By Kathy Chouteau
Are you a civic-minded high school junior or senior with a passion for improving your community? If so, Bank of America’s Student Leader’s program—which offers paid summer internships at local nonprofits—may be the perfect fit for you. But don’t wait to apply—the application deadline is Fri., Jan. 29, 2021.
Bank of America is currently seeking East Bay high school students to apply for the program’s 8‐week paid internships at organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity for 35 hours per week. By completing special projects and learning the ins-and-outs of working at local organizations, students receive real-world leadership training that will help them succeed in future careers. According to the financial institution, more than 300 students nationwide participate in the program each year.
The summer experience culminates in the Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., which organizers say “focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.”
In light of COVID-19 health guidelines, the Student Leaders program was converted to a virtual format last summer. The program’s in-person events will adhere to local/national guidelines regarding gatherings, so travel plans may change accordingly.