Community Scholars Program

With the generous support of BB&T Bank, the Network has launched the Community Scholars program. 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. The program will build capacity within community organizations by providing a mechanism to attract the best and brightest students from Rutgers, Rowan, Kean, and other institutions to gain real-world, hands-on experience in the field.

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


Check out features on each of our 2016 Scholars:

Part 1: Kira, Grace, & Glenn 
Part 2: Tolani & Talcia 

Part 3
: Dalton & Thalya

Part 4
: Holly & Lorena
Part 5: Derick & Leigh

Final:  Gina, Dan, Sadia
Click here to read a great example of the accomplishments of our scholars

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholars!
The inaugural class of the Community Scholars internship program has had a great ten weeks with the Network and their sponsor agencies. Read More

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