program including: grant writing, fundraising, researching, coalition building, conducting outreach and providing trainings and presentations.The intern will assist the CSEC Program Coordinator in the development and day-to-day maintenance of the program. Responsibilities will include:

    • Researching local and regional information on commercial sexual exploitation of children and contributing to blog postings: www.csecinmiami.blogspot.com
    • Researching grant opportunities and assisting in grant writing duties
    • Compiling a CSEC Project Resource Book
    • Assisting in organizing an annual fundraiser
    • Attending trainings, presentations and meetings with community partners
    • General office duties

    Contact:  Ruthlyn Webster, Programs Director
    Tel:  305-547-6846
    Website:  www.kristihouse.org

  • Outshine Film Festival

    Focus: Assist with coordinating festival and public relations 
    Website:  mifofilm.com
    Address: 6360 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138

  • Miami Workers Center

    Option 1: Gender Justice Internship

    Objectives:
    The Gender Justice Intern will support the work of advancing the Femme Agenda which includes: coalition building, meeting facilitation, research, strategizing and other tasks that help the overall mission to combat the feminization of poverty.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist MWC Organizers in creating a leadership development & organizing strategies for existing Miami Workers Center members.
    • Assist with building the curriculum and facilitating the Women's Circles and Femme Saturdays.
    • Advancing the Femme Agenda Coalition critical storytelling project. Research to contribute to all of the campaign work at the Miami Workers Center, specifically around the feminization of poverty, affordable housing crisis, and inequity of opportunity for women in Miami-Dade.
    • Work with the MWC Organizers and members to develop the trainings and materials.
    • Work with the MWC to implement strategies that will increase membership and develop leaders.

    Hours: 8 hours per week minimum 
    Website: www.miamiworkerscenter.org
    Contact:  Jasmen Rogers, Staff and Policy Director (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
    Tel:  305-759-8717

    Option 2: Blitz Campaign Internship

    Objectives:
    The Blitz campaign consists of asking for funding from the County Commission for the Enforcement of Labor Standards and to create labor rights for domestic workers. MWC organizes and develops conscious leadership within Miami’s working class communities for economic, gender and racial equality. Through a movement led by working class communities, we envision a world of democracy and social justice for all people. We are currently offering internship opportunities to students in the Miami area who are interested in gender, racial, economic and social justice. Join the fight against inequality, poverty, racism, and sexism in the South.

    Responsibilities:

    • Helping strengthen the base of domestic workers.
    • Investigating, documenting, and advocacy in cases of labor abuses and human trafficking, to mobilize for demonstrations.
    • Carrying out community-based surveys and outreach.
    • Helping develop youth leaders and political support for a comprehensive sex education policy for youth in Miami-Dade schools.
    • Promoting women’s voices in healthcare policy debates related to Medicaid and ACA changes and coverage.
    • Helping lead grassroots discussions to develop and deepen our intersectional understanding of issues affecting economic justice.
    • Bilingual competence in English and Spanish and/or Haitian Kreyol is a plus.

    Website:  www.miamiworkerscenter.org
    Contact:  Claudia Navarro, Domestic Worker Organizer 
    Tel:  305-759-8717

  • LGBTQA Initiatives

    Internship Description: Working under the umbrella of Multicultural Programs & Services, the intern helps develops and implement LGBTQA programs and services.

    Responsibilities: 

    • The intern will provide resources and programming for LGBTQ and allies on campus, hold office hours (5-10 hours per week) and assist with educational programs.
    • Educational programs include working with various series workshops, signature events and the LGBTQA Pride Month.
    • Interns will also assist with office clerical responsibilities, social media, and supports office-related research, events, and projects.

    Contact: Erica Friedman, Associate Director; efriedma@fiu.edu
    Website:  https://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-involved/lgbtqa/
    Tel:  305-348-2436

  • National LGBTQ Task Force

    Internship Description: The Miami office of the National LGBTQ Task Force offers internship opportunities year-round and is currently seeking a spring 2017 intern. Special Event internships are an excellent fit for those interested in event planning, hospitality and tourism and communications. Interns assist the staff of the Task Force's Miami office in various aspects of producing the Task Force's two largest fundraising events, the Task Force Gala - Miami and Winter Party Festival.

    This internship is offered for 1-3 credits through WST 4905 (Women's Studies Internship) for the Queer Studies Certificate.

    Contact: Lisa Mercado, Event Manager
    Website:  www.thetaskforce.org
    Address: 801 Arthur Godfrey Road, Suite 402, Miami Beach, FL 33140
    Tel:  305-571-1924
    Fax: 305-571-7298
    Email:  lmercado@thetaskforce.org (Please include in the subject line: Intern Application)

  • Planned Parenthood

    The Public Affairs (PA) Intern will support the advocacy work of Regional Organizers and the Organizing Director of Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida by providing research, data entry, clerical assistance, event planning and direct volunteer contact. This internship is based in regional offices throughout the affiliate service area and includes some evening hours. Opportunities are available in Miami Gardens, West Palm Beach and Tallahassee.

    Responsibilities:

    • Community Organizing:
      • Contact current and potential supporters and volunteers for participation in Planned Parenthood activities, including events, advocacy actions, phone banks, and college campus/community organizing.
      • Assist with event planning, including logistical and on-site details.
      • Communicate with volunteers via email and phone.
    • Database Management and Mining:
      • Manage databases to track volunteers and activists; database input and maintenance.
    • Network Building:
      • Assist with online communications to activists to build PPSENFL presence on social networking sites and blogs.
      • Research community event opportunities.

    Hours: 10 hours per week 
    Website:  www.plannedparenthood.org
    Address: 585 NW 161st Street, Floor 2 Miami, FL 33169
    Tel:  305-830-4106
    Email:  mayte.canino@ppsenfl.org

    Internships available during COVID-19. All are remote opportunities. 

  • SAVE (Safeguarding American Values for Everyone)

    SAVE (Safeguarding American Values for Everyone) is an umbrella organization consisting of SAVE Foundation (C3), SAVE Inc (C4) and SAVE Action PAC. SAVE is South Florida's leading organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender against discrimination. 

    SAVE is seeking organizing interns to support and develop student leadership for the advancement of LGBTQ equality. This position is an unpaid internship with flexible hours in which the intern will learn key skills as an activist, develop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills, and valuable tools for leadership development.

    Responsibilities include: 

    • Assisting field organizer in recruiting students.
    • Participating in class announcements.
    • Engaging in on campus events to recruit students.
    • Participating in phonebanks and door-to-door canvasses to educate the community about non-discrimination laws and the LGBTQ community. 
    • Assisting in running actions by taking on leadership. 
    • Assisting in running these actions by aiding with logistics and confirmation calles. 
    • Participating and assisting in trainings. 

    Hours: 8 hours per week 
    Contact:  Justin Klecha 
    Website:  www.save.lgbt
    Address: 1951 SW 7th Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136
    Tel:  305-751-7283

    To get involved, please send an email answer the following questions to Justin Klech with the subject: "Organizing Intern."

    1. Why is advancing LGBTQ equality important to you?
    2. What do you hope to learn/gain from this internship?
  • Women in Distress of Broward County Inc.

    Website:  www.womenindistress.org
    Address: P.O. Box 50187, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074
    Tel:  954-760-9800
    Fax: 954-832-9487
    Email:  info@womenindistress.org 

    All volunteer programs, including internships, have been placed on hold due to COVID-19. Updates to come as to when they'll welcome interns back to their agency. 

  • Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County

    Women's Fund of Miami-Dade is a catalyst for social change and economic justice with the goal of creating a community where all women and girls reach their full potential. We work towards this goal though grantmaking, advocacy and community building.Through the work of our Women's Advocacy Project, we are working to create a collaborative platform for advocacy on a variety of challenging issues impacting the lives of women and girls in Miami-Dade. Our areas of focus include immigrant women, violence against women, economic empowerment and women's leadership. Internships at the Women's Fund provide a hands on way to gain knowledge about the challenges faced by women and girls in Miami-Dade County and will focus on aspects of grantmaking as well as assist with the work of the Women's Advocacy Project.

    Skills Needed: Basic computer and phone skills as well as a desire to help improve the lives of women and girls in Miami-Dade County.

    Contact:  Deborah Korge, Director of Development 
    Website:  www.womensfundmiami.org
    Address: 7412 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143
    Tel:  305-441-0506
    Fax: 305-441-0406