DEI Internship

Applications Now Open

A2EF Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Internship Program

Paid internship opportunities with 14 leading startup companies and venture capital firms

Are you interested in gaining entrepreneurial experience while in school? Would you like to work for a startup company or venture capital firm?

We invite you to APPLY for a part-time, paid internship where you will have the chance to interview and work for one of 14 leading startup companies and venture capital firms in Washtenaw County. These local leaders share a commitment to strengthening our community with a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. One of the ways they are doing this is by offering opportunities to underrepresented students. Startup leaders will also participate in DE&I training and ongoing conversations with local experts to better improve their internal and external processes and impact.

Who Should Apply?

To apply, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Open to individuals of color, individuals from underrepresented groups or PELL Grant eligible students
  • Students must be 18 years old by the start of the internship employment (February 1, 2021)
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing with a Washtenaw County or surrounding area college/university
  • Reside in Washtenaw County or the surrounding area
  • Commitment to showing up for remote work (working and available during the agreed upon days/hours with employer virtually) and participating in peer groups and mentorship through the full duration of the program (2-6 months* varies by company)
  • Provide 1 letter of recommendation
  • Answer the questions: Why are you interested in working for a startup company or venture capital investment firm? What do you hope to achieve by participating in this internship program? (no more than 300 words)


Japan: 2021 Internship Opportunity!

We are launching Come On Out – Japan’s 6th Annual Global English Camp Summer Internship Program and extending our invitation to top Universities and Japanese high school students for a cross-cultural learning experience. Learn more at a webinar today, Friday Oct 23 @ 9 PM EST or at future webinars – to be released via our newsletter.

We are currently seeking university students and recent graduates with native level English skills who are passionate about Japanese culture, gaining global experience, and mentoring others. They will be offered the opportunity to come to Japan for five weeks from mid-July to late August, 2021. Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor is providing certain expenses for each intern who participates in the six-week program. Airfare, lodging, meal and transportation subsidies will be provided. The program also offers optional Japanese language classes, field trips and an overnight trip. These additional opportunities are all designed to add cultural enrichment to your summer abroad experience.

This program is vastly different from any other traditional teaching position in Japan. Interns will facilitate English conversations with Japanese high school students on a variety of relevant global topics ranging from discussing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to  their personal life missions. Interns will be able to extend mentorship to new students each week as well as form lifelong connections with their fellow interns inside and outside the classroom.

We do not have any Japanese fluency requirements. Come On Out – Japan accepts undergraduates, graduates and recently graduated students as well.

Applications are now open at! If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Come on Out – Japan directly at or via the inquiry tab on our website. For more specific information, please check out the following important links.

Program Information // 2021 GEC Application // Our Instagram! // Our Facebook!

Our Newsletter – the best way to stay informed (including upcoming GEC virtual info sessions)

Free Webinar / Info Session with a 3-year GEC Alumni (Friday Oct 23 @ 9 PM EST)

Fellowship with The Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program (DCERP)

DCERP is a social justice focused fellowship program run by the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.  In summer 2021, DCERP students will work full-time on research projects directed by Detroit nonprofits that focus on community priorities such as environmental health, food security, youth development, human rights, health equity and more!

DCERP fellows:

  • Work full-time for nine weeks (315 hours) on a community-driven research project for a non-profit organization in Detroit 
  • Form a learning community of aspiring change agents that will get to collaborate with each other
  • Participate in weekly seminars about current topics affecting Detroit and the region
  • Blog about their experiences living and working in Detroit
  • Gain critical background knowledge on the history and impact of social justice in Detroit
  • Receive a $2,500 to 3,500 stipend award (amount based on financial need)
  • Live in dormitory housing in midtown Detroit* (*pending U-M guidelines next summer)

Program dates: May 29, 2021- July 31, 2021

Applications are now being accepted! Visit for guidelines and to access the online application.

Application deadline: Dec. 4, 2020 (priority deadline), Jan 18, 2021 (regular deadline)

Texas Tribune Student Fellowships

The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization that reports on and for Texas and Texans — offers paid fellowships to college students. Fellows play key roles in the most important work of The Texas Tribune, covering everything from the biennial legislative sessions to elections to the impact of the coronavirus on the state.

The following positions are available for 2021: data visuals, engagement, engineering, events, marketing and communications, multimedia, photography, reporting (Austin) and reporting (Washington, D.C.)

The positions are part time in the spring and fall, and full time in the summer. They are typically based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship. All our teams are currently working remotely; we do not yet know whether fellowships in 2021 will be remote.

Recent graduates are eligible for the summer program, but spring and fall fellows must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students while they work at the Tribune.

The deadline for the spring 2021 program is Oct. 2. The deadline for the summer 2021 program is Oct. 30. You may apply for more than one position.

For general questions about the fellowship program, please contact Managing Editor Corrie MacLaggan, We do not accept applications by email. See below for information about each fellowship.

Here are some examples of the amazing work being done by our fellows this year on topics like coronavirus and elections.

Here is more info on the program, plus details on how to apply.

Honors Seminar Series Presents: Sara Fitzgerald

50 Years after the U-M Sex Bias Complaint: An Honors Alumna Looks Back at the “Conquering Heroines”

In 1970, as Michigan prepared to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the admission of women, women faculty at U.S. colleges were exempted from the protections of the major civil rights laws and the U-M admissions office was enforcing a 55:45 quota on male-female admissions to ensure that there would not be an “overbalance” of women in the freshman class. But a small group of Ann Arbor women developed a strategy to unleash the power of the federal government to demand change at U-M by threatening to withhold millions of dollars in federal contracts. The settlement provided the model for resolving similar complaints at dozens of other universities in the years immediately before the passage of Title IX. Sara Fitzgerald, then an Honors history major, covered the controversy for The Michigan Daily, and a half-century later, reflects on how that time on campus shaped her own career aspirations and writing interests.

Author of “Conquering Heroines”, and Honors alumna,  Sara Fitzgerald is a former editor and new-media developer for the Washington Post and was the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Daily. She is the author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates (University of Michigan Press, 2012) and The Poet’s Girl (Thought Catalog Books, 2020).

Register on Sessions to attend this virtual seminar

Monday, October 12 at 2:00p

Internship with Climate Change


Climate Change Communication Paid Internship in the Washington D.C. metro area, Summer 2021

Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about climate change activism? Do you want to work for the NPS and creatively explore those interests? If so, then this internship is the perfect fit for you!  

This position pays a minimum of $350 per week on biweekly pay schedule. 

Deadline: Friday, January 15th, 2021


This internship is a partnership between the National Park Service and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication. The National Park Service (NPS) works to protect and preserve America’s cultural and natural resources, presenting the opportunity to observe changes caused by global warming. The National Capital Region (NCR) of the NPS spans across areas of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. and is home to national monuments, battlefields, and diverse natural landscapes. George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) researches climate change public engagement strategies. The partnership between NPS and 4C creates a unique platform to educate and engage park visitors with climate change impacts and solutions.  

Up to ten interns (including three multimedia interns) will have the opportunity to work with 4C, the NPS, park staff, and the NPS’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance to develop climate change communication materials for National Capital Region Parks (greater Washington, D.C. area). In the past, the products developed during the internship have ranged from interpretive resources for park rangers to videos to digital and print brochures and maps.  

Summaries of previous year’s projects can be found at 


The 10-week internships are open to master’s students, exceptional rising junior and senior undergraduate students, or recent graduates. Ideal applicants will have a strong interest in National Parks and a positive attitude and interest in learning, thinking creatively, and working as a member of an interdisciplinary communication team. Previous interns have come from degrees in Biology, Climate Science, Communications, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Natural Resource Management, Psychology, Public Health, Sustainability, and Zoology. Applicants must be attending (or have just graduated from) a U.S. accredited college or university and must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. Interns may be required to pass a Federal government background check. 

Please indicate in your resume and cover letter your knowledge, skills, abilities, and interest in the following: 

● Translating scientific information for non-experts 

● Writing stories, narratives, and other interpretive materials to share information about natural and cultural resources 

● Public engagement, or campaign development  

● Interest in learning more about local climate impacts, NPS and environmental communication 

● Interdisciplinary collaboration, working with clients and meeting client needs, and articulate, professional demeanor 

● Experience with representing organizations on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Expectations include: 

● Strong experience or interest in science, natural resources, or cultural communication 

● Ability to develop communication materials in a 10-week period and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 

● Strong creativity skills and ability to generate new ideas 

● Proven ability to develop effective communication products with minimal editing; strong attention to detail 

● Excellent written and oral communication skills 

● Familiarity with cloud-based computing, collaborative document editing, and diligence in updating task lists on productivity software 

● Ability to self-direct work 

Dates, Duration, and Location 

Internships are full time (40 hours per week) for ten weeks, running from Tuesday, June 1st through Friday, August 6th. All work will take place in the Washington, DC metro area OR will be done remotely depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Housing is not provided. Having a personal vehicle is ideal for traveling to National Parks, but not required, as interns are strongly encouraged to carpool to park sites. 

How to Apply 

Applicants should submit the following materials (combined as ONE PDF file with applicant’s name as the file name) to with “NPS4C – [Applicant Name]” as the subject line: 

(1) Resume or CV 

(2) Undergraduate and/or graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable) 

(3) A one page cover letter discussing your specific interest in the internship and highlighting your qualifications. 

(4) A one page writing sample on any topic (can be an excerpt from previous work including class papers or projects)

(5) At least two references with: 

a) name, 

b) contact information (email & phone number), and 

c) nature of the relationship (e.g., professor, employer)  

*Letters of recommendation are not required

Please Note: Only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed. 

Inquiries regarding this internship may be directed to 

Deadline for completed applications: Friday, January 15th, 2021


The NPS and 4C seek a diverse cohort of interns. Applicants with diverse backgrounds from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.