10,000 Black Interns welcomes CEO and opens 2023 programme

Foundations pledges to create 10,000 paid internships over next five years

Applications have today opened for the 10,000 Black Interns 2023 programme – a day marked by the appointment of Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell as CEO.

Internships are available to young people from Black African, Black Caribbean, Mixed Black or other Black British backgrounds who are over the age of 18 and are currently studying at university in the UK or have graduated since 2019.

Applications for the 2023 programme are open from 26th September 2022 until 13th November 2022. All internships are paid opportunities and last for six weeks, starting in the summer of 2023.

In the summer of 2022, more than 2,000 Black students and recent graduates completed paid internships at over 600 firms across the UK under the programme — as part of the Foundation’s pledge to create 10,000 paid internship opportunities for young Black people across the UK in the next five years. 

Rebecca, a communications expert and former world-class athlete — the first Black woman to swim for Great Britain, has been tasked with leading the Foundation’s future growth.

Jonathan Sorrell, a co-founder of 10,000 Black Interns and President of Capstone Investment Advisors, commented: “On behalf of the Trustees, we would like to welcome Rebecca to the team. We look forward to her driving the expansion of the Foundation to capture the enormous opportunities that are in front of us.”

Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell, CEO of 10,000 Black Interns, added: “I am thrilled to be joining 10,000 Black Interns, which has had such a unique impact on the issue of the underrepresentation of young Black talent.

“I look forward to capitalising on their extraordinary success to date, scaling this impact, and exploring the huge potential of underrepresented talent in the UK more broadly.”

Applicants can join the ongoing 10,000 Black Interns training programme, which comprises CV workshops and application tips with industry leaders.

Apply today at 10000blackinterns.com

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