On behalf of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we wish to thank all the attendees, exhibitors, conference donors, presenters, guest speakers, volunteers, and many others for joining us at the 2018 HBCU Week Conference, HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities.
HBCU COMPETITIVENESS: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities
September 16-19, 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park | 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC
Seats will fill up fast, so those wishing to attend should register now.
The conference is open to all HBCU Presidents, Chancellors, senior administrators, HBCU students, sponsored programs professionals, student financial aid executives, higher education advocates, members of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, trustees, alumni, corporate, foundation and government officials and other professionals.
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.
(*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.
Dates of program: September through December
Submission Deadline: July 15
Dates of program: January through May
Submission Deadline: October 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
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!
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.