In order to address historical race and gender gaps in the workforce, many industries have developed  diversity recruitment programs. These programs focus on attracting, preparing, and placing underrepresented students for internships or jobs in these fields.

We have listed some recruitment programs and opportunities targeted to diverse candidates, but you should also search LionSHARE for more.

DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT PROGRAM

INDUSTRY

POPULATION

PROGRAM RECRUITS
At Columbia

AAAS Project on Science, Technology, and Disability

STEM

Persons with disabilities

 

American Association of Advertising Agencies

Advertising

Racial Minorities

 

AAPD Internship Program

Various

Persons with disabilities

 

APS/IBM Research Internship for Underrrepresented Minority Students

Science and Engineering 

Racial minorities

 

Barclays Diversity Freshman Foundation Program

Finance  

Racial, gender, and/or sexual orientation minorities
(First-years)

Yes

Barclays Diversity Sophomore Springboard Program

Finance

Women and ethnically diverse sophomores

Yes

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Gov’t/Public Service

Racial minorities

 

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Gov’t/Public Service

Black students

 

The CBS Diversity Institute/Writers Mentoring Program

Media — TV

Racial, gender, and/or sexual orientation minorities

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Scholar Intern Programs

Health Services, Accounting, Communications, Computer  Science, Media/PR, Marketing 

Hispanic students

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Congressional Internship Program

Gov’t/Public Service

Hispanic students

 

Deloitte NextGen Leaders Program

Consulting

Unspecified

Yes

Emma Bowen Foundation 

Media

Racial minorities

 

Explore Microsoft Internship Program 

Computer Science and Technology

Women, Native American, African American, Hispanic, Students with disabilities

 

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Gov’t/Public Service

Racial minorities, people with disabilities, military veterans

 

Film Independent, Project Involve

Media — Film

Unspecified

 

FOX, Writer’s Intensive

Media — TV

Unspecified

 

Future Global Leaders Fellowship

Gov’t/Public Service

Unspecified

Yes

Getty Museum Multicultural Internships

Arts Management

Racial minorities

 

Goldman Sachs

Financial Services

Racial, gender, and/or sexual orientation minorities

Yes

Google BOLD

STEM

Racial and gender minorities
(Juniors)

Yes

HACU National Internship Program

Various

Hispanic students

 

IBM Project View

Tech

Racial, gender, and/or sexual orientation minorities

Yes

INROADS

Business

Racial minorities

 

JP Morgan Winning Women Undergrad 

Financial Services

Women

Yes

JP Morgan Winning Women Graduate

Financial Services

Women

Yes

Jopwell

General Recruiting 

Black, Hispanic, Native American

Yes

Lime Connect

General Recruiting

Persons with disabilities

 

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

Business

Racial minorities

 

McKinsey Sophomore Diversity Leaders

Consulting 

Black and/or Hispanic
(Sophomores)

Yes

Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Academia

Racial minorities

Yes

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships 

Law and Social Science

African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, or  
Puerto Rican, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ (Sophomores and Juniors)

 

NASCAR Diversity Internship Program

Various

Racial Minorities/Multicultural

 

The Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship

Public Affairs

Native American and Native Alaskan students

 

Public Policy and International Affairs Program

Public Affairs

Racial minorities

 

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

Business

Racial minorities

 

Smithsonian Institution Minority Internship Programs 

Arts Management

Racial minorities

 

Smithsonian Institution Minority Awards Program for Visiting Students

Arts Management

Racial minorities

 

T. Howard Foundation Multimedia and  Entertainment Internships

Media

Racial minorities

 

US Department of Energy Minority & Government Internships

Energy

Racial minorities

 

VICE Media Summer Internship

Media

Unspecified

 

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