Student-Led Internship Programs

All HBCU First programs are exclusively for HBCU students.

  • HBCU Leadership Incubator™

    HBCU Leadership Incubator™
    Through our 12-week leadership development program, each HBCU student “Lead” develops & manages an HBCU First program and team.


  • HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program

    HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program™
    HBCU student “Near-Peer Mentors” help first-year schoolmates adapt to Black college life and develop a playbook for college-to-career success.


  • HBCU Equity™

    HBCU Equity™
    HBCU student “Peer Researchers” conduct career-related, primary research to better understand the socio-academic drivers of America’s Black youth.


  • HBCU Exploratory Program™

    HBCU Exploratory Program™
    “HBCU Student Advocates” lead choice-focused talks & workshops helping college-bound Black youth navigate the high-school-to-college journey.



    Experiential learning program for Black K-12 students. Its charge is to foster a social entrepreneur mindset through STEM skill mastery.


  • HBCU Beats™

    HBCU Beats™
    Through our 10-week internship program, talented HBCU producers hone their skills and gain backdoor access to commercial music projects.


HBCU First's mission is to increase college success + career access for Black youth.

Check out our student-led talks, master classes, and career events.