Resources for Latinx Students

While we realize that the term “Latinx” captures a huge geographic area, as well as a diverse range of cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds, we present these resources as one document due to the way in which career resources are typically made available.

U.S. law provides specific protection against discrimination based on a person’s identified race.

In addition to knowing your legal rights, it is also important to identify employers that are inclusive in their hiring and professional support practices.

Below is a collection of other career-related resources, including relevant information on employers, professional organizations, and funding sources.


Career Prep/Networking Opportunities

McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program at Wellesley is a two-year research program for students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields interested in pursuing the PhD. Supporting first-generation, low-income, and students of color, the McNair Scholars Program helps scholars pursue their academic and professional goals to graduate school and beyond!

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
Intense Career Preparation for Black, Latinx and Native American students interested in business and consulting

Jumpstart Financial Services and Consulting Undergraduate Forum
The JumpStart UGrad Financial Services and Consulting Diversity Forum helps educate and prepare incoming UGrad students for careers in finance or consulting.



Bauce Magazine listing of 110 College & Graduate Scholarships for Women of Color
This listing of scholarships is tailored to multicultural women who are enrolled as undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of academic disciplines. All scholarships are separated by category and include information in regards to the total award amount and general application date.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships
SHPE is committed to enhancing America's position in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with a strong and talented workforce. With more than 300 chapters across the country and 10,000 members, SHPE continues to grow and positively impact the STEM industry, Hispanic community and national landscape.

The League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarships
LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students through our educational arm, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).



The AAAS Minority Science Writers Program Internship
The internship is open to any minority undergraduate with a serious interest in science writing.

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences
Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internship Program
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.

The Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media
We recruit promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media and technology companies, provide the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Since 1992 the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has recruited college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Internships Program
Recruits Hispanic college students for paid 10-week summer or 15-week fall or spring internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country.

For over four decades, INROADS has helped businesses gain greater access to diverse talent through continuous leadership development of outstanding ethnically diverse students and placement of those students in internships at many of North America’s top corporations, firms and organizations.

The James E. Webb Internship Program (for minority groups)
The internship is at the Smithsonian Institute and is for a duration of ten weeks, focused on administration in a nonprofit environment. Interns will receive a stipend of $550 per week.  Students may perform a variety of activities, such as assisting with art exhibitions, designing and writing content for web sites, working on projects for the Library of Congress, or working on budgets, grants and contracts.

Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP)
The program will advance employment and community engagement opportunities with an emphasis on cultural resource stewardship and interpretation. It will target undergraduates and graduate students while developing mission critical internship projects that will support NPS goals and objectives. The experience will create strong mentor and protégé relationships and support the career growth of talented students.

In June of 2005, LatinoJustice PRLDEF launched a new initiative called LAWbound®, a project whose aim was to increase the number of Latinos who successfully stay on the path to law school.

McKinsey Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship
Their sophomore diversity leaders internship program provides a highly select group of students of African descent with first hand experience consulting

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

Smithsonian Latino Center
The Smithsonian Latino Center is the division of the Smithsonian Institution that ensures that Latino contributions to art, science and the humanities are highlighted, understood and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections and educational opportunities at the Smithsonian Institution and its affiliated organizations across the United States and internationally. The Center offers academic internships for upper level high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students during the fall, winter/spring, and summer semesters.

The Smithsonian Institution Minority Internship Program
10-week summer, fall or spring internships. Interns work on research or museum-related projects under the supervision of museum staff members. The position is full time, and interns receive a stipend of $400 per week, with additional travel allowances occasionally offered.

Spanish-Language and LatinX Media Internship- GLAAD
The Spanish-Language & Latinx Media Intern is part of a dynamic team that monitors and responds to print and broadcast media as it pertains to GLAAD's mission. Additionally, the Intern helps foster GLAAD’s role as a community resource nationwide.

Sponsors For Educational Opportunity Career
A professional development and internship program targeting talented Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergrads. Provide the Education, Development, Growth and Experience needed to gain a competitive advantage and launch your career.

White House Initiative On Educational Excellence for Hispanics
The White House Initiative’s (WHI) Year-round Internship Program provides current undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to learn about Latino-focused education policy, communications, and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include
Deadline for summer was 3/15 HOWEVER, this is a fall, spring and summer rolling-basis internship