Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program

PROGRAM DATES: January 27 – May 15, 2020

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program partners undergraduate and recent graduate African-American students with some of the nation’s top executives in the private sector to experience how public policy is influenced and developed at every level of the process. Through the Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program, students gain practical and meaningful work experience in a corporate setting and obtain first-hand experience working with organizations whose top priorities include diversity employment retention and internship to employment opportunities. Interns interact with senior-level business leaders, explore multifaceted business challenges, and build skills to prepare them for careers in corporate America.

Over the course of the internship, participants also take part in business networking, team building events, and leadership development sessions to enhance their professional and leadership skills.

Housing and a stipend may be provided. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; should be at least 21 years of age at the time of application; have a permit to work in the U.S.; have a demonstrated interest in executive leadership in the for-profit or nonprofit sectors; public policy and/or policy-making; and skills and experiences that align with the specific industry; applicants must demonstrate strong writing ability. Recent graduates are eligible as long as they have not yet started post-graduate studies and have graduated no more than a year from the internship program start date.

You must use your full first and last name as your display name when creating your application account. This will allow us to locate your application when uploading your transcripts.

Our two-part online application will require you to submit the following:
(1) Two short essays answering the questions provided in the application.
(2) Three electronically submitted letters of recommendation.
(3) A one-page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills
(4) In addition, official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended should be MAILED to CBCF to the internships program’s attention.

PLEASE NOTE: Our online application has “two” segments. The first is the general application which collects materials relevant for all of our programs. Once you have completed this portion, you will be brought to a section showing all opportunities for which you may be eligible. Here is where you can answer opportunity-specific questions for each scholarship/internship/etc., such as personal statements, additional references, art samples, etc.

You can find more information on the following pages:

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you legally eligible to work or study in the U.S?
  2. If applicable: Visa Type
  3. If applicable: Date of Exipration
  4. Please request an additional letter of recommendation (from an individual other than those requested on the General Application).
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