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 

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.

The deadline for applications is Thursday April 4, 2019. Please complete the application and include your resume, one professional reference, and one educational reference.

For additional information please contact Terri Benson, TA/TC Coordinator at 609-393-3752 ext.1900/[email protected] or Jessyca Hart, Office & Special Projects Coordinator at ext. 1000/ [email protected].


Part 1: Cassandra, Cecille, and Sarah
Part 2: Moniesha and Angelica
Part 3
: Alli, Lauren, Gabby & Kailyn 
Part 4: Abby, Sean, Curtis, Joe & Alexander

Check out the program FAQ here and apply here
Applications and program inquires can be sent to [email protected].