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The Talent Development Network (TDN) is an innovative economic and career development program on a mission to stop Miami's "brain drain." In the next 12 years, approximately 500,000 students will graduate from our local high schools. If we want to keep Miami's best and brightest, we need to build an internship culture for the future.

We're Partnering with Handshake for internship postings! 

We've partnered with Handshake to give our students and employers a new and improved registration experience. Employers can hire students at any of the seven academic institutions at no cost, while students from across Miami-Dade gain access to top-notch paid internships and the opportunity to develop soft skills and form mentorships.

All internships will be posted via your institution's Handshake account. Please note that if your institution does not use Handshake for internships, our team will continue to work with you to ensure you have all the information and resources to create and promote internships.

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TDN by the Numbers

  • 400

    Registered Employers

  • 1000+

    Registered Students

  • 500+

    Internships Created


The One Community One Goal (OCOG) Talent Development Network is the collective effort of Miami’s seven major educational institutions – Barry University, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade College, St. Thomas University, the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. They form the Academic Leaders Council and work alongside Miami’s economic development agency, the Beacon Council, as well as industry partners, to build and retain talent and align academic curriculum with industry needs in South Florida.

The Beacon Council

80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2400
Miami, FL 33130
Tel: 305-579-1300

Support TDN

Internships have the potential to transform the lives of our students and regional economy alike. If you'd like to be part of Miami's workforce revolution or if you'd like to support our mission, reach out or donate to TDN.



  • Helios
  • Shaffer Family
  • Peacock Foundation
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • The Miami Foundation for a Greater Miami

Corporate Partners

  • American Airlines
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Dosal Tobacco
  • Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Corporate Supporters

  • Audrey Ross
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust
  • Global Food Corp.
  • Miami Dade Couny
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
  • PointeGroup | Advisors - Your Trusted Real Estate Partner
  • Perry Ellis International
  • Looksharp powering InternMatch
  • - Technology Staffing with an Edge
  • TD Bank


  • Barry University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Miami Dade College
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of Miami
  • Miami Dade County Public Schools
  • The Beacon Council