Tuesday, March 9, 2010

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Internships Opportunity

Now Accepting Summer 2010 Applications

Application Deadline: March 12, 2010

Apply now for the Summer 2010 NAFEO Internship Program. Full-time paid internships are available in Washington, DC. The program dates are June 1, 2010 - August 13, 2010.

Announcement: NAFEO-AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships

Interested in studying abroad? NAFEO and AIFS have joined forces to create a study abroad scholarship for HBCU and PBI students. For more information, click here:

About the NAFEO Internship Program

For over a decade, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) has facilitated internship assignments in government and industry for students enrolled in historically and predominantly black colleges and universities. Additionally, for interns who are employed in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, NAFEO provides an orientation session at the beginning of each program session, and brings all interns together at least twice during their assignment periods for seminars on a range of topics which enhance the internship experiences. If you are a student looking for opportunities to gain valuable work experience to supplement your coursework, or an employer seeking to diversify your talent pool, recruit and offer internship experiences to African American and other students, you have come to the right place.

Application Requirements
Preference will be given to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at historically or predominantly black colleges and universities. A grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is required. (Please note that some internships require U.S. citizenship.)

Application requirements are as follows:
• U.S. Citizen
• Complete application
• Current Resume
• Unofficial Transcript- By request only
• Official Transcript- By request only
• Two completed faculty recommendation forms- By request only

Selection Process

In conjunction with NAFEO member institutions, NAFEO staff reviews applications to ensure that applicants are eligible and that the applications are complete. NAFEO staff then refers applications to employing agencies based on the academic disciplines they are seeking. Employing agencies review the applications, conduct interviews if necessary, and make all final selections.

Selected students will be notified by NAFEO staff and provided with an official internship offer.

Stipends and Allowances
For a forty-hour work week, NAFEO interns receive the following pay:

Undergraduate Students $400 per week
Graduate Students $500 per week

Stipends are paid according to a student's classification at the time of application.Roundtrip travel: Students selected for summer internships only who reside outside of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area will receive a travel allowance.

Housing: Housing is provided on an "as needed" basis. All applicants requesting housing must indicate this need on the online application.

Local travel: Summer interns receive a $200 allowance to subsidize daily travel to and from their work assignments. Fall and Spring interns will receive $300.

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