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HBCU Leadership Incubator™

The HBCU Leadership Incubator™ is a hands-on, 10- to 12-week leadership development program helping Black college students bridge the gap between classroom learning and business-world doing. Each "Lead" gains leadership know-how by developing and managing an HBCU First program & team. This virtual program is open to full-time HBCU students.

Spring 2022 Cohort (Jan 16th - Mar 26th)

We provide each intern:
• Leadership know-how
• Support and networking
• Internship opportunities
• Career events & workshops
• Stipend upon completion

We seek students who are:
• Creative problem-solvers
• Passionate about service
• Actively committed to growth
• Self-motivated and driven
• Detail-oriented


Meet our Fall 2021 Leadership Team:

Mentoring Program Lead
(Remote Internship)

As a Mentoring Program Lead, you will support & manage 100 interns, and develop a weekly curriculum.
This is a 12-week role with a $3,000 stipend upon completion of the program.

Goals
• Maximize intern engagement
• Complete a capstone project

What we're looking for
• Exceptional leadership skills
• Strong people & organizational skills
• Ability to lead and manage a team

Requirements
• STEM majors preferred
• Full-time HBCU student
• Commit at least 15 hrs/wk
• 3.0+ GPA

Mentor Lead
(Remote Internship)

As Mentor Lead, you will support & manage 50 mentors, and co-develop a weekly curriculum.
This is a 10-week role with a $1,500 stipend upon completion of the program.

Goals
• Maximize mentor engagement
• Complete a capstone project

What we're looking for
• Exceptional leadership skills
• Strong people & organizational skills
• Ability to lead and manage a team

Requirements
• STEM majors preferred
• Full-time HBCU student
• Commit at least 10 hrs/wk
• 3.0+ GPA

First-Year Lead
(Remote Internship)

As First-Year Lead, you will support & manage 50 first-year interns, and co-develop a weekly curriculum.
This is a 10-week role with a $1,500 stipend upon completion of the program.

Goals
• Maximize first-year engagement
• Complete a capstone project

What we're looking for
• Exceptional leadership skills
• Strong people & organizational skills
• Ability to lead and manage a team

Requirements
• STEM majors preferred
• Full-time HBCU student
• Commit at least 10 hrs/wk
• 3.0+ GPA

Events Team Lead
(Remote Internship)

As Events Team Lead, you will lead the development and execution of 30+ corporate events.
This is a 12-week role with a $3,000 stipend upon completion of the program.

Goals
• Maximize weekly events
• Complete a capstone project

What we're looking for
• Exceptional writing skills
• Strong people & organizational skills
• Ability to build & tell a story

Requirements
• Communications major
• Full-time HBCU student
• Commit at least 15 hrs/wk
• 3.0+ GPA

People Team Lead
(Remote Internship)

As a People Team Lead, you will lead the professional development of 100+ interns.
This is a 12-week role with a $3,000 stipend upon completion of the program.

Goals
• Maximize skill building for interns
• Complete a capstone project

What we're looking for
• Exceptional presentation skills
• Strong people & organizational skills
• Ability to teach and inspire peers

Requirements
• STEM majors preferred
• Full-time HBCU student
• Commit at least 15 hrs/wk
• 3.0+ GPA

People Lead
(Remote Internship)

As a People Lead, you will help provide professional development coaching to 100+ interns.
This is a 10-week role with a $1,500 stipend upon completion of the program.

Goals
• Maximize skill building for interns
• Complete a capstone project

What we're looking for
• Exceptional presentation skills
• Strong people & organizational skills
• Ability to teach and inspire peers

Requirements
• STEM majors preferred
• Full-time HBCU student
• Commit at least 10 hrs/wk
• 3.0+ GPA


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