Philosophy Internships

There are four justifications for the PHI 4945 Internship in Philosophy: 

  • Use work and volunteer experiences to provide opportunities for students to deepen their knowledge adn understanding of their major subject. 
  • Combat the misperception that philosophy is merely an "esoteric discipline" with little or no applications to the "real world."
  • Demonstrate to majors that their liberal arts skills are directly relevant to the workplace and to would-be employers.
  • Provide our students with the opportunity to cultivate assets outside the classroom such as work history, references, interpersonal skills, communication abilities, interviewing skills, etc. 


To pursue a philosophy internship, a student must:

  • Be pursuing a major or second major in philosophy.
  • Have completed at least 60 credits.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Have completed at least five philosophy courses, including three upper division courses with a grade of "B" or higher. At least two of the upper courses must have been completed at FIU.
  • Complete an internship application with signed supervisor forms no later than one week before the beginning of the semester of the internship.

Internship Hosts

The burden to arrange a suitable internship falls largely to the student, who will need to schedule a meeting with the director of undergraduate studies to discuss the details.

Internships may be arranged with educational institutions, nonprofit charities, legal and legislative setting, art organizations and museums, among others. 

On-Campus Tutoring Internship 

If you are a philosophy major with a 3.5 GPA in four or more upper-division philosophy courses and are interested in tutoring FIU students in lower-division undergraduate philosophy courses such as PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy, please contact the Department of Philosophy director of undergraduate studies.