Marcia Robinson, who developed the list of internships for The HBCU Career Center is a Human Resources professional who has worked in career management and career center operations for over a decade. “HBCU students who want to stand out in a crowded and competitive job market after graduation, must include internships as part of a successful job search strategy,” says Robinson. “It is not enough anymore to have a great GPA, although that’s important. Employers want to know that college students are combining real world work projects with classroom experience.”
Many HBCU students are also not aware that many of these organizations have fall deadlines for their internship programs. Robinson also states that, “By the time our students start thinking about internships, many of these opportunities will already be filled.” Robinson encourages students to consider the following tips as they explore these internships. First, unlike many other lists, these internships are not ranked. This is to encourage students to read the entire list. Second, students should not rule out any opportunity just because they have never heard of the company and third, students should expand their internship search to competitors of the organizations listed as well.
In addition to the list of the 100 internships for 2014, students can find resume samples on The HBCU Career Center’s website. In addition there is a complete list of links to the campus career centers on HBCU campuses where students can get assistance with resume writing and interview preparation.
The HBCU Career Center supports the career success and professional development of the students, alumni, staff and the diverse communities served by America's 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Visit http://www.thehbcucareercenter.com for job seeker resources including a job board where employers post jobs.