Mayor visits FIU to promote Internship

Diane Arias/Assistant News Director

President Rosenberg announced the launch of the Executive Internship Program alongside Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Director of Communications, Fernando Figueredo on Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. in the GC Pit.

The gathering informed students about a new first-hand opportunity to work with the County government and the County’s leadership. The program allows juniors and seniors of all disciplines and with a 3.0 GPA to apply for a unique, 15 week experience. According to Figueredo, the program will help bring in new, fresh ideas to the municipal governments while granting the interns a better opportunity in their future career endeavors.

“They’re not going to be working at the bottom, shuffling papers,” said Figueredo.

Mayor Gimenez shared that the interns’ experience will “includ[e] working inside the mayor’s office” and that he “will be personally involved” in the program. Mayor Gimenez also stated that the internship would suit those seeking for a career in public administration by providing “on the job training opportunity for students.”

“Our ultimate goal is to prepare these students to be the future leaders of the 36 municipalities throughout Miami-Dade, including Miami-Dade County,” Mayor Gimenez said.

For more information on how to apply for this program visit

Courtesy Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County.

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