Summer 2018 Internship Application deadline is February 10th

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Internship

Effectively changing the face of the environmental sector by introducing diverse youth and young adults to conservation careers.



Because the need for preserving all of our nation’s history has never been greater, we’re counting on you! HBCUI relies on a variety of majors to make the movement work. From Engineering to History, and Business to Biology – your skills can make an impact.


Your HBCUI summer isn’t just about your past. It’s also about your future. Many careers have started with HBCUI service. Gain real-world, on-the-job experience while exploring careers in the federal government.


Join students from around the country who are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture. Where better to begin the movement than at your historical institution?

intern profiles

Take a moment and get to know some of our past and present HBCUI interns.

A History of Diversity
in the Building of Leaders.

Preparing for the Future

We’re in the business of developing future conservation leaders and providing them with the capacity to address the most significant conservation issues of our time.

A Commitment to Diversity

We’re striving to develop a diverse, inclusive, competent and caring workforce that’s committed to conservation.

Partnerships that Deliver

Students are recruited based on the needs of National Park Service sites. This results in a mutually beneficial experience where students gain valuable experience and mentorship in their fields.

Heritage Matters

We’re taking the initiative to protect cultural heritage sites. Whether it’s Martin Luther King’s birth home or the Tuskegee Airmen airfield, the stories of our ancestors matter.
Are you interested in becoming a candidate?
Summer 2018 Application deadline is February 10th
It’s a perfect outlet for HBCU students to get involved with the National Parks Service and other preservation organizations.
– Brandon Billips, Central State University, Mass Communications major

The Initiative by Numbers

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Hours Training Per Candidate
Total Students
Candidates Currently in Programs
NPS Park Participation

What Other People Say About us

Agency/Intern/Partners/School/Parent/Community Leader
  • My supervisor exposed me to a lot of beneficial learning experiences. I learned a lot of things that were in my major and the experience provided me with skills that will look great on my resume.   Overall it was a very enriching experience. I enjoyed the people I worked with and I appreciate the knowledge I gained from coworkers and supervisors.

    Ronald Wilson Howard University, Mechanical Engineering
  • It is a wonderful program that exposes students of all backgrounds and majors to job opportunities that they would have never been considered before. It also prepares its interns to step outside their comfort zones, enter a new area, and put the things they've learned at their institutions to practice: research, education, etc. Lastly, it allows HBCU students to become stewards of the National Park Service

    Daniel Satterthwaite Morehouse College, Psychology
  • I would recommend this program because it prepares you for the real world and helps you interact and network with individuals who are going to help you in your career path.

    Adrienne Norwood Jackson State University, Mass Communications

Our Partners Include

Meet the organizations who support the HBCUI movement.

Official Outfitting Partner


Contributing Partner


Programming Partner

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If you have any questions about the program you can send us an email and we'll get back to you asap.

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