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.
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.
- Partial list of suitable internships
- CASE internship listings
- Top 10 internship providers for students
- CI (formerly City Internships)
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.