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Photo of HBCU First interns Azajah Green, Aliana Stanley, and Jalessa Brumell at Spelman College.

HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program

The HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program is a 10-week internship helping Black youth navigate the college-to-career journey. Students from across the world who attend America's 100+ HBCUs pair up to build skills and grow their network. This hybrid program is paid and open to HBCU students.

Spring 2023 Cohort (Jan 22nd - April 1st)

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

We seek students who are:
• Committed to community
• Self-motivated and driven
• Coachable and consistent

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What's the job of a first-year intern?

As a First-Year Intern (mentee), you gain 1-to-1 support in adapting to college life, building skills, and growing your network.

Your contribution as an HBCU First intern is helping to better the mentoring program experience for the next First-Year Intern.

What's the job of a near-peer mentor?

As a Near-Peer Mentor, you help a first-year schoolmate adapt to college life while building skills and growing your network.

Your contribution as an HBCU First intern is helping to better the mentoring program experience for the next Near-Peer Mentor.

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

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