Minority Access' National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program Voted 2019 Internship of the Year

By Joyce Huber

The Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program has been voted the 2019 Internship of the Year and for good reason. The Internship Program offers an attractive internship open to all students that include pay, stipends, travel expenses, and housing assistance. Minorities and others are encouraged to apply.

Other Cool Facts About Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship

The theme of the Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship is "Developing Tomorrow's Workforce." This describes the goal of the internship, which is to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities offered in the federal government and other participating organizations. Internships are offered in the spring, summer, and fall to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates, and professionals.

Eligibility Requirements

Open to all U.S. Citizens.  All academic majors are eligible.  Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time students. Candidates must be Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors, graduate, and professional students.  A GPA of 3.0 is required.

Why Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion was Voted 2018 Internship of the Year

Interns are placed in positions with various government organizations and corporations where they will receive hands-on experience working in a professional environment that represents their career field choice. In addition, the internship allows them the opportunity to earn pay for receiving hands-on experience, travel to exciting places, and has the possibility of an offer for full-time employment upon graduation.

In addition to the program providing students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace, the program is very generous. Minority Access, Inc. will pay interns round-trip travel from their campus or home residence to their internship placement for distances in excess of 50 miles.

Other benefits from a Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion internship

All interns who complete the summer internship program will receive special achievement certificates and/or awards. Throughout the internship, interns can enhance their professional and personal development by attending special seminars and workshops. Guidance and assistance is offered interns by a team of professionals.  Students may receive academic credit for internships.

Who Can Apply?

All full-time students who have completed their freshman year and are college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates, and professionals may apply. Students must be in good academic standing with their institutions; priority is given to students with a minimum 3.0 or better grade point average. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Admission Process

In addition to the application, candidates must submit an academic transcript, resume, two letters of recommendation, and complete a 250-word essay that describes reasons for wanting to participate in the Minority Access NDIIP program.

Minority Access, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization that works with government agencies and other corporations to offer work experiences to minority and other college students. The non-profit organization supports individuals, institutions, Federal agencies and corporations of all kinds to diversify their campuses and work sites by improving the recruitment, retention, and enhancement of minorities and non-minorities.

Minority Access, Inc. places college and university students in internships with the Federal Government at work sites in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area and throughout the United States.

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