10 HBCU Internship Partnerships

The Summer months are quickly upon us.  Summer is the prime time for many college students to take advantage of internship opportunities.  Internships provide students with the opportunity to increase job skill, build networks, and begin their career trajectory.  HBCUs are very aware of the important role internships can play in their students’ successes and many of them have established relationships with companies, non-profits, and research organizations to aid their students in successfully securing internships.  Today’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up highlights some of the internship partnerships established with HBCUs.

Howard1.) Howard University and Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Howard University has partnered with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The partnership includes in-arena promotions, internship opportunities for Howard’s sports management program and group sales discounts for university staff and alumni.

grambling2.) Grambling State University and CenturyLink

The partnership includes formal internships with Century Link for students attending Grambling. CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.

jackson state3.) Jackson State University and Enjoy International Consultants (China)

Jackson State University and Enjoy International Consultants have formally established a partnership to provide a corporate internship and service-learning program in China. The dual-track program provides students at Jackson State with a strong foundation in industry knowledge, professional skills and cultural understanding related to China.

savannah state4.) Savannah State University and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Savannah State University (SSU) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District has a 20-year partnership, committing both organizations to enhance career training and internship opportunities for students at the institution. The partnership marks an effort by the university and Savannah District to enhance the preparation of SSU students for careers in engineering, science, technology and mathematics and other disciplines through employment opportunities, internships, lecturers and field trips.

clark alanta5.) Clark Atlanta University and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

The Mass Media Arts Department at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has an academic internship program facilitated by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) to train future journalists in the film and entertainment industry. The organization actively reviews cinema at-large, with a particular emphasis on films that include the Black experience.

lincoln pa6.) Lincoln University and Fox Chase Cancer Center
The overall purpose of the collaborative summer internship between Fox Chase Cancer Center and Lincoln University is to create an opportunity for selected students and faculty to train at Fox Chase Cancer Center with experienced cancer researchers conducting first-class biomedical and population-based research using equipment otherwise unavailable.

claflin7.) Claflin University and Savannah River Remediation (SRR)

Savannah River Remediation partners with Claflin University to provide students with opportunities in research and internships. These partnerships were developed to help students prepare for careers, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

tougaloo8.) Tougaloo College and Mississippi Functional Genomics Network (MFGN)

Under the auspices of the Mississippi Functional Genomics Network (MFGN), Tougaloo College has interning students travel to MGEL where they spent 10 weeks conducting research under the supervision of faculty.

morgan state9.) MDOT-Morgan State University Graduate School Internship

The Maryland Department of Transportation-Morgan State University Graduate School Internship is designed to give graduate students meaningful and practical experience in a transportation agency. The year-long, paid internship is open to students pursuing post-graduate degrees in engineering, transportation, landscape architecture, finance, and information technology. Interns work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer. Placement opportunities are available at the Maryland Aviation Administration, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, State Highway Administration,Maryland Transportation Authority, the secretary’s office at MDOT Headquarters.

kentucky state10.) Kentucky State University and Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP)

KTIP is designed to help beginning teachers (interns) experience a successful first year in the classroom. KTIP provides each teacher with the assistance of a three-member committee trained in the supervision and assessment of beginning teachers. By observing and mentoring the intern, the KTIP committee supports effective teaching practice and guides the intern’s professional growth.

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