Although the core of our program is to help minority students who are juvenile offenders to overcome any barriers against reaching success, we feel it is necessary to address barriers that are keeping other segments of the minority population from achieving success.
The purpose of this post is make minority college students aware of internship and graduate school preparation programs. Most of the following are geared towards minorities specifically, but we have included a few other great opportunities as to not limit you from programs you may be qualified for. Be sure to check out the Multi-Disciplinary section for additional opportunities in your field of interest. If you know of other programs, please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add them to the list. We will be adding opportunities as we come across them, so make sure to check back from time to time. We hope that you either find an opportunity here or this post sparks your search. We only ask that you share this with as many people as possible by re-blogging, tweeting, emailing, etc… It could truly be the difference for someone.
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Business & Economics:
- American Economic Association Minority Fellowships at the University of New Mexico: 6-week program that prepares undergraduates for studies in economics at the doctoral level
- John Hancock Summer Diversity Internship Program: 12 week internship opportunity for students interested in financial services
- Google BOLD Internship: 11 week internship with various assignment options that include advertising, sales & operations, finance & analytics, people operations, and marketing
- Wall Street Minority Scholarships: 1) Goldman Sachs Scholarship For Excellence 2) Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program 3) Credit Suisse Douglas L. Paul Scholarship 4) UBS Diversity Scholarship Program 5) J.P. Morgan Launching Leaders Scholarship
- Wall Street Introductory Programs: 1) Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp 2) Morgan Stanley Bridging the Gap 3) Credit Suisse Freshman Program 4) UBS Freshman Frenzy Program
- PricewaterhouseCoopers Diversity Programs: programs include eXceed Scholarship and Summer of Discovery Internship
- Deloitte Future Leaders Apprenticeship Program: offers scholarships to current college students and upon graduation, participants enter a 2-year development program as full-time Deloitte employees
- KPMG Future Diversity Leaders Program: 3-day conference that may lead to an internship for freshman and sophomore students who have been identified as qualified candidates
- Scholarships for Business Students: 1) AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students 2) Adelante Scholarships
- McKinsey & Company Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship: sophomores from Duke, Harvard, Penn and Yale are eligible to apply for this internship that gives them first hand experience in consulting
*Wall Street and other business programs typically have early deadlines. If a deadline has passed, be forward thinking and look for that opportunity in the upcoming year. It will be time to reapply before you know it.
- Undergraduate internships for Future Teachers: HHMI-FT internships are major awards ($5,000/summer) to enable UNC-BEST students to to develop first-hand understanding of the nature of science through summer internships. The HHMI-FT interns will develop online learning modules to explain the processes, value, and excitement of ongoing research to undergraduate students, advanced high-school students and high school science teachers. Applications for the HHMI-FT internships are considered once a year in the early spring, and should be submitted to Ginnie Hench at email@example.com. For more information, please visit the FAQ page and the HHMI deadlines page.
- The Breakthrough Collaborative: college students serve as teachers and mentors for motivated, low income middle school students in this rigorous college preparatory program
- Mississippi Teacher Corps Internship & Job Opportunity: two year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high poverty public schools in Mississippi
- Institute for Recruitment of Teachers: program aims to address the critical underrepresentation of minority groups in faculty
- Teach For America: recent graduates have the opportunity to teach in underresourced and impoverished areas for 2 years
- CIEE Teach Abroad Program: offers recent college graduates from any discipline paid teaching opportunities in countries that include China, Chile, Dominican Republic, South Korea, and more
Graduate School Prep Programs:
- CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program: designed to increase number of underrepresented students at Graduate schools by providing intensive research opportunities with faculty mentors. Program serves as a gateway to CIC partner universities
- McNair Scholars Program: program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities
- Edward A. Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship Program: designed to increase the number of minority students that pursue PhDs and subsequent careers in academia on the topic of eradicating racial disparities
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program: designed to increase the number of minority students and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will purse PhDs and subsequent careers in academia in selected core fields in the Arts and Sciences
- Summer Research - Early Identification Program: offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution
- Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program at UNC-CH (MURAP): intensive 10 week research experience, which includes designing and carrying out a research project and receiving weekly courses in preparation for the GRE
- SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships): SURFs are major awards (at least $3000) to enable undergraduates to engage in research, scholarship or creative performance under the guidance of faculty advisors (and possibly also graduate student mentors) for at least 9 weeks (20 hours/week) during the summer. Applications for the SURFs are considered once a year in the early spring.
- UNC - Chapel Hill AGEP: The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) encourages historically underrepresented minority students to pursue, research, the Ph.D. and ultimately research active academic careers. The criteria for AGEP Undergraduate Fellows include interest in obtaining advanced degrees in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering , & Mathematics) or SBE (Social, Behavioral, & Economic) sciences and a desire to engage in an independent research project under the direction of UNC Faculty.
Media, Journalism, Communications & Production:
- Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship: interns are able to participate in a number of forms of journalism (audio, text, video, photo, blogs, social networking, dynamic syndication, mobile applications, etc.) and/or production
- AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship: program for students interested in pursuing careers in science journalism
- MAT Program (Internship & Scholarship Opportunities): program places minority interns into marketing, media, advertising and broadcasting agencies and departments throughout southern California
- Institute for Humane Studies Journalism Internship Program: eight week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or non-profit, investigative newsroom
- LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship: scholarship opportunity for undergrads majoring in public relations, advertising, or marketing or a minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, advertising, or marketing. Internship opportunity also available
- Kaiser Media Internships in Health Reporting: program for new journalists who can demonstrate a commitment and ability to report on health issues affecting diverse and immigrant communities
- Essence Magazine Summer Internship: 9 week program that prepares students (seniors and recent graduates) for a career in the media industry
- ESPN Internships: students have the opportunity to intern in departments that include communications, technology, marketing, sales, creative services, digital media and more
- T. Howard Foundation Internship: provides minorities with internship opportunities in the multimedia and entertainment industry
- 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program: 10 week paid summer internship at an AAAA’s member advertising agency
- Louis Carr Foundation Internship: places participants in prominent advertising, marketing, sales, public relations, media and other industry-related businesses in Chicago, Detroit, New York and Washington, DC
Nonprofit & Social Issues:
- AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University Labor and Worklife Program Union Scholars Program 2011: 10 week field placement in which students participate in a union organizing campaign
- William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students: internship introduces students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector
- UNITE HERE Internship: UNITE HERE is a program that battles for workers rights, immigration reform, living wages and quality jobs for thousands of low wage workers
- Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-Profit Development: provide students with the opportunity to learn about non-profit organizations, how they work, how they raise funds, and how they make a difference
- MAAP (Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program): provides interns with the opportunity to develop skills and experiences in grassroots organizing
- Leadership in Action Program: students work at a nonprofit in a southern California Asian Pacific American community
- Humanity in Action Fellowship: the objective of the fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination
- Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center College Internship: students receive the opportunity to work on various issues such as domestic violence, women’s health, teen parenting, etc… at the Yankton Sioux Reservation in Lake Andes, South Dakota
- Cesar E. Chavez Fellowship: provides recent college graduates the opportunity to work with disenfranchised peoples to help them empower themselves and improve their quality of life. Summer Internship opportunity for college students also available
Public Policy & Government:
- APAICS Summer Internship Program: Asian American and Pacific Islander students interested in politics & public policy receive the opportunity to work in Congressional offices and Federal Agencies
- Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship: 10 week placement in a Mayoral office or agency. Fellows are assigned projects that focus on public policy issues
- Capital Fellows Program: various programs geared towards recent graduates interested in public policy that last 10-11 months
- CHCI Congressional Internship Program: exposes Latino students to the legislative process through work placement in a Congressional office or Federal Agency
- Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship: 8 week public policy internship with a high tech company, firm or trade association
- Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program: intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service
*Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Congressional Internship Program has no information for 2012 but may become available sometime in the future
Multi-Disciplinary Internship Placement / Career Prep / Scholarship Programs:
- Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO): program prepares applicants for and provides opportunities to intern in various fields such as Corporate Law, Banking, Non-Profit, Consulting, Engineering, etc…
- Institute for Responsible Citizenship: prepares high-achieving black males for careers in business, law, government, public service, education, journalism, the sciences, medicine, ministry and the arts
- Inroads: internship placement program for under-served youth
- HACU National Internship Program: recruits all students, but specifically Hispanic students, for summer internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington D.C.
- UNCF Special Programs Corporation: exposes students to various educational and internship opportunities
- Fulbright Grants: US Dept. of State Fulbright Program offers various grants for multiple disciplines such as business, journalism, public policy, education, etc..
- Minority Access, Inc. Internship Program: places students in internships with the Federal Government at work sites in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and throughout the U.S.
- Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program: 1 week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education
- Harvard Business School 2+2 Program: designed for rising and current college seniors. Upon graduation, program’s accepted participants spend 2 years working a professional environment and afterwards, 2 years at HBS
- Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT): program provides Career Prep and MBA prep for participants
- Yale School of Management Pre-MBA Program: 2 week summer program aimed at college sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates from underrepresented groups
- Cornell University Pre-law Program in NYC: 6 week summer program with the first 3 weeks spent in the classroom and the second 3 weeks dedicated to an internship should a student get placement
- Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program: 4 week summer program that exposes students to the classroom experience of being in a Law Program
- UC Davis King Hall Outreach Program: intensive Law School preparatory program that requires a 2 year commitment between junior and senior years of college
- UC Davis Pre-Law Boot Camp: designed to assist high potential undergraduate students with their undergraduate performance and preparation for admission to law school
- CLEO Summer Institute: 6 week pre-law preparatory program
- SEO Corporate Law Internship Program: program offers pre-law students an opportunity to intern with a top firm
- TRIALS: residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools
- PLUS Program: program gives racial and ethnic students in their first two years of college the opportunity to develop the skills required to succeed in law school
Pre-Medical, Science & Engineering Programs:
- UNC PREP: 1 year training program at UNC-CH to prepare students from traditionally underrepresented groups who have received their bachelors degree for entry and success into top Biomedical PhD programs
- Undergraduate Research for Future Scientists and Clinicians: HHMI-FSC fellowships are major awards ($5,000/summer) to enable Carolina Covenant Scholars to undertake full-time research over two consecutive summers under the guidance of faculty advisors and graduate student (or postdoctoral fellow) mentorsApplications for the HHMI-FSC fellowships are considered once a year in the early spring, and should be submitted to Ginnie Hench at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit the HHMI deadlines page
- SMART (Science and Math Achievement and Resourcefulness Track Program): the SMART program provides an excellent, paid opportunity for rising sophomores to spend eight weeks during the summer doing 20 hours of research per week with a faculty mentor. SMART is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is a part of its nationwide Alliance for Minority Participation initiative to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who earn degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
- Duke Energy BioSciences Scholar Program: provides the opportunity for students to conduct intense, but highly personal, research in the biological or biomedical sciences the summer before they enter UNC-Chapel Hill. Students do not apply for the program but are recruited based on their interest in expanding opportunities for underrepresented groups in biomedical research.
- Beckman Scholars Program: Beckman Scholars receive $16,000 for research in Biology, Chemistry or Physics & Astronomy with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research for two summers ($6,000/summer) and one academic year ($4,000). In addition, each scholar receives funds to travel to scientific meetings and funds for research supplies (up to $3,300).
- Columbia Post-Bac Pre-Med Program: provides students from various backgrounds with the opportunity to complete academic pre-reqs for admissions to schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and graduate programs in allied health fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician’s assistant programs.
- Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program: 6-week intensive residential program that provides a living and learning community for college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a career in medicine
- Summer Medical and Dental Education Program: Free 6-week academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation
- Four Directions Summer Research Program: Native American students have the opportunity to participate in this 8-week research program under the guidance of Harvard Medical School faculty
- University of Pennsylvania Pre-Med Enrichment Program: 10 week program that engages students in programs that include research, clinical observations, classroom exercises and teacher observations
- American Indians Into Psychology Summer Enrichment Program (AIIP): 6 week program that prepares students for graduate school through providing opportunities for research and clinical work
- Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences: 10 week mentored/research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies
- MIT Summer Research Program: program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers
- University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program: familiarizes minority students with the field of health management through a structured summer work experience
- Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program: 10 week program where students do full time research with one faculty member in one of many biological science fields
- Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship: provides opportunities to women and minority students who are pursuing academic majors related to the Fossil Energy mission
- Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities: created to encourage minorities to pursue degrees in engineering, computer science, and a variety of programs related to information systems and decision or management sciences
- NASA MUST Project: scholarship program that prepares high achieving undergraduates for careers in STEM fields
- MED program: intensive educational experience and challenging opportunity to gain insight into the realities of attending medical or dental school
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program: program for qualified sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. degrees and a career in research
- UNCF / Merck Science Initiative: Each award provides up to $30,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees. This award is not transferable. Each UNCF / Merck Undergraduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will receive a Summer Research Internship with a stipend of at least $5,000, if eligible
- ECU Summer Program for Future Doctors: students who are accepted into this program will work on improving their learning and study skills; will gain shadowing experiences; will participate in health related community service opportunities; and will work on how to approach the MCAT
- Summer Enrichment Program: an eight-week, honors-level academic enrichment program for disadvantaged undergraduate students (rising sophomores and juniors) who seek admissions into graduate/health professional programs
- Internship & Research Databases: 1) Yale 2) Columbia 3)Howard Hughes Medical Institute 4) Syracuse University 5) Michigan State University 6) National Science Foundation
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