NOTE: Many of these are paid opportunities! Check carefully for application deadlines. They range from mid-fall semester to February for summer internships.

 

Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multiethnic (e.g., Hispanic and Black)

 

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.
 

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

 

James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration

 

The GEM Consortium: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
Provides opportunities for underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate education. 

 

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities  National Internship Program

 

INROADS, Inc.
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. 

 

MAIP Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

 

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. 

 

Minority Awards Program

 

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. 

 

National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates  (NAMEPA)
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. 

 

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  (unpaid)

 

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. 

 

T. Howard Foundation Media Internship

 

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. 

 

Advertising/Marketing

Arts/Media/Entertainment

Corporate/Investment Banking/Consulting

Government/Pre-Law

Non-profit/Education/Environmental

Health

Science/Math/Engineering/Technology

Sports

Other Diversity Databases/Websites

 

General Resources

Some of the organizations below offer scholarships in addition to networking and other information.

 

Internships for African American students

+ ACHE Internships

+ Aetna Internship

+ American Express Internship

+ Department of State Internships

+ Disney Internship

+ Emma L. Bowen Internships

+ ESPN Internship

+ Google Internships

+ HSBC Internships

+ HUD Internship

+ IBM Internship

+ INROADS Internship

+ Kodak Internships

+ Louis Carr Internship

+ Mastercard Internship

+ Microsoft Internship

+ Minority Access Internship

+ MSNBC Internship

+ NASCAR Diversity Internship

+ Nationwide/Tom Joyner Internship

+ NBA Internships

+ NBC Internships

+ NPR Internships

+ NSA Internships

+ Public Affairs Council Internship

+ USPS Internships

 

 

Asian Americans

CAUSE Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment

 

Asian American Internships and Fellowships

Chicago Area

Asian American Institute Impact Fellows Program

The Impact Fellows Program is an intensive six-week summer leadership program seeking to develop young civic-minded leaders interested in working in the Asian Pacific American community in Chicago.  The goal of IFP is to develop a pipeline of young leaders who will make an impact in the Asian Pacific American community by becoming aware of social issues and engaged in civic participation.

Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship/Internship

The Chicago chapter of AAJA offers scholarships/internships each year to college students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.  Other opportunities are available at the national level.

Council on American-Islamic Relations

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization.  The organization's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Internships at CAIR-Chicago offer students and activists a great opportunity to learn, interact, and grow in a friendly and diverse environment.

 

National

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

  • APAICS offers fellowships for graduate students in a range of fields. Programs are designed for individuals who are committed to Asian Pacific Islander American communities and who plan to pursue careers in public service. Application deadline:  mid February.
  • Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC.
    Every summer, APAICS invites college students to experience working in Congress and federal agencies. Interns will receive a total stipend of $2,500. Application deadline: end of January

APIA VOTE

The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaderst to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena.  This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership

CAPAL's scholarships are awarded to outstanding Asian Pacific American students committed to public service and community action. CAPAL Scholars are awarded $2,000 scholarships to support their successful completion of an internship in Washington, DC.

International Leadership Foundation

ILP awards internships to help Asian Pacific American college students who will be future leaders better understand the workings of American government.  Each ILF Fellow spends eight weeks during the summer working for a federal government agency in Washington, DC.  See website or call 202-531-5031.

OCA National

OCA Internships are in Washington DC at their National Office, Capitol Hill, federal agencies, and non-profits.  Most are in the summer but there are some opportunities year-round to learn firsthand about national issues an policies that affect Asian Pacific Americans. 

See website or call 202-223-5500.

National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

An educational directory presented by the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland, Japanese American Citizens League, and Organization for Chinese Americans; sponsored by State Farm.

 

LGBTQ Resources The resources below offer internships, both paid/unpaid

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund Internships

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Human Rights Campaign

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

LGBT Jobs

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

Campus Pride

Feminist Majority

 

Internships for Native Americans

Native American Internship Awards

Washington Internships for Native Americans

National Park Service Internships

Seventh Native American Generation Internhips

Indian Country, Media Internships

Native American Congressional Internships