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Step Capstone Practicum Semester


Offered in collaboration with Univision University, The Univision STEP Capstone Practicum Semester provides an opportunity for students to train with journalism and media professionals who manage the day-to-day business of Univision, and to gain on-the-job experience while completing program requirements for their undergraduate or graduate degree.

Job opportunities upon successful completion of this program offer temporary employment with Univision for qualifying students.

In line with the CARTA and Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media’s mission to expand experience-based learning opportunities through successful collaborative partnerships, the Univision STEP program increases student career advancement opportunities through a professional portfolio of work.
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  • Be a senior, capstone-level Journalism & Media undergraduate student or a Spanish-language Journalism graduate student.
  • Have a 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Be in good standing (academic, personal, and financial)
  • Be fluent in Spanish
  • Previous internship experience a plus, but not required
  • Have a minimum of 6 credits to complete during semester of participation

How The Program Works

There are two main components to the STEP Capstone Practicum Semester:

Formal Classroom Instruction:

During this semester-long, immersive program, students will receive classroom instruction from Univision professionals and executives.

  • An advanced skills curriculum covering the latest trends and innovations in editing, graphics, audio, digital, shooting, scripting
  • Immersive Spanish-language reporting and delivery workshops
  • Professional networking workshops

Hands-on Work Experience (Practicum):

The practicum (internship) portion of the program also runs the full semester and takes place Monday – Thursday between regular business hours. Students arrange their practicum schedule with the Univision STEP Coordinator in either morning or afternoon shifts, and will receive an hourly salary for a maximum time commitment of 20 hours per week.

Students are expected to fully commit to attend all lectures, workshops, and trainings of this program.


  • Receive capstone or graduate-level credit while getting paid
  • Access to state-of-the-art broadcast studio and professional
  • Possible stepping-stone to paid employment with Univision upon program completion
  • Gain valuable work experience with the largest provider of Spanish-language content in the country
  • Boost professional visibility with expanded portfolio of work
  • Increase your professional and career network

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How To Apply

  1. Complete the online Univision STEP Capstone Practicum Semester application
  2. Complete a personal interview

Once the application has been reviewed and the interview conducted, you will be notified of your acceptance via email with the permission number to register for the associated course.  This is a highly competitive application process, so make sure to apply today


Still Have Questions?

Contact Alexia Freeman, Sr. Coordinator Academic Support Services at afreeman@fiu.edu for more information.