Attention college students! Are you looking for training that will give you valuable experience and pay you a fair wage? Look no further than the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) ‘s National HBCU Talent Development program! This amazing opportunity is specifically designed for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and aims to bridge the opportunity gap for Black students and address national disparities in internships.
Over the next two years, LISC will put 40 pupils in part-time intern positions with local LISC offices and other community development financial institutions (CDFIs).
These internships will allow you to work on various projects, such as marketing, finance, and community engagement while participating in leadership and national networking events. And the best part? The program is funded by the Citi Foundation and provides paid internships for Black students, with a rate of $25/hour up to $15,000 for the academic year.
That’s right – you’ll get paid to gain valuable experience!
Eryn Glover, a marketing major at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the first HBCU interns in the program. She’s been working with the LISC Charlotte team to help with fundraising, social media, and community outreach.
“I feel like I have opportunities here, like the LISC internship, that offer the chance to really get to know professors and mentors and to also make a difference,” Glover said.
Marsi Hailu, a Howard University senior interning with the LISC policy team in Washington, D.C., has been working on projects related to broadband access and the disproportionate impact of climate events on low-income communities of color.
Hailu, who is studying finance and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in urban development with a concentration in affordable housing, said the LISC internship provides her with hands-on experience beyond what she might learn in her finance classes.
Denise Scott, LISC president, emphasized the importance of the program in addressing systemic racial barriers that prevent young people from gaining the experience and connections necessary to compete for good jobs. “This program is a win for all of us,” Scott said. “Students can earn a strong wage, gain hands-on experience, work with mentors, and build a network of contacts and supporters – all while supporting valuable community investment activity.” So don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity – apply for the LISC National HBCU Talent Development program today!
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