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African-American Student Resources

Industry-Specific Resources and Opportunities for African-American Students

Business, Consulting, and Finance
  • McKinsey & Company Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship :A 10 week program for Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American Sophomores interested in learning more about consulting.  Students who complete the program successfully can also be hired next summer as Summer Business Analysts.
  • MLB Diversity FellowshipAn opportunity for recent graduates to explore Major League Baseball. Open to candidates who identify as AHANA and Women.
  • BRAG Retail and Related Fields ProgramThis opportunity is an internship and professional development program for students of color interested in retail and related fields.
  • Black in Fashion Council: The Black in Fashion Council was founded in 2020 to represent and secure the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty space. There are over 100 companies signed on to work on inclusivity, equality and diversity such as Gap, H&M, Calvin Klein, and more. There’s a job board for positions within the fashion and beauty space.
  • Deloitte Pioneer Internship ProgramFreshmen interested in accounting, technology, or a related field. Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Arkansas Inc’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise: The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise division promotes the growth and sustainability of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises by providing them with real-world technical and professional assistance, certification, procurement, networking, capital and contracting opportunities while utilizing their partners in state and federal government, higher education, lending institutions the private sector. Their main goal is to help these business enterprises contribute to the economic growth in Arkansas.
Communication, Arts, and Media
Education, Nonprofit, and Social Service
  • Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Diversity InternshipInternship opportunity for college juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about the human rights field.
  • William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority StudentsInternship opportunity for students of color at the undergraduate and graduate level who are interested in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector.
  • MIT Summer Research ProgramFor students interested in graduate study and research. Underrepresented minorities and underserved (e.g. low socio-economic background, first generation) students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students interested in research enterprise in engineering, architecture, management, science, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Government, Law, and Public Policy
  • Congressional Black CaucusInternship opportunity for students interested in working for congress
  • SEO Law Fellowship ProgramThe SEO Law Fellowship Program offers scholarships, academic preparation, career development training and internship opportunities to talented, underrepresented incoming law students. Fellows spend two weeks in New York City receiving hands-on training from legal practitioners and academic instruction from law school professors, before embarking on an 8-week paid internship at a top corporate law firm – all before starting law school.
Healthcare & Nursing
Science, Technology, and Engineering
  • MIT Summer Research ProgramFor students interested in graduate study and research. Underrepresented minorities and underserved (e.g. low socio-economic background, first generation) students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students interested in research enterprises in engineering, architecture, management, science, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
  • John Hopkins Summer Internship ProgramFor students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in careers in science, medicine and public health.
  • Department of Energy Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership ProgramFor students interested in scientific research.
  • Guide to College and Careers for Minorities in STEM: This guide offers in-depth information in several areas, including: a discussion of the current representation of minorities in STEM field, the various in-demand STEM careers and related college programs, advice on how minority students can choose a supportive college, a list of resources available to minority STEM students, and a comprehensive lists of minority-focused scholarship opportunities.