Photo of HBCU First interns Marcia Ferguson and Maya Saunders at Florida Memorial University.

HBCU Student-Led Internship Programs

Looking for a Summer 2023 internship? Our student-led internships help Black youth navigate the college-to-career journey and bridge gap between learning and doing.

You will work with your peers and industry leaders to build skills and grow your network. As an HBCU First intern, the charge is to improve the HBCU First internship experience for all students.

Are you an incoming first-year HBCU student? Apply to the HBCU Day-One-Ready Program to get help transitioning to your HBCU.

Check out our programs and see if there's a role right for you. All HBCU First internships are remote, paid, and open to full-time HBCU students.

  • HBCU Day-One-Ready Program

    HBCU Day-One-Ready Program
    Through our 10-week internship experience, HBCU students from pair up to build skills and grow their network.


  • HBCU Leadership Incubator

    HBCU Leadership Incubator
    Through our 11-week leadership development program, each student develops and manages an HBCU First program.


  • Equity in Data and Research (EDRP)

    Equity in Data & Research (EDRP)
    Through our 10-week research & development program, HBCU students work with industry leaders to develop career-related studies & indexes.


HBCU First is a student-led community on a mission is to increase college and career success for Black youth.

Check out our student-led career events.