The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce believes that a strong educational foundation is the basis for a strong economy, and the backbone of our economy is an educated workforce.
It is with this in mind that the Chamber offers a range of scholarship, internship and mentoring opportunities as part of our Emerging Business Leaders Initiative (EBLI).
Created by the AZHCC Foundation, EBLI utilizes the resources and infrastructure of the Foundation, Chamber and community partners to offer students high school to post-collegiate opportunities.
High School Students
At the high school level, the AZHCC sponsors a Phoenix chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), which provides intensive training on how to launch and operate a business. Students formally incorporate for-profit or nonprofit ventures and vie for investment dollars in a Shark-tank type competition.
For more information, visit our Programs page.
The goal of our college scholarship program is to support and guide the next generation of business owners, managers and leaders for a better Arizona. Students may apply for EBLI’s renewable scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.
The Chamber partners with College Success Arizona (CSA) to provide scholarship recipients with services that help ensure students complete their higher education. Visit CSA to learn more about their program.
If you are interested in learning more about our scholarship program, please visit our Scholarship page for details.
You can also gain professional experience as a paid intern during Summer or Fall/Spring semesters at the Chamber. Many of our interns are former AZHCC scholarship recipients, and we refer students to external internships with our corporate members.
We have internships available in the following areas:
- Business Development
- Data Analysis
- Event Planning
College graduates and Chamber interns can also find mentoring opportunities via our organization, as well as free one-year membership, volunteering and networking opportunities, and job referrals.
View our Job Bank for any current open internship positions.
Ultimately, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to boosting the quality of education for all Arizonans, while ensuring that education policy statewide ensures equitable opportunities and resources for the state’s growing Latino student population.