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For more than 40 years, SEO Career has recruited and prepared high achieving Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American undergraduates for summer internships across Wall Street, commercial real estate, technology, and corporate America, usually leading to coveted, full-time jobs. Today, SEO Career continues to close the career opportunity gap for motivated young people. All are welcome to apply.


If you need to return to your application at a later time, you can save your progress. If you have any questions, please email .

Application Qualifications

All SEO Career participants are responsible for completing industry-specific training, attending coaching sessions, participating in interview preparation, and attending required events.


To qualify you must also meet the following requirements:

All who meet the following criteria are welcome to apply.  


3.2 GPA required *


First Year, Sophomore, or Junior


All Majors


Accredited 4-Year University


Work Authorized in the U.S. **

* 3.0 may be considered

** F-1 Students may be eligible for Phase 2: Success

When should you apply?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis year-round. Once in our Edge phase you’ll have access to career prep, training, and coaching. Our Success Class typically closes in mid-April.

What to expect

  • Receive a response from SEO Career within 6-8 weeks

Access Blackboard

  • Upload resume
  • View self-study resources

Schedule Your Welcome Call

  • Receive update on your score

Welcome to Edge

  • Get personalized feedback on resume
  • Practice interview prep
  • Access internship opportunities

Check out the FAQ for more information around timelines.

Since joining SEO’s cohort, I’ve gained access to places and faces I never imagined would be available to me. They’ve allowed me to transform my aspirations into actionable goals, many of which I’ve been able to achieve under their guidance!

Blake Underwood, SEO Career Intern 2022, Compass

Applicant FAQ


Candidates must currently be attending an accredited, four-year, US college or university. Transfer students from a 2-year school must have a GPA at their 4-year school and SEO may request a transcript.

A GPA of 3.2 or above from an accredited, four-year college or university is required for competitive candidates; Candidates with a GPA of 3.0 will be considered. First year may apply in their fall semester without a GPA. We also take your SAT or ACT scores into consideration, as do our partner companies.

All majors are welcome.

We don’t screen all candidates. If you’re selected to move to the next stage, we’ll notify you via the email address provided on your application. Remember to check your spam folder for correspondence from .


Once you apply, we’ll process your application and may follow up to request more information, invite you to participate in additional conversations, and more. The process will vary based on your profile and interests.



We review applications for Edge on an ongoing basis and candidates are selected to receive career prep resources, training, and coaching year-round. Candidates seeking summer internships with our partners are reviewed throughout October through April and make selections on a rolling basis.


Note: You may apply at any time to Edge for professional development support, beginning in your first year of college.

Once you apply, the typical response time is 6-8 weeks. Please monitor your email for next steps.

Internship Questions

SEO assists trainees with obtaining internships by providing resources to help participants learn about internship opportunities, meet recruiters, prepare for the application process, and practice interview skills.

Participation in Edge doesn’t guarantee an internship offer or automatic matriculation into Success, but it greatly enhances your chances.

No, acceptance to a partner internship program doesn’t guarantee acceptance into Success. Students will receive a separate invitation to participate in Phase 2: Success if eligible.

The Career Summit is a mandatory training open only to SEO interns. This usually takes place a week or two before the start of the summer internship and seeks to provide interns with additional professional development, technical and industry knowledge, and networking opportunities.


This training is hybrid, both in-person in New York City and via live stream.

They can email a recommendation to us at . The alum should include his/her contact information, employer, and Career year. The letter should address the following items:


    • Why have you taken an interest in this student’s candidacy?
    • Are you knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic achievements or extracurricular activities? If yes, comment on specific accomplishments.
    • Provide a candid assessment of the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses.
    • Identify some of the applicant’s qualities that make him/her an outstanding Career candidate.

Info Sessions & Campus Visits

Want to learn more about SEO Career? Check out our upcoming info sessions and see if we’re coming to your campus.