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.

 

Health and Awareness Summit for HBCU Students!

Each year the White House Initiative on HBCUs has the opportunity to support the Affordable Care Act with outreach to our HBCUs. As the last enrollment period during President Obama’s final term, we are excited to establish innovative programming in partnership with our HBCUs. Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act occurs November 1st, 2016 – January 2017. Traditionally, the White House Initiative for HBCUs and other federal agencies have host phone-a-thons on campus to reach their local communities and encourage enrollment.

This year, we would like to extend our outreach to engage current HBCU students around relevant health concerns that impact their lives. Each summit will be an intimate conversation surrounding a pre-selected theme. We have been collaborating with select HBCU Student Activities offices to curate a one day summit that fits the needs and demographics of the student body. On January 11, 2017 we will conduct a summit at Virginia Union University. Additional information is listed below.

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Early Registration Open: 2017 HBCU Foreign Policy Conference

The Bureau of Public Affairs is excited to welcome students and faculty of Historically and Predominately Black Colleges and Universities to the U.S Department of State for the 8th annual HBCU Foreign Policy Conference!!

When: Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00am-4:00pm

Where: 2201 C Street NW

Washington, DC 205520

Enter at the 21st Street and Virginia Ave side

 

Get more information

Register Now!

The agenda will feature senior State Department officials, diplomatic simulation sessions, as well as presentations on career opportunities and student exchanges. 

U.S. Department of the Interior’s Grant Opportunity Database and Reference Tool

U.S. Department of the Interior grant opportunities are available to colleges and universities throughout the United States.  This information is provided to you as a part of the Department’s outreach efforts to ensure that you are aware of such opportunities that may be of benefit your institution.  Some of these opportunities close as late as September 30, 2016.

However, we encourage you to also visit the following link: http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencyCode=DOI (www.grants.gov) to seek upcoming opportunities and to build a working relationship with each of the program offices as noted.

Request for PAESMEM Nominations – Nomination Period Ends June 17

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, June 17, 2016.  The nomination solicitation is available online at http://nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16534/nsf16534.pdf.

Eligible science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) mentors, both individuals and organizations, may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague or friend. Nominations of non-academic organizations and small businesses working to expand STEM talent by mentoring in formal and informal settings also are encouraged.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the award program on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). STEM mentoring activities in all sciences, including the biomedical sciences, are eligible for nomination.

NSF is casting a wider net this nomination season to ensure all STEM mentors in the country are recognized for their contributions and to send a message that expanding STEM talent is a community effort.  “It’s important to have a robust pool of nominations because that’s really the best way that NSF can get a national snapshot of all of the great work that’s going on in mentoring. Not everyone will win, of course, but we really can best shape our programs when we have a good understanding of what the great ideas are, where people are having success, and how well they’re doing,” said Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, assistant director of NSFs Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

An HBCU Symposium: Promoting & Preserving Our Roots

We are so pleased to announce the debut of An HBCU Symposium: Promoting & Preserving Our Roots. The Symposium Staff, would like to invite you to join us in this Symposium: Wednesday February 10 – Friday February 12, 2016 at Florida Memorial University in Miami, FL.

We encourage you to share this invitation with your institution’s Student Government Association (SGA), Graduate Student Association (GSA), Royal Court, Campus Activities Board (CAB), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and as many other groups or individuals from your individual campus and other HBCUs-at-large who you feel would be both interested in and benefit from attending this Symposium.

As all HBCUs are invited, it is advised that you collaborate with your Office of Student Activities or Affairs in regards to your institution’s participation in the Symposium.

Click here to register. Registration is NOW OPEN!!

Please Contact Marquise McGriff, HBCU All- Star, Florida Memorial Univerisity for additional information!

Marquise McGriff
marquise.mcgriff@club1964.org

 

 

 

 

Empowering Working Families Across America with Valerie Jarrett and Mayor Kasim Reed- July 7th

With Special Thanks to the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed,

The White House and Department of Labor invite you to participate in an

  Armchair Conversation on “Lead on Leave: Empowering Working Families Across America”

Building on the President’s State of the Union announcements supporting greater workplace flexibility for families, the White House and the Department of Labor are pleased to invite you to our next step in the “Lead on Leave: Empowering Working Families Across America” tour. We hope you can join Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women & Girls Valerie Jarrett for this important conversation about how to support working families across the nation.

When:            Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Please arrive by 11:00 AM. The program will begin at 11:15 AM

Where:           Atlanta City Hall

Old Council Chambers

68 Mitchell St SW

Atlanta, GA 30303

RSVP:  Please RSVP with first name, last name, organization, and e-mail address to cwg@who.eop.gov by Monday, July 6 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.  RSVPs will be honored on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. Please send on to others who may be interested in the conversation.

For questions, please e-mail the White House Council on Women & Girls at cwg@who.eop.gov or call (202) 456-4853.

 

White House Celebrates Entreprenuers Around the World

The White House Celebrates Entrepreneurs Around the World

On Monday, the President welcomed emerging entrepreneurs from across the country and around the world to the White House to honor their achievements in their fields of business. He also announced new commitments in support of the Spark Global Entrepreneurship Initiative — a bold goal of generating $1 billion in new investment for emerging entrepreneurs worldwide by 2017.

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Email from Broderick Johnson on the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

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Today, I will join President Obama as he travels to Lehman College in the Bronx, NY to speak about the importance of expanding opportunity and to applaud a new private-sector entity — the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.A group of private-sector leaders and other prominent private citizens, led by Joe Echevarria (the former CEO of Deloitte LLP) have come together to form this new, independent non-profit. Joined by a diverse range of philanthropic, community, and private-sector partners, leaders of the Alliance are pledging to work to expand opportunity for youth, strengthen the American workforce, and fortify the economic stability of communities across America.

The Alliance will join other private-sector organizations all across America to focus on expanding opportunity and tearing down barriers facing our youth so that we can truly say the American Dream is available to all.

Meanwhile, at the White House, the work of the President’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force, which it is my honor to chair, will continue to move forward on the work the President has charged us with. We will continue — with great urgency — to disseminate best practices, strengthen federal policy, and implement strategies to support communities in their efforts to expand opportunity for all youth.

When President Obama first announced the My Brother’s Keeper initiative from the East Room of the White House in February 2014, he framed it as a call to action for every American to recognize that “my neighbor’s child is my child” — that each of us has an obligation to give every child the same chance this country has given so many of us.

Over the past year, foundations, corporations, small business owners, educators, philanthropies, law enforcement, artists, athletes, and all levels of government from across the country have responded with remarkable energy and resolve, and they have announced an array of fresh initiatives to attack the challenges facing our youth in new ways.

Over the course of the Administration, we have made consistent progress on important goals, such as reducing high school dropout rates and lowering unemployment and crime.

Yet persistent gaps in employment, educational outcomes, and career skills remain, barring too many youth from realizing their full potential, and creating harmful social and economic costs to our nation.

Over the past year, we already have made progress addressing the central goals originally laid out by the President’s MBK Task Force to ensure that all young people enter school ready to learn, all young people are reading at grade level by the third grade, all youth are graduating from high school ready for college and career, all youth are completing postsecondary education or training, all young people are successfully entering the workforce, and all young people are safe from violence and provided the second chances they deserve.

Here are some examples on how we are working to achieve these goals:

Beyond the work of the President’s MBK Task Force, there are now more than 200 communities that have accepted the President’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, committing to launching Local Action Plans with bold goals and strategies to produce results that will bridge opportunity gaps.

And, since the President’s call to action in February 2014, nearly $500 million in grants and in-kind resources have been independently committed by the private sector to attack the challenges facing our youth in new ways and expand opportunity, including a $100 million announcement just last week from Equal Opportunity Schools and its partners to increase enrollment of low-income and minority students in advance courses.

For so many of us, the My Brother’s Keeper initiative is deeply personal. As a proud son of Baltimore, this week’s announcement comes at a time of unique and special resonance for me.

As the country reflects on our shared responsibility to ensure that opportunity reaches every young person, I urge everyone to look at their own capacity to make a difference. Whether it’s taking time to mentor, tutoring young people in your neighborhood, or creating new internship or apprenticeship opportunities for young people in your community — everyone can play a role in building a brighter future.

The President’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative is about recognizing that our young people are not the problem, but rather the solution. And it’s about each of us seeing our neighbor’s child as our own. Their futures as individuals, and as members of a shared community and economy, are forever tied together.

As we move further into the fourth quarter of President Obama’s time in office, our entire team is following his lead and preparing to accomplish as much as we possibly can with the MBK Task Force. And as leaders like Joe Echevarria, MBK Alliance honorary chair John Legend, and their colleagues take initiative to respond to the challenges facing our youth in new ways — big and small, locally and nationally — I share the President’s confidence that we will begin to see a future come into focus that is increasingly inclusive, empowering, and rich with opportunity for all Americans.

We welcome the newly organized My Brother’s Keeper Alliance to this work, and look forward to the progress they will help build.

Broderick Johnson Chair, My Brother’s Keeper Task Force The White House

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The White House • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW • Washington, DC 20500 • 202-456-1111

Job Opportunities with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) has job opportunities available.

Brief Background:

OMWI was established in July of 2011, as required by Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.  OMWI is responsible for:

  • taking affirmative steps to seek diversity at all levels of the SEC’s workforce,
  • increasing participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the SEC’s programs and contracts, including standards for coordinating technical assistance to such businesses; and
  • assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated by the SEC.

For more information regardign the job opportunities see : Vacancy Announcement or contact

Germon Rochez
Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 202-551-6046
omwi@sec.gov