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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Students of Color

American Bar Foundation Summer Research Fellowships for Undergraduates
Provides paid summer internships at the ABF for college students. Minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Must be a sophomore or junior to apply. Each student is assigned to an ABF Research Fellow who involves the student in his or her research project.
Deadline: Late February, annually

Asian American Journalists Association
They offer scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. Students are selected based on the following criteria 1) commitment to the field of journalism; 2) sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement; 3) journalistic ability; and, 4) financial need.
Deadline: Early April

National Association of Black Journalists
They annually award a minimum of ten $2,500 scholarships to African American college students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Any foreign or US student currently attending an accredited four-year college or university may apply. Recipients also receive an all-expense-paid trip to the NABJ convention and are required to participate in student convention projects.
Deadline: Varies

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The program provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian-Pacific American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice. Individuals selected as Gates Millennium Scholars at the undergraduate level will receive funds for the cost of tuition, fees, books and living costs not covered by grants and scholarships already committed as part of a student's financial aid package. Scholars who pursue advanced degrees in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, education or library science will receive up to four years of full financial support for post-graduate study, up to and including the doctorate.
Deadline: Check website for date of availability of nomination packets

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) Fellowship Program
TRPI directs research and analyses on issues related to political and civil engagement, education and the economic well being of the Latino community. The TRPI Public Policy Fellowship Program targets bright, enthusiastic graduate-level students from across the country to offer them experience in conducting relevant research which can biased to inform community leaders, policymakers, and other experts in formulating public policy affecting U.S. Latinos.
For eight weeks, two Fellows will participate in ongoing research projects at the Institute's Claremont, California office in a professional, nonprofit, nonpartisan research-oriented setting. Each Fellow will work full-time under the direction of one of TRPI's Senior Researchers. Participating Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,000. For further information contact the Fellowship Coordinator at (909) 621-8897 or at leah.leander@cgu.edu.
Deadline: Contact TRPI

Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Offers scholarships for sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in environmental public policy and for Native American or Alaska Native sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in health care or tribal public policy. Recipients receive $5,000 towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board for one year.
Deadline: must be nominated through undergraduate institution -- contact Career Center

* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency–Fellowships Internships and Student Programs
Opportunities, several for minorities, in research, environmental awareness projects, environmental law, PR and communications, computer programming, etc. (part- and full-time available).

Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program in International Affairs
Preparing Minority Students for Global Leadership

The United Negro College Fund Special Programs Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) is the nation's premiere college and training program focused on increasing diversity and minority recruitment in global affairs and foreign policy.  Now entering its fourteenth year, the IIPP has prepared nearly 300 fellows for international service careers, including in the United States Foreign Service. 
Deadline: mid-March - check website for details on how sophomores apply

 

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Alumni Directory

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Liberal Arts Network

Liberal Arts Career Network
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Spotlight

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Exploration site by college career services pros.

Career Beam

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Going Global

Going Global
International jobs.

Vault

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Career intelligence.

content

Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu