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Community Scholars Summer Internship Program


Community Scholars

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What Are Community Scholars?

NeighborWorks America’s Community Scholars Summer Internship Program is designed to help recruit and attract talented individuals to occupations within NeighborWorks America. The program offers interns professional experiences and formal training opportunities that can be adapted to meet the intern’s educational and professional goals and interests. In the program, each intern will be assigned a mentor to provide direction and supervision of the work assigned.

The Community Scholars Program provides paid 12 week internships beginning in June. The program offers:

  • A broader perspective on how the organization serves the community and the nation as a whole.
  • The opportunity to acquire specific skills that are needed to pursue their professional goals and aspirations.
  • The opportunity for hands-on work experience in their field of study or interest.

Examples of Projects/Tasks:

  • Interviewing executive directors of community development organizations on workforce development challenges they face, then researching recruitment and retention programs across different business sectors
  • Collecting census data on metro and non-metro statistics and creating an 8-10 page booklet describing persistent poverty in urban and rural parts of the Mississippi Delta and/or Appalachia
  • Creating a strategic plan for reaching out to Spanish-speaking practitioners using focus groups, surveys, and identification of partners
  • Attending and reporting on Congressional hearings
  • Researching state and federal regulations/legislation on resident services funding

Our Community Scholar program has closed for 2014. We will post again in 2015.

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