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Domestic Students of Color

Resources to help students of racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds.


The Emma Bowen FoundationDiversifies the media industry by giving talented students of color the opportunity to intern at some of the nation’s leading media companies.

The Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Internship: Aims to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts. The program provides funding for internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles

INROADSTo develop and place talented minority young people in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Lagrant Foundation: Seeks to enhance the academic and professional development of undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career and professional development workshops, mentors and internships.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: For undergraduate and graduate students who are active in social justice movements. The Fund considers the applicant’s contribution to social justice, ability to perform academically, and relevance of educational program, as well as their financial need. This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students.

SEO: Place underrepresented students of color into paid summer internships. SEO places interns in banking, private equity, corporate leadership, law, non-profit and other business sectors. Students receive competitive pay, rigorous training, support through mentors, and broad access to full-time professionals and industry leadership. 

T. Howard Foundation: An internship program for minority students interested in the multimedia and entertainment industry. In addition to a full-time paid summer internship, it also provides interns with networking opportunities, professional development training, scholarships, and mentors.

United States National Park Service: The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program provides a career exploration opportunity for diverse undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25 in historic preservation/cultural resources work. The program places interns with National Park Service park units and administrative offices, other federal agencies, state historic preservation offices, local governments, and private organizations.

Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship: Seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program: Aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

Professional Resources

Asian/Pacific American

  • Asian American Professional Associations - Compilation of links to the leading Asian American professional associations, many with career and job sites of their own, collected by Monster.

  • National Association of Asian American Professional - A non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. It offers a diverse range of professional development programs including a career center and job board.

  • National Council of Asian Pacific Americans - A directory of links to Asian Pacific American organizations, many with career sites of their own. The links also include website and contact information for networking and internship and job search purposes.

Black/African American

  • African American Professional Associations - Compilation of links to the leading African American professional associations, many with career and job sites of their own, collected by Monster.

  • National Urban League Job Network - Backed by the National Urban League, is dedicated to helping diverse students find employment opportunities.

  • The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) - An organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

  • The National Society of Black Engineers - Seeks "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

  • United Negro College Fund - The nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. It manages various scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs.

  • Best Colleges Financial Aid Opportunities for Students of Color - College tuition costs have risen steadily across the country over the last few decades, presenting greater challenges for many students, especially students of color. To help, the Best team created a guide on the top scholarships for colored students.


Indigenous/Native American

  • Native American Professional Organizations - A list of 21 organizations and professional associations  serving the Native American community.

  • Indian Country Today - A magazine that covers topics pertinent to Native Americans. The website includes internships, a scholarship guide, and job search database.

  • National Congress of American Indians - A list of job opportunities submitted by employers that are American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native businesses, governments, or organizations. It also includes opportunities submitted by organizations seeking Native American applicants.

  • Native American Jobs - A job search database for Native American job seekers which includes Tribal and Non-Tribal companies across the nation.

  • Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education - A magazine for Native Americans in higher education which includes a job board.


  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program- Enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness

  • Diversity Abroad - Connects students of diverse backgrounds to study abroad, global programs, scholarships, graduate and career opportunities.

  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) - Provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population.

  • IMDiversity.com - A career and self-development site devoted to serving the cultural and career-related needs of all minorities.

  • INSIGHT Into Diversity - One of the most recognized resources for equal opportunity employers who are seeking to add diverse, qualified candidates to their workforce. Job postings include positions in academia, business, healthcare, and the government.

  • Institute for Broadening Participation - A directory of links to programs designed to increase diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The programs include internship, job, scholarship and fellowship opportunities. The institute is an independent, open source non-profit and provides resources to faculty and students by means of an infrastructure unfettered by institutional or disciplinary barriers.

  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Diversity Resources - Connects university career service professionals to recruiters and employers. It maintains a list of diversity resources accessible to students. 



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*Adapted from Georgetown University's Cawley Career Education Center