Bank of America has an ongoing commitment to youth employment and economic mobility by helping prepare a diverse pipeline of community-minded young students to be successful in the workforce. Each year, the Student Leaders program connects more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from over 100 communities to employment, skills development and service.
Student Leaders participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local partner nonprofit organization where they learn first-hand about the needs of their community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, they learn valuable civic, social, and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader attends the week-long Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. in July where they learn how government, business, and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.
- Cities throughout the United States referred to by the program as “eligible markets,” found here.
- Eight weeks in summer, including the Student Leaders Summit in July
- Students must currently be a junior or senior in high school.
- Students must live in one of the eligible markets listed.
- Students must be able to live and work in the United States without sponsorship through the end of September.
- Students must be able to participate in an 8‐week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week.
- Students must be able to travel and participate in an all expenses paid, week‐long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC in July.
Application or Entry Requirements
- Completion of the online application.
- One letter of recommendation from an administrator/teacher/guidance counselor or coach at the student’s current school.
- Some markets choose to conduct interviews, typically before March; however this is not a requirement for selection.
Notifications of Decisions
Financial Aid Details
- All expenses are covered for the Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.