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Internships, Study Abroad and Job Opportunities 

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is a crucial component of a college education. Experiential learning encompasses a wide variety of enriching opportunities for students, including service-learning, volunteering, student organization leadership and campus involvement, faculty-led research and projects, experiential study-abroad, student employment/work-study, cooperative education, and internships.

Experiential Learning Opportunities HBCU Career Development Marketplace: Career Expo & Conference Interested in attending the 16th Annual HBCU CDM Conference and Expo in 2023? Connect with the career center for more details.

Career Expo & Conference Interested in attending the 16th Annual HBCU CDM Conference and Expo in 2023? Connect with the career center for more details.

Shaw Bears Career Report:

Job or Internship Offer Survey - We would like for all students to report their internships and job offers so that we have an idea of who is hiring our students, the type of work they are being offered and so that we can put you in the "Spotlight" on National Intern Day 2024: July 25, 2024.


An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. 

Identify Internships Here

Signature Internship Partnerships and Programs

NC Governor’s HBCU Internship Program 

The program provides interns with an immersive professional experience that will increase their competitiveness in the job market. In turn, corporations and businesses are directly exposed to a diverse pool of high performing students with the ultimate goal of recruiting and retaining valuable talent within North Carolina. Studies show that seven out of 10 internships turn into full-time jobs.

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

Center for Financial Advancement Scholars Program

The Center for Financial Advancement™ (CFA) creates paths to homeownership for students by providing financial education, professional development, as well as career growth opportunities.

Sharefile Scholars Program

Details coming soon!

Additional Resources and Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities


Study Abroad

Study Abroad Programs give you the opportunity to experience the world as your classroom.
If you are interested in Study Abroad / Work Abroad opportunities
Contact us at

Goal Getters - Passport Grant

US Passport Application
Study Abroad at Shaw University PPT (September 2022 Meeting) 
Apply Now!

Attend the Fall 2023 Interest Meeting

HBCU Students, Study Abroad

HBCUs seek to grow study abroad participation (

Study Abroad Student Guide - Applying for a Passport to Study Abroad - Guide

I want to study abroad, now what? Student Guide - Study Abroad Introduction |

Full Time Employment vs. Part Time Employment

Full-time employment is usually considered between 30-40 hours a week and could be accompanied by a variety of company supported benefits.

While part-time employment is usually less than 30 hours a week and benefits may be limited.

Looking for work? Check these job boards out!