(BlackNews.com) Internships are a gateway for students that lead to careers. There are thousands of internship opportunities each year across the country, and some of these programs are specifically for minorities and African Americans. Here are just five of such programs:
Microsoft Internship Program For Women and Minorities For current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Students may apply in their freshman or sophomore year of college.
White House Initiatives Year-round Internship Program For African Americans Enjoy an exciting experience for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in improving education outcomes for African Americans. This is an unpaid internship working for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
National Urban League Summer Internship Program This program is for students 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.
UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Program A 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This program offers finance majors an opportunity to work with major financial organizations during the internship.
NASCAR Diversity Internship Program A 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry, who are of Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or of other racial minority descent. Students must have an interest in the NASCAR industry.
To search and apply for more internship opportunities, visit www.FindInternships.com.
National Life Group accepting nominations for National LifeChanger
National Life Group has announced the nomination process for the 2013-2014 National LifeChanger of the Year program is now open.
LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that recognizes and rewards K-12 school district educators and employees from around the country who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.
Anyone may nominate a K-12 education professional or school employee for the LifeChanger of the Year award. Students are welcome to submit nominations but must have support from an administrator, teacher or parent.
Nominees must be full-time school employees. Award winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
– A proven ability to make a beneficial differ An ability to positively add to the development of the school and/or district’s atmosphere
– A leader in his or her activities at the school and/or district level
– A proven record of excellent performance at the professional level
– A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere
The National LifeChanger of the Year selection committee, which includes teachers and school employees, will review all nominations and choose a total of ten winners for the 2013-14 school year.
National LifeChanger of the Year – $10,000
$5,000 personal cash award
$5,000 donation to school
First Runner-Up – $7,000
$3,500 personal cash award
$3,500 donation to school
Second Runner-Up – $5,000
$2,500 personal cash award
$2,500 donation to school
LifeChangers – $3,000 (seven awards to be given)
$1,500 personal cash award
$1,500 donation to school
Last year, Charles Clark, a custodian at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas was selected as the National LifeChanger of the Year award winner out of more than 400 nominees from 33 states.