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Catalyst Miami and FIU launch “Connect for Good” Internship Program


Catalyst Miami and FIU have joined forces for the “Connect for Good” internship program, aimed at developing South Florida students into the future leaders of the local nonprofit sector.

The goal of the program is to build a group of passionate leaders in Miami-Dade County’s nonprofit sector by connecting students with nonprofit and government agencies to serve their community and gain critical career and life skills.

“Launching the ‘Connect for Good’ internship program with Catalyst Miami will provide much needed support for the local nonprofit sector,” said FIU’s Interim Vice President of Engagement Irma Becerra-Fernandez. “This program will not only help nonprofit organizations continue to improve the quality of life for the South Florida community but also gives our students the opportunity to become more engaged citizens.”

Scheduled to begin in the spring of 2013, the 15-week program will match FIU students with 30 nonprofit organizations throughout Miami-Dade County each semester. The program will place up to 50 interns per semester to provide them with a firsthand experience in nonprofit organization and management. The opportunity will be open to juniors and seniors at FIU from any major with at least a 2.7 grade point average.

“It is a true win-win situation: students gain new skills and insights and develop deeper connections to the community, while nonprofits benefit from the energy and talents of emerging leaders to address real organizational needs,” said President and CEO of Catalyst Miami Daniella Levine.  “We are honored and excited to be part of this new program and believe that the enhanced university-community partnership will lead to improved quality of life for all. We look forward to a long and productive FIU-Catalyst Miami partnership.”

To be considered for the program, interested applicants must submit resumes and the Connect for Good internship student application via the FIU Career Services Panther JOBLink site here by no later than Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.