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Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Since 2004, Student Leaders has been part of their ongoing commitment to youth employment and economic mobility. Preparing a diverse pipeline of community-minded young students with the leadership training they need to be successful in the workforce is vital to Bank of America's approach to responsible growth and helps to build thriving communities. Every year, through their Student Leaders program they help connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development, and service. They're awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill-building and creating a more civically engaged society.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school

  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week*

  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2023

  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 17 - 22, 2023) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience. PLEASE NOTE, students on the west coast may depart for DC the evening of July 16.)*

  • Be a student in good standing at your school

  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. Contact your recommender as soon as possible to provide them with the requirements listed at the end of the application. You will need to upload the letter no later than 11:59 pm Eastern on Friday, January 13, 2023. If you or someone you know has a passion for improving the community, click here to learn more.

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