Alumni and Student Connections understands the importance and necessity for including career resources for students of different identities and backgrounds. We have compiled a list of scholarships, job websites, publications, and professional organizations that may interest you, and help in your career journey.

These are not the only resources out there and we could use your help. If you know of other websites that should be listed, email us at career@plu.edu

Career Advisors are available if you have more questions or want to talk about any of the listed resources.

Scholarships

ABA Foundation (travel & tourism)
ACS Scholars Program
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
America Political Science Association (ASPA) Minority Fellows Program
Brown and Caldwell Minority Program
Charleston Family Trust Scholarship
Gates Millennium Scholars
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship

Job/Internship Websites:

African American Hires
Black Career Network
Black Career Women’s Network
Black Jobs
Congressional Black Caucus
Diversity Employers
IMDiversity
Minority Executive Search
Organization of Black Designers
Workplace Diversity

Publications:

Doctoral Program Resources for Minority Students
Black Employment & Entrepreneur Magazine
The Black Perspective
Equal Opportunities Publications
Accounting Resources and Organizations for Minorities

Professional Organizations:

The Association of Black Psychologists
Black Enterprise|
ColorComm: Business Community for Women of Color in the Communications Industry
The Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
Future For Us
INROADS
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc.
National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA)
National Black MBA Association, Inc (NBMBAA)
National Black Nurses Association, Inc (NBNA)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Black Theatre Network
The International Association of Blacks in Dance

State and Federal Laws:

Facts About Race/Color Discrimination
Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination

Scholarships:

ABA Foundation (travel & tourism)
American Indian Education Fund
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Career and Technical Education – Grants to Native Americans and Alaska Natives
Continental Society Daughters of Indian War, Inc.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Health Professionals Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program for Indians
Indian Health Service
Indian Higher Education Grant Program
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Students
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship
American Indian College Fund
Native American Scholarship Program
American Indian Graduate Center

Job Websites:

Diversity Employers
IMdiversity
Indian Health Service
Inroads Internships
Minority Executive Search
Native American Jobs
Native Hire
Royal Bank of Canada – Indigenous People
Smithsonian Native American Awards Program – Community Scholars
USA Jobs Native American Resources
Workplace Diversity

Publications:

Doctoral Program Resources for Minority Students
Equal Opportunity Publications
Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education
Accounting Resources and Organizations for Minorities

Professional Organizations:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Future For Us
The National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA)
National Congress of American Indians
Native American Disability Law Center
Native American Journalists Association
Native Americans For Community Action
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science
U.S. Department of the Interior: Indian Affairs
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

State and Federal Laws:

Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166
Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Resources for Native Americans

Scholarships:

ABA Foundation (travel & tourism)
AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students
AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students
American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium

Job Websites:

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
Hispanic/Latino Professionals Association
iHispano: Jobs and Careers for Latino Professionals
Latino Professionals Employment Resource Website
Latinx Alliances | Teach for Americas
LatPro
Saludos: Hispanic Employment Website

Publications:

Hispanic Network Magazine | A Latino Business & Employment Magazine
Doctoral Program Resources for Minority Students
Accounting Resources and Organizations for Minorities

Professional Organizations:

Association of Latino Professionals of America
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing
Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
MAES – Latinos in Science and Engineering
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
National Hispanic Council on Aging
Prospanica: The Association of Hispanic MBAs & Business Professionals
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science
UnidosUS
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

State and Federal Laws:
Facts and Race/Color Discrimination
Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination
Hispanics in the American Workforce

Scholarships:

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship
Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship
DO-IT Scholarships
Google Lime Scholarship
Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Organization for Autism Research Scholarships
Scholarships & Resources for Students with Visual Disabilities

Job Websites:

Ability Jobs
Ability Links
DisABLED Person
Entry Point!
Getting Hired
Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
National Business & Disability Council – For Job Seekers
Project Hired
Circa
NIB CareersWithVision
Recruit Disability

Publications:

Ability Magazine
ADDitude Magazine
Careers & Degrees in Healthcare: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
College Choice – College Resources for Students with Disabilities – the Ultimate Guide
Employment with a Disability Resource Guide
Equal Opportunity Publications
Freelancing with a disability: Designing an accessible work from home space
Job Accommodation Network Publications

Professional Organizations:

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Autism Speaks
Learning Disabilities Association of American (LDA)
National Center for College Students with Disabilities
National Telecommuting Institute (NTI)
Easterseals
Hire Disability Solutions
Ticket to Work
Workforce Recruitment Program

State and Federal Laws and Policy:

Americans with Disabilities Act
Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights
U.S. Department of Education – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Social Security – Benefits for People with Disabilities
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Recipients of DACA will be provided a work authorization card (work permit) that allows them to work at on and off campus jobs. PLU also works to connect non DACA recipients with work and leadership experiences through fellowships and internships.

Student Employment:
DACA recipients are eligible for all on-campus student employment positions. Undocumented students without DACA who are interested in on-campus student leadership roles may be eligible for the Student Life Fellowship. To learn more, please contact Nicole Juliano at juliannh@plu.edu or email undocu@plu.edu.

Student Employment:

 

Internships:

Unpaid internships usually do not require documentation. Below you will find scholarships that can provide compensation for unpaid opportunities. Check out these sites to find an internship that interests you:

Opportunities Board
Chegg Internships
Forage

Scholarships:

PLU – Heike A. Phelps Memorial Scholarship
PLU – Krise Endowed Internship Fund
PLU – Long Science, Technology & Society Internship Fund
The PLU Internship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
PhD Scholarship List

Employment After Graduation:

While there are significant barriers to traditional employment, undocumented individuals may be able to earn money through alternative means.

  • If you receive an internship offer, you may ask the employer not to be paid and pursue other means of financial support such as those mentioned above.
  • You may discuss with an employer the option of working as an independent contractor. Independent contractors often do the same type of work, but instead of working for one employer, might work for multiple clients. Examples of independent contractor jobs include tutor or child care provider.
  • An independent contractor can use an Independent Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which can be obtained regardless of immigration status. 
  • If you are interested in starting your own business, a Limited Liability Company (LLC) may be an option to consider. An LLC is composed of an individual or a group of people who are both workers and owners of a business. 

Life After College
Working For Yourself

Job Websites:

UpwardlyGlobal

Graduate School:

Many graduate schools offer funding to help with the cost of graduate school. Some financial assistance comes in the form of research or teaching assistantships. Some programs also offer scholarships for incoming students. 

My (Un)Documented Life 

Publications:

College Board – For Undocumented Students
Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students
My Undocumented Life
Undocuhustle

Professional Organizations:

Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Migration Policy Institute
National Immigration Law Center
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Pre-Health Dreamers
USAHello
The Dream.US
United We Dream
Undocublack Network

State and Federal Laws:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients: Learn About Your Right to Work!
The Individual Tax ID Number (ITIN)
Protecting Your Right To Work
Pursuing the American Dream
uLead Network – Washington

PLU – Undocumented Student Resources