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HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program

The HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program is a 10-week internship experience helping Black youth navigate the college-to-career journey. Focusing on social-emotional resilience, students attending America's 101 HBCUs pair up to develop a playbook for college-to-career success. This virtual program is open to full-time HBCU students.

Fall 2021 Cohort (Sept 13th - Nov 21st)

We provide each intern:
• Networking opportunities
• Exposure to leading companies
• Skill-building workshops
We seek students who are:
• Passionate about serving others
• Actively committed to growth
• Self-motivated and driven

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 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 college life and help building your brand and growing your network.

Your contribution as an HBCU First intern is 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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