Information Session: Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

Internships for Minority Students

December 4, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (already occurred)

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is the nation's premiere summer internship program for talented underrepresented students of color. The SEO Career Program offers challenging paid summer internships at top Wall Street banks, leading and global Fortune 500 corporations, prestigious corporate law firms and Teach For America, a best-in-class nonprofit organization. Interns earn up to $1,300 per week. As a result of our rigorous, comprehensive program, on average, 75 percent of eligible interns receive full-time job offers. In addition to an 8-10 week substantive internship, SEO provides 100 hours of training before the internship, industry exposure to senior executives through exclusive networking sessions, mentor support, a spirit of community service and access to a lifetime alumni network. The program is open to any major, and there are opportunities for each undergraduate level, including SEO-U, the pipeline virtual enrichment and mentorship program for underclassmen. SEO has been featured in Princeton Review's "The Best 109 Internships" and Vault.com's "Top 10 U.S. Internships." Since 1980, SEO has provided underrepresented students of color with summer internships leading to full-time jobs. More than 30 years later, Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans are still underrepresented in many top entry-level jobs.

Internships are available in the following disciplines:
• Asset Management
• Consulting
• Engineering
• Finance/Accounting (Wall Street and Fortune 500 companies)
• Human Resources
• Investment Banking and Private Equity
• Investment Research
• Law (the only program in the nation offering Pre-L internships at top law firms)
• Marketing and Sales
• Nonprofit (Teach For America and select foundations)
• Sales and Trading
• Technology (Wall Street and Fortune 500 companies)
• Transactions Services

Contact Info

Kathy S. Glista
413-542-2265
image of e-mail address@amherst.edu