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In recognition of this year’s Black History Month, we wanted to highlight The 10,000 Black Interns Foundation and how they have helped NBU connect with talent. Since 2022, 10,000 Black Intern’s purpose is to transform prospects for young Black people in the UK by securing students and graduates with paid internships across an array of sectors.

NBU’s Lorraine Fordjour accepted an internship with us via the programme this summer and we’re excited that she has since joined us permanently as an Account Assistant to continue her career in PR with us ✨

Read what she has to say about the experience:

What advice would you give to a young person/woman of colour early in their career?

Go for it even if you don’t feel qualified. Despite what society might lead you to believe, do not let your skin colour be a barrier. Believe in your power, strength, and ability to accomplish anything you set your mind to.

What have you done to celebrate Black History Month?

Hmm I can’t say that I’ve done anything specific this month as I celebrate blackness every day haha. But I did watch The Woman King twice this month, I’m even planning to watch it again this week. 10/10, everyone should watch it!!

How do you think the 10,000 Black Interns Programme and Nelson Bostock have helped with developing your professional career?

The programme undoubtedly put me in a position that I didn’t think I could be in. I found it challenging to get a job in the media after graduation since I lacked the essential experience. Additionally, the fact that I had never done an internship and had not participated in a placement year did not help. My future seemed brighter after getting this internship and being hired as an account assistant shortly after the programme has made it possible for me to establish my professional career. Although the journey has not been an easy one, I am thankful and hopeful. I’m really excited to learn and ready to grow at Nelson Bostock!