Internships & Careers

A photo inside of the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. A photo inside of the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.

Here you'll find some currently open job and internship listings for UM students and alumni. For thousands more opportunities, log in to Handshake. For additional career help, check out some of the resources described below.

MAIA Internships

The University of Miami has a broad range of corporate, governmental, and NGO partnerships that provide internships for MAIA students.  While not required, many MAIA students elect to pursue an internship during their time in the program.  This provides exclusive experiential learning experiences and industrial connections for our students, both in program and post-graduation.  In addition, University of Miami's Toppel Career Center provides career education and advising for all students. MAIA students have the opportunity to complete internships with the following prestigious organizations:


  • United States Southern Command
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • World Health Organization
  • The Brookings Institute 
  • World Strategic Forum
  • Miami-Dade Beacon Council 
  • Refugee Assistance Alliance
  • Catalyst Miami 

It's never too early to focus on your professional development. Gaining work experience during college is crucial for your future career success! Take a look at the open internship & job opportunities listed below. These employers are looking to hire current students, students who are about to graduate, and/or recent alumni. For even more opportunities, log in to Handshake!

Not seeing what you're looking for? For thousands more openings, log in to Handshake today! 

What is Handshake?

Handshake is a career services platform created for students and alumni to use in their career development. It’s used by over 200,000 employers, including all Fortune 500 companies! Thousands of internship and job opportunities are posted on Handshake by employers specifically looking to hire students. 

All UM students have a Handshake account that is automatically created for them when they enroll at the U. All you have to do is log in to Handshake to activate your account. Handshake will then recommend certain positions to you based on your profile, allowing for easy searching. Completing and updating your profile will provide Handshake with a better idea of which job and internship listings you may be interested in.

Here are some of the awesome things you can do with Handshake:

  • Apply for jobs & internships
  • Register for career fairs, workshops, & info sessions
  • Upload your resume for an online critique from the Toppel Career Center
  • Research thousands of employers
  • Network with recruiters and other students for career insights

Interested in learning more about a specific career path or occupation you found on Handshake? The Job Market Data tool allows you to explore potential careers by giving you access to employment trends, top employers, salary data, key skills and core competencies, sample job titles, core tasks, and more for any given occupation.

Need help with career planning?

Careers are jungle gyms, not ladders. In other words, there’s no such thing as a perfect, direct career path that’s free of challenges. And no single major leads to one and only one career. But all careers have to start somewhere, and the Toppel Career Center is here to help you navigate your professional development and career-related decisions.

There’s no appointment necessary to speak with a Toppel career advisor. Use this link to enter our virtual Drop-In advising Zoom room and get the advice you need anytime Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5pm.

Check out Toppel’s website for tons of career resources, events, mentors, and more!