‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) Internship Programs

Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders

Clearinghouse CDFI’s ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship programs are designed to invest in tomorrow’s leaders, with a special focus on students from low- or moderate-income backgrounds. CCDFI Interns benefit from exposure to a professional setting, access to positive role models, and receive real-life job skills that help build a solid foundation for future success. Click one of the programs above to learn more.

Internships for High School and College Students

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Partner and Intern Testimonials

Shannon Lawrence, B BOLD(ER) intern at Clearinghouse CDFI, standing with a professional demeanor in the office

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Shannon Lawrence

“The ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship program has benefited my life in so many ways. I was always challenged to put my best foot forward and to find and share my voice. This internship taught me how to collaborate in a team and embrace challenges head-on. I feel more confident in myself when it comes to public speaking and taking on leadership roles. This is thanks to the program’s ‘lead from the front’ approach, where skilled mentors show interns how to lead. This experience has been immensely rewarding, and I’m so grateful to Clearinghouse CDFI and all who made the ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship possible. Thank you!”

Shannon Lawrence

2024 'B' BOLD(ER) Intern
Leslie Cerano, B BOLD(ER) intern at Clearinghouse CDFI, smiling confidently in a professional setting.

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Leslie Cerano

I am grateful to have been part of the ‘B’BOLD(ER) internship program. I have learned and gained skills that will allow me to navigate in the real world. I feel more confident in myself thanks to the workshops and on-site experience. I have grown so much since my first day. Learning about financial literacy has impacted me in great ways. I now have the tools and resources to gain financial stability and freedom. This program has opened so many opportunities for me and made a positive impact in my life and career. Thank you to everyone on the team for giving me such a positive learning experience!

Leslie Cerano

2024 'B' BOLD(ER) Intern
Sofia Ruiz-Plasencia, B BOLD(ER) intern at Clearinghouse CDFI, posing professionally at her workstation

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Sofia Ruiz-Plasencia

“My time as the ‘B’ BOLDER intern has been immensely rewarding. This internship has equipped me with foundational knowledge and practical skills that will help me navigate the professional world with confidence and competence.”

Sofia Ruiz-Plasencia

2024 'B' BOLD(ER) Intern
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‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Foothills Bank

“Foothills Bank has been rewarded this year to partner with Clearinghouse CDFI and the ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship program. We had the opportunity to work with a local college bound intern and gained as much from her as she did from us. The collaborative efforts were truly a benefit to our company as well as the experience she gained. We look forward to our continued partnership with Clearinghouse CDFI and its B BOLD(ER) program.”

Foothills Bank

'B' BOLD(ER) Supporting Partner
Kevin Maciel: 2023 Summer ‘B’ BOLD Intern

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Kevin Maciel

“I give my deepest gratitude for being part of the ‘B’ BOLD Internship because they showed me how to be a much better financial savvy individual. With this new knowledge, I feel more confident in stepping out into the unknowing world that lies ahead. The people at Clearinghouse CDFI are amazing and have put their hard work and dedication into the ‘B’ BOLD Internship. I will forever remember their generosity and make sure everything they have taught me will be for something remarkable. I once again thank everyone who made the ‘B’ BOLD Internship into a reality and I’ll never forget this extraordinary experience!”

Kevin Maciel

2023 'B' BOLD Intern
Natalia Trejo: 2023 Summer ‘B’ BOLD(ER) Intern

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Natalia Trejo

“The ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship has allowed me to gain the skills, resources, and knowledge I need to succeed in my professional and financial life.”

Natalia Trejo

2023 'B' BOLD(ER) Intern
Omar Sosa-Garcia: 2023 Summer ‘B’ BOLD(ER) Intern

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Omar Sosa-Garcia

“The ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship program has really made [it] obvious for me. You see everyday I came in I was pushed to maximize my abilities. I was pushed to be outgoing and collaborative; things I was not comfortable with nor confident in. Yet with the help of ‘B’ BOLD(ER) I was able to routinely practice this new persona that had been asked of me. It was not easy, however with time and encouragement, I got better. I am now confident to say that these things that once held me down are actually lifting me up.”

Omar Sosa-Garcia

2023 'B' BOLD(ER) Intern
Katie Nguyen: 2023 Summer ‘B’ BOLD(ER) Intern

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Katie Nguyen

“The ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship now serves as a steppingstone not only for my professional career but also the foundation of my life. I had the opportunity to grow as a leader and as an individual. I learned so much about what it takes to be a compassionate leader, be financially successful, and be professionally ready for any challenge. I believe that there will be many hurdles to overcome in the future and being well-prepared through this internship eases the worry off my shoulders. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience and should not be taken for granted.”

Katie Nguyen

2023 'B' BOLD(ER) Intern
Robin Tittelbaugh: 2023 Summer ‘B’ BOLD(ER) Intern

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Robin Tittelbaugh

“The ‘B’ BOLD(ER) Internship taught me the importance of taking life into your own hands. Through communication, leadership, empathy, and hard work, you can accomplish anything. I was given knowledge and opportunity that allows me to take huge steps to better my future as an employee and an individual. Thank you for this experience.”

Robin Tittelbaugh

2023 'B' BOLD(ER) Intern
Ryn Torres: 2023 Summer ‘B’ BOLD Intern

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Ryn Torres

“Being selected as a ‘B’ BOLD intern not only helped me learn about finances and banking, but also taught me about myself and how to improve and gain critical skills I will need in the future. The internship showed me the value in having knowledge in many areas I may never have acquired if it weren’t for this opportunity, preparing me for what lies ahead. I now walk towards my future with the confidence to create my own future.”

Ryn Torres

2023 'B' BOLD Intern
Brenda J. Rodriguez, AHC Executive Director

‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Luther Burbank

“As a young adult, I thought internships were for medical students who aspired to become doctors. Today I’m grateful to be in a position where our nonprofit can offer a future UC Berkeley student, an opportunity to explore an experience with Affordable Housing Clearinghouse and gain useful, practical knowledge about operations and how we serve the affordable homeownership needs of our community. Coaching the intern allows our team to better understand a unique generation and how they view different uses of technology and social media. We are a proud partner of the B BOLD(ER) Internship Program!”

Brenda J. Rodriguez, Executive Director

Affordable Housing Clearinghouse
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‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) – Luther Burbank

“Luther Burbank Savings is honored to partner with Clearinghouse CDFI and their ‘B’ BOLD(ER) internship program as an advocate and supporter of our younger generations. Like Clearinghouse CDFI, we believe providing young people access to leaders in the business community and exposure to professional settings provides them the guidance and education needed to enjoy a financially secure and fulfilling future. We look forward to continued collaboration and meaningful dialogue to support and empower tomorrow’s leaders.”

Luther Burbank Savings

'B' BOLD(ER) Supporting Partner