At the University of Arizona, students have access to a variety of resources to advance their academic and professional development. As a result of being a Hispanic Serving Institution, students have many scholarships, internships and conference opportunities available to them along their Wildcat Journey.
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As an HSI, there will be many opportunities available through HACU and other entities. Please visit the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities for more information on each program. We will also have a peer coach available to help guide you through the scholarship and internship application process. Feel free to contact UA-HSI@email.arizona.edu(link sends e-mail) for more information.
- HACU National Internship Program
- HACU Scholarship Program
- HACU Conferences and Events
- HACU Student Services
In a cross-collaborative partnership led by Student Engagement and Career Development (SECD), there is the opportunity now for peer coaching virtually.
The Student Engagement and Career Development Office are available to support your career readiness needs. Have career related questions?
Schedule an appointment through Handshake anytime for further assistance on your career readiness needs.
For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact: UA-HSI@email.arizona.edu(link sends e-mail)
To learn more about the Peer Mentorship Pilot Program, check out the 1-pager.
Careers in agriculture are diverse, rewarding, and in demand. USDA offers employment opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business, and other fields. Visit the USDA Agencies Career Grid to see which agencies employ your field of interest. From the classroom to the workplace, the USDA supports student engagement, recruitment, retention, and agricultural workforce development.
Check out some of these opportunities available to you by visiting this link.
To apply for job opportunities, follow this link: USAJobs.gov
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Hispanic Recruitment Initiative
Seeking for students interested in nationwide Summer paid internships and career pathways opportunities, and graduating students interested in nationwide entry-level positions with promotion potential, helping people help the land; to work in close partnership with farmers, ranchers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other land users to create and maintain healthy and productive working landscapes. This can fall into any of these examples:
- Soil Conservation, natural resources, soil science, agronomist, rangeland management, hydrology, civil engineering, agricultural engineering, environmental engineering, management analyst
If interested, please send resume for a cursory review via e-mail to: Roberto.Gonzalez@usda.gov(link sends e-mail)
Start your career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates, recent veterans, and those with advanced degrees. There are three pathway opportunities.
The Pathways Internship Program provides year-round paid work experiences for current degree-seeking high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Interns may work during the summer, fall, spring or year-round and are eligible for non-competitive conversion upon program completion.
The Pathways Recent Graduates Program is for graduates within two years of degree or certificate completion, and for veterans within 6 years of obtaining a degree. Fellows are placed in a one-year career development program that may be non-competitively converted upon completion of program requirements.
The Presidential Management Fellows Program is the flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. In addition to salary and benefits, fellows earn a two-year appointment that may be converted to a permanent appointment.
OneUSDA Internship Program
The OneUSDA internship program is a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. As part of the Federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship will provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other career fields.
Working with the World Food Prize, USDA offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and policymakers through paid fellowships at USDA research centers and offices across the United States. Fellows help analyze agricultural and economic policy; assist in the management of food, nutrition and rural development programs; and take part in groundbreaking field and laboratory-based research. Fellows also participate in a weeklong symposium hosted by the USDA in Washington, D.C. Named for Henry A. Wallace and George Washington Carver, two of American leaders in agricultural science and policy who made significant strides toward ending hunger, the Wallace-Carver Fellowship seeks to educate, inspire and train the next generation of agricultural leaders.
HACU National Internship Program
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) representing more than 493 member institutions across the United States. The HACU National Internship Program places students in federal and corporate internships. USDA has partnered with the HACU for more than 24 years to provide over 2,700 college students with paid spring, summer, or fall internships at various USDA offices in Washington, D.C. as well as field offices. The program gives undergraduate and graduate students valuable professional experience in the federal sector. Students are recruited based on academic performance, leadership, and community service.
Bank of America has partnered with HSI Initiatives to provide financial information and resources to help students learn the basics of money management, how to set achievable savings goals, tips for managing student debt, and steps to becoming financially independent.
Check out the resources listed below:
For more information, check out these helpful Bank of America Financial Education Videos
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
HOPE® is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy and education to benefit all communities and the status of women.
The HOPE College Leadership Program (HCLP)
The HOPE College Leadership Program (HCLP) is designed to engage Latina college students and recent grads (ages 18-24) to support them in developing their leadership, advocacy, and professional skills through training and access to a professional network. Find out which one of the program tracks is right for you and apply!
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