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The "Menternship"

Thats right, a mentoring program and an internship combined. 

Founded in 2017 in Detroit, MI, The Menternship was created to support the personal and professional development of black and brown young women by blending the tenets of mentorship and an internship. At the intersection of character, career and community impact, their mission is to build a network of globally competent women with hearts to serve.


In this 9 week program, three college undergraduate women are immersed in high-influence industries amongst leading minds in media, entertainment, sports and fashion. To conclude the program, the menterns are taken on an all-expense-paid trip to New York City where they are afforded the opportunity to meet and tour the company grounds of their partners who are leaders in their fields. For it's first year, these Impact Leaders included Viacom, BET, L'Oréal Paris, SheaMoisture, and Calvin Klein.


As a proud client partner and in efforts to support The Menternship’s efforts, TMPL will donate 15% of ALL Blaq Balm proceeds to sponsoring each of the mentern’s NYC trips. We are looking forward to all that The Menternship will bring in 2018 and are excited for you to have a role in its success!  

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