Diversity-Focused Internship Programs

The internships listed below are a small sample of internship programs focused on recruiting undergraduate students of color. We encourage you to research other internship sources in addition to what is listed in this document.

UT Austin is not partnered or affiliated with any of the sites listed. Please use discretion when perusing opportunities, paying particular attention to intellectual property, compensation, privacy, and ethical guidelines for each site.

All Industries

Art & Museums

Communication, Journalism, & Media

Energy / Environment / Oceanography / Atmospheric Science 

  • C-StREAM is a program focused on recruiting, advising, and mentoring college students from typically underrepresented groups to prepare them for careers in environmental protection and restoration. Program staff work with successful applicants to identify internships and mentors.
  • Hispanic Access Foundation’s My Access to a Network of Opportunities (MANO) Project offers enriching environmental education internships for upcoming Latinx professionals who are passionate about public land conservation and heritage preservation.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NGI Diversity Internship Program provides career exploration in a variety of fields, including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, ecosystem management, marine technology, engineering, socio-economic data analysis, and environmental justice.
  • Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences engages students in the lab through participation in current research projects.
  • National Audubon Society Wings Internships aim to inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities, providing individuals the opportunity to develop skills needed for a successful career in conservation.
  • Smithsonian Minority Awards Program Internships are open to U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.

Environment / Education 

Government & Law

Nonprofit & Philanthropy

Public Health

Public Relations & Public Affairs


Science & Research 



  • Code2040 connects Black and Latinx tech talent excited by the opportunity to spend a summer interning with the best in the industry in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and New York City.
  • Hack.Diversity career and interview coaches assist students before being matched into paid tech internships at one of Boston’s fastest growing companies.

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