Scholarships, Internships & Other Opportunities
Now Hiring: Student Assistant Federal Work Study
The Department of African American Studies is seeking a Student Assistant for Fall 2022. Responsibilities include administrative support and content creation for social media platforms. To begin the application process, fill out our form here.
- For full job description, view our document Work Study Student Assistant Job Description [pdf]
- Requirements include qualification for Federal Work Study
- Preference for Social Sciences majors, background in marketing or graphic design, and availability to work in-person.
For a broad list of scholarships available, the best place to start is with the SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Below is a list of scholarships that are more specific to African American Studies.
Honor and Professional Societies
- Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society
- Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Graduate Students only)
- The National Council for Black Studies offers the Terry Kershaw Student Essay Contest.
- The United Negro College Fund
Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Internships
- CLEO (Council of Legal Education Opportunity) Scholars Pre-Law Summer Institute
- Dr. Tsehloane C. Keto Student Leadership Development and Mentorship Program
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
- Ronald Mcnair Scholars Program (SJSU)
- The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (Medical Education)
- Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative - 2021 Virtual Summer Cohort Internship Program
Free programs designed to prepare underrepresented juniors/seniors for law school:
- Pre-Law Outreach Program @ UC Irvine https://www.law.uci.edu/about/public-service/public-interest/community-programs/pop/
- King Hall Outreach Program @ UC Davis (has winter and summer sessions) https://law.ucdavis.edu/outreach/khop.html
- Civil Rights Enforcement Section and Bureau of Children's Justice https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/careers/students/cres-oak-la-sac.pdf [pdf]
- Worker's Rights and Fair Labor Bureau https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/careers/students/wrfl-extern-oakland.pdf [pdf]?
- Office of Pretrial Services https://www.sccgov.org/sites/pretrial/interns/Pages/home.aspx
- Judicial Intern http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/employment/volunteer.shtml
- Public Defender Officer https://www.sccgov.org/sites/pdo/jobs/Pages/opportunities.aspx
Teacher Training or Credential Programs (stipends)
- Aspire Teacher Residency - https://www.teachcalifornia.org/Partners/Detail/293
- LA Urban Teacher Residency - https://www.teachcalifornia.org/Partners/Detail/1507