Community Scholars

We don't see our interns as paper pushers; we see them as the next generation in community development.

By interning with us, you will gain experience that will help you decide on your next steps in your professional growth and land a job that makes a difference.

Community Scholars Internship Program

The NeighborWorks Community Scholars Program provides paid, 12-week internships starting every June.  Community scholars collaborate with leaders in community development on real-world projects that make an impact. Our recent interns have kept busy with projects like:
  • Developing a strategic plan for outreach to Spanish-speaking affordable housing professionals.
  • Publishing a report on persistent poverty in the Mississippi Delta.
  • Helping community-development leaders better understand the challenges of workforce development.

Applications for the 2015 Community Scholars Internship Program open Jan. 1, 2015.

“I really enjoyed being able to attend meetings with my supervisor on a variety of topics. Being a part of these meetings not only made me feel like a part of the NeighborWorks team, but it was also interesting to hear about the variety of community development work. It was meaningful, because there are discussions you would never be able to be a part of in a typical school environment.”
- Kimberly Green, Emory University
“I appreciated being part of the FY2014 Community Stabilization grant review process. I found it very helpful to understand how a grant program is structured and executed.”
- C. Sarah Groninger, The George Washington University
“I really enjoyed the large variety of projects I worked on and the opportunity to learn about a variety of housing agencies and programs. The entire experience gave me a new prospective on working with and respecting communities in a largely unquantifiable way. Because of this, I’ve decided to add a Community Studies minor and will be starting new classes in the fall!”
- Meghan Foley, College of William & Mary