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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. Focusing on social-emotional resilience, students attending America's 101 historically Black colleges pair up to develop a playbook for college-to-career success. This virtual program is open to full-time HBCU students.


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

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

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

What's in it for near-peer mentors?

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

What's in it for first-year interns?

As a First-Year Intern, you gain 1-to-1 near-peer support in adapting to college life, building your brand, 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.

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

See what students have to say about the program.