NIST participates in three Department of Commerce (DoC) Summer Internship Programs sponsored through Department of Commerce grants to the following organizations:
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) - a national organization representing the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) of higher education where Hispanics constitute a minimum of 25 percent of the total enrollment at either the graduate or undergraduate level
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) - a national organization representing the historically and predominantly black colleges and universities in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. There are 117 public and private NAFEO institutions. For information contact NIST Diversity Office, 301-975-5481; TTY (301) 975-8189.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) - a national organization representing Native Americans at institutions of higher education nationwide and studying in fields of science and engineering.