NOTE: Many of these are paid opportunities! Check carefully for application deadlines. They range from mid-fall semester to February for summer internships.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
Tribally controlled member colleges exchange ideas and information.
ASPIRA Association Inc.
Devoted to the education and leadership development of Latino youth.
Association of Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
Organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
(Formerly the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants)
Dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance, and related professions.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Encourages women in the mathematical sciences.
Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
Encourages African-American students to enter the information technology field.
Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education
Prepares Hispanic and other underrepresented minorty science and engineering students to achieve academic excellence and professional success through educational and leadership development programs.
Career Opportunities for Students With Disabilities (COSD)
National advocates for the employment of college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
The GEM Consortium: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
Provides opportunities for underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate education.
Prepares underserved students for leadership positions by placing them in internships with U.S. corporations.
Leadership Education and Development Program in Business (LEAD)
Influences talented minority students to pursue careers in business.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
Fosters and promotes the agricultural sciences and related fields among ethnic minorities.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
Seeks to increase the number of minority students enrolled in and graduated from engineering schools.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Encourages and assists minority students in entering the accounting profession.
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
Works to expand job opportunities and recruiting activities for African-American students interested in the journalism field.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
Works to increase recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs.
Works to improve the recruitment and retention of minorities earning degrees in engineering.
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
Provides career center assistance and continuing education for nurses, and scholarships to students pursuing health degrees.
National Council of La Raza
Works toward improving life opportunities, including educational needs and opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
National Hispanic Institute (NHI)
Provides leadership training for Latino high school and college students.
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund (NHSF)
Provides scholarships for Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students.
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers(NOBCChE)
Works to build the number of minorities in the fields of science and engineering.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Seeks to increase minority participation in engineering.
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
Seeks to increase the number of African-Americans in the field of physics.
National Urban League
Supports movements and projects toward enabling African Americans to secure economic self-reliance through education and employment.
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
Among its objectives, OCA strives to develop leadership and community involvement through organizational and college affiliates throughout the country.
Quality Education for Minorities Network (QEM)
Works to improve education of African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Mexican Americans,and Puerto Ricans.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education in preparation for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Seeks to increase the number of Hispanic professionals and college students in the fields of engineering and science.
Society of Mexican American Engineers & Scientists (MAES)
Works to increase opportunities for Mexican-Americans in engineering, computer technology, and science.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Educational service society; serves as an informational center on women in engineering.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
African-American higher education assistance organization.
Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN)
Strives to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions.