The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that Target "is launching a new internship program for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
"The Target Scholars Sophomore Internship Program offers work experience to second-year students in the Minneapolis-based retailer's stores, supply chain facilities, technology, merchandising, product development and other areas. The eight-to-10-week program will take up to 100 participants in each class, giving them a chance to work on projects across the business."
The new initiative is described as being "the latest expansion of the Target Scholars program, launched in 2021 to provide $5,000 scholarships to 1,000 first-year HBCU students studying technology, design and leadership, plus mentoring, internship opportunities, networking and other support throughout their college career." The Target Scholars program is itself "part of the company's Racial Equity Action and Change (REACH) commitment, formed in 2020 to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion goals within Target and to provide support to Black communities."