‘B’ BOLD Intern Program – 2021 Applications – Closed – In Review


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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.

2021 Internship Details

Clearinghouse CDFI is offering one part-time, paid virtual/remote summer internship position (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. This internship will be held remotely. Each intern may be provided a laptop for work. Upon completion of the internship program and enrollment in a college, interns will receive a scholarship of $4,000 to pay for college expenses.

This is an excellent opportunity for high school students interested in developing key job skills and exploring career paths in community development. The interns will have the opportunity to work with different departments at Clearinghouse CDFI, depending on availability and interest, including business development, underwriting, finance, marketing, and social 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. Applicants must be:
    1. A junior or senior in high school by Fall 2021 OR
    2. A spring 2021 high school graduate
  2. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA
  3. Must be from a low-income family*

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

Determine low-income status by following these instructions:

  1. Click this link: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html#2020_query)
  2. Select the button “Click Here for FY 2020 IL Documentation”
  3. Select the state in which you live
  4. Select the county in which you live
  5. Select the button “View County Calculations”
  6. A low-income limit chart will populate. To read the chart, first determine how many persons in your family. This column will determine the income limit for your family size. Second, look at the row labeled “low (80%) income limit ($).” The intersection of that column and row will determine the maximum income your family can earn to be considered low-income status. If your family income is less than or equal to the low (80%) income limit in the chart for your family size, then you are considered low-income for the purposes of the ‘B’ BOLD program.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. 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 2021 and meets the 2.0 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 BBold@ccdfi.com:

  1. Submit resume, including name and contact info., past work experience (if any), education, extracurricular activities, scholarships, awards, volunteer activities, etc.
    Helpful Resume Guide for High School Students: https://www.mass.edu/gearup/documents/WritingaResume.pdf
  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. You may want to use this essay as an opportunity to discuss any challenges you faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Clearinghouse CDFI also recommends using the essay portion to explain a low GPA (if applicable).
  3. Submit letter(s) of recommendation (max. 2 letters) from a teacher, counselor, previous employer, or other professional (recommended)

Download the Flyer: ‘B’ Bold Internship Flyer – 2021

2016-2019 ‘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.