Summer Internship Now Open!

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities offers full-time internships year round (spring, summer, and fall). Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered, although the Initiative prioritizes full-time applicants (32-40 hours a week). Internships are available in Washington, DC at the U.S. Department of Education, Initiative headquarters.

The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of Executive Order 13779, dated February 28, 2017.  Its purpose is to promote Excellence and Innovation at HBCUs.

Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of HBCU issues and priorities, including economic competiveness, economic development, education, workforce diversity and workforce development. In addition, interns will help write memos and proposals, assist with communications and social media, coordinate and staff events, and conduct outreach to national and local HBCU organizations and leaders.

Applicants for intern positions must be undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. at an HBCU.  Candidates should be familiar with HBCU issues and have outstanding research, writing, communications, and computer skills.

How to Apply:*

If you are interested in applying, please visit the Department of Education’s Internship page for detailed instructions and the internship application.

Additionally, please send the following to oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Department of Education Internship Application

(*If not accepted to this program in our office, your application may be passed onto other federal agencies for consideration.)

Deadlines:

Please note that the dates below are approximate. Based on a student’s availability and school schedule, internships can begin or end before or after the dates indicated below.

  • Fall
    • Dates of program: September through December
    • Submission Deadline: July 15
  • Winter/Spring
    • Dates of program: January through May
    • Submission Deadline: October 1
  • Summer
    • Dates of program: May/June through July/August
    • Submission Deadline: March 15

All applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Enrolled at and HBCU in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution
  • U.S. Citizen and authorized to work in the United States

All internship positions at the U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on HBCUs are unpaid. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

 

Internship Opportunity for HBCU Students: Clemson African Area African American Museum

The Clemson Area African-American Museum is looking for a college student who can multitask, communicate well verbally, and has strong organizational skills to assist with graphic design and social media for the museum.

CAAAM collects and showcases the historical achievements of local African-Americans by serving as a resource center to engage the community in intellectual discourse about the past.  The museum offers exhibits which depict the history and contributions by African-Americans to Pickens County, South Carolina and other parts of South Carolina.

Interested applicants are to send resumes to cooperjt5@gmail.com and neals10@bellsouth.net. The application deadline is April 15th, 2018.

Address and phone number of the Museum:  214 Butler Street Clemson, SC 29631  864-654-2944
Name of Internship: New Media Internship
Duration: The internship will be 6 months
Website for Museum: ca-aam.org

SAVE THE DATE! HBCYOU: Professional Development Series 1, Pinpoint, Prepare, & Propel the Leader in You!

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is excited to announce the HBCYOU Professional Development Speaker Series.  This speaker series is designed to connect students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and young professionals to discuss professional development opportunities and identify challenges and solutions HBCU students face when preparing for and entering the 21st century workforce.

 The sessions has been designed in a progression first focusing on self-awareness, career exploration,  civic engagement and leadership, personal brand management, and ending with navigating the marketplace for jobs in the public sector.

Plan For Success

Each person brings individual qualities, experiences and values when engaging in leadership; the understanding of these aspects about yourself is essential. In this session students will learn how self-knowledge impacts their goals as a leader and can help them navigate interactions with others. After this session, students will be able to better define who they are, and why they should be sought out!

About the Speaker

Dr. Bernadette M. Gailliard is a researcher, trainer, and consultant who helps organizations support the success of emerging leaders. Dr. Gailliard is currently the Co-Director of the Program for Early Career Excellence and a faculty member in the Department of Communication in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Her published articles can be found in Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Yearbook, and Human Relations.

Webinar information!

To join WebEx Series:

  • Windows must use Internet Explorer v9 or higher
  • MAC must use Safari

Go to:  https://educate.webex.com/educate/k2/j.php?MTID=t36913d9462d250e5e933bed8f6ad7165
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: welcome
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
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For Audio:

Webinar Call Line will be added at a later date!

WHIHBCU Staff

HBCU Opportunity with One Heart Source!

One Heart Source is a top-rated, registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization with highly ethical standards and over ten years of experience. They offer a high quality  of experiential learning programs for university undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking a transformational international experience through meaningful service.

Their programs focus on global mentorship, community health, and cultural immersion. If you believe you or other students will be interested, please see the link below about their internship opportunities in South Africa.

HBCU Opportunity with One Heart Source

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Spring Internship!!!

The U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is seeking interns for Spring 2018!

This year-round volunteer Internship Program provides current HBCU students with an opportunity to learn more about HBCUs and their impact on the economy, higher education policy, federal funding opportunities, communications, and outreach. This internship will be based at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The Initiative and Department will not sponsor travel or lodging.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and compiling research and data related to HBCUs;
  • Participating in strategic planning meetings, staff meetings and other Department briefings and meetings relevant to the work of the Initiative;
  • Compiling meeting minutes;
  • Assisting and creating and/or updating presentations, fact sheets, one-pagers and talking points;
  • Greeting and escorting visitors to meetings;
  • Assisting with planning and implementation needs for upcoming local events and meetings, which can include collecting/researching background materials, creating promotional materials; and
  • Contributing to the creative efforts of the Initiative.

In addition, opportunities for developmental growth are welcomed and encouraged, such as informational meetings with senior Department officials and officials from external organizations.  Throughout the course of the internship students will have the opportunity to attend and potentially lead in the planning and management of meetings, briefings and other special events on the Hill, the White House and in other federal agencies. Duties also will vary slightly for students pursuing terminal degrees such as Ph.D. or E.D. Candidates.

Skills needed:

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and editing communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Takes initiative and proactively tackles responsibilities
  • Ability to work across networks

Duty Timeframe

  • Interns must be available to be in the office at least three days per week. Office hours can be negotiated.
  • Spring Internship will take place February-May

Eligibility

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or have a resident visa to apply.
  • You also must be enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited HBCU.
  • Incomplete application packets will be immediately disqualified from consideration. Please also proofread your materials before submission.

How to Apply:

Please send a copy of your resume to: oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov with the subject: 2018 HBCU Spring Internship. Upon receipt of your resume an application link will be sent for your completion.

Complete spring 2018 Internship Applications are due December 5, 2017

We are not accepting SUMMER 2018 applications at this time.

2018 OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LIKE TO THINK BIG?

Join us for an exciting three-day entrepreneurial training and app development experience! The OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Program is looking for 100 of the greatest young minds, who think critically, creatively, and are passionate about solving problems. Compete against your peers in a 72-hour workshop that will both challenge and reward you! Students will be tasked with developing solutions to business, social, or educational problems and then pitching their ideas to a panel of expert judges comprised of entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, venture capitalists and other investors. Prizes have included an opportunity to attend Apple’s WWDC conference, Leadership Exchange Study Abroad Scholarship, Macbooks, and iPads to name a few.

The OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference is an optimum opportunity for students to learn, engage in hands-on exercises, and develop the three C’s of an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value.

Location: Durham, NC

Dates: May 2018

ELIGIBILITY: 

APPLY TODAY IF YOU ARE:

– Enrolled in a full-time program of study at a four-year, degree-granting HBCU or PBI

-Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior during the fall of 2017.

– Willing to grow and learn in a collaborative environment

– Interested in learning how to develop or expand an entrepreneurial mindset

– All majors are encouraged to apply for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

The Application Deadline for OFC is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT.

APPLY NOW

 

Come meet the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement

Speed Networking with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Interested in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs?

When Thursday, join our Speed Mentoring event on

Thursday, November 9, 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Interested in learning more about careers at the State Department, and specifically, the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)?

Come network with representatives from INL — and learn about their exciting careers keeping Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.

INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.

We are inviting DC-area undergraduate and graduate students to come learn more about the Department of State, careers in the Foreign and Civil Service, and to meet professionals making a real difference each and every day.

This event will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in Washington DC. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a “speed mentoring” session – rotating between tables with INL experts grouped by questions of interest or areas of expertise. You don’t want to miss this networking opportunity!

Click here to:

REGISTER NOW

Reminder: This event is for students only.

You will be asked to submit security information in the registration form to be able to access the building. Please meet at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC (in front of City Segway Tours) at 1:30pm sharp to be escorted into the building. 

Dress is Business Casual 

HBCU CDM 10th Annual National Conference!! November 1-3, 2017!!

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Development Marketplace (HBCU CDM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2001. The HBCU CDM mission is to inform and educate students from HBCUs about corporate America as they transition into the workforce. The conference has remained free for students to attend and as a result, strengthened the leadership and professional skills of thousands of HBCU graduates.

The 10th Annual National Conference will take place at the Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park. We look forward to welcoming over 400 students from 20+ HBCUs across the country. During the conference the students will have the opportunity to meet potential employers, engage in workshops, get inspired from the speakers and of course network to jumpstart their career in corporate America.

Registration is required. This event is FREE for HBCU students! We hope you will join! See information link below.

HBCU Career Development Marketplace

 

HBCU in LA Internship Now Open!

The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) is proud to announce the HBCU in LA Internship Program application is now open!! This highly competitive program will be open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest to pursue a career in the entertainment, media and communication industry. Selected Scholars will participate in an 8-10 week paid internship in Los Angeles, Summer 2018! The program will cover housing expenses and will offer limited travel stipends based on individual financial needs.

Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a comprehensive immersion internship experience in Los Angeles, California during summer of 2018
  • Participate in a series of professional development activities to help leverage a career in the media, entertainment and communication industry post-graduation
  • Become a part of our exclusive Student Member Network for on-going employment consideration with our industry partner organizations
  • Serve as Ambassadors for EICOP to build awareness for the HBCU in LA Internship Program

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply and for more information click here

To view our Promotional Video click here

The application deadline for the program is 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, December 17, 2017. If you are a current HBCU All-Star please indicate that in your submission!

Webinar: CBYX Program, Study Abroad Program in Germany for HBCU students!

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded fellowship opportunity, is currently accepting applications from your students for the 2018-2019 program year.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives your students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX for Young Professionals is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students. CBYX is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found at www.CBYX.info.

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participants’ career field, and homestays with German host families. The program covers transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends, and provides local in-country support throughout the program.

Prior German language knowledge is not required. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their fields, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be U.S. citizens.

Please inform your students of this unique opportunity by hanging the enclosed poster. Should you require more promotional materials, or if you would like CBYX for Young Professionals alumni to visit your college and give a presentation on the program to your students, please feel free to contact me.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 program is December 1, 2017. We look forward to receiving applications from your students! For a more detailed overview of the program, I invite you to attend our CBYX Informational Webinar on October 23rd at 1:30 pm EST. RSVP to knovy@culturalvistas.org.

As an alternative to CBYX, if you have current sophomores and juniors who are interested in interning abroad who haven’t participated in a formal work or study abroad program, we encourage them to apply for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship. More information about this program can be found online: www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship.

We look forward to your participation!