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 may not have access to the same resources and opportunities.
Clearinghouse CDFI offers two (2) part-time, paid, summer internship positions (4-5 weeks long) to high school juniors or seniors from low-income families in Orange County. The internship takes place during the summer, depending on intern availability. Upon completion of the internship program and enrollment in a college, interns will receive a scholarship of $2,000 to pay for college expenses.
This is an excellent opportunity for high school students interested in developing key job skills and exploring career paths in community development. The interns will have the opportunity to work with different departments at Clearinghouse CDFI, depending on availability and interest, including business development, underwriting, finance, marketing, and social impact. Interns will gain insight to Clearinghouse’s business practices, as well as its triple bottom line that serves people, profit, and the planet.
Applications Open March 1, 2022!
- Must be a junior or senior in high school by Fall 2022
- Must have at least a 2.5 GPA
- Must be from a low-income family*
* Low-income status depends on the household size as determined by HUD. A student is considered to be from a low-income family if the student’s family annual income is at or lower than the stated levels.
Determine low-income status by following these instructions:
- Click this link: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html#2021_query)
- Select the button “Click Here for FY 2021 IL Documentation”
- Select the state in which you live
- Select the county in which you live
- Select the button “View County Calculations”
- A low-income limit chart will populate. To read the chart, first determine how many persons in your family. This column will determine the income limit for your family size. Second, look at the row labeled “low (80%) income limit ($).” 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: EXTENDED to April 29th, 2022
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29th, 2022. 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 2022 and meets the 2.5 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.
To apply, please email the following to BBold@ccdfi.com:
- ‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) Employment Application
- 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
- Submit a 1-2 page, typed personal 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).
- Submit letter(s) of recommendation (max. 2 letters) from a teacher, counselor, previous employer, or other professional (recommended).
Application materials will not be accepted prior to the official opening date: 3/1/2022.
2016-2022 ‘B’ BOLD Internship Program Timeline
- 2018 – Meet ‘B’ BOLD Interns, Erika & Aylinne
- 2018 – Goodbye & Good Luck – 2018 ‘B’ BOLD Interns Exit Interview
‘B’ BOLD & BOLD(ER) Program Dedication
Clearinghouse CDFI proudly dedicates the Allen Peters Baldwin ‘B’ BOLD and BOLD(ER) Internship Award Programs to namesake Allen Peters Baldwin for his relentless commitment to helping low-income families through Orange County Community Housing Corporation – SteppingUP. Mr. Baldwin embodies the spirit of the ‘B’ BOLD(ER) programs with his ongoing dedication to serving others.
It is with great honor and distinction that Clearinghouse CDFI names the Alan Orechwa ‘B’ BOLD(ER) Memorial Scholarship after Alan Orechwa, Clearinghouse CDFI’s former CFO, Chairman of the Board, and friend.
A HUGE thanks to Clearinghouse CDFI’s community partners who help make the ‘B’ BOLD Internship Program possible:
- Orange County Community Housing Corporation – SteppingUP
- Samueli Academy
- Girl Scouts of Orange County
Your commitment to youth development and to our communities is impactful and inspiring! Thank you!
Updates & Inquiries
Please email BBold@ccdfi.com with questions or concerns.