Top Twenty Summer 2017 Diversity Internship Programs

by Suzanne Lazar ’16, graduate student, SUNY Empire State College; editor, The Student Connection

January 5, 2017

‌BlackNews.com released its annual list of the top twenty (20) summer 2017 diversity internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students with the cooperation of: www.findinternships.com –

http://www.blacknews.com/news/top-2017-african-american-minority-and-diversity-summer-internship-programs/#.WKSQEJeVEnJ

Findinternships.com features a similar list on its website of the top twenty-five (25) diversity summer internships which can be found at:

http://www.findinternships.com/2016/11/top-25-minority-internships-for-2017.html

#1 – The NBA Internship Program offers college students and graduate students an exciting opportunity to use their skills and classroom learning within a national sports environment. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/nba-internship-program.html

#2 – The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the NASCAR industry. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/03/nascar-diversity-internship-program.html

#3 – Black Enterprise Internships are designed to provide real-life work experiences for undergraduates and graduate students interested in a career in the media industry. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/black-enterprise-internships.html

#4 – The NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship offers an opportunity for diverse students to be chosen for a unique two-year internship program. Learn more atwww.findinternships.com/2013/10/ncaa-ethnic-minority-and-womens.html

#5 – The Minority Access Internship Program offers spring, summer and fall internships for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates and professionals. Learn more atwww.findinternships.com/2013/05/minority-access-internship-program.html

#6 – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships are available for college students pursuing undergraduate associates or bachelors degrees. Learn more athttp://www.findinternships.com/search?q=congressional+black+caucus orwww.cbcfinc.org/internships

#7 – Explore Microsoft Internship Program is for diverse students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Learn more atwww.findinternships.com/2013/04/Explore-Microsoft-Internship-Program.html

#8 – BET Networks Internships provides paid internships for both undergraduate and graduate students at five different locations.
Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/09/bet-networks-internships.html

#9 – The UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Program is a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Learn more atwww.findinternships.com/2013/04/uncf-naacp-gateway-to-leadership-internship-program.html

#10 – Google Internships is rated No. 1 by Forbes as the best internship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in software engineering. Google offers an open culture and rich learning experience as well as good pay. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/02/google-internships_15.html

#11 – The TV One Internship Program is open to full-time or part-time students attending an accredited college or university with an interest in a career in the media industry. TV One, one of the largest African American cable networks. Internships are offered to college students in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Learn more atwww.findinternships.com/2013/09/tv-one-internship-program_12.html

#12 – Oracle offers a 8-week, paid internship for students who attend one of the 39-member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The internships help students to gain knowledge and experience in the field of technology. Learn more atwww.findinternships.com/2014/01/oracle-diversity-internships_95.html

#13 – The National Urban League Summer Internship Program offers internships to students who are interested in a career in the non-profit industry. The program provides an 8-week paid internship for college students in either New York City or Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/04/national-urban-league-summer-internship_8.html

#14 – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) offers internships to minority students interested in pursuing a future career in journalism. Applicants selected for a 10-week internship will be offered positions in print, broadcast or online disciplines at selected news organizations across the country. Learn more athttp://www.findinternships.com/search?q=national+association+of+black+journalists

#15 – The Essence Communications Internship is a 9-week, paid internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a career in the media industry. Candidates must have a strong interest in issues among African American women.
Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/essence-communications-internship_73.html

#16 – The Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) offers a full-time summer work experience for college students pursuing a career in advertising who are Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multi-ethnic. Learn more atwww.findinternships.com/2013/05/multicultural-advertising-intern-program_5.html

#17 – Merck offers 9-11 week internships are available to students in the areas of research & development, sales & marketing, information technology, human resources, communications, finance and legal, as well as internships in biology and chemistry. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/03/merck-internships_1.html

#18 – General Motors offers internships in the areas of communications, finance, information technology, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, health and safety. The internships offer a paid opportunity for students to receive a challenging work experience in the automotive industry. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/04/general-motors-internships_33.html

#19 – DELL Computers offers 10-12 week internships during the summer for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of marketing and sales, finance and accounting, IT and more. Internships provide real-world experience for college students while they are still in school. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2014/01/dell-internships_9.html

#20 – PricewaterhouseCoopers offers more than 700 internships each year across 29 countries for students majoring in accounting and finance. Students will work with highly skilled professionals and receive a realistic insight into the accounting and finance profession. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/03/pricewaterhousecoopers-internships_67.html

Findinternships.com also features the following five (5) additional summer 2017 diversity internships on its website:

#21 - White House Initiative’s Year-Round Internship Program For African Americansat the United States Department of Education (US DOE) - http://www.findinternships.com/2014/02/white-house-initiatives-year-round_12.html

#22 - Internships with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - http://www.findinternships.com/2014/02/internships-with-white-house-initiative_44.html  It appears that this internship program has been discontinued by the current administration.  Intern applicants can access a new White House internship webpage at: https://apply.whitehouse.gov

#23 - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP) - http://www.findinternships.com/2015/03/hacu-national-internship-program_38.html

#24 - Allstate Insurance Internships -http://www.findinternships.com/2014/01/allstate-internships_0.html

#25 -  Coca Cola Internships for Undergraduates and Graduate Students -http://www.findinternships.com/2013/02/coca-cola-internships_68.html

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Top Twenty Summer 2017 Diversity Internship Programs, by Suzanne Lazar ’16, graduate student, SUNY Empire State College; editor, The Student Connection

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