Miami, Dec. 4, 2017– The Summer 2018 applications for the Libra Internship Program, which offers internship placements of up to four months’ duration for 100 students each year, including students from Miami Dade College (MDC), will close Dec. 11. Internship roles are available in areas such as finance, marketing, social responsibility, accounting, human resources, culinary and more.
The Libra Internship Program is open to currently enrolled associates and bachelor degree students at MDC provided they are 18 years of age or above and hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students have the opportunity to work in a number of national and international locations. The Libra Group Internships are highly sought after as they are paid and seen to be competitive with the opportunities they offer.
Participating interns work alongside industry professionals and each is assigned a dedicated mentor and ‘buddy.’ They gain practical experience and life skills that provide a better understanding of the professional workplace environment and standards. In addition, the fixed-term and structured program brings intern students into contact with top professionals in the field, while they receive on-the-job training and coaching to develop confidence and core skills. Students will broaden and explore career possibilities as well as establish a new network of professional contacts.
Four MDC students successfully completed the Summer 2017 program in a variety of fields across the United States and Central America. Ines Carvajal was an accounting intern with Grace Hotels in Kennebunk, Maine; Amanda Jimenez was a hotel operations intern at the Grace Vanderbilt in Newport, Rhode Island; Jordan Llanes was a finance intern with Greenwood Energy intern in Panama City, Panama; and Emily Tsokopoulos was an accounting intern at Convergen Energy in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The summer 2018 application deadline is Dec. 11, at 5 p.m Eastern Time. Applications for the Winter 2019 program will be available online in early 2018. For more information, please visit www.librainternship.com.
About the Libra Group
The Libra Group is a privately-owned international business group that controls 30 subsidiaries active in 35 countries across six continents. It is focused on six core sectors: aviation, energy, finance and diversified, hospitality, real estate, and shipping. The group is wholly-owned by the Logothetis family. For more information, visit www.libra.com.
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest, campus-based institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of top national awards. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences. It houses the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, the Idea Center, the School of Advance Studies, the New World School of the Arts, to name a few. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $6 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, a sculpture park and a large art gallery system. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu