How to Become an INROADS Intern (and more importantly, why!)

INROADS is coming to campus!

Learn how to get a PAID Internship with a very high chance of turning that into a full-time job at graduation.

INROADS will be at the Dobbs Ferry Campus on Thursday, February 21st, from 2:00-3:00 in the Rotunda to talk to students about becoming an INROADS intern.  We will also be hosting this presentation virtually, details for watching live from your device will be sent to you once you RSVP.

What is INROADS and why should I apply? 

  • 80% of INROADS’ interns are first-generation students.
  • 82% of INROADS’ interns accepted offers from the companies where they interned.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a full-time job offer before you even graduate?

Here is the history and mission of INROADS, which I pulled directly from INROADS.org.  What a great story! I’d love to meet Frank one day and thank him for his dedication.

“It’s no secret that for years, people of color — Blacks, Hispanic/Latinos, and Native American Indians — were noticeably absent from the ranks of corporate North America. By June of 1970, it was time to make a change.

It was at that time that Frank C. Carr, our late founder, planted the seeds for what INROADS has become today. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, Frank quit his executive-level corporate day job and committed to taking swift and decisive action to increase ethnically diverse employees in corporate management in the U.S., and to help change the way these candidates gained entry into the business world.

Moonlighting evenings as a computer tape disk operator, Frank spent his days creating INROADS by calling in favors from his former corporate colleagues and setting out to cultivate new partnerships. The INROADS mission that Frank advanced was — to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Frank launched INROADS in his hometown of Chicago with just 25 college student Interns and 17 sponsoring corporations. Today, INROADS is an international organization with over 28 offices serving nearly 2,000 Interns at over 200 companies.

There are three keys to success for INROADS students: Selection, Education & Training, and Performance. For over four decades, INROADS has helped businesses gain greater access to diverse talent through continuous leadership development of outstanding ethnically diverse students and placement of those students in internships at many of North America’s top corporations, firms and organizations.

Without a doubt, Frank C. Carr inspired a tradition of mentoring and opportunity that has grown with our company over the years. It is a heritage we are proud to continue today.” – INROADS.org

What are the qualifications for becoming an INROADS intern?

  • GPA of 3.0 or above; any class level
  • Majoring in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering (STEM), Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, English, Spanish, Communications/PR, or Mathematics
  • Must have at least 1 summer remaining before you graduate

So, what do you need to do in order to apply?  Come to the Information Session!  Feb. 21st 2:00-3:00.  RSVP here. You can also apply online: https://inroads.org/internships/apply/

Thanks for reading!  If I could go back in time and tell myself a little secret, it would be to BECOME AN INROADS INTERN!  Or maybe I would tell myself winning lotto numbers.  We’ll never know.

Best Regards,

Sara Shepherd

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd