FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Thirty-four students, representing six public and private institutions from across North Carolina, have been named to internships through the North Carolina Governor’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program.
“This program is crucial in helping to link talented students from our state’s historically African American institutions with Fortune 500 corporations through internships,” said UNC System Interim President Bill Roper. “I congratulate each of the interns who were selected and wish them the best in their future endeavors.”
The purpose of the program is to connect students matriculating at North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the state’s Fortune 500 companies. The internships also provide participating institutions with the opportunity to develop long-term partnerships with critical industry allies.
The interns benefit from the work experience, which helps to increase their competitiveness in the job market, while businesses benefit in accessing and being exposed to an untapped, diverse talent pool. The internships are paid from annual reoccurring state fund, and applicants must meet minimum academic and computing requirements to be selected to the program, which runs during June and July. Ultimately, the initiative hopes a long-term benefit will be the retention of home-grown talent in the state.
Corporate partners this year included Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Clorox, Duke Energy, GP Supply, Lenovo, Northwestern Mutual, Red Hat, Skanska, and State Farm.
The participating institutions are Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina Central University, N.C. A&T State University, St. Augustine’s University, and Winston-Salem State University.
For a full list of internship recipients, as well as the participating schools and corporations, please see below.
|Shaniah Williams||Fayetteville State University||State Farm (Zonya Autmon)|
|Charles Carter||Fayetteville State University||State Farm (Zonya Autmon)|
|Tawanna McKoy||Fayetteville State University||State Farm (Zonya Autmon)|
|Mychella Askew||Johnson C. Smith University||State Farm (Briana Cicero-Johns)|
|Anaiyah Barker||Johnson C. Smith University||Red Hat|
|Jaren Bryant||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Noureddine Ait Ali||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Sharmane Powell||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Vincent Hope||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Robel Ghebremehin||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Maijah Levert||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Alexia Smith||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Maya Harris||N.C. A&T State University||Duke Energy|
|Monaye Jones||N.C. A&T State University||GP Supply|
|William Duston||N.C. A&T State University||Lenovo|
|Carrington Rodgers||N.C. A&T State University||Lenovo|
|Chassity Armstrong||N.C. A&T State University||Lenovo|
|Vaughn Wood||N.C. A&T State University||Skanska|
|Assandra Baysah||North Carolina Central University||BCBS|
|Siegee Dowah||North Carolina Central University||Lenovo|
|Julissa Garcia Gutierrez||North Carolina Central University||Lenovo|
|Zayd Hannini||North Carolina Central University||Lenovo|
|Brandon Langley||North Carolina Central University||Lenovo|
|Nachole Holloway||North Carolina Central University||Northwestern Mutual|
|Marlakie Jones||North Carolina Central University||State Farm (Ola Stinnett)|
|Mahogany Patterson||North Carolina Central University||State Farm (Ola Stinnett)|
|Jeremey Williams||North Carolina Central University||State Farm (John Moore)|
|Kayla Jordan||North Carolina Central University||State Farm (John Moore)|
|Lavar Stubbs||St. Augustine’s University||State Farm (Zonya Autmon)|
|Mareyah Washington||St. Augustine’s University||Lenovo|
|Liane Moyo||St. Augustine’s University||Lenovo|
|Tinashe Kucherera||St. Augustine’s University||Lenovo|
|Bercario Brodie||St. Augustine’s University||Red Hat|
|Ebony Jones||Winston-Salem State University||State Farm (Jackie Newkirk)|
|David Rodriguez Romero||Winston-Salem State University||Clorox|