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Bank of America's Student Leaders Program

High School Students Get Involved in Building Better and Stronger Communities

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About Bank of America:

The Bank of America offers a full range of banking, investing, and financial services. There are many internship opportunities available with the firm.

Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program:

Bank of America's Student Leaders Program is a part of the company’s broader Neighborhood Excellence Initiative®, which is its signature philanthropic program. The program offers an eight week internship experience where students will work at a nonprofit/charitable organization. As part of the Student Leaders Program, students will attend a Student Leadership Summer in Washington, DC, for one week in July in order to gain valuable leadership skills to help them get the most out of the program. All expenses are paid for the Leadership Summit since it is included as a strong foundation to the Student Leaders Program.

Bank of America’s corporate philanthropy helps to promote building healthy communities by creating strong leaders and by helping to develop stronger communities. Through philanthropic management individuals can search via foundations, program type, and area to come up with a list of grants they can apply to.

The Grant Programs:

The grant programs were established as a philanthropic endeavor to help build strong neighborhoods and to train young people in becoming leaders with an interest in partnering with national organizations in order to help build stronger and healthier communities. The grant programs focus on education, community development, neighborhood preservation, art and culture, as well as health and human services. Students will get the chance to work alongside local community leaders to identify economic and social priorities and address critical neighborhood needs.

The Student Leaders Program offers participants an opportunity to improve communities and in learning about ways that they can choose to become leaders and make a difference to those in need who are less fortunate and can really use the assistance to help them create a better life for themselves and their neighbors. The program is open to U.S. high school juniors and seniors and high school students in the UK. For more information on the program be sure to check out the online.

There is a lot of information available on the website about the Student Leaders Program and what students have accomplished in the past. Hearing about past student experiences can provide additional information on the important impact that these programs can provide.

Students interested in the Student Leaders Program must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school (U.S. Markets)
  • Enrolled in Sixth Form/College or College of Further Education (Ages 16-18) (London, UK)
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July)
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship (U.S. Markets)
  • Be a student in good standing at his/her school

Location:

Students can apply for positions in the US or the United Kingdom.

To Apply:

Student applications and the application deadline for the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Student Leaders awards can be viewed online.

Applicants can also check the status of their application online. In addition to the Student Leaders Program, other Neighborhood Excellence Programs include the Neighborhood Builders Program and the Local Heroes Program.

Bank of America's Matching Gifts, a href="http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm?template=fd_volunteergrants">Volunteer Grants, and Joe Martin Scholarships offer students an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge working for America's largest bank.

Be sure to check out the Student Leaders Program on Facebook.

Careers at Bank of America:

About.com Guide to Financial Careers provides a good overview of potential careers with Bank of America.

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