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Program Description

Since 1995, CRF’s Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) combine paid internships in exciting professional settings with 20 interactive seminars. The program starts in the spring and concludes in the summer with the paid summer internship. EHI provides professional skill-building, community awareness, and educational and college preparation seminars necessary for effective action in our democratic society.


Student Benefits:

  • Attend interactive, educational seminars during the spring to strengthen skills in communication, presentation, networking, and collaboration.
  • Learn about the college application process, financial aid, and SAT preparation.
  • Gain confidence, responsibility, and a sense of independence.
  • Work as paid professional intern at a prestigious law firm, corporation, or non-profit organiztion during the summer. (Sophomores are eligible to obtain a paid summer internship if one becomes available.)

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a junior or sophomore
  • Neither parent graduated from college
  • Participate in the free/reduce meals program at their school
  • Be eligible to work in the United States

The 2016 Expanding Horizons Internships Program dates are the following:

Group A dates*:
Seminars - March 21 to July 15
Paid Internships - June 16 to July 13 (total of 134 hours)

Group B dates*:
Seminars - March 28 to August 12
Paid Internships - July 14 to August 10 (total of 134 hours)

*Dates are subject to change.

Application deadline is January 22, 2016.