Bank of America coordinates community-based internships in student leadership program

Bank of America has provided internship experiences for high school students since 2004, citing its commitment to youth employment and economic mobility.

Coming up next summer, the company hopes to kickstart the careers of more high school juniors and seniors interested in serving, inspiring and changing their communities while building on their leadership skills.

The Student Leaders program at Bank of America annually selects 300 students from across the United States who are interested in making a difference through volunteer-based work.

With rapid changes in the job market, many young adults can struggle to find jobs. To alleviate this issue, Bank of America has helped open up career and educational opportunities for teens and young adults by offering multiple youth programs.

Scholars selected for the Student Leaders program will participate in an eight-week paid internship where they will work part-time with a nonprofit organization local to their area. Through this experience, they will serve their communities and gain first-hand experience in the workforce. Interns will also get the chance to network with executives, elected officials, community advocates and others.

Near the end of their internships, students will get to attend a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Close Up Foundation in partnership with the Stanford University Young Democracy at Home program.

Program activities will be available either in-person or online in accordance with local and national safety guidelines.

Students interested in the leadership program can submit their applications online until Jan. 13. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. through the end of September 2023.

A program information session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 for potential applicants, parents, guidance counselors and advisors. Registration details can be found at