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Explore our 100 Favorite Internships

Favorite Internships

Employers value HBCU students who have completed internships!  For the 5th year in a row, The HBCU Career Center compiled our list of favorite internships. This year’s list of 2017 Internships includes 100 organizations that HBCU students and alumni should be researching and evaluating right now!

If you are a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior or even a graduate this list of our 2016 internships is only a starting point for an aggressive internship or career search.  Diverse 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.

Tips to use this list of 2016 Favorite Internships

1. List is in no particular order to encourage you to look at ALL of them.
2. Don’t rule out a company because you have never heard the name.
3. Don’t assume that the company name is an indicator of which majors they recruit.
4. If you like a company, research internship opportunities with their competitors.
5. Improve your chances to land a 2016 internship, by visiting the career center on your HBCU campus and get your resume, cover letter and application materials critiqued.
Resume samples are here to get you started.

SOCHE.org – The Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education seeks STEM majors to intern at the Air Force Institute of Technology

Children’s Home Society and Family Services Spring/Summer 2016 Internship

Dow Jones lets you spend your summer on Wall Street in Research, Sales, Technology and Human Resources internships.

White House Internships – Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs or recent graduates should apply for Fall 2016 Internships or Spring 2017 Internships.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington DC offers year-round internships. Check deadlines for Spring, Summer and Fall.

US Department of State has programs for undergraduates, graduates and post graduate. Deadlines are ongoing.

MoMA – Museum of Modern Art in New York City has internships all year. Summer internships run June to August.

Vanguard offers students and recent graduates College to Career Internship opportunities. Internships are full-time, paid.

Viacom Careers/MTV Networks has internships within their brands all over the country. Deadlines vary depending on the internship.

ESPN has internships for students with an interest in and passion for sports. Programs are for 10 weeks and interns work 40 hours per week. Summer 2015 applications available after mid December.

Nordstrom summer internships are open to Juniors and Seniors who have passion for retail careers. Complete the program successfully and become an Assistant Manager.

Verizon has full-time and part-time internships. If graduating in Spring 2015 check out the Verizon Future Leaders program.

NBC Universal has internships on the east coast and west coast, local TV and cable in multiple career areas from Sports and Olympics, Advertising, News and Journalism etc.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has multiple opportunities for college students. Internships are year round and announcements are posted in March, April and May.

Simon and Schuster has internships for students interested in publishing. Deadlines for applications: Spring interns apply by January; Summer interns apply by May and Fall interns apply by September.

Glaxo Smith Kline offers summer internships through the STIP (Summer Talent Identification Program) for undergraduate, graduate or PhD students. Positions posted early January.

The PGA Tour is the premier league for professional golfers. The PGA Tour internships are for undergraduate and graduate students with minimum 3.0 GPA. Deadline

Office of Inspector General has the student diversity volunteer internship program. The Office of Inspector General is in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships offers internships all year. Summer internships is 10 weeks long

NASCAR Diversity Internship program has opportunities for students in multiple disciplines from event management to licensing. Application deadline

Goldman Sachs offers programs for students and new graduates. Create a profile online and look for internship opportunities.

Black Enterprise Summer Internship runs from June to August. BE looks for rising Juniors, rising Seniors and graduate students. Mark your calendars and check for internship announcement on

State Farm Insurance hires hundreds of summer internships for an 11-week rotation at the corporate office. Check out more regional internships by zone based on where you live.

Xerox Corporation offers 10-12 week internships all over the country. They assist with housing in some locations.

L’Oreal USA hosts more than 150 interns every summer

Starwood Hotels and Resorts operates well known brands such as Sheraton, Westin and St. Regis. Internships for undergraduates and MBAs. Applications for summer accepted early in the year.

McKesson internships in Health Care for undergraduates and MBAs; Many locations throughout the US offered.

Astra Zeneca has all types of opportunities for students. Lots of information on how to prepare for an Astra Zeneca interview and how to find internships. Search by “student opportunities”.

Deloitte is consistently represented in the list of top internships for college students. Extensive list of opportunities.

IBM has a summer research internship offered through the APS (American Physical Society) for women. Other IBM summer internships also available

Enterprise Rent-a-Car offer internships year round. Enterprise looks for ambitious, creative, fun-loving, personable, resourceful and hard working students to join their team.

Safeway summer internship program runs for 9-12 weeks. Previous retail experience preferred but not required for students to apply. Search for internships under college programs.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has internships in Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring. Applications accepted up to 12 months before start of semester when you want to intern.

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company looks for hardworking students and recent graduates who want a career in energy.

General Electric encourages undergraduate students in Schenectady, NY.

NVR is a home builder based in Virginia with sites around the region. Search their database for internship opportunities.

Disney Professional Internships has opportunities in basically every area of the organization.

International Paper has partner colleges and universities but will still accept applications directly from students.

American Express has summer internships for undergraduates and graduate students across the globe.

Comcast Internship Program attracts college undergraduate and graduate students interested in all areas of this communication company.

Major League Baseball (MLB) internships vary according to the franchise.

Target Corporation offers internships around the country. Select “college student” and search for opportunities.

Sony Music offers spring and summer internships for students who want to develop a career in the music industry.

Wells Fargo seeks to hire students from all majors for internship opportunities across many business sectors from Commercial Real Estate to Wealth Brokerage.

Easter Seals has unpaid internships in many areas from Accounting, Early Childhood education or Fund Raising and Marketing

Guggenheim Museum offers internships for juniors, seniors, graduate students and post graduates. Programs run in every semester

NFL Films has unpaid internships in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Check out individual teams for specific programs eg. Philadelphia Eagles

QVC is a major online retailer and eCommerce company that offers interns professional opportunities behind the camera

Ford Motor Company has internships in multiple departments covering multiple occupations

Accenture offers 6-week summer internship opportunities that are extremely competitive, but worth it, if you are selected.

National Institute of Health offers bio medical research internships.

Rockwell Collins says their internships make coursework come alive. Rockwell Collins is a global company that even lets interns participate in 401K savings programs.

Staples office supplies organization invites college students to be one of the people behind the easy button

BP interns work on real, non-trivial projects in Engineering, Science and Business

Lockheed Martin is a global organization with amazing opportunities for internships and co-op education.

US Department of Transportation has internships if thoughts a career in transportation excites you! These include internships with the Federal Aviation Administration

Delta Airlines offers interns travel benefits, full paid positions. Delta also helps interns identify housing options.

ARAMARK has internships in all areas of managed services.

Wells Fargo seeks to hire students from all majors for internship opportunities across many business sectors from Commercial Real Estate to Wealth Brokerage

AOL Time Warner internships are in multiple areas from marketing, publishing, videos and software development. Internships are in NY, DC, MD and VA.

Amazon.com college recruiting programs seeks undergraduate and graduate for year-round internships in business and technology

ATT hires interns to work on real-world projects, participate in training programs and help students get a jump on future careers in telecommunication careers.

Google hires summer interns in to work in Mountain View, CA

NIKE offers competitive internships at the World Headquarters.

National Gallery of Art offers career internships in residency at the gallery for undergraduates receiving their degrees in the spring 2015.

Independence Blue Cross offers Summer 2015 internships in multiple operational areas. Applications open early January.

New York Times journalism internships for college seniors and some juniors depending on the program

Home Depot internships are in Technology, Supply Chain, Merchandising and Finance

Southwest Airlines offers the NoLimits Internship in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Cosmopolitan Magazine New York internships.

GEICO insurance has all types of summer internship opportunities

America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) nationwide, non profit, non partisan organization with summer internships

Politico hires reporting interns for summer programs

Boeing Corporation hires Summer Business Interns

Cintas Corporation partners with INROADS.org to identify diverse interns every year

Paramount Pictures offers spring and summer internships. You don’t have to be a Film major to apply

Kraft careers can begin via summer internships

Unilever offers internships in multiple business tracks from finance to HR, Marketing and Supply Chain

United Nations interns are not just in New York. If travel and human rights are in your future then one of these might be for you

Time Warner College Associate summer 10-week program

Allstate offers the 12-week summer actuarial internship

Hopkins Medicine offers the summer diversity internship which runs from May to August

Goldman Sachs has great summer opportunities for the undergraduate camp and the women’s leadership camp

CBS Corporation offers internships in all areas of media

Booz Allen Hamilton internships are a fit for both undergraduate and graduate students

Inter American Development Bank has diversity internships in several countries for Masters candidates

Northwestern Mutual allows interns to gain experience by literally running their own business

National Park Services offers career exploration opportunities for 18-25 year-olds who want to explore the outdoors

Darden Restaurants is the parent company for major brands like Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Bahama Breeze

UBS even offers pre-internship opportunities to help students get ready for internships with this global finance organization

Prudential is serious about using internships as a pipeline for talent

Aetna offers internships to sophomores and juniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA with an interest in the healthcare field

NPR lets interns feel a part of their communication team from day one

Proctor and Gamble offers internships in multiple global location in various functional areas

Ernst & Young is one of the Big 4 accounting firms with internships in Audit and Tax areas

JP Morgan offers a very structured internship program at the New York or Delaware location

Einstein Healthcare Management interns and volunteer programs gets college students the exposure they need to explore Healthcare careers

Sirius XM Satellite Radio has 12-week internships in Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

More Internships and internship advice is available at TheHBCUCareerCenter.com. Upload your resumes to these sites AND upload them to our job board as well for more internships and experiential opportunities.

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