The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services

Resources for Special Communities: Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Minorities

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American Institute for Managing Diversity National nonprofit diversity think tank that is committed to demonstrating the power and potential of diversity management through research, education and public outreach.

IMDiversity -  dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women.

The Riley Guide Resources for Women, Minorities, and Other Affinity Groups and Audiences - resources specifically that meet the needs or address the interests of various groups, such as women, persons of varied nationalities or ethnic backgrounds.

Population-Specific Resources

For African American or Black Students

  The Black Collegian - the electronic version of The Black Collegian Magazine, which provides rich content and resources to all people of color seeking career and self-development information.

Black Excel - offers an extensive scholarship database.

 Everything Black  - Focusing on African American community issues with links to organizations serving the arts, education, business, and more.


For Latino, Latina, or Hispanic American Students

 Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement - HAVE is dedicated to incubating and nurturing Latinos at all stages of the career continuum from high school to college and on to the professional years.

 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science - SACNAS encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels. - specializes in joining the Hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for diversity in the workplace.

INROADS, Inc. - The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Need GPA of 3.5 or better to qualify.

For Native American Students

 American Indian Science and Engineering Society - AISES is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. - offers job listings in Native American Communities, on or near Indian Reservations and Urban Native American communities, and with Tribal Nations and Non-Tribal Companies.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science - SACNAS encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.

The Tribal Employment Newsletter - utilized by employers nationally to increase the effectiveness of their diversity recruitment efforts. 

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet Jobs and other resources.

Sample Internships, Entry-Level Jobs, Scholarships, and Fellowships 

This list represents only a small sample of opportunities.  Please use  IRIS to access an expansive list of opportunities. Internship listings through Nationwide Internship Consortium (NIC)

 The Biomedical Science Careers Program - provides students of all races, ethnic backgrounds, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of careers in biomedical sciences.

 Black Excel - offers an extensive scholarship database.

 The Gates Millennium Scholars - provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.  The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential. - facilitates diversity recruitment by bringing together human resource professionals with multicultural and/or bilingual professional candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 Inroads - develops and places talented minority youth in business and industry.

Rochester Institute of Technology 2010 Internship/Co-op Listing for Minorities: A very long listing of co-op/internship positions listed that specifically focus on providing opportunities for minority students and students from underrepresented groups in the sciences and medicine.

 Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships - offers a number of internship programs for minority students interested in a variety of fields including history, art, culture and science.

 Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) - provides services through three major programs:  the Career Program, the SEO Scholars Program, and SIRV (Saving, Investing and Returning Value in Communities of Color).

 Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute - trains future leaders for government service and other public service careers and by cultivating the development of leaders equipped to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds in an era of globalization.


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