Leadership Development

Professional Advancement

Prep for Prep runs career-oriented initiatives and internships for our high school students and undergraduates, opening doors for them in a variety of industries. In addition to summer offerings, which include 240+ paid internships, 24 career seminars, 16 public policy projects, and the Institute for Entrepreneurship program, we also provide year-round resume writing workshops and professional coaching for our students.

To hire highly qualified high school and college interns, please contact us at
Employers seeking to hire Prep alumni for fulltime roles, please contact

Michele Knox, Director of Employment and Graduate Services, review of The HOPE Program intern Ricardo Pinnock (XXXIV)

Ricardo handles himself more professionally than many adults are able to. He truly is a valued member of our team. I'm hoping you can send Ricardo back next year. If not, please find his clone!

Professional Advancement Services

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  • 1. Resume Writing

    We teach students how to best present their experiences and skills, and revise resumes several times before submitting to potential employers. 
  • 2. Mock Interviews

    Staff, board members, and volunteers help students practice in-person and telephone interview skills.
  • 3. Business Bootcamp

    In partnership with Google, Prep's Institute for Entrepreneurship teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship to rising 9th and 10th grade students. The five-week course culminates in a business plan competition.
  • 4. Summer Internships

    Prep secures 240+ paid summer internships for our students each summer to build their professional skills and learn about different career industries.
  • 5. Career Networking

    Over 20 career exploration panels allow students to explore advertising, education, finance, technology, social services, and other industries.

Recent Employers include:

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  • BlackRock

  • Bloomberg

  • CancerCare

  • Colgate-Palmolive

  • Columbia University SPURS Biomedical Research

  • CUNY School of Journalism

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  • Evercore

  • Google

  • Henry Street Settlement

  • Hospital for Special Surgery

  • IAC

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation

  • Meta

  • Mount Sinai Hospital

  • NBCUniversal

  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

  • Pfizer

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  • Sotheby‚Äôs

  • TBWA\Chiat\Day

  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

View the full list of employers in the 2023 Annual Report.
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We envision a nation guided by ethical and effective leaders that reflect our diverse society. 

Prep for Prep's mission is to develop future leaders by creating access for young people of color to first-rate educational, leadership development and professional opportunities.