Community Scholars Program   

With the generous support of BB&T Bank, the very successful Community Scholars program will return for its fifth year in 2020.

Based on the previously successful Housing Scholars program model, we recruit individuals interested in the Community Development field and match them with our members throughout New Jersey. We recruit the best and brightest from colleges including Rutgers/Bloustein, Georgian Court, Lafayette, Monmouth and others for this summer program. Learn more in the program brochure here.

This paid internship provides scholars with critical skills including planning, communications, fiscal management, problem-solving, and time management while working within one of the following disciplines:

  • Construction Management
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Supportive and Special Needs Housing
  • Client Support Programs
  • Fund Development
  • General or Project Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Project Planning 

The program does not require a specific major, and provides those involved with the opportunity to work with the best non-profit community developers in the state. By participating, interns will get firsthand experience with both non-profit developers and the inner workings of our state's government.

Interested in hosting a Community Scholar at your organization? 
Please contact Jessyca Hart, Office and Special Projects Coordinator at 609-393-3752 ext.1000/[email protected] to apply. 

Check out the program FAQ here. For program inquires please contact, Jessyca Hart at [email protected]


Meet our 2019 Community Scholars

Part 1: Abygail, Leah and Laraib
Part 2: Leah and Joelene
Part 3: Alex, Ashley and Curtis
Part 4: Michelle and Sophie