Interested in gaining first-hand insight into a career or industry of interest? Read on for specific opportunities that cater to first and second years.

Programs at a glance:

This list is not exhaustive. Bookmark the page and check back for updates.


Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) internships

First-year students are eligible to apply for CIA Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Programs, as well as the Undergraduate Scholarship Program.

Application: Typically opens a year in advance (i.e. mid-December 2018/January 2019 for summer 2020 opportunities)


  • Completion of the first semester of an undergraduate program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Citi Freshman Discovery

The Citi Freshman Discovery, Diversity Program is an introductory experience focused on helping freshmen of diverse backgrounds understand financial services, gain technical skills and kickoff the career planning process. Citi’s Freshman Discovery Program is a two-day immersive experience held in late May at Citi’s Headquarters in New York City.

As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the future of work at Citi, hear from senior leaders and recent graduates, learn technical and soft skills and accelerate your career development.

Program & Application:  


  • First-Year student who self-identifies as Black, Hispanic and/or Female
  • Interest in financial services or want to explore the opportunities available within the industry
  • Open to all disciplines and majors; all candidates are selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, campus leadership, and interest in the industry

Code2040 Fellows Program

The Code2040 Fellows Program is an intensive career accelerator for Black and Latinx college and graduate-level computer science students. For 10 weeks between June and August, you’ll intern at a top tech company and participate in a series of learning experiences designed to give you the tools and resources you need to navigate the tech industry and build an exciting, lasting career.

Application: Typically open in September and close in November


  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Coding experience
  • Self-identify as Black and/or Latinx
  • Interest in advocating for racial equity in the tech industry

Credit Suisse Americas Diversity and inclusion programs

Credit Suisse has specific diversity programs that offer diverse candidates (for example, students who are female, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino) the opportunity to learn about the financial industry and specifically, what it’s like to work at Credit Suisse.

Search and Apply for the opportunities below:

  • Sophomore Diversity Program
  • Women’s Mentor Program

Facebook University

Facebook believes that anyone, anywhere can make a positive impact by developing products to bring the world closer together. Facebook University (FBU) for Engineers is a paid eight-week training program designed to provide mobile development experience to students who are historically under-represented in computer science.

The eight weeks are broken down by three-weeks of mobile development training in either iOS or Android, followed by five weeks of hands-on project work on small teams of three. Throughout the duration of the program, you’ll be paired with a Facebook Engineer who will serve as your mentor and guide you along the way.

Application: Typically open in September and close in October


  • First-year  or second-year students
  • Demonstrated interest in science and technology
  • Available to work in Menlo Park, CA or Seattle, WA for the duration of the internship
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (ie: C/C++, JavaScript, Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Lua, Objective C etc.)

Google Engineering Practicum

The Google STEP (Student in Training Engineering Program) internship is a 12-week internship for first and second-year undergraduate students with a passion for computer science. The program provides developmental opportunities to students from groups historically underrepresented in tech through technical training and professional development. 

Application: Typically open in September and close in November


  • First or second-year undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field in North America.
  • Some programming experience and CS coursework may be required.

Google Summer of Code

The Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work on a three-month programming project with an open source organization during their break from university. GSoC is not considered an internship or job, but an activity that the student performs as an independent developer for which they are paid a stipend.

Application: Typically open in January and close in February


  • See Program Rules for more information.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Early advantage Programs

JP Morgan offers a variety of Early Insight (Pre-Internship) programs or events to help students explore what it is like to work at a top financial firm. The program experience has a focus on professional development as you may work on a presentation skills during an interactive workshop and have the opportunity to network with business leaders. Program length varies and these programs are designed for early-year undergraduate students in all majors.

Application: Typically open in January and close in February

Qualifications: Review their Guide to Getting Hired

McKinsey sophomore diversity leaders Academy (SDLI)

McKinsey’s SDLI program is designed for second-year students to gain experience with consulting. Students will work in one of Mckinsey’s offices for 10 weeks to help serve clients, build new skills and partcipate in social activities. Much of the focus is on learning and personal development, successful interns may receive an offer for the following summer.


  • Second-year student who identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic and Latino, and/or a part of Indigenous groups in North America

Microsoft Explore

Explore Microsoft is a 12-week summer internship program specifically designed for first and second-year college students. The program is rotational and allows you to gain experience in our different software engineering roles. It’s also designed to give you hands-on experience with various tool and programming languages in the field of software development, and encourage you to pursue degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines. Your on-the-job learning will be augmented with mentoring, community building and networking opportunities.

Application: Typically posted in August; rolling deadline


  • First- or second-year with a demonstrated interest in majoring in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or related technical major
  • Must have completed an Introduction to Computer Science course (or equivalent class) as well as one semester of calculus (or equivalent) by the start of the program
  • Finalists will be selected based on eligibility and demonstrated interest in the software industry
  • Especially encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in engineering, including women, Native-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Veterans and students with disabilities

Morgan Stanley Freshman Enhancement Program

The Freshman Enhancement Program provides Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT+ students the opportunity to experience Morgan Stanley culture first-hand. Participating divisions include Wealth Management, Global Capital Markets, Investment Banking, and Sales & Trading and Research. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.

Selected candidates participate in a paid program at our offices in New York City before June and based on participant availability (exact timing of the program to be determined). The program includes valuable training, networking opportunities and exposure to Morgan Stanley professionals across businesses.

Application: Accepted on rolling basis


  • First-year undergraduate student who identifies as Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or LGBT+
  • Interest in financial services, excellent work ethic and strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Analytical, quantitative, have the ability to multi-task, are results driven, a leader and a team player with a positive attitude 

Twitter University recruiting programs

Twitter Academy is a paid 12-week summer internship program designed for second-year students interested in gaining hands-on and real-life experience in the tech industry. This program is for students historically underrepresented in computer science (black, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American).


  • Interest in computer science/engineering, hardware, machine learning, network security and/or data science
  • Full-time student identifying as black, Latinx, and/or Native American


Review the Twitter for students page to learn more about the Twitter university application.