About Black Enterprise

Earl G. Graves founded Black Enterprise in 1968 as a corporate vehicle for African-American professionals in the business world.  Today, the company is divided into three sections: Earl G. Graves Publishing Company (print and electronic), Black Enterprise Unlimited (ancillary products and services) and the Black Enterprise/Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Fund (investment funding).  Graves is also the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine.

Though every department at Black Enterprise uses interns as program assistants, hiring is done on a case-by-case basis.  Participants provide assistance with research projects as well as administrative support.  Departments include human resources, advertising, online, marketing and corporate.  The most established summer internship program at the company is at its magazine.  Black Enterprise interns work in the editorial department on all facets of publishing the magazine.


Open to college juniors and seniors as well as recent grads and graduate students.  Minimum 3.0 GPA is required.  For the editorial internship program at the magazine (available in New York only), applicants must demonstrate an interest in publishing.

Black Enterprise

  • Natalie M. Hibbert
  • Black Enterprise
  • Black Enterprise
  • 130 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor
  • New York, NY 10011
  • Phone: (212) 242-8000


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY