Top 2014 African-American, Minority and Diversity Internship Programs
Nationwide — The new year is here and many companies and organizations are already accepting applications for their upcoming summer, fall, and winter internship programs.
Here’s a list of the top 2014 internship programs for African Americans:
#1 – The NBA Internship Program offers college students an exciting opportunity to use their skills and classroom learning within a national sports environment.
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#2 – The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry.
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#3 – Black Enterprise Internships are designed to provide real-life work experiences for college students interested in a career in the media industry.
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#4 – The NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship offers an opportunity for a minority, female college student to be chosen for a unique two-year internship program.
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#5 – The Minority Access Internship Program offers spring, summer and fall internships for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates and professionals.
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#6 – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships are available for college students pursuing undergraduate associates or bachelors degrees.
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#7 – Essence Communications Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate students, or recent college graduates interested in a career in the media industry. Applicants must have a strong interest in issues pertaining to African American women.
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#8 – BET Networks Internships provides paid internships for both undergraduate and graduate college students at five different locations.
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#9 – The UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Programis a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
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#10 – The The White House Initiative’s Year-round Internship Program offers an exciting experience for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in improving education outcomes for African Americans.
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Are you a student filmmaker? Know someone who is?

We want your help.

If you’re a student, we want you to make a short film — and have the chance to show it right here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. If you’re a parent or a friend, pass this on to a student you know.

The topic? Technology in classrooms. There’s huge power in what technology can do for education — from taking a course online, to collaborating with students from across the country (or the world!).

We’re looking for awesome student filmmakers to show the power of technology in classrooms in a short film.

If that sounds like you — or someone you know — go to and find out how you can participate.

But hurry! You’ve only got until January 29th to send in your submission. So if it’s going to get “two thumbs up,” you’d better start now.

Not a K-12 student? Forward this to someone who is:

Today, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the worst insurance company abuses. The Court has issued a clear and final ruling on this law.

For a comprehensive overview of the Affordable Care Act, and

Let’s take a look at what today’s ruling means for the middle class:

A major impact of the Court’s decision is the 129 million people with pre-existing conditions and millions of middle class families who will have the security of affordable health coverage.

We should also remember that under today’s ruling, having health insurance is and will continue to be a choice. If you can’t afford insurance or you’re a small business that wants to provide affordable insurance to your employees, you’ll get tax credits that make coverage affordable. But if you can afford insurance and you choose not to purchase it, the taxpayers will no longer subsidize your care for free.

Given today’s ruling, it’s now time to focus on implementing this law in a smart and non-bureaucratic way that works for the middle class.

As we’ve said, the Court has issued a clear and final ruling on this law. The last thing Congress should do is refight old political battles and start over on health care by repealing basic protections that provide security for the middle class. The President refuses to go back to the way things were.

Right now, Congress needs to work together to focus on the economy and creating jobs. Right now in congress, what’s at stake is how–at this make or break moment for the middle class–we break through Washington gridlock to move our country forward. Right now in Congress, what’s at stake is our chance to seize this moment to build an economy not from the top-down, but one based on a strong and secure middle class.  We need to create secure middle class jobs and an economy built to last where hard work and responsibility are rewarded, everybody gets a fair shot, pays their fair share, and plays by the same set of rules.

Right now, Congress should act on the President’s concrete plans to create an economy built to last by reducing the deficit in a balanced way and investing in education, clean energy, innovation, and infrastructure. It’s time for folks in Washington to work together on behalf of the American people.

Please check back periodically for additional information on today’s decision.

Read the President’s full remarks here


View TN Official Waiver Letter to Commissioner Huffman Here – 02/09/12

Ten states got the green light Thursday to pursue school reforms without being tethered to the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. At least 28 more are expected to seek similar approval by the end of the month.

  • President Obama heads to the stage with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, to speak about flexibility for states in the No Child Left Behind law at the White House Thursday.By Susan Walsh, APPresident Obama heads to the stage with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, to speak about flexibility for states in the No Child Left Behind law at the White House Thursday.
By Susan Walsh, AP

President Obama heads to the stage with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, to speak about flexibility for states in the No Child Left Behind law at the White House Thursday.

No Child Left Behind, signed into law in 2002 byPresident George W. Bush, was meant to improve fundamental skills of students. Under the law, schools that failed to meet requirements face increasingly tough consequences, including busing children to higher-performing schools, offering tutoring and replacing staff.

President Obama said Thursday the law is too punitive and driving the wrong behaviors. “If we’re serious about helping our children reach their potential, the best ideas aren’t going to come from Washington alone,” Obama said.

Seven of the states — Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and Tennessee — are waived from a deadline requiring that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Three — Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma — received provisional waivers pending approval of the proposals by state authorities. New Mexico applied and was not approved but is expected also to be waived, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.

To qualify, states must show they will prepare kids for colleges and careers, set new targets for improving achievement among all students, reward high-performing schools and help struggling schools.

Supporters say the greater flexibility for states honors the spirit of No Child Left Behind. “This is really not backing away from anything. These are going to be much more rigorous standards,” says Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, which represents state superintendents of education.

Amy Wilkins, of The Education Trust, which advocates for low-income and minority students, urged Duncan to hold schools accountable.

“The question is, did kids win?” she says. “We won’t know that until we see how it plays out in classrooms across the country.”

Contributing: Associated Press