Coca-Cola UNITED Announces Internship Program for HBCU Students


Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a new opportunity to participant in the “Pay It Forward” program that has a $1,000 stipend, professional training, and life-time of Coco-Cola Brand Ambassadorship.

“More than ever Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED is looking forward to providing these outstanding group of ‘Pay It Forward’ interns with unique opportunities to learn tangible business skills,” said John Sherman, President and CEO Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED. “Our intent through this program is to engage with these young adults, empowering them to set goals as they embark on their bright futures, hopefully at Coca-Cola.”

32 students from 16 different schools that are partnered with Coco-Cola United will participant in a week-long internship at the United Facility. The students will gain firsthand experience in a range of roles at Coco-Cola such as operations management, packaging, pricing, event planning, and philanthropy. 

Due to COVID-19, the program will be held virtually, but student will possibly, according to the press release, engage with the Coca-Cola teams in person for fun and informative development sessions in the summer.

This is the sixth year, and the opportunity is open to those age 18 years or older at time of entry, and students applying must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate college student at a participating Historically Black College and University (HBCU). 

According to the press release, one of the main goals of the program is to teach students how to read statements, how to network with others in their industry, and other important skills that will get them ready for the job market.

For more information and application details on the “Pay It Forward” student opportunity, visit “Pay It Forward” Internship Opportunity – Coca-Cola UNITED.