Santa Barbara high school juniors and seniors have until Friday, Jan. 28 to complete their 2022 application for Bank of America’s Student Leaders program.
The Bank of America Student Leader program is meant to give community-minded young adults skills to be successful in the workforce through paid summer internships at local nonprofits. It is part of Bank of America’s investment in youth and young adults to help them obtain work and leadership experience.
Last summer, two Ventura County based students, Brooke Nind from Westlake High School and Brianna Sanchez from Nordhoff High School , orked with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.
“Bank of America remains committed to supporting young adults by connecting them to jobs, community engagement opportunities and leadership development,” said Midge Campbell-Thomas, president, Bank of America Ventura and Santa Barbara.
“We recognize young adults are the future of our community, which is why programs like Student Leaders are one way we can provide paid opportunities for students to gain job experience while developing a diverse pipeline of talent as they enter the local workforce,” she said.
To become a Student Leader, one must:
Currently be a junior or senior in high school.
Be able to participate in an eight‐week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week.
Be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship through the end of September 2022.
Be able to participate in a week‐long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July 25-30) (All expenses paid as part of Student Leaders. This week will be part of the eight-week experience.
Be a student in good standing at your school.
Not be a family member of a Bank of America employee.
In-person events will be in line with local and national guidelines around gatherings and travel and may be subject to change.
Since 2004, Student Leaders has been part of the bank’s commitment to youth employment and economic mobility. Through the Student Leaders program, Bank of America annually connects more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities to employment, skills development and service.
Click here for frequently asked questions on the Student Leaders Program.