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HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program

The HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program is a 10-week internship helping students attending America's 101 HBCUs navigate the college-to-career journey. Utilizing our social-emotional-resilience based curriculum, HBCU students work in pairs to develop a playbook for college-to-career success. This virtual program is open to full-time HBCU students.

Summer 2021 Cohort (May 24 - July 31)

We provide each intern:
• HBCU student networking
• Exposure to leading companies
• Professional development
• Honorarium
We seek students who are:
• Passionate about serving others
• Committed to growth
• Self-motivated and driven
• Goal-oriented

What's in it for near-peer mentors?

As a Near-Peer Mentor, you help a first-year schoolmate adapt to Black college life while growing your professional (and social) network.

Your contribution as an HBCU First intern will be identifying & reporting ways 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 Black college life and help developing your professional (and social) network.

Your contribution as an HBCU First intern will be identifying & reporting ways 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.

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