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Diversity Focused Internships

Listed below are a number of internship opportunities, sorted by industry, that specifically target diverse individuals.

Arts and Entertainment
Business and Economics
Government and Public Policy
Science Technology Engineering Math

Arts and Entertainment

Americans for the Art
CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program
  • Purpose: The primary focus of The CBS Diversity Institute’s Writers Mentoring Program is to provide access and opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers. Aspiring diverse writers with a strong desire to write for CBS television series are encouraged to apply. You must be 21 or older to be eligible.
  • Application Deadline: May 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://diversity.cbscorporation.com/page.php?id=23
Emma Bowen Foundation
MAIP
  • Purpose: MAIP strives to jumpstart the careers of Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Multiracial and Multiethnic aspiring advertising professionals.
  • Application Deadline: Closed/Application for the 2015 Internship will be open in September of 2014
  • Website: http://www.aaaa.org/careers/maip/Pages/maip_students.aspx#timeline
MeadWestvaco Packaging/Industrial Design Internship:
  • Purpose:

    The Packaging/Industrial Design Co-Op/Intern is expected to explore and expand their talents and skills in relation to the complete development of the packaging produced by MWV from conceptual brainstorming to production dynamics.

    • Design and create packaging prototypes
    • Participate in ideation and design sessions
    • Use multiple substrates
  • Application Deadline: There are no applications but if you are interested in this internship contact the Cohen Career Center for the dates that MWV will be on campus.
  • Website: http://www.meadwestvaco.com/Careers/CollegeStudents/InternshipsandCo-ops/MWVD007009
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
  • Purpose: The Internship Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) offers participants "hands on" training in the museum profession and a comprehensive overview of museum operations. Interns also gain insight into the national and international world of contemporary art.
  • Application Deadline: April 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.mocadetroit.org/opportunities/internships.html
Nickelodeon Artist Program
  • Purpose: Developed to broaden Nickelodeon's outreach efforts, the Nickelodeon Artist Program is designed to nurture the development of emerging and diverse artists for positions within the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, while supporting their growth as creative visionaries.
  • Application Deadline: April 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.nickartist.com/submission-guidelines.php
Paramount Pictures
Smithsonian (James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration)
T. Howard Foundation
  • Purpose: The T. Howard Foundation’s mission is to diversify the multimedia and entertainment industry by increasing the representation of minority young men and women within the industry. 
  • Application Deadline(s): First Deadline: October 31st, 2013/Final Deadline: December 31st, 2013
  • Website: http://www.t-howard.org/how-apply
The Getty Foundation
The Walters Art Museum 
  • Purpose: Based on a system of supervised learning, the internships enable interns to understand how a museum operates and how to relate this experience to academic and professional goals. Credit can be arranged with your college/university.
  • Application Deadline: April 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://thewalters.org/about/jobs/intern/
Warner Brothers Writer's Workshop
  • Purpose: Every year, the Workshop selects up to 10 participants out of almost 2,000 submissions and exposes them to Warner Bros. Television’s top writers and executives, all with the ultimate goal of earning them a staff position on a Warner Bros. produced television show. 
  • Application Deadline: May 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://writersworkshop.warnerbros.com/apply-now/

Business/Economics

American Economics Association
  • Purpose: Sponsored by the American Economic Association and originally by a National Science Foundation grant, the fellowship allows the fellow to spend a summer in residence at a sponsoring research institution. Fellows are to be chosen by the program with the agreement of the sponsoring institution in line with the goal of advancing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the economics profession, the fit of a candidate with the activities of the research group at the sponsoring institution, and the value of the proposed research to advancing the sponsoring institution's own goals.
  • Application Deadline: February 15th, 2o14
  • Website: http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/CSMGEP/pipeline/summerfellows/
Americans for the Art
Capital Group TAP Internship
  • Purpose: Spend your summer in Los Angeles learning about our business and your own strengths and interests through challenging assignments, business training classes, and mentorship from current associates. The TAP summer internship also focuses on your professional development and self-growth through frequent one on one meetings and workshops with TAP and rotation managers.
  • Application Deadline: February 28th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/10112237 
Capital One Internships (These website linked below will provide you with 6 internship opportunitities that are all involved with Business.)
Cherry Bekaert Accelerate Internship Program
  • Purpose: At Cherry Bejaert you will excel through challenging and rewarding work on a wide variety of engagements under the supervision of accounting professionals. With a Cherry Bekaert internship, you will gain insight into the public accounting profession and build a solid foundation for your career.
  • Applicaton Deadline: There is no Application Deadline for this internship. Cherry Bekaert recuits directly on college campuses so if you are interested, contact the Cohen Career Center to find out the next time they will be on campus.
  • Website: http://www.cbh.com/careers/college-recruits/internships/
Deloitte's Discovery Program Internship
  • Purpose: As a Deloitte Discovery Program Intern you will gain real-world experience working on meaningful projects in our Field Operations, Talent, Technology, or Marketing service areas – also known as Shared Services. Based on your major and career interests, you will be placed on a track to continue working in one these areas or to transfer into one of our client service roles in Audit, Tax, Consulting, or Financial Advisory Services.
  • Application Deadline: Applications have closed for this internship. Please check back in September for upcoming information. 
  • Website: http://mycareer.deloitte.com/us/en/students/programsinternships/undergraduate/discoveryprogram
Deloitte's Summer Scholars Program
Deloitte's Global Internship Program
  • Purpose: With Deloitte’s Global Internship Program (GIP), you’ll do more than take in the sights, sounds and flavors of another country. You will gain international business experience, foster real networking relationships with professionals around the world and reap the benefits of your global Deloitte community far beyond a few short weeks in summer.
  • Application Deadline: Applications have closed for this internship. Please check back in September for upcoming information. 
  • Website: http://mycareer.deloitte.com/us/en/students/programsinternships/undergraduate/deloittesglobalinternshipprogram
Deloitte & Touche LLP's AERS Advisory Consultant Business Risk & Technology Risk (Intern)
  • Purpose: The Deloitte & Touche LLP internship provides an introduction to Enterprise Risk Services. Throughout the program, participants will focus on issues shaping and affecting the profession today as well as topics related to their own career development. Counseling is another aspect of the Internship Program. At the end of each engagement, interns will have the opportunity to review their performance with management. Additionally, staff will serve as "mentors" to this year's intern group. Mentors serve as a vital source of information and advice as well as participating in many of the social activities planned for the interns throughout the internship
  • Application Deadline: One must create a user name and a password in order to access the deadlines for the materials that accompany this internship. 
  • Website: http://jobs.deloitte.com/los-angeles/summer-internships/jobid5172534-aers-advisory-consultant-business-risk-﹠-technology-risk-(intern)-los-angeles-(summer-2014)-jobs
Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Purpose: Dixon Hughes Goodman exists to build valuable careers for their employees and help their clients achieve their goals.
  • Application Deadline: Rolling. Submit your resume and cover letter on their website.
  • Website: http://www.dhgllp.com/recruit/college/submit_resume.asp
Ernst & Young Launch Internship
  • Purpose: The Launch Internship is tailored especially for accounting or related business majors from underrepresented groups in the profession who are two or more years from final graduation.
  • Application Deadline: There is no application deadline. If you are interested in this, contact William and Mary's placement or career service office (Cohen Career Center) to find out when EY is scheduled to interview on campus.
  • Website: http://www.ey.com/US/en/Careers/Students/Your-role-here/Students---Programs---Launch-Internships
Fedbid Marketplace Internship
  • Purpose: Gain valuable customer service, relationship development and project management experience as a Marketplace Intern with the B2B/B2G e-commerce marketplace leader, FedBid.
  • Application Deadline: There is no application. If you are interested in this internship, send you resume and a cover letter to Careers@Fedbid.com
  • Website: http://www.fedbid.com/about/careers/available-positions/marketplace-internship/
Federal Aviation Administration Minority Internship for Diverse Groups
Google BOLD Internship Program
INROADS
  • Purpose: INROADS strives to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: http://www.inroads.org/apply
John Hancock Diversity Internship Program
KMPG Future Diversity Leaders' Internship
  • Purpose: Participants receive both financial support and professional support through mentoring relationships with FDL faculty advisors and KPMG professionals. The FDL program begins with a three-day leadership conference hosted by KPMG in Hollywood, CA, focused on preparing high-potential students with the skills and perspective to be the business leaders of tomorrow.
  • Application Deadline: February 2014, Check back in September
  • Website: http://www.kpmgcampus.com/fdl/
MeadWestvaco MBA Internship 
  • Purpose: Interns will work directly with professionals who have impressive expertise in the business field. And you'll be assigned to meaningful, high-impact projects that will expose you to a broad range of strategic and tactical initiatives — preparing you for future careers in areas such as finance, marketing, general management and strategy.
  • Application Deadline: There are no applications but if you are interested in this internship contact the Cohen Career Center for the dates that MWV will be on campus.
  • Website:  http://www.meadwestvaco.com/Careers/CollegeStudents/InternshipsandCo-ops/MWVD007010
MeadWestvaco Supply Chain Internship
  • Purpose: As a member of the supply chain team, you'll gain hands-on, real world experience and exposure to various functions including logistics as well as purchasing and supply chain optimization. You'll work with supply chain leaders and engage directly with suppliers on value-add projects that are aligned with company goals and objectives — projects that directly impact the organization. And at the end of each project, you'll present the results of your assignment to the supply chain management executive team.
  • Application Deadline: There are no applications but if you are interested in this internship contact the Cohen Career Center for the dates that MWV will be on campus.
  • Website: http://www.meadwestvaco.com/Careers/CollegeStudents/InternshipsandCo-ops/MWVD007008
Minority Access Incorporated
  • Purpose: The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace.
  • Application Deadline: March 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.minorityaccess.org/ndiip_app.html
NASCAR
  • Purpose: The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) offers unique opportunities for college students to work in a hands-on environment with the fastest growing sport in America and to gain what could never be taught in a classroom: real world experience.
  • Application Deadline: February 3rd, 2014
  • Website: http://www.nascardiversity.com/diversity_internships/default.aspx
 National Basketball Association
  • Purpose: Our Summer Internship Program is a hands-on opportunity for enrolled college students to build their work experience and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the NBA League Office. Over the 10-week program, summer interns participate in a series of events and activities exposing them to the many facets of the NBA's business, including the WNBA and NBA D-League.
  • Application Deadline: Closed, check back in the Fall
  • Website: http://www.nba.com/careers/internship_program.html
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Start Program)
  • Purpose: Start is designed to expose high-performing diverse college students to our firm. As a Start intern, you will have the opportunity to further your professional and technical skills in the appropriate business related areas while working with teams in different functional areas across PwC.
  • Application Deadline: Closed. Check back in September.
  • Website: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/careers/campus/programs-events/start.jhtml
Smithsonian (James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration)
United States Department of Energy
  • Purpose: The 2014 Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers talented undergraduate and graduate students summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations. All internships include paid lodging, round trip airfare, and monetary compensation.
  • Application Deadline: March 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://minorityinternships.energy.gov/about.php

Government and Public Policy

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
  • Purpose:  Asian American and Pacific Islander students interested in politics & public policy receive the opportunity to work in Congressional offices and Federal Agencies
  • Application Deadline: Closed. Check back in October
  • Website: http://apaics.org/programs/summer-internships/
Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship
  • Purpose: The Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship is a ten week full-time placement in a Mayoral office or agency. Fellows will be assigned to projects that focus on a myriad of public policy issues and challenges. Mayoral Fellows will complete their projects under the direction of senior level government officials and will be provided with immediate and direct feedback.
  • Application Deadline: May 2nd
  • Website: http://www.baltimorecity.gov/OfficeoftheMayor/MayoralInitiatives/MayoralFellowship.aspx
Capital Fellow Programs
  • Purpose: These programs,  known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized.  The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10  Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in  public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to  the development and implementation of public policy in California.
  • Application Deadline: Closed, check back in October
  • Website: http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html
CHCI Congressional Internship
  • Purpose: The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.
  • Application Deadline: January 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.chci.org/internships/
Eben Tisdail Public Policy Fellowship
  • Purpose: The Eben Tisdale Fellowship brings eligible students to Washington, D.C. for internships that explore current public policy issues of critical importance to the high technology sector of the economy.
  • Application Deadline: February 10th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.tfas.org/page.aspx?pid=1516
National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program
  • Purpose: The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace.
  • Application Deadline: March 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.minorityaccess.org/ndiip_app.html
Public Policy and International Affairs Program
  • Purpose: Our mission is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing until all positions are filled.
  • Website: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/about/internships/

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diversity Student Research Opportunity Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hispanic Center for Excellence
  • Purpose: A seven-week program that offers students from underrepresented groups in medicine and/or economically disadvantaged background a unique opportunity to become exposed to the realities and options within the medical profession through a “shadowing” experience with a physician
  • Application Deadline: March 28th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/hispanic-centers-of-excellence/opportunities.aspx
American Heart Association MWA Undergraduate Research Program
American Physological Society STRIDE Fellowship
  • Purpose: The APS Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STRIDE) program funds 24 undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in biomedicine to work for 10 weeks during the summer in the laboratory of an established APS investigator or other biomedical researcher working in the fields of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders.
  • Application Deadline: Closed. Check back in October.
  • Website: http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Education/Minority-Program/Educational-Projects/STRIDE/Application-Info
American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
Appian Software Engineer Internship
  • Purpose: Appian is looking for software engineering interns to join our team. This is a great opportunity to learn how real, web-scale software is designed, implemented, tested and released. 
  • Application Deadline: The Application Deadline for this internship has passed. Please check about in September for upcoming information.
  • Website: http://www.appian.com/bpm-resources/misc/sheet_softwareengineerintern.pdf
Association for Women in Science
  • Purpose: The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) takes great interest in helping young women gain skills compatible with their studies in science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Application Deadline: Currently are no longer accepting applications. Check the website for updates.
  • Website: http://www.awis.org/?475
Boston University Medical School Summer Training as Research Scholars
  • Purpose: STaRS is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduates from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
  • Application Deadline: February 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/admissions/stars/
Brigham and Woman's Hospital Summer Training in Research and Scholarship
California Institute for Technology MURF Program
  • Purpose: The MURF program began in 1991 with a mission to increase the representation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Latino, Native American, first-generation, etc.) in science and engineering graduate programs and to make Caltech’s programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program supports Caltech’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, engineering, and math leaders.
  • Appliction Deadline: January 8th, 2014
  • Website: http://sfp.caltech.edu/programs/murf/application_information
Capital One IT Internship Program
  • Purpose: 
    • Participate in the development, design, and coding of new systems or components
    • Trouble-shoot & debug problems occurring within existing platforms
    • Assist in development, testing, and support of Capital One enterprise application platforms
    • Design and develop stable, scalable and maintainable systems and solutions
  • Application Deadline: The Application Deadline is not provided on the website below. If you are interested in this internship please email:  careers@capitalone.com
  • Website: http://www.capitalone-campus.com/internships.aspx
Columbia University Medical Care Summer Program for Under-Repersented Groups (SPURS)
  • Purpose: SPURS trains the next generation of health care professionals. This program will play a pivotal role in advancing education for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.
  • Application Deadline: February 10th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.spurs.columbia.edu/application.html
GEICO Information System Anaylst Internship
  • Purpose: As an Information Systems Analyst Intern you will: 
    *Program technical solutions that improve efficiency and/or automate existing processes 
    *Develop new web reports to provide easier and regular access to vital information *Perform complex data queries quickly 
    *Improve efficiency of current programs that are used to pull large amounts of data 
    *Improve and add to documentation for current and new programs 
    * Gather analysis data from many sources 
    * Recommend improvements to current systems, applications and processes
  • Application Deadline: In order to apply to this internship you must create a username and password. 
  • Website: https://atsprod.geico.com/psp/atsprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2842
Idaho National Laboratory Internship Diversity Program
  • Purpose: This Internship Diversity Program (IDP) targets women, minorities and people with disabilities who are enrolled in school full-time. Emphasis of this program focuses on students who are majoring in science; math; engineering; and other INL mission related technologies, in an effort to encourage students to complete their education goals.
  • Application Deadline: Application is closed. Check back in the fall.
  • Website: https://inlportal.inl.gov/portal/server.pt/community/education/679/internship_diversity_program/7560
Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation College Student Summer Internship Program
  • Purpose: Our College Student Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in basic, translational, or clinical scientific research with the goal of interesting students in biomedical research as a potential career.
  • Application Deadline: February 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.mwrif.org/27/college-interns
MeadWestvaco Engineering Internships
  • Purpose: MWV Engineering Internships will give you hands-on experience while working closely with our senior engineers. There will be new challenges everyday that will expand your skill-sets and allow you to see concepts learned in the classroom firsthand.
  • Application Deadline: There are no applications but if you are interested in this internship contact the Cohen Career Center for the dates that MWV will be on campus.
  • Website: http://www.meadwestvaco.com/Careers/CollegeStudents/InternshipsandCo-ops/MWVD007001
NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program
  • Purpose: The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program provides an exciting scientific educational opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Application Deadline: March 14th, 2014
  • Website: http://ngi-internship.disl.org/
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Medical Education Program
  • Purpose: The Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP) strives to increase the acceptance rates of medical school applicants from racial and ethnic minority groups who were underrepresented in medicine—African Americans, Mexican Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, and American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Application Deadline: Currently Applications are closed. Check back on November 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://smdep.org/about/mission-and-history/