General Motors Chevy have expanded their support for the ‘Discover the Unexpected fellowship with the National Newspaper Publishers Association and will offer five more students from historically black colleges and universities “internships to explore a variety of roles and develop skills as change agents in their communities,” the automaker said in a statement.
The Chevrolet NNPA fellowship has been active since 2016 and historically has placed five students with news organizations to prepare them for their careers in media. Under this newly expanded fellowship, the NNPA will now accept a total of ten students into the program. Five of these students will be placed with news organizations to focus on and learn about digital and social content creation, while the remaining five will have the opportunity to work within the Chevrolet brand, helping out with market planning, advertising and other related work. Each fellow will also have access to a 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, the automaker says, which will enable them “to learn more about Chevrolet and General Motors’ vision for an all-electric future and create engaging content showcasing how the vehicle fits into their lives.”
“The Discover the Unexpected program is a cornerstone of Chevrolet’s ongoing commitment to promote diverse voices and perspectives, and we’re happy to continue our partnership with the NNPA for the fifth year,” Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, said in a statement this week. “We’re so proud of this expanded program because we’re able to offer a more immersive experience and double the number of HBCU students we’re accepting. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this year’s fellowship cohort.”
In addition to the internship roles, Chevrolet will also award each fellow with a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. The program has awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships and stipends since it was first launched in 2016.
Interested parties can learn more about the Discover the Unexpected fellowship by visiting the NNPA’s dedicated web landing page for the internship program at this link. The ten-week virtual summer internships will run from June 7th through to Aug. 14th.