JOURNALISM + MEDIA | UNIVISION
STEP CAPSTONE PRACTICUM SEMESTER

OVERVIEW

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.

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 meet every Friday starting the first week of classes at the Univision state-of-the-art studios located in Doral for formal classroom instruction, which includes

  • 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.

BENEFITS

  • 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

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

Ready…STEP…Go! 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Judith Villiers at juvillie@fiu.edu for more information.