Working at a bar or restaurant in South Beach is a classic way to gain experience in Miami, but there are a variety of local internships, paid and unpaid, that can help you get your foot in the door -- be it for a career in information technology or broadcasting. And none of them involve fruity frozen drinks (unless you’re at a company happy hour).
A survey of local employers reveals that Royal Caribbean Cruises offers summer internships in areas such as accounting, travel services, government relations, and sales. Meanwhile, advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) expects creativity to come from everyone -- including the interns!
If you want to work in television, NBC 6/Telemundo 51 has internships in sports, marketing, creative services, and more, and MTV Networks Latin America has studio production, on-air graphics, wardrobe, finance, and IT.
In sports and entertainment, you can register for notification from the Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins, and they'll let you know when internships become available. Past positions included sales, writing, traffic director, photo editing, and event staff.
Other internship opportunities include:
- Zoo Miami - animal science, public relations, education, human resources, volunteer management, and more
- Teva Pharmaceuticals - accounting, process engineering, research & development, quality assurance, and more
- Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney - clinical program and clerkships
- Historical Museum of Southern Florida - education, development and communications, exhibitions, and research
- Miami International Film Festival - marketing/communications, press operations, membership, programming, business, and more
- Ryder - accounting/finance, IT, marketing, and logistics/transportation/engineering
Visit Monster College for a more complete list of internships and jobs for students and recent graduates in Miami and around the U.S.