Career Community

The mission of the Florida State University Career Center is
championed by Faculty & Staff across campus that facilitate career development.

Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional School Advising and Mentorship

The Pre-Graduate and Professional School Career Community includes campus partners who support students in their desire to pursue graduate and professional education. Key partners include: 
•    FSU Pre-Health & Pre-Med Advising Team
•    FSU Pre-Law Advising Team 
•    The Graduate Enrollment Team
•    The Office of Graduation Planning and Strategies (Degree in Three and More in Four programs)
•    The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards (Graduate Student Ambassadors)

If you provide pre-graduate and/or pre-professional school advising please reach out to Megan Crowe ( to be included in meetings and conversations surrounding advising resources and events, as well as tracking and reporting student advising contacts.

Pre-Law Advisors

The FSU Pre-Law Advising Team provides support to the pre-law population by providing workshops, orientation overviews, coordinating info session with Law School Admission representatives and 1:1 pre-law advising. The Pre-Law advising team is comprised of faculty and staff who have undergone a Pre-Law advisor training and continual professional development activities and is coordinated by a joint effort from the FSU Career Center and the FSU Division of Undergraduate Studies.

If you are interested in becoming a pre-law advisor please reach out to Holly Hunt ( or Megan Crowe ( to inquire about a training session.

For more information, please visit

Pre-Health Advisors

FSU Pre-Health advisors provide support to the pre-health and pre-med students by providing workshops, orientation overviews, and 1:1 career and pre-graduate advising. Pre-Health advising is a joint effort from the FSU Career Center and the FSU College of Medicine.

If you are interested in learning more about pre-health advising at FSU please reach out to Meredith Warren, Anthony Garrett, Michon Ashmore, or Alexis Fraites.

For more information, please visit and

Graduate Student Ambassadors

The Graduate Student Ambassadors (GSA) aim to create a space in the FSU community where graduate students can serve as ambassadors and advocates for graduate education. This initiative supported by the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, is comprised of current FSU Graduate students who provide mentorship to current undergraduate students considering graduate school. Do you work with graduate students who would make great mentors? Encourage them to complete their ProfessioNole Mentor account and to connect with the GSA organization.

For more Information, please visit
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Internship Council

The Internship Council includes campus stakeholders facilitating student engagement in experiential learning opportunities and high-impact practices. We meet each semester to share resources and dialogue on maximizing Florida State student learning through internships.

Undergraduate Academic Internship Courses & Contact List
Open to All Majors

Host Department Academic Internship Program
Class Number & Class Name
Contact Email
Career Center SDS 3802:
Experiential Learning
This noncredit course can be taken by any student with a verified experiential learning opportunity.
College of Business GEB 4941:
General Business
This course can be taken by any student with a verified business- related internship.
International Affairs INS 4940:
The Washington Center Internship
This course can be taken by any student participating in an internship through The Washington Center.
Brad Kile
International Programs

Course Number: TBD based on selected program

Internship Abroad Program

Open to any student interested in gaining experience through an international internship  while living at an FSU Study Center in London, England; Panama City, Republic of Panama; Florence, Italy; or Valencia, Spain.

Office the Provost

**Note: There is no course number as this is not an academic internship course option, but it was requested that this information be included on the undergraduate academic internship course list.**

Independent International Internships

All students participating in an international experience outside of International Programs, Center for Global Engagement or an academic internship course must complete the Independent Student Travel Registration Process.

Askew School of Public Administration & Policy

PAD 3941: Public Service Internship Portia Campus

Major Specific Academic Internship Courses & Contacts
Tallahassee Campus

Major Academic Internship
Class Number and Class Name
Contact Email
Accounting ACT 4941: Accounting Internship
Actuarial Science MAT 4945:
Undergraduate Professional Internship
Steve Paris
Advertising COM 4945: Communication Internship William English
African American Studies AFA 4940:
African American Studies Internship
Katrinell Davis
Anthropology ANT 4940: Anthropology Internship Rochelle Marrinan    Geoffrey Thomas
Art History ARH 4941:
Internship in Museum Studies

Kristin Dowell

Grace Ali

Athletic Training ATR 4502:
Athletic Training Professional Development
ATR 3942: Athletic Training Practicum 
Angela Sehgal
Biological Science BSC 4941:
Internship in Biological Science
Karen McGinnis
Chinese CHI 4942:
Internship in Applied Chinese
Classics CLA 4780:
Classical Archaeology: Fieldwork
Commercial Entrepreneurship ENT 4943: Entrepreneurship Internship Britain Riley
CIS 3943:
Internship in Computer Science
David Gaitros
Criminology CCJ 4940/4942:
Internship in Criminology
Jessica Webber
Cyber Criminology CCJ 4940/4942:
Internship in Criminology
Jessica Webber
Dance DAN 4910: Dance Internship Hannah Schwadron
Dietetics HUN 4941r:
Nutrition Practicum
Lisa Trone
Digital Media Production COM 4945r:
Communication Internship
William English
Economics ECO 4941:
Internship in Economics
Michael Hammock
Education EVI 4940:
Student Teaching Internship
Meredith Higgins
English ENC 4942:
Internship in Editing, Writing & Media
Molly Hand
Environmental Science GLY 4915:
Undergraduate Research
Tim McGann
Family & Child Sciences CHD 4944:
Internship in Family and Child Sciences
FAD 4805:
Practicum in Family and Child Science
Nari Jeter
Finance FIN 4941:
Finance Internship
French FRE 4942:
Internship in Applied French
SMT 4945:
Apprentice Teaching - Student Teaching Internship
Robin Smith
Geography GEO4941:
Internship in Geography
Jim Elsner
Geology GLY 4915:
Undergraduate Research
Tim McGann
German GER 4942:
Internship in Applied German
Global Club Management & Leadership HFT 3941:
Hospitality Internship
Cynthia Johnson
History HIS 4944:
Undergraduate History Internship
Jennifer Koslow
Hospitality & Tourism Management HFT 3941:
Hospitality Internship
Alishia Piotrowski
Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences Experiential Learning (EL) Hours Heather Stitely
Interdisciplinary Social Science ISS 4944:
Internship in Social Sciences
Lisa Turner de Vera
Information, Communication, & Technology LIS 4940:
Internship in Information Technology
J. Barnes Mitchell
Information Technology LIS 4940:
Internship in Information Technology
J. Barnes Mitchell
Interior Architecture & Design IND 4947:
Jim Dawkins
Steven Webber
Amy Huber

International Affairs INR 4941:
Internship in International Affairs

Na’ma Nagar

Lee Metcalf

Chere Williams

Italian ITA 4942:
Internship in Applied Italian
Japanese JPN 4942:
Internship in Applied Japanese
Management MAN 4941:
Management Internship
Management Information Systems ISM 4941:
Field Studies in Management Information Systems
Mathematics MAT 4945:
Undergraduate Professional Internship
Steve Paris
Marketing & Professional Sales MAR 4941:
Marketing & Professional Sales Internship Course
Media Communication Studies COM 4945:
Communication Internship
William English
Meteorology MET 4945:
Meteorology Internship
Motion Picture Arts FIL 4945:
Professional Internship
Andrew Syder
Museum Studies ARH 4941:
Internship in Museum Studies

Kristin Dowell

Grace Ali

Music MUE 4940:
Music Internship
Joanna Hunt
Music Therapy MUY 4940:
Clinical Internship in Music Therapy
Jayne Standley
Nursing NUR4945:
Professional Nursing Internship
Lauren Kendall

Political Science POS 4941:
Internship in Political Science

Elisa Kuchvalek

Amanda Driscoll

Psychology PSY 4944:
Internship in Psychology
James Sullivan
Public Health PHC 4944: Public Health Internship Annette Schwabe
Public Relations PUR 4940:
Public Relations Internship
William English
Real Estate REE 4941:
Real Estate Internship
Recreation & Tourism Management HFT 3941:
Hospitality Internship

Cynthia Johnson

Retail Entrepreneurship

ENT 4943: Entrepreneurship Internship

Roxanne Parker
Risk Management & Insurance RMI 4941:
Risk Management & Insurance Internship Course
Russian RUS 4942:
Internship in Applied Russian

Social Entrepreneurship ENT 4943: Entrepreneurship Internship Roxanne Parker
Social Science Education

SSE 4042: Teaching as a Profession

SSE 4783: Classroom Assessment for Social Studies Ed

TSL 4324: ESOL Instruction in the Content Area

Meredith Higgins
Social Work SOW 4510:
Undergraduate Field Instruction - Internship
Katrina Boone
Sociology SYA 4940: Sociology Internship Teresa Roach
Spanish SPN 4942:
Internship in Applied Spanish
Special Education

EEX 3831: Practicum in Direct Observation

EED 4842: Practicum in Severe Cognitive Disabilities and/or ASD

EEX 4941: Practicum with Students with High Incidence Disabilities

RED 4941: Practicum in ESOL/Reading

TSL 4251: Applied Linguistics for Second Language Learning

Meredith Higgins
Sport Management SPM 4941:
Practicum in Sports Administration
Jason Pappas
Statistics MAT 4945: Undergraduate Professional Internship Steve Paris
STEM Entrepreneurship ENT 4943: Entrepreneurship Internship Britain Riley
Studio Art

ART 4943:
Internship in Creative Art

Liz DiDonna

Jeff Beekman

Lilian Garcia-Roig

Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages TSL 4945: Internship Teaching ESOL Meredith Higgins

TPA 4940:
Internship in Theatre Performance

TPP 4940:
Internship in Stage Design, Technical Theatre and Management

Michele Diamonti


Casey Hagwood

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies WST 4940:
Women’s Studies Internship
Maxine Jones

Major Specific Academic Internship Courses & Contacts
Panama City Campus

Major Academic Internship
Class Number and Class Name
Contact Email
Accounting ACG 4941:
Accounting Internship
Business Administration

FIN 4941:
Finance Internship

MAN 4941:
Management Internship

MAR 4941:
Marketing & Professional Sales Internship Course

REE 4941:
Real Estate Internship

RMI 4941:
Risk Management
& Insurance Internship Course
Commercial Entrepreneurship ENT 4934:
Brian Baber
Computer Science COM 4945:
Communication Internship
David Gaitros
Crime Scene

CJE 4710:
Public Safety and Security Capstone

Banyon Pelham


Elementary Education EDE 4907:
Directed Field Experiences
Elizabeth Crowe
Hospitality & Tourism Management

HFT 3941:
Hospitality Internship

Alicia Piotrowski

Social Science
ISS 4944:
Internship in Social Sciences
Lisa Turner de Vera
Law Enforcement
CJE 4710:
Public Safety and Security Capstone

Banyon Pelham

Mark Feulner

Charla Purdue

Law Enforcement Operations CJE 4710:
Public Safety and Security Capstone

Banyon Pelham

Mark Feulner

Charla Purdue

Professional Communication COM 4945:
Communication Internship
Brian Parker
Psychology PSY 4944:
Internship in Psychology

Kelley Kline

Amy Polick

Recreation, Tourism & Events LEI 4940:
Internship in Leisure Services
Cynthia Johnson
Social Work SOW 4510:
Field Instruction (Internship)
Gerri Goldman

Academic Internship Course Alternate Assignments

Alternate Assignments 

The Career Center can collaborate with you to provide alternate career development assignments to internship students to meet your class work site hour requirements, such as: 

  • ProfessioNole Ready: The Career Center’s online professional development program, which can be integrated into Canvas courses, is a series of interactive learning activities that will help students build the skills employers and graduate school admissions committees want. 

    • After completion, students earn a digital badge which can be shared with you in addition to future employers or graduate admissions committees to showcase their level of career readiness and completed work assignment. 

    • Completion of the total certificate program includes 14 modules and will take approximately 70 hours providing students with professional development, along with the ability to identify the transferable skills they gained from their experiential learning opportunity. In addition, you can allow students to complete some or all the modules, approximating 5 hours per module depending on their specific number of outstanding work hours. 

  • ProfessioNole Pathways and Badges (Folio): ProfessioNole Pathways is a student’s roadmap for acquiring new skills and competencies and provide students the ability to display and demonstrate these skills to potential employers and graduate admissions committees.  With ProfessioNole Pathways, students can see both big-picture objectives and real-time progress as they earn badges displaying their work and accomplishments. As students meet milestones along a ProfessioNole Pathway, the badges they earn are deposited into their Folio, immediately providing proof of their accomplishments, and demonstrating their ProfessioNole Competencies. 

  • Mock Interviews:

    • Big Interview: A virtual interview preparation system, students will get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to specific industry/career field, job function, and experience level in addition to viewing interview preparation modules. You can customize interviews for your students using this platform and recordings of the practice interviews can be emailed to you or uploaded to your Canvas course site. 
  • Career Advising: The FSU Career Center is here to help our students and alumni make informed career decisions, connect with employers, pursue further education, and develop their professional lives and goals from a distance. 

    • Resume Review: Students can get their resume reviewed with their Spring 2020 internship added through drop-in virtual career advising with either their College’s specialized Career Liaison or with a Career Advisor. Your student can then upload a critiqued and final resume to your Canvas course site or email it to you. 
    • Planning for their Next Step: Students can meet with either their College’s Career Liaison or with a Career Advisor to create an individualized action plan for either post-graduation employment or graduate school as well as continued engagement in experiential learning. 
  • Information Interviews: Students can complete information interviews with Alumni and Friends of Florida State through our online mentoring platform, ProfessioNole Mentors

    • Students can identify and match with potential mentors on a number of dimensions, such as college major, collegiate involvement type, career interests, career fields, company/organization or disclosed demographical information. 
    • Students can email you or upload a screen shot or transcript of their information interview conversation as well as a reflection on their conversation including what they learned from them. 

In addition, two popular alternate career development assignments include written reflection and LinkedIn Learning:  

  • Written Reflection:  Students can complete a reflection on their internship experience. Reflections can include a discussion of how they met their learning outcomes, skills developed, how this internship has helped shape their career goals, relation to academic coursework, etc. using an outline: 

    • Section 1 – Introduction 
      • Profile-Your name, internship job title, company/organization, dates of internship 

      • About Me- Include why you chose to apply for and pursue your specific internship and company/organization, and the process of securing the internship opportunity 

    • Section 2 – What You Did 
      • Company/Organization Profile – Create a short biography of the company including products/services provided and company mission 

      • Include a Team Profile – Size of the team you worked on, supervision structure, overview of your colleagues, how your team contributed to the overall mission of the organization/company 

      • Onboarding – Share the onboarding/orientation process for your internship 

      • Responsibilities and Projects – Describe your specific internship responsibilities, your regular work activities, and any individual projects or assignments you worked on. Share how your internship responsibilities contributed to your team’s goals and objectives 

    • Section 3 – What You Learned 
      • Academics- What knowledge of your major and/or career field you learned on-campus proved most valuable during your internship?  In what ways were you able to apply what you have learned in your academic coursework to your internship? 

      • Skill Development- What transferable skills did you develop through your experience? Have you identified any skills or areas that you would like to further develop? 

      • Growth- What pushed you outside of your comfort zone? Or, what was the biggest challenge you encountered? What new ideas or questions were raised as a result of this experience? What was the most important thing you learned about yourself? 

      • Goals and Accomplishments- What was your greatest accomplishment or reward? In light of this internship experience, how have your professional goals evolved? 

    • Section 4 –  Your Next Steps 
      • Actions-In view of your answers in Section 3, identify the specific actions that you will take in the next 30 days to move your career preparation forward.  

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly known as FSU maintains a subscription to LinkedIn Learning for students, recent graduates, faculty and staff providing unlimited access to 13,000+ online videos taught by industry experts covering a vast array of business skills and professional certificates.  Certificates of Completion are certifications for courses completed on LinkedIn Learning. Upon completion of a course, a certificate is automatically generated that can be viewed and shared online. Students can email completion certificates to you directly or upload the completion certificate to your Canvas course site. 

Parker Dewey

Innovative companies across industries are using Micro-Internships to identify, connect, engage, and hire high potential college students and recent graduates.


Forage is an open access platform designed to unlock exciting careers for students by connecting them with our company-endorsed Virtual Work Experience Programs. By completing a Forage Virtual Internship you will:

  • Better understand the diverse and exciting career pathways available to you; and
  • Build the skills and confidence that will set you up for success as you move from the world of study to the world of work

Best Practices for Virtual Internships 

By offering virtual internships, organizations can recruit, interview, and hire interns from across the country instead of limiting their search for candidates within driving distance or those with the ability and means to relocate for an opportunity. As a result, students who previously may not have had access to opportunities may now have a unique opportunity to work with a “dream” or “reach” employer.

Below is a collection of articles discussing the adoption of virtual internships available through the FSU Library subscriptions service

How to Ensure Success in Virtual Internships  

Before approving virtual internships, your main concern as an academic internship course instructor may revolve around structure, supervision and the quality of assignment projects.  Like you, most internship providers are aiming to provide the same level of instruction, support, supervision, and mentorship for an online intern as they would have for a student reporting to work at an office for a traditional face-to-face experiential learning environment.  As with your traditional internship set-up, communicate to your internship site supervisors' clear expectations. You can do this by providing examples or templates and establishing set timelines for required components of the internship. Periodic virtual check-ins can help you, your student intern, and your site supervisor maintain open line of communication while they work remotely, and help students build professional communication skills in a new mode of professional practice.  

Best Practices for Virtual Internship Course Instruction: 

  • Agree on detailed internship description including expectations, duties/responsibilities and defined learning outcomes with your Student Intern, Internship Site Supervisor, and Course Faculty. 
  • Expect the Internship Site to provide an accessible project management tool (i.e. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Hightail) that is shared and will allow Site Supervisors to monitor the Student Intern’s work and provide feedback. 
  • Require the Internship Site must provide the Student Intern with a guided on-boarding/orientation session as well as an off-boarding interview. 
  • Require the Internship Site Supervisor and Student Intern must create a system to track hours worked (e.g. timesheets in MS Excel stored in a shared drive) that can be periodically reported to the Course Faculty. 
  • Require agreement by the Internship Site Supervisor and Student Intern to schedule ways for ongoing virtual communications (i.e. weekly email or video reports) in addition to a mutually beneficial way for students to ask questions, and/or discuss challenges or problems.  
  • Require the Internship Site Supervisor to include the Student Intern in team meetings, organizational meetings and professional development sessions when appropriate. 
  • Expect the Internship Site Supervisor and Student Intern to schedule pre-set, ongoing supervision meetings to discuss project planning, progress reviews, and for constructive feedback. 
  • Require the Internship Site Supervisor to schedule and conduct both a mid-semester and end-of-experience student evaluation. 

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