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We strive to affirm student identities in our work with employers, in our advising, and in the resources we curate for students. Below you will find affinity-based job boards; professional development, networking and advocacy opportunities; and scholarship, grant and fellowship opportunities. 

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Affinity-Based Career Resources

Job Boards

DiversityInc. - provides articles on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, a job board, and a list of Top 50 Companies in Diversity

DiversityJobs - offers a job board, lists of top employers committed to building diverse teams, and career advice articles - offers career and professional development advice, as well as a job board, for African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native American, and women.

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

INROADS - Internship placement with corporate partners (paid), training (resume, interview prep), mentoring, coaching, and leadership development for ethnically diverse students

Institute for Diversity in Health Management - non-profit organization focused on growing leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health services management. Links to educational programs, summer internships, professional development, and a leadership conference - founded 20 years ago as a career support site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals, Latpro has expanded services to include Asian-Americans, veterans, workers with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

SEO - Sponsors for Educational Opportunity - this educational non-profit manages a career development program, a law fellowship, and a fellowship for first and second-year investment banking analysts traditionally underrepresented in the industry. 

Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowship Information

Getty Foundation - the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program in L.A. aims to encourage greater diversity in museums and visual arts professions through full-time summer work opportunities. 

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) - provides low-income students with fully-funded fellowships for graduate studies and public service careers.*

Gilman Scholarship - supports low-income students to study or intern abroad for one semester or a full year.*

Freeman Asia - offers scholarships for low-income U.S. undergraduates to study in Asia.*

Obama-Chesky Voyagers - empowers undergraduates from low-income backgrounds for public service careers.*

Pickering, Rangel, Payne Fellowships - Provides financial assistance for graduate school applicants pursuing careers in U.S. Foreign Service or international development, prioritizing financial need, diversity and inclusion.*

*The Office of Merit Awards offers application support.

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) - is dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process. Their programs include a congressional internship, a congressional fellowship, and internships with their organization.

Asia Society - the leading force in forging closer ties between Asia and the West

Asian Americans Advance Justice - develops projects, training, education, and advocacy to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans

National Association of Asian American Professionals - cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders.

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Institute - U.S. government program to strengthen leadership development in the region

Job Boards

Diverse Jobs - the job board for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the premier news source reporting on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Nemnet - A diversity and consulting firm focused on recruitment for educational institutions (teachers, administrators, and coaches). Check out their job board and career fairs. 

The National Urban League Jobs Network - the jobs board for this historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization - job searching and recruiting website focused on growing diversity in the workplace

Scholarship, Grant, and Fellowship Information

Black Excel: The College Help Network - a list of scholarships for Black/African American students

United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation International Public Policy's Fellowship Program - list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Black/African American and minority students

African American Scholarships - includes a list of top 10 scholarships and a table with deadlines and award amounts

National Association of Black Journalists Student Services - this association offers training and career advancement opportunities for Black journalists and media professionals. Learn about student membership, scholarships, and internships on this page.

Congressional Black Caucus Suite of Scholarships - Provides scholarships and internships, ranging from $4,000 to $70,000, supporting both undergraduates and graduates in their professional growth.*

*The Office of Merit Awards offers application support.

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

American Indian Science and Engineering Society - focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in STEM studies and careers

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science - dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in attaining STEM advanced degrees, careers, and leadership positions

Scholarship, Grant, and Fellowship Information

Indian Higher Education Grant Program - provides financial aid to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native students to assist them in attending an accredited higher education institution

Udall Foundation - Provides scholarships, fellowships, and internships for Indigenous students in environmental, healthcare, and tribal policy fields, plus research funding and training.*

*The Office of Merit Awards offers application support.

GoinGlobal (Handshake login required) - offers information for your global job search, both abroad and in the U.S. Access country-specific guides, a list of H1B employers, resume and cover letter advice by country, and more

immihelp - provides comprehensive information about U.S. legal immigration, including visas, Green Card, citizenship, travel insurance, and more. - provides information on student and work visas, Green Cards, job searching and application advice, and a job board. 

International Student Resources - the Career Center's page covering career resources and the job application process. 

Job Boards

Hispanic Network Magazine - offers a job board, education resources, and scholarship information. 

Latinos in Higher Ed - the first Latino professional employment website designed specifically for the higher education community

United Latino Job Bank - launched by LULAC, the job bank helps recent college graduates find jobs

National Hispanic Media Coalition Jobs Center - job board for this civil rights organization that connects Latinx talent with the entertainment industry

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Disability Equality Index - an initiative between Disability:In and the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a disability inclusion rating tool for businesses. Participating companies who score 80 or above are included in a list of "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion."

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science - dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in attaining STEM advanced degrees, careers, and leadership positions.

Scholarship, Grant, and Fellowship Information

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program - this program recruits college students for paid internships at federal agencies and private corporations.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Apply to be an HSF scholar before or during your undergraduate career and gain access to professional development, mentorship, and scholarships

LATINX44 Scholarship Program - scholarship to fund internships in Washington, D.C. 

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship - scholarship for undergraduate Latino students interested in the media and entertainment industry. 

CHCI Congressional Internship Program - For undergraduates and recent grads, offers paid roles in D.C. congressional offices, emphasizing leadership, legislation, and Latino community engagement.*

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Program - For undergraduates and recent grads, offers paid roles in D.C. congressional offices, emphasizing leadership, legislation, and Latino community engagement, with perks.*

*The Office of Merit Awards offers application support.

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Human Rights Campaign - national LGBTQ advocacy organization

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index - rates workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equality

LGBTQ Victory Fund - national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to all levels of government

National Center for Transgender Equality - national transgender advocacy organization

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce - an advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people

National LGBTQ Task Force - national LGBTQ advocacy organization

Out and Equal - national organization dedicated to LGBTQ workplace equality

Out Professionals - national LGBTQ networking organization

Out to Innovate - formerly the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professional, this organization empowers LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking and peer support

Pride at Work - AFL-CIO - represents LGBTQ union members and their allies

Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

LGBTQ Student Scholarship database - national database for LGBTQ scholarships

AARP Work & Jobs - offers articles on returning to work, who's hiring, and more

National Older Worker Career Center - promotes an age-diverse workforce by expanding employment opportunities for individuals 55 and over. Search for positions and review job search and training resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - learn about your rights regarding age discrimination 

Job Boards and Placement Assistance

USAJobs Individuals with Disabilities page - Federal government hiring info for individuals with disabilities

Hire Autism - job portal helping adults with autism find meaningful employment

Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability - check out the job boards and resources at the end of the article

Neurodiversity Week Resource Hub - a collection of resources filterable by neurodivergence and audience. Includes information on neurodiversity in the workplace.

ND Resources Hub - a selection of resources for employers and jobseekers. Filter to find job boards, internships, and general career advice.

OPM Selective Placement Program Coordinator Directory - coordinators help recruit, hire, and accommodate people with disabilities for federal agencies

Specialisterne - Specialisterne works with North American employers to recruit autistic and other neurodivergent individuals. Apply for specific positions or complete their general interest job posting to be included in their database.

Workforce Recruitment Program - a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with college students and recent graduates with disabilities 

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Association of University Centers on Disabilities - a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities

Lime Connect - a network of high-potential university students and professionals -- including veterans -- who happen to have disabilities*

RespectAbility - a foundation empowering disabled individuals through entertainment, leadership, policy, and faith inclusion programs, fostering authentic representation and societal empowerment.*

SEEC - a MD/DC-based nonprofit working to support people with disabilities in seeking paid employment and receiving on-the-job support.  


Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - Workplace accommodation resources and training for individuals with disabilities

*The Office of Merit Awards offers application support.



U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - understand your employment rights in regard to religious discrimination 

Job Boards and Placement Assistance

AU Military-Connected Club Veteran Resources - career and wellness resources compiled by AU's chapter of Student Veterans of America

CareerOneStop: Veteran and Military Transition Center - the Veterans Job Matcher helps identify civilian careers that could be a good match for military skills. 

Federal Government Jobs: Veterans Jobs - find government jobs with veterans' preference

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

American Corporate Partners Mentoring Program - free program that connects veterans and eligible military spouses with corporate mentors

Reference - get tips on finding and applying for federal jobs
USAJobs - learn about veterans' preference - career advice articles on transitioning to civilian life and more


Pat Tillman Foundation - This foundation empowers military members, veterans, and spouses with scholarships and leadership development for diverse career paths.*
Boren Awards - A fund for U.S. students' language and culture studies abroad, covering various fields. Veterans have application preference.* 
Fulbright - offers students global academic and professional experiences. Veterans have application preference.*
*The Office of Merit Awards offers application support.

Job Boards

In Her Sight - search engine for women-rated companies 

Women's Jobline - a free job board operated by women, for women

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau -  This bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

Women for Hire - offers career development advice and a job board 

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

DREAM Bar Association - law association offering support to undocumented pre-law and law students, practitioners and paralegals. They also have a Facebook page. 

TheDream.Us Resources - TheDream.Us provides fact sheets, guides, mental health resources, and more. Check out their DACA and TPS Holders Job Seeker Fact Sheet and their list of DREAMer Friendly Companies.

Immigrants Rising - empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals. Their site includes information on making money, mental health, and offers other resources like this guide to life after college.

National Immigration Law Center - information on workers' rights, including articles on employment eligibility verification and discrimination

Pre-Health Dreamers - PHD investigates and shares information on career pathways for pre-health undocumented students 

UndocuBlack Network - this Facebook group serves as a space for black undocumented people to heal, organized and be empowered by each other 

United We Dream - youth-led immigrant rights organization that offers blogs, reports, trainings, and action toolkits