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Intern program kicks off second year in N.J. CUs
HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (3/30/11)--An internship program that provides interns to credit unions in New Jersey and which will be a model for a national program, has kicked off its second year with Cycle IV internships.
Brenda Luengas works on projects at the New Jersey Credit Union League's office as an intern in the Building Economic Strength Together (BEST) program, which placed 20 interns in the state's credit unions during its first year. BEST provides internship opportunities for people with disabilities. (Photo provided by the New Jersey Credit Union League)
More than 20 interns worked in credit unions during the first year of the Building Economic Strength Together (BEST) internship program, said the New Jersey Credit Union League (The Daily Exchange March 25). Currently eight interns are working at the league and six credit unions: Affinity FCU, Basking Ridge; First Jersey CU, Wayne; Healthcare Employees FCU, Princeton; Member's lst of NJ FCU, Vineland; Rutgers FCU, New Brunswick; and XCEL FCU, Bloomfield. The BEST program, which provides internships for people with disabilities, aims to strengthen the connection between credit unions and the disability community, which has many underbanked and unbanked people. The program was developed by a partnership among the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, the National Disability Institute, and Allies Inc., a New Jersey-based training group for people with disabilities. The Kessler Foundation is providing funding. The credit union program will serve as a national model, said the league. The partner organizations pay for and conduct the training of the BEST interns. Credit union participants have little or no cost in participating.


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