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The Internship Program for Aspiring Black and Latinx Financial Planners

 

Our mission is to make the demographics of the financial planning profession more representative of the population of our country.

As a 501c(3) organization, we strive to provide an entry point to the profession for Black and Latinx individuals. We also provide financial planning firms access to a more diverse pool of talent.

Upcoming Events

Intern

Information Session

Learn more about the BLX Program and how to apply by joining our Information Session for Interns!

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October 4, 11:00 am PT

Firm

Information Session

Learn more about the BLX Program and how to apply by joining our information session for Firms!

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October 4, 12:30 pm PT

Career Development Webinar

This webinar series will focus on preparing interns for job applications. More details to follow.

Conference

October 11- Nov 1 2022

Let's be about the change.

The core of our organization is matching fee-only financial planning firms with qualified diverse candidates for summer internships.
In addition to the internship program, we also provide support in the following areas.

Working from Home
Support Group
Throwing Caps

Training and Resources

We provide a wide range of training to both firms and interns so this is a rewarding experience for all parties. We want firms to be successful in hosting interns and we want interns to have a successful financial planning career. We provide hiring, onboarding, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) resources to firms. We offer professional development resources for interns that include webinars, on-demand videos, and one-on-one coaching.

Community

We have a private online community for participating interns and are launching a community for participating firms. As the program grows, we hope to expand our outreach through mentorships, study groups, and conference meet ups. We also want to increase awareness of fee-only financial planning so more students choose financial planning as a college major and/or career path. We aim to accomplish this by partnering with college and career preparatory high schools, speaking engagements and other media coverage.

Scholarships

As we raise more funding and partner with more organizations, we hope to offer various scholarships. This can include scholarships for the CFP® coursework, exam, and review courses, industry conference registrations, professional membership dues, licenses to relevant financial planning software programs, and programs that provide insight into the financial planning profession.

Testimonials

intern azare.jfif

The most impactful thing during my internship was the tremendous hands-on experience I gained every day. I learned so much in 8 weeks. 
The experience I gained was very unique due to Covid-19 I was able to service clients all over the world with a focus in tech professionals and equity compensation.

Azare' Mercer

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