• Mentor and Mentee
HBCU First interns Mphande Phiri and Nachaka Lizubuho at Alabama A&M University.

HBCU Day-One-Ready Academy

The HBCU Day-One-Ready Academy is a student-led, internship and mentoring program focused on college-to-career skills. Students who attend America's 100+ HBCUs pair up to build skills and grow their network. This remote, 10-week paid internship is open to elite HBCU students.

Fall 2024 Cohort (Sep 8th - Nov 16th)

What's in it for you?
• Community and networking
• Skill-building workshops
• Career opportunities

We seek students who are:
• Committed to community
• Driven and skilled
• Coachable and consistent

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What's the job of an HBCU First Intern?

As an HBCU First Intern, your job is to improve the HBCU Day-One-Ready experience for your peers and our partners.

HBCU First is a student-led community advancing the wellbeing and economic participation of America’s Black youth.

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