The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2020 program through January 31, 2020. Current juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.
Since 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has been part of our 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 our approach to responsible growth and helps to build thriving communities. Through our Student Leaders program, we connect more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities to employment, skills development, and service. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create an impact in the community and develop as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
- A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
- The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 13-18, 2020. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.