Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) 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 gain exposure and eventually mastery in public policy, government relations, advocacy, lobbying, civil service and policy development.

Through 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 leaders, explore multifaceted business challenges, and build skills to prepare them for careers in corporate America.

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

Qualifications
CBCF Alumni and individuals with Hill experience are strongly encouraged to apply
• U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S.
• College seniors or recently (within the past 12 months) graduates not enrolled in graduate level courses when applying for program.
• Individuals pursuing careers in politics, communications, government affairs/relations, law, public affairs, communication, or public policy.
• Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Benefits
• Best-in class skill based trainings
• Access to senior-level business leaders and networks to advance their careers
• Congressional and global exposure opportunities
• Partnership with a senior advisor and CBCF Alumni who serve as career coaches
• Bi-weekly stipend
• Housing with all expenses covered

You can find more information on the following pages:
http://www.cbcfinc.org/leadership-institute/

Award
$3,000.00
Scopes
Internships
Deadline
04/30/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay 1: Describe the most significant challenge you have face and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement and career options? (1000 word maximum)
  2. Essay 2: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) mission envisions a world in which all communities have an equal voice in public policy through leadership cultivate, economic empowerment, and civic engagement. As agents of change, our emerging leaders embody this mission to create solutions to our world's challenges. Reflecting on you involvement in you school or within your community, how have you actualized this mission? (1000 word maximum)