Student Leaders eligibility criteria


As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. Note: in-person events will be in line with local and national guidelines around gatherings and travel and may be subject to change.


To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2021
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (Summer 2021) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.) Note: in-person events will be in line with local and national guidelines around gatherings and travel and may be subject to change
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator
  • Reside in one of the eligible listed markets


Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are not eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, niece, nephew, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee's spouse or domestic partner, as well as all step relationships.


Where the Student Leader program operates:

Albany, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Amarillo, TX
Asheville, NC
Atlanta, GA
Augusta, GA
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Charlottesville, VA
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Coastal North Carolina
Columbia, SC
Columbus, OH
Daytona, FL
Denver, CO
Des Moines, IA
Detroit, MI

East Central Florida (Daytona/Cocoa Beach)
El Paso, TX
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ft. Worth, TX
Fresno, CA
Grand Rapids, MI
Hampton Roads, VA
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Knoxville, TN
Las Vegas, NV
Little Rock, AR
Long Island, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Manchester, NH
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Monterey, CA
Myrtle Beach, SC
Napa, Marin and Sonoma, CA

Naples, FL
Nashville, TN
New Jersey, NJ
New York City, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Orange County, CA
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Raleigh, NC
Reno, NV
Richmond, VA
Riverside, CA
Rochester, NY
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco/East Bay, CA

San Luis Obispo, CA
Sarasota/Manatee, FL
Savannah, GA
Seattle, WA
Silicon Valley, CA
Southern Connecticut
Spokane, WA
St. Louis, MO
Stuart, FL
Syracuse, NY
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Bay, FL
Triad, NC
Tulsa, OK
Tucson, AZ
Upstate, SC
Ventura/Santa Barbara, CA
Washington, DC
West Palm Beach, FL
Wichita, KS
Wilmington, DE
Worcester, MA