Internship Opportunities

American Indian Science and Engineering Society – Internship Program

The AISES Internship Program provides students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options. Placing students in 10-week summer positions with partner agencies, the program also promotes advanced study to the graduate level and assists students in developing professional networks.

CBS Diversity Internships

City of Phoenix – Management Intern Program

The city of Phoenix Management Intern Program has been attracting outstanding graduate students to government service since 1950. If you are interested in a career in public administration, this program is an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of innovative management systems and gain exposure to many of the issues facing city government.

The city of Phoenix Management Intern Program offers a one-year internship to individuals who have earned or completed all coursework towards a master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. As one of the oldest, most respected municipal management training programs in the United States, the management internship is designed to attract, develop and retain innovative people in local government.

University of Colorado – SMART Program

The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in preparing for graduate degrees in science, math and engineering. SMART offers students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and participate in workshops designed to strengthen scientific writing and oral presentation skills.

SMART interns earn three (3) hours of upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study, and receive a stipend, room and board, and travel expenses.

Golondrinas de las Americas

Founded by Cornell University professor David Winkler almost a decade ago and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Golondrinas de las Americas project trains about 15 students per year to study the breeding biology and behavior of this closely related group of swallows in North, Central and South America.

For more information or to apply for the program, contact Caren Cooper at or go to for more information.

Medical University of South Carolina

We would like to inform undergraduate students about 2014 summer research opportunities with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Our Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) research team seeks to recruit several undergraduate students for a 10-week research internship from May-July 2014 to assist with our Longevity After Injury Project (LAIP). Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate students whose research interests include Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), biostatistics, epidemiology, and/or health disparities should consider applying to work with our research team. Interested students would need to apply before January 31, 2014 with MUSC’s College of Graduate Studies. To learn more about the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), please visit

To view the accomplishments of our previous summer research students, you can visit our website by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Walker at (843) 792-4201.

Native American Congressional Internship Program

The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers a paid ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. for Native American and Alaska Native law students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The Native American Congressional internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.

Interns work in congressional and agency offices, such as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Department of Interior, where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, to network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

The program offers interns an opportunity to learn how legislation affecting tribal communities is made, make valuable contacts with national Native advocacy organizations and federal officials, and hone research and writing skills.

For more information, visit

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

SMART (Sex offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking)

The office of SMART is currently recruiting for a Program Support Clerk, GS-0303-04. This is a STEP (Student Temporary Employment Program) position which means the applicant has to be a student in an accredited academic institution at least half-time to apply. This position will be working very closely with the office’s Indian Country Programs. Experience with or in Indian Country government/culture is preferred but not required.

For additional information please contact Constance Jones at: or call me at 1-202-616-8663.

Stanford School of Medicine – Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program

HCOP provides free tuition and housing for the six-week residential program. HCOP participants live on the Stanford campus for six weeks with a staff of Stanford Residential Program Coordinators who provide a supportive academic and living environment, focusing on promoting community spirit, team building, and problem solving. is your gateway to internships and research opportunities in science and engineering fields.

United Negro College Fund – UNCF Corporate Scholars

UNCF Corporate Scholars Programs help college students gain invaluable professional experience through paid internships at America’s leading Fortune 500 corporations and national organizations. Students also receive up to a $10,000 scholarship. Many of the internships are renewable. The ultimate goal of the program is to ensure that successful corporations have a ready pool of well-trained, ethnically diverse young professionals who can create the products and efficiencies companies need to compete in the dynamic, globally integrated marketplace of today. Eligibility requirements are different for each program. Hundreds of students have participated in the program, resulting in money for college and abundant job offers.

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

For more information and to apply, please visit:

“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and will have an opportunity to serve… I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”
-President Barack Obama, May 22, 2009

President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service.