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:
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Citi Freshman Discovery
- Code 2040 Fellows Program
- Credit Suisse Steps to Success
- Facebook University
- Google Engineering Practicum
- Google Summer of Code
- JPMorgan Freshman Experience
- McKinsey Freshman Diversity Leadership Academy
- Microsoft Explore
- Morgan Stanley Freshman Enhancement Program
- Twitter Academy
This list is not exhaustive. Bookmark the page and check back for updates.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) internships
Application: Typically opens a year in advance (i.e. mid-December 2018/January 2019 for summer 2020 opportunities)
- Completion of first semester of 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.
Application: Live now! Apply by January 2019
- First-year with expected graduation between Winter 2021-Spring 2022
- Self-identify 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 opens in September and closes 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 Steps to Success
The Credit Suisse Steps to Success Event offers diverse candidates (for example, students who are female, Black, Hispanic, LGBT, veterans, disabled, or diverse in other ways) the opportunity to learn about the financial industry and specifically, what it’s like to work at Credit Suisse.
Application: Live now! Apply with your resume and tailored response letter by March 1, 2019.
- First-year student (class of 2022) with diverse background
- Must be able to attend both days of the program (April 11-12, 2019)
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 opens in September
- First-year (Class of 2022) or second-year (Class of 2021)
- Demonstrated interest in science and technology
- Available to work in Menlo Park, CA or Seattle, WA for the duration of the internship
Google Engineering Practicum
The Google Engineering Practicum (EP) 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. Students from all schools and students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, including but not limited to women, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, students with disabilities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Application: Typically opens in September
First- or second-year undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
- First-year students must have taken one college-level Computer Science course by end of first semester (AP or IB Computer Science is acceptable)
- Second-year students should have taken two Computer Science courses
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: Opens March 25, 2019 and closes April 9, 2019. See the timeline here.
- At least 18 years of age when you register and a current full or part-time student
- You have not already been accepted as a Student in GSoC more than once
- See Program Rules for more information.
JPMorgan Freshman Experience
The JPMorgan Freshman Experience is an invite-only two-day event taking place at the company’s headquarters in New York City. Students gain an understanding of JPMorgan businesses and have the opportunity to learn about future programs, including the Sophomore Development Fellowship.
If you are not selected to participate in the Freshman Experience, this will not impact any future applications you make at JPMorgan Chase.
Application: Applications closed for 2019
- First-year student
- Self-identify as Black, Hispanic or Native American
McKinsey Freshman Diversity Leadership Academy
McKinsey’s Freshman Diversity Leadership Academy is a 1.5-day program designed for first-year students and includes social and professional interactive activities, workshops and exciting panels and speakers. The event will take place at The Commons, McKinsey’s dedicated learning destination in Norwalk, CT. Travel costs will be covered.
Application: Live now! Apply with your resume, GPA and SAT/ACT scores, and question response in PDF form by February 28, 2019
- First-year student (class of 2022)
- Self-identify as Black/African American, Hispanic and Latino, and/or a part of Indigenous groups in North America
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 LGBTQ 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
- 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
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
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).
Application: Typically opens in August/September and closes in November
- 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