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Internship coordinator, Hugo Ottolenghi at

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Internship coordinator, Maria Ines Marino at

Internship Program: Zero Credit Internships

As you know, internships are a very important part of your academic experience at FIU.

We encourage all students to apply for fall internships and to request access to our internship courses -there are options for 0 to 3 credit courses- Many employers will allow you to do an internship only if you register and get credit for the internship. Other employers offer a paid internship and might not require registration. However, you want to have a record of this ‘professional experience’ and that’s when you can request the ‘0 credit’ internship course.


Why register for the ‘0 credit’ internship?

First, ‘0 credit’ means you don’t pay for the course. Some students take multiple internships and therefore have too many credits or simply don’t want the expense of additional credits. Some students do not meet the COM 4940 requirements. Maybe the employer doesn’t require the course, but you still want to see it on your student records. For these and other reasons, we now allow you to register for some of the internships using the ‘O credit’ option (with employer’s approval). This allows the student to have a record of the internship experience because it will appear on your FIU transcript. Contact us today. It’s never too early to start your internship plans!

Contact the Faculty Internship and Career Coordinator for your department to make an appointment:

Professor Maria Ines Marino at | Gabby Portela at

To register in the 0-credit COM 3940 for Spring 19, please use the link to fill out the form and we will be contact.

Zero Credit Internship Form

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