Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative
- Learn new skills
- Gain marketable career experience
- Network with colleagues across the country
- Experience history through exciting work opportunities
- Work in some of the most amazing historic locations in the country
- Use this program to gain entry-level exposure to careers in the Federal Government
During my internship here in Washington, D.C., I have had the pleasure of working at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site - the first national headquarters for the National Council for Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW). For the past ten weeks I have met such great people who are curious to go out there and explore, and try all the incredible things Washington, D.C. has to offer!
-Rochelle Ward, HBCUI 2015
This position allowed me to display my talent in many different ways throughout my time at George Washington Carver National Monument. The knowledge I have gained here has planted a seed within me, and with that I intend to grow. One day I'll have the chance to pay it forward with all that I have learned from this HBCUI internship.
-Mike Davis, HBCUI 2015
This summer has been nothing short of amazing. I have had the opportunity to meet Regional Directors of the National Park Service, Superintendents of different NPS sites, NPS employees and interact with other HBCUI Interns.
Working with the NPS I have learned a lot of different opportunities that this program can bring.
My experience during this internship has had a huge impact on my future goals. I have learned the importance of making connections and getting to know people. These two things will take me far in my future endeavors. I will be able to apply the things I have learned not only in the workplace, but also as I further my education.
-Samaria Cozart, HBCUI 2015
Last updated: September 22, 2016