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

  • 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.)


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.


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


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

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 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

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:

We look forward to your participation!


Internship Opportunity: Championing Women & Diversity In Media!!

The Bentonville Film Festival is excited to announce an HBCU exclusive internship in partnership with Walmart! This opportunity will be a week-long, immersive experience across various departments introducing interns to innovative methods of championing diversity and inclusion.

What they are looking for:

  • Current HBCU Students (Must be at lease a spring semester sophomore)
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPS or higher
  • students interested in Computer Science, Engineering, Film, Television, Digital Media, Finance, and Accounting

To apply CLICK HERE. We encourage all who are eligible to apply!!


Marketing & Communications Internship with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)

Established in 2013, the CBCF Marketing and Communications Internship program is a year-long paid internship for current or recent college graduates interested in careers in communications. The internship will provide hands-on experience and exposure to marketing, graphic design, public and media relations activities.

More information is available here:

Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Summer Internships

U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Environmental Management

Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Internships

This is an announcement of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships for 2017. The MSIPP Internships is a program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for full time students currently enrolled at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). These programs assist current missions of the DOE efforts in environmental management. The MSIPP Internships is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for the next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our mission.

Internships will run for approximately 10 weeks during the summer, and will be performed at one of the DOE national laboratories. Interns will complete research projects aligned with ongoing DOE efforts. Students will also be involved in enrichment activities provided by the host laboratory.  These activities may include laboratory and site tours, professional development seminars, workshops, lectures, and even social or off-site activities.

Participants will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory.

To be eligible for the MSIPP Internships, applicants must:

1) Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited MSI,

2) Be working towards a STEM degree,

3) Have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,

4) Be a United States citizen, and

5) Pass a drug test upon selection to participate in the MSIPP

This program is being managed through the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) on behalf of DOE-EM. A complete description of the MSIPP Internships and a link to the application section with position descriptions can be found online at

The online application opens February 18, 2017 and will close March 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.


For information about DOE-EM’s MSIPP Internships, contact:

Vivian Cato

MSIPP Program Manager



Amazon Wants to Hire At Least 25 HBCU Grads in April at Special Hiring Event!

Amazon Wants to Hire At Least 25 HBCU Grads in April at Special Hiring Event!

Amazon has partnered with to offer some amazing career opportunities to our members via a special hiring event being planned for April of 2017.  If you have experience managing teams of individuals or playing a role as a leader in a retail environment or fulfillment environment, you should definitely submit your resume to be considered for the special event.

Amazon is looking for folks to work in their fulfillment operations centers all over the country in leadership positions, that pay well and offer you a great career path as a recent grad or experienced college graduate. There are opportunities as Operations Managers, Area Managers and also openings in the MBA new hire program for folks that have recently graduated with an MBA, or folks that are getting ready to graduate soon with an MBA and want to lead teams to get the job done in a fast past rewarding environment.

We are currently accepting registrations on to identify talent to be invited to this special event. If you are interested, just submit your resume and key information on our site:

Announcement:: HBCU IN LA Internship Application is Now Open


8-Week Summer Internship Program

Online Application Deadline is March 15, 2017

Program Eligibility and Rules



Co-sponsored by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) and the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program, this highly competitive program is open to currently enrolled full-time HBCU undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment, media or communication industry.

Interns will be required to commit to an 8-week PAID internship in the Los Angeles area beginning as early as June 3, 2017. This is a multi-major reach program is open, but not limited, to the following majors:


Communications/Broadcast Journalism






Animation & Digital and others


Interns will receive career guidance and coaching from industry professionals, participate in studio tours, field trips and other hosted screenings and panel discussions.

Through the Dr. George E. Cooper Scholarship, students may be awarded a need-based scholarship to defray the cost of travel and housing and participate in various professional development programs to equip them for employment within the industry upon graduation.

Online Application Deadline is March 15, 2017

Program Eligibility and Rules

Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunities with the Social Security Administration

2017 Summer Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

The 2017 summer fellowship program is an opportunity for graduate students in the social sciences and related disciplines to learn about the current state of disability policy, pressing policy issues surrounding the employment of individuals with disabilities, and how to conduct high-quality research in these areas.  Specifically, this fellowship opportunity is for students in Master’s programs or early in doctoral programs (pre-dissertation phase) to spend the summer of 2017 at Mathematica Policy Research’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy.  This opportunity is funded under a cooperative agreement between Mathematica Policy Research and the Social Security Administration, via its Disability Research Consortium.

·       Summer Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,500 over the fellowship period.

·       The submission deadline is February 10, 2017

 2017 Dissertation Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

The dissertation fellowship program provides financial support to outstanding doctoral students from diverse fields conducting high-quality research in areas of significance to disability policy.  Mathematica Policy Research is pleased to offer up to four such fellowships in 2017.  This fellowship is for students conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy, and in contrast with the summer fellows program, dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution.  This opportunity is funded by a cooperative agreement between Mathematica and the Social Security Administration, through its Disability Research Consortium.

·       Each selected dissertation fellow will receive a stipend totaling $28,000.

·       The submission deadline is February 17, 2017.

This information can also be found at