For this program, NRC considers three types of MSIs: Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. NRC provides Federal financial assistance for programs and activities conducted by MSIs, educational institutions, nonprofit and profit organizations, State and local governments, professional organizations, private and public sector organizations and other providers of services for the exchange and transfer of knowledge, ideas, concepts, and skills that will: 1.) increase recruitment and retention; 2.) ensure availability of instructional and training experiences; 3.) provide opportunities for career exposure and on-the-job training; 4.) create research and development opportunities; 5.) develop leadership skills, 6.) offer mentoring opportunities, and 6.) make available internships.