Scholarships and Internships
Internships and Fellowships
Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
From its inception in 1980 to the entry of its last cohort in 1999, the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program has recruited and empowered a new generation of culturally diverse professionals dedicated to public service for a changing nation and world. PPIA has seen over 2,000 alumni all over the United States and across the world take on key local, national, and international responsibilities.
HACU National Internship Program
Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. A senior graduating in May is only eligible in the summer program.
Civil Rights Summer
A Fellowship for Emerging Social Justice Leaders
Eligibility: For college students that are interested in social justice issues and have shown leadership qualities, have strong academic abilities, are 18 years or older, are residents of the U.S. and have completed 2 years of post-secondary education (and at least 30 credit hours by the beginning of the summer).
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program
Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate students who have completed one year of college by the start of the program. College seniors graduating before the program begins are ineligible.
Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Women & Public Policy Internship Semester
Washington, DC generally May - August & September - December.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowship Program
Applicants should have graduated from a college or university (with a BA/BS degree) within one year of the application deadline, or be currently enrolled as graduate students.
Research Experience for Undergraduates
REU Summer Institute in Minority Group Demography
Qualifications and Applications:
* Applicants should have completed their sophomore or junior years
* Preference will be given to students with junior standing and/or sociology majors/ honors program participants
*Applicants must submit an application form, resume, college transcripts, and one nominating letter of recommendation from a university faculty member
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Print and broadcast internship listings can be found at their website.
Shell Legislative Internship Program (SLIP)
The Program will select participants, who are residents of (but need not attend college in) the following states: Ariz., Calif., Colo., Fla., Ill., N.Mex., N.Y. and Tex.
Must be an undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in an accredited four-year institution (rising junior or seniors still eligible).
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of Latino origin.
Must Demonstrate leadership potential and possess a sense of commitment to the Latino community.
Barbara Jordan Congressional Scholars Program
Candidates must be either: a rising senior (entering their senior year during internship), or in their senior year of undergraduate study, or have graduated within the last twelve months from an accredited U.S. college or university.
U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leaders Program
Selected students will be placed with one of the 38 Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) members and serve as full-time policy interns.
The Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with this enriching fellowship program. Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholarships and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative aides in the Capitol during the 82nd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks. Complementing the work experience, they will meet with local and state leaders for weekly sessions about leadership and policies that shape communities. In addition, Scholars and Fellows receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.
Applicants may be downloaded from the SHRC website at http://www.tshrc.org/Luna_Scholars_App_2011.pdf. If you would like to learn more about the program or have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Saenz at (512) 499-8606 or email her at email@example.com.
Tracking Cultures Program
Galbraith Scholars Program
For rising college juniors or seniors with strong intellectual interests in issues of inequality and social policy.
Summer Research Opportunity Programs
Eligibility: Underrepresented minority students, including African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Puerto Ricans, and other Latinos, who are sophomores or juniors majoring in any field are eligible to apply. Participants are expected to devote full time to the program during the eight-to-ten-week summer session.
Eligibility: Students from groups historically underrepresented in the humanities, arts, social sciences, engineering, and physical and natural sciences are eligible to apply. Must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents. Students should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major field of study and be entering their junior year. Applicants must have a genuine interest in research and teaching as a career.