10 N.C. A&T Students Selected for Prestigious Governor’s Internship Program

By Tonya Dixon / 06/11/2021 Student Affairs, Students

EAST GREENSBORO, NC (June 11, 2021) – North Carolina Governor’s HBCU Internship summer program has selected 10 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students for its 2021 cohort. The students will participate in the program along with 36 additional students from North Carolina’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The program, which began in 2015, connects students who are enrolled in North Carolina’s HBCUs with the state’s Fortune 250 companies to allow them to gain valuable work experience that will increase their competitiveness in the job market, while allowing state businesses to recruit from an increased, diverse talent pool. Studies show that seven in 10 internships turn into full-time jobs.

“Business leaders across North Carolina are eager to welcome a broader, more diverse array of talent to strengthen their companies and serve a growing state,” said UNC System President Peter Hans. “We’re fortunate that North Carolina has more HBCUs than any state in the nation, offering world-class companies and world-class graduates the chance to do great things together.”

The summer internships are paid, full-time positions for rising juniors or seniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, are active in student and national organizations, and have the ability to communicate well.

The following N.C. A&T students and their placements are:

  • A'zar Bostic, Wells Fargo
  • Hannah Roberts, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Connor  Harrison, Lenovo
  • Akinlabi Mason-Hogans, Lenovo
  • Armani Regester, Lenovo
  • KiShawnda Parker, Syngenta
  • Judah Tucker, Lenovo
  • Kamar Brown, Lenovo
  • Christopher Vanderhall, Wells Fargo
  • Camryn Settles, Parker Lord

The UNC System administers the internship program on behalf of the state.

North Carolina is home to 13 percent of the nation’s HBCUs, including five in the UNC system. All five University HBCUs – A&T, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Central University and Winston-Salem State University – are participating in the program, as are Bennett College, Saint Augustine’s University, Livingstone College, Shaw University and Johnson C. Smith University.

Media Contact Information: tddixon1@ncat.edu

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