Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

Current Opportunities

The Alliance maintains a listing of summer and academic year research, internship, and scholarships available to students and partner institutions. Please contact Mr. Maurice Walker ( or 434-982-0310) with questions or additions. A list of opportunities from previous years is also available.

Deadline: Ongoing

Overview: The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links companies and students in STEM, including but not limited to high-need areas such as Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science (Data Analytics, Data Visualization, etc.), Information Technology, Engineering, Physical Science and Financial majors (Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics). Undergraduate students pursuing a STEM major at an institution in Virginia are invited to apply for any CSIIP and partnering opportunities. Download flyer here.

New Opportunity!

Fall projects (September - December): June 1

Overview: Open to undergraduate students interested in participating in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on global change ecology. These internships are available as remote or in-person opportunities at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center located in Edgewater, MD (10 miles south of Annapolis). Summer interns will work closely with SERC scientists and staff to explore environmental science and education, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, produce a short video, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program. Participating mentors conduct research in a variety of complementary fields, such as conservation ecology, biogeochemistry, invasion studies, marine biodiversity, fisheries conservation, plant ecology, molecular ecology, marine disease ecology, ocean acidification, photobiology, microbiology, quantitative ecology, and terrestrial ecology. There are also opportunities in science writing and citizen science.

Compensation: Participants will receive a weekly stipend of $600. Limited on-campus housing is available. Financial assistance for travel to and from Edgewater, MD will be provided.

Learn more and apply at:

New Resource

Overview: LSAMP scholars and alumni who are seeking employment opportunities to add their name and resume to the LSAMP Resume Book. This resource is used by hiring organizations to identify potential candidates. If at any time you would like your information removed from the list, please reach out to Deb Cole at This resource is courtesy of the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE).

Overview: The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE), in collaboration with various partners including LSAMP Alliances, hosted a free speaker series for students. Topics include time management skills, preparing for graduate school, and exploring different careers and pathways in STEM. The recorded sessions can be found on the LSMRCE webpage, as well as, on the LSMRCE YouTube channel

New Opportunity!


Overview: The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) Institute Career Basics is a free online career readiness and personal finance program designed for 18-26-year-old Native American youths. The program offers coursework that provides opportunities for participants to improve career readiness, and personal finance skills, and advance their understanding of issues impacting tribal economies. The current program runs August 8, 2022 – February 28, 2023. Career Basics is also designed to prepare youth for the NAFOA Leadership Summit. Individuals 20-26 years old participating in Career Basics are invited to apply for the NAFOA Leadership Summit. Learn more about the program by visiting


Overview: NSF International Center of Excellence (LSAMP-NICE) is a venue of support for facilitating and promoting student development via high impact international research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Center is particularly focused on promoting the access and participation of underrepresented minority students to international research opportunities.

New search tool!

Big Data Internships and Employment: A guide designed to assist students searching for internships in Big Data, along with tools that can help them maximize an internship opportunity. The guide to Big Data Internships is provided by Discover Data Science.

New search tool!

Pathways to Search 1,500 STEM programs and funding opportunities nationwide. Check out our webinars and professional development materials. Students can find summer research listings on this site.

For even more search options and filters, try our advanced search page.
If students need help finding programs that fit their interests, please email me at and I would be happy to search our database of programs and send you recommendations.

Computer science is a growing field that has incredible career opportunities. Our guide focuses on helping minority students on why they should consider getting into the field, exploring different computer science programs and colleges, and what to look for in a computer science degree. Explore areas of computer science, career options, coding guides (including Java, C#, Python, etc.), scholarships, and more.

Search tool for summer research opportunities, scholarships, graduate school fellowships and more! Pathways to provides info about approximately 1,500 STEM programs and funding opportunities nationwide, in addition to webinars and professional development materials.

New Opportunity!

MUNI is a NanoEarth signature initiative. With only 11% of underrepresented people working in science and engineering jobs, MUNI strives to provide an opportunity for inspiring those groups to pursue nanoscience degrees and careers. MUNI provides access to and training opportunities on state-of-the-art nanoscience-relevant instrumentation, as well as nano-synthesis and processing laboratories, for underrepresented professionals and students. For students, MUNI serves all academic levels, from K-12, to community college students, to students in four-year programs and even graduate school.   

Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic region, MUNI is able to accommodate nationwide. An easily manageable day’s drive (seven hours or less) to Blacksburg, Virginia includes cities such as Atlanta and Columbia to the south, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus to the northwest, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to the north, and Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia to the northeast. An additional two hours of travel, includes northern Florida and New York. MUNI covers travel costs and usage fees to all its facilities. MUNI participants will also get a chance to interface with a variety of professors and gain valuable insight into the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially as it relates to Earth and environmental science.

New Research Tool

Students, faculty and advisors can now search for opportunities in real-time using this database tool. There are two separate search tools - one for undergraduate and one for graduate students. Check it out!

New search tool!

Data Science Programs Guide: A resource providing information about Data Science related degree programs and careers.

New Research Tool

Overview: The Científico Latino Project comes from a drive to increase the pool of minority scientists and professionals by creating a platform where everyone—regardless of ethnicity, gender, or immigration status—has equal access to fellowship and scholarship opportunities, and the chance to learn from their peers to becoming successful STEM professionals and other related fields.  The project provides an online listing of REUs and have been organizing interactive workshops to let undergrads know certain information about REUs. The project is supported by faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of universities including Yale.
Undergraduate Scholarships and Fellowships | Graduate School Fellowships