Participant benefits:

  • Develop professional and future career skills.
  • Build a network that can lead to future employment opportunities.
  • Gain critical work experience & transferable skills.
  • Create a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Gain interview preparation and experience.

Resources may include but are not limited to:

  • Financial compensation
  • Housing assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional apparel 

All applicants are required to complete the NMSI application before being considered for support services.

Online orientation by NMSI Initiative may be required, in addition to professional development workshops.

Student Requirements:

  • Good academic standing in a recognized partnering program. 
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Complete application packet must be submitted by the student @ (
  • Professional Development Workshops will be required. 

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Application documents:

  • Application (link to application)
  • Resume
  • Professional photo (NO SELFIES)
  • Biographical Essay of 500 words or less, addressing (migrant experience & academic journey)
  • Recent transcript (unofficial or official)

All applicants will be notified via email when their application has been received and when approved.

Employers will make the final selection and any offers will be made directly from Employers to the applicant.

"This internship is beneficial to me because I'm learning effective marketing strategies, gaining experience within my major, get to expand my professional network and make meaningful connections in the marketing field." –Eric Martinez

Internship site: Chelan Fresh (marketing intern)

“Receiving support from NMSI has allowed me to actively participate in my internship which in return will give me skills to apply towards graduate school. I do not have to pick up a second job to support my living expenses this summer and for that, I am so thankful!” –Katherine Martinez

Internship site: Student Research Intern with the Jewell and Arline Moss Settle Herbarium

NMSI’s support assuaged any worries I (and my parents) had and allowed me to fully focus on this wonderful opportunity I was given. My Human Resources internship has allowed me to gain further insight on a department I was curious about and for that, I am very appreciative! - Brenda Lopez

Internship site: CoBank (Human Resource intern)


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