Bank of America selects 5 from NJ for paid internship opportunity

Five North Jersey high school students were announced as #BofAStudentLeaders on August 11, selected to participate in an eight-week paid Bank of America internship.

Leading the Way: BofA’s NJ 2022 Student leaders

New Jersey Bank of America’s 2022 Student Leaders. – BANK OF AMERICA

Bergen County
Annabelle HurNorwood – Academy of Holy Angels

Essex County
Vanessa Iwuoha – Newark Essex County Vocational and Technical School, Newark Tech Campus

Hudson County
Annalie Diaz – Western New York, Memorial High School
Alisha VarmaJersey City – Dr. Ronald E. McNair University High School

Middlesex County
Amirah OladojaTownship of Woodbridge – Woodbridge High School

In the Garden State, student leaders work closely with Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey to provide administrative support and help shape the experiences of local children engaged in local chapters. Under the program, students earn $17 per hour and receive a Chromebook.

The Student Leaders program dates back to 2004. According to Bank of America, it provides hands-on career development opportunities and experiences to 300 community-minded high school and senior students each year.

“It’s a win-win for New Jersey. So many organizations need young talent to help serve our communities. With the Student Leaders program, we’re able to pair up some of the best and brightest students of New Jersey with nonprofit jobs that will really make an impact,” said Alberto Garofalo, President of Bank of America New Jersey. “Young adults are the future of our state, and programs like Student Leaders are a way to provide paid opportunities that help pave the way for the next generation of the local workforce.”

BofA said current student leaders are halfway through the program. Entrants complete an application process and are selected for their leadership, background, passion and commitment to local New Jersey communities, according to Bank of America.

“We are thrilled to have this year’s student leaders working alongside our dedicated youth club staff throughout northern New Jersey,” said Susan Haspel, state director of Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey. “Their perspective has been invaluable, and through our partnership with Bank of America, we can help provide them with important leadership training and hands-on work experience.”


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