Free Leadership Programs For Minority College Students

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INROADS Internships: If you are focused on your future, possess the professional talent and passion necessary to succeed, and can commit to a rigorous self-development process, you may have what it takes to be an INROADS Intern.

MLT Career Prep: Everyone needs a job after college, and Career Prep puts you in a better position to be competitive in a tough job market.

The Riordan Programs A pioneering career-based outreach program that motivates students and graduates from diverse backgrounds and under-served communities to consider and prepare for careers in management.

SEO Career Program: A summer internship program for talented students of color leading to full-time job offers. SEO grooms its interns to excel in the workplace and become leaders in their communities.

Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program(SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. This unique educational experience helps participants develop a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through business leadership.

Institute for Responsible Citizenship: The Institute is a summer leadership program for talented African American male college sophomores. Students who participate in this program receive high-level internships based on their career interests, take rigorous courses on constitutional principles and economics, and attend round-table discussions with influential leaders in the public and private sectors.

Procter & Gamble Freshman Leadership Forum: This program is designed to reach top diverse students and others in their freshman year of an undergraduate degree.  The objective of the forum is to expose students early to the type of opportunities available in our different Career Areas. You will interact with other top undergraduate students from all over the country as well as have the chance to speak candidly with P&G managers about their work and our P&G culture.


KPMG Future Diversity Leaders – KPMG’s Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program is a structured leadership development and scholarship program for 60 high-achieving minority freshmen and sophomore college students in business curriculums.

Deloitte NextGen Leaders Program – It’s your career. Are you ready to accelerate it? Prepared to work with mentors and coaches who know how to stay ahead of the latest trends in business? Looking to build high performance leadership skills? And capable of bringing new ideas and a unique perspective to every assignment? Then the NextGen Leaders Program at Deloitte may be right for you. It can help you get more from your skills, talent, and education.

EY’s Emerging Leaders Summit: brings together student leaders from across North American.  You’ll hear presentations by EY’s global leaders, participate in interactive workshops, engage in team building activities and more! The event will take place over three days.

Price WaterhouseCoopers Start: Utilize your problem solving, analytical, research and organizational skills to understand our business and assist teams in real life projects focused on knowledge management, serving our clients, and internal firm services initiatives that support PwC’s business development

Procter & Gamble FACT (Finance, Accounting and Tax) Seminar: FACT is a 4-day, all expenses paid, early reach program designed to expose top undergraduate students to P&G Finance, Accounting and Tax opportunities. This program is designed to attract top-tiered diverse students with demonstrated leadership skills as well as other students meeting eligibility requirements.


Goldman Sachs Diversity Programs – Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of programs for college freshmen through graduate school students. Programs typically consist of one to four days of technical and soft skills training, group projects and networking with Goldman Sachs professionals.

Barclays Diversity Programs is a one day program for talented, motivated undergraduate sophomores an opportunity to visit our New York office and explore career opportunities in Banking, Equity Research, Public Finance and Sales & Trading.  The target is women and ethnically diverse students with a 3.2 or higher.  Open to all majors.



Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program – The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace.


Organizational Science Summer Institute is a component of the interdisciplinary Organization Science Ph.D Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is recommended for those students interested in learning more about pursuing graduate studies.  It designed to increase diversity and opportunity in higher education.



Explore Microsoft Program: Explore Microsoft is a 12-week summer internship program specifically designed for college underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) and offers a rotational experience that enables you to gain experience in our different software engineering roles.


Stanford Graduate Business School’s Future Leaders Program is a three-day residential event hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and corporate sponsors in the San Francisco Bay Area that introduces college students from diverse backgrounds to an MBA education and post-MBA career opportunities. Visit the website for details on the application process and criteria for selection.  This program is for rising juniors (current sophomores) with a 3.0 or higher and is open to all majors.


Procter & Gamble Human Resource Leadership Summit:  The Human Resources Leadership Summit provides a 3.5 day, all expenses paid, in depth look at P&G Human Resources. This highly selective program was created for top-tiered undergraduate students in their sophomore year of study. This program is specifically designed to attract diverse students as well as other students meeting eligibility criteria requirements. You will learn more about P&G and the key roles that you could play as an HR professional. You will interact with P&G Executives and recent HR hires. Additionally, you’ll learn more about the city of Cincinnati as well as other domestic and international locations where P&G operates. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with other top students from across the country.