Students Can Apply for Paid Internship with Bank of America Student Leaders

Students Can Apply for Paid Internship with Bank of America Student Leaders

(Bank of America, Jan. 10. 2021)

Bank of America Student Leaders program is now accepting applications for the 2021 program. For Metro Detroit students interested in a rewarding summer internship, with a passion for community engagement, this summer initiative is a great opportunity. The Student Leaders program is part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to recognize youth who lead and serve in their communities and beyond, connecting young people with the tools and resources that will help them make communities better. Each year, the program awards paid summer jobs to high school juniors and seniors at a local nonprofit organization, and participation in a national leadership summit.

The application for the 2021 Student Leaders program is open now through January 29, 2021.
To become a Student Leader, you must:

Currently be a junior or senior in high school in Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb Counties

Be able to participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week. In 2021 this may be a virtual internship.

Be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship through the end of September 2021

Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. (July 12 – July 17, 2021 with all expenses paid. This week will be part of your eight-week experience. This may be a virtual Summit.)

Be a student in good standing at your school

Obtain and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. Contact your recommender as soon as possible to provide them with the requirements listed at the end of the application. You will need to upload the letter no later than January 29, 2021.

Prospective Student Leaders can apply online at

“The Student Leaders program is an integral part of our commitment to youth employment and economic mobility,” said Matt Elliott, Michigan Market President, Bank of America. “Preparing diverse, community-minded young students with the leadership training they need to be successful in the workforce is vital to our approach to driving responsible growth and helps to build thriving communities.”

In the Metro Detroit region, Bank of America partners with a local nonprofit to provide paid internships to the Student Leaders who will also participate in a leadership summit and learn financial skills through Bank of America’s Better Money Habits®.

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