Community Scholars Program


Applications are now being accepted for 2018! 

Apply by April 4 to be considered for the summer session.


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 the program FAQ here and apply here
Applications and program inquires can be sent to CommunityScholars@hcdnnj.org