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Top 2017 African-American, Minority and Diversity Summer Internship Programs


#1 – The NBA Internship Program offers college students an exciting opportunity to use their skills and classroom learning within a national sports environment. Learn more at

#2 – The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry. Learn more at

#3 – Black Enterprise Internships are designed to provide real-life work experiences for college students interested in a career in the media industry. Learn more at

#4 – The NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship offers an opportunity for a minority, female college student to be chosen for a unique two-year internship program. Learn more at

#5 – The Minority Access Internship Program offers spring, summer and fall internships for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates and professionals. Learn more at

#6 – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships are available for college students pursuing undergraduate associates or bachelor’s degrees. Learn more at

#7 – Explore Microsoft Internship Program is for current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Learn more at

#8 – BET Networks Internships provides paid internships for both undergraduate and graduate college students at five different locations.
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#9 – The UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Program is a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Learn more at

#10 – Google Internships is rated No. 1 by Forbes as the best internship opportunity for college students interested in a career in software engineering. Google offers an open culture and rich learning experience as well as good pay. Learn more at

#11 – The TV One Internship Program is open to full-time or part-time students attending an accredited college or university with an interest in a career in the media industry. TV One, one of the largest African American cable networks. Internships are offered to undergraduate college students in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Learn more at

#12 – Oracle offers a 8-week, paid internship for students who attend one of the 39-member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The internships help students to gain knowledge and experience in the field of technology. Learn more at

#13 – The National Urban League Summer Internship Program offers internships to students who are 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. Learn more at

#14 – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) offers internships to minority students interested in pursuing a future career in journalism. Applicants selected for a 10-week internship will be offered positions in print, broadcast or online disciplines at selected news organizations across the country. Learn more at

#15 – The Essence Communications Internship is a 9-week, paid internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a career in the media industry. Candidates must have a strong interest in issues among African American women.
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#16 – The Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) offers a full-time summer work experience for college students pursuing a career in advertising. Eligible students must be Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multi-ethnic. Learn more at

#17 – Merck offers 9-11 week internships are available to college students in the areas of research & development, sales & marketing, information technology, human resources, communications, finance and legal, as well as internships in biology and chemistry. Learn more at

#18 – General Motors offers internships in the areas of communications, finance, information technology, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, health and safety. The internships offer a paid opportunity for students to receive a challenging work experience in the automotive industry. Learn more at

#19 – DELL Computers offers 10-12 week internships during the summer for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of marketing and sales, finance and accounting, IT and more. Internships provide real-world experience for college students while they are still in school. Learn more at

#20 – PricewaterhouseCoopers offers more than 700 internships each year across 29 countries for college students majoring in accounting and finance. Students will work with highly skilled professionals and receive a realistic insight into the accounting and finance profession. Learn more at


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Woodward West is offering several Photo/Video assistant positions at their camp during the summer 2017 season.  


If you are interested in applying for these positions we would love to hear from you!



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Intern Opportunity

Rady Children's Hospital and

UCSD School of Medicine

Who:                Highly motivated scholars,  ages 15-19 

          with an interest in careers in healthcare

What:               Rady Children’s 2017 Summer Medical Academy

When:              July 10 – 21, 2017

Where:             UCSD School of Medicine and

                       Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego


Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, in collaboration with UCSD School of Medicine, UCSD Health and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has exciting summer plans for students who will be 15-19 years old in July 2017. The Summer Medical Academy engages attendees in a variety of health topics, including orthopedics, emergency medicine, suturing, cardiology, genomics and more. The 2-week intensive experience includes hands-on clinical skills workshops and discussion; lab simulations and activities; and field trips. 


More information and the paper application, click here.    


Intern Opportunity



Biocom Institute is looking for young adults from age 17 to 24 who want to explore the biotechnology field. Interns and take biotechnology college courses for free and complete a paid internship through the Introductory Life Science Experience Program.  Eligible candidates must demonstrate significant educational or financial barriers.  Contact Biocom Institute by emailing [email protected] or visit and click ILSE. They are currently accepting applications. APPLY TODAY!

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Job Opportunity
Job Title: Student Worker
Closing Date/Time: Sat. 06/04/16 2:00 PM
Salary: $10.02 Hourly
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Port of San Diego, California

CLICK HERE for more information

The Port of San Diego has temporary, student only, employment opportunities during the Summer of 2016. Student Workers may be assigned to work inside in an office environment or outside in a park setting. Inside work or general clerical duties may include the following duties: maintaining filing systems; answering and directing telephone inquiries; and typing. Outside work may include the following duties: clearing landscape and open areas of weeds and trash; planting and pruning shrubs and cultivating landscape areas; assisting maintenance personnel with the cleaning and maintenance of other work areas.

Student Workers must work four (4) hours up to eight (8) hours per day, Monday through Thursday. Schedules will be determined by the department the Student Worker is assigned to. The expected employment period for Student Workers is from Monday, June 27, 2016 through Thursday, September 1, 2016.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have been a full-time student in the Spring of 2016. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21 on the day of the lottery (No Exceptions).  No previous work experience is required.
Summer Camps at San Diego Art Institute
SDAI offers innovative art-making opportunities with leading artists and educators. Discount on purchases over $500 with code SUMMERFUN2016

SDAI has collaborated with local artists, arts organizations, and educators to bring you three weeks of innovative and engaging summer camps in 2016. Sessions will be held in both the mornings and afternoons to accommodate grades K – 3 and 4 - 8 in art-making activities that cultivate a sense of camaraderie through collaboration.
Discover which of the six courses offered suit your budding artist best: CLICK HERE
Trash Mash Up Camp with Bridget McCracken and Jessica McCracken
July 18- 22 9 am-12 pm Grades K-3

NEW! Fiber Arts Camp with Don Porcella: Creating a Circus
July 18-22 9 am-12 pm Grades 4-8

Camp Parkeology with Kate Clark
July 25-July 29 9am-12 pm Grades K-3

Filmmaking Camp with Omar Lopex
July 25-29 1 pm-4 pm Grades 4-8

Constructivist Camp with Dave Ghilarducci
August 1-5 9 am-12 pm Grades K-3

Street Art Camp with Jason Gould
August 1-5 1 pm-4 pm Grades 4-8
Coastal Marine Biolabs
Neuroscience Summer Opportunity
For more information go to: 


The GenCyber Summer Program
July 25 - 29, 2016
The GenCyber Summer Program is designed to create an interest in the field of cyber security and provide a focused curriculum on technical aspects including core concepts and first principles guided by Cyber First Principles.
Cyber Security Academy of Excellence Activities
Formal instruction from USD faculty and current USD engineering students
Hands-on experience with cyber defense tools
Team projects to solve cyber security problems
Field trips to cyber security organizations in the San Diego area

For more information go to:


Secondary School Program 

Imagine studying at Harvard for seven weeks, fully immersed in the college experience. Whether you choose to live on campus, commute, or take courses online, you’ll have the opportunity to explore complex topics, gain valuable life skills, and form lasting bonds.  

If you are a high school student who will graduate in 2016, 2017, or 2018, we invite you to explore all that the Secondary School Program has to offer.


Neuroscience, film, philosophy, creative writing, and computer science—these are just a few of the 200-plus courses you can choose from. Branch out from typical high school offerings, and explore more advanced topics that aren’t available back home.

You’ll study with Harvard faculty and visiting scholars, and earn college credit you may transfer to your chosen university.



Twilight in the Park Concerts OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS:
Position Title:  Audio Engineering Intern
Position Type: Un-paid Internship
Position Location: Spreckles Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Duration: June 21 - Sept 1 plus one pre-season date
Approximate Hours Per Week: 6 (more may be possible)

Qualifications:: No previous experience needed, beginners welcome. 
At least 16 years of age.
Desire to know how to successfully set-up and use a professional sound system.
Appreciation of quality sound.
Work well with others.
Able to listen attentively.
Desired Major(s): All Majors
Contact Information: Mr. Paul Schlomann
Audio Engineer & Principal Instructor
Twilight in the Park Concerts
[email protected]

APPLY: Print application
(Note: It is titled "Individual Volunteer Application".)
Fill in your info. (For "geographic area" check Downtown/Balboa Park. For your availability, only Tu, W, Th are pertinent.)

FAX completed form to (619) 235-1112 or mail it to:
Paul Schlomann
5175 Barbara Ann Place
San Diego CA 92115
Marie Wiggins
Cultural Arts and Facilities Manager
Balboa Park
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego CA 92101
Museum of Photographic Arts
4-day summer workshop on smartphone photography
as part of MOPA's summer camp/workshop program.
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Scholarships are available!

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Questions?  Please contact Karla Whitaker at [email protected]