‘B’ BOLD Intern Program – 2019 Applications Now Open


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‘B’ BOLD: Building Bridges through Outreach Leadership Development

The Allen Peters Baldwin ‘B’ BOLD Internship Award Program is an initiative created by Clearinghouse CDFI and inspired by the values of the B Corp community to build bridges that empower and develop the next generation.

Clearinghouse CDFI, with the support and generosity of its community partners, offers this summer internship program for college-bound high school juniors and seniors from low-income families.

‘B’ BOLD Program Goal

The purpose of the program is to invest in tomorrow’s leaders. Interns will gain exposure to a professional setting, receive real life job skills, and access to positive role models. The Allen Peters Baldwin ‘B’ BOLD Internship Award Program will help empower youths from low-income areas that do not have access to the same resources and opportunities.

2019 Internship Details

Clearinghouse CDFI is offering two (2) part-time, paid summer internship positions (6-8 weeks long) to a high school junior or senior from a low-income family in Orange County. The internship will start mid-to-late June and the duration will depend on intern availability. Upon completion of the internship program and enrollment in a college, interns will receive a scholarship of $2,000 to pay for college expenses.

This is an excellent opportunity for a high school junior or senior interested in exploring a career within the community development industry. The interns will have the opportunity to be placed in different departments at Clearinghouse CDFI, depending on availability and interest, including business development, underwriting, finance, marketing, and impact. Interns will gain insight to Clearinghouse’s business practices, as well as its triple bottom line that serves people, profit, and the planet.


  1. Must be a junior or senior in high school by Fall 2019
  2. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  3. Must be from a low-income family*

*Low-income status depends on the household size as determined by the table below. A student is considered to be from a low-income family if the student’s family annual income is at or lower than the levels stated below.

 Low-Income Table – Orange County, CA
# of Persons in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Low-income Level $61,250 $70,000 $78,750 $87,450 $94,450 $101,450 $108,450 $115,450


Open Application Dates: 3/12/19 – 4/12/19

The deadline to apply is April 12, 2019. Candidates who are selected for interviews will be required to submit a transcript to verify that he/she will be a junior or senior by Fall 2019 and meets the 3.0 GPA requirement. Family income level will be verified. Selected interns must be able to legally work in the U.S. and obtain a work permit from school.

Apply Now

To apply, please email the following to BBoldInternship@clearinghousecdfi.com:

  1. Submit resume, including name and contact info., past work experience (if any), education, extracurricular activities, scholarships, awards, volunteer activities, etc.
  2. Submit a one (1) page essay on how your personal experience has shaped you into the person you are today and, as a result of your personal experience, would be a good candidate for the B BOLD Internship Award Program
  3. Submit letter(s) of recommendation (max. 2 letters) from a teacher, counselor, previous employer, or other professional (recommended)

Download the Flyer: 2019 ‘B’ BOLD Internship Application Flyer

2016-2018 ‘B’ BOLD Internship Award Program Recap


Clearinghouse CDFI is proud to dedicate the B BOLD Internship Award Program to Allen Peters Baldwin for his commitment to helping low-income families through Orange County Community Housing Corporation – SteppingUP. Mr. Baldwin embodies the spirit of the ‘B’ BOLD program with his ongoing dedication to serving others.