The Black Institute

About The Black Institute

The Black Institute is an “action” think tank whose mission is to shape intellectual discourse and dialogue and impact public policy uniquely from the perspective of Blacks in America and people of color throughout the Diaspora. The Black Institute will translate the “think” in think-tank into “action” through three main strategic approaches: Knowledge, Leadership and Community. By partnering with academic institutions, The Black Institute will build Knowledge around Black issues by engaging in research, data gathering and polling. The Black Institute will foster a rigorous Leadership program which will include civic education, training and development. Finally, The Black Institute will partner with the Community to develop on the ground organizing and issue based campaigns. The Black Institute’s work focuses on four main areas, each of which has powerful impact on Black communities: immigration; education; environmental justice; and economic fairness.


Campaign Intern

July 2021 - August 2021 New York City, NY
“People are friendly and the environment is lax most of the time. Conversations were informative and you learn a lot about politics and social justice when you are around the staff. You will learn a lot as you work and the task changes often.”

Economic intern

June 2018 - August 2018 New York City, NY
“I was able to apply my knowledge to an area that I didn’t have experience in. Because the office was small, I was also able to learn about everything the company was involved in. I was given the opportunity to learn and to demonstrate my knowledge, and felt that my opinion was valued. ”
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