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Wealthy Habits Internship: Financial Literacy Instructor

Internship Details

At Wealthy Habits, our financial literacy instructors are just as important to us as the students we teach.

Our internship provides college students with a great opportunity to learn skills that can’t be taught in a classroom. Not only will you build the confidence necessary to lead and present, but you will develop a greater understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Of the 300+ applicants, we select only the top students based on their motivation, history of success, GPA, communication skills and knowledge of personal finance. This assures we have instructors that are great role models and enthusiastic mentors for the Wealthy Habits students.

As a requirement to teach, you must undergo a background check and 35 hours of instructional training. After training, you will be observed while you co-facilitate your first program. Following a debriefing session involving a great deal of constructive criticism, you will then be ready to instruct without assistance.

The Wealthy Habits internship, while paid, isn’t a job. It is an opportunity for the college students grow and mature while making a difference in the lives of the youth. Our financial literacy instructors enhance their skills in areas including public speaking, conflict resolution, leadership and so much more. This opportunity is like no other.

Please apply below if you are interested.

Responsibilities:

 

• Complete 35 hours of unpaid curriculum training
• Gain 200+ hours of paid financial literacy teaching experience
• Work with a co-instructor to educate a classroom of students on topics related to finance and money management
• Provide relatable and engaging education to students
• Practice leadership and conflict resolution to maintain an orderly classroom structure
• Maintain daily reports for each classroom, including attendance, behavior, progress, etc.
• Travel and arrive on-time to the designated location for the week

Internship Application

 

To apply, please fill out the form below and upload your resume and cover letter.

What was your biggest learn with regard to personal finance?

While majoring in Finance, I’ve learned about managing money, investing, and financial analysis in a numerical and essentially abstract method. Teaching the Wealthy Habits curriculum made money personal and taught me that every dollar counts. Additionally, I was surprised by how little I knew about insurance and the workings of credit cards.

Hailey Alf

BS in Finance (May 2020), University of Georgia

What would tell future candidates about the internship?

This is a great experience. You learn a lot about yourself and how to work with others. Not everyone is easy to work with, especially when your personalities are quite opposite, but you find a way to make it work!

Alexis Ulrich

B.S. in Accounting (May 2020), Juniata College

What was your biggest learn with regard to personal finance?

It’s in the name of the camp: habits. I learned that fostering habits, sculpting priorities, and developing the proper mindset is much easier when large long-term goals (i.e retirement, career) are divided into smaller, more digestible plans. Personal finance can seem daunting and complicated, especially when you’re first dealing with it, because of how distant the finish line is. Here, I learned about the present. As young people, we have so much time on our hands to explore and take risks, which is really motivating. We have the opportunity to set up our habits today.

Donn Boddie

BBA Finance and Behavioral Economics (May 2022), University of Pennsylvania – Wharton Business School

How do you feel you have grown from the internship?

I have improved on my abilities to speak in front of groups. I’m less shy when meeting people for the first time. Also, I’ve learned a LOT about personal finance within the last two months.

Matthew Mutnick

What was your biggest learn from the internship?

This experience taught me just how much financial literacy benefits children like our campers. Also, through teaching others to think the way we do at Wealthy Habits, I changed my own way of thinking about life and money in ways that will benefit me for years to come.

Matthew Bieber

University of Georgia

What was your biggest learn from the internship?

I loved the opportunity to work with so many new people and personalities. I came in to the program knowing that I was going to teach Wealthy Habits but didn’t realize just how much I would also learn along the way. Not only have I had a hand in securing kids’ financial futures, but I’ve also improved my own leadership and management skills. It was definitely an awesome summer experience!

Lauretta Zhao

Georgia Tech

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