Workforce Development

Intelligence Fellowship

Public Policy Fellowship



In partnership with the Kimberly Green Latin America and Caribbean Center, we have established a local, unpaid internship program with United States Southern Command, located in Doral, Florida. USSOUTHCOM is the administrative and leadership arm of the combined combatant command of US military operations responsible for South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

This program is now available to a limited number of students. Individuals from many disciplines will be welcomed at USSOUTHCOM – including Political Science, History, Sociology, International Relations, Business, Computer Science, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Relations, Law and Criminal Justice. Interested students should contact Assistant Director Hector Cadavid or Director Brian Fonseca, at , to express interest. Applicants to the internship program will be required to submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members and attend an interview at the Gordon Institute (LC 220 Modesto Maidique Campus). In order to be referred to USSOUTHCOM an applicant must be a citizen of the USA (dual citizenship not permitted).

Diplomacy Lab

The Mission Launched by Secretary Kerry in 2013, the Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at colleges and universities across the U.S. Diplomacy Lab underscores Secretary of State Kerry’s commitment to engage the American people in the work of the State Department, and the need to broaden the Department’s research base in response to a proliferation of complex global challenges.

The Alliance Diplomacy Lab will soon be a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and FIU. Schools participating in Diplomacy Lab conduct research around various topics presented to them by the State Department in areas including climate change, democracy and human rights, counterterrorism, global health, and energy security. FIU will soon be responsible for recruiting student teams to undertake Diplomacy Lab projects and faculty members to guide the teams. Over the course of a semester, professors guide students in developing a final work product that accomplishes the goals outlined by the Department. Students have opportunities throughout the semester to discuss their research with State Department officials.

Professional Opportunities