Founded in 1963 during the height of the modern Civil Rights Movement, SEO began as a mentoring and college preparation program for underprivileged high school students in New York City. The organization's mission was based upon the conviction that all students can succeed when given access to opportunities (click on the large words for website and application).
Since 1980, SEO has provided underrepresented students of color with paid summer internships leading to full-time jobs. More than 30 years later, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are still underrepresented in many top entry level jobs.
It is well known that a diverse work force improves business results which makes SEO as relevant as ever to corporate America and to the groups that remain underrepresented.
During the summer interns earn a pro-rated salary consistent with entry-level salaries for professionals in the area they have chosen ($700 - $1,300 per week). Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA without exception.