Early Career Programs

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our Summer Internship Program is a hands-on opportunity for enrolled college students to build their work experience and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the NBA league office. Over the 10-week program, summer interns participate in a series of events and activities exposing them to the many facets of the NBA’s business, including the WNBA and NBA D-League.

Applicant placement within an NBA department is based on the NBA’s business needs, as well as the candidate’s interest, experience, leadership skills and academic achievement. All positions are located at the NBA league offices in either New York City (midtown Manhattan) or Secaucus, New Jersey.

To qualify for the Internship Program, students must be either (a) enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university and be between their junior and senior year OR (b) graduate students (typically MBA) between their first and second years, or law students between years one and two, or years two and three.

Program Application – United States:

The application window for the 2017 Intern Program is now closed.

Program Application – China:

The application window for the 2017 Intern Program is now closed.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Our Associate Program is a 24-month rotational training program that exposes recent college graduates to a wide range of NBA business activities and provides comprehensive personal development training. Participants are placed based on experience, academics and the NBA’s business needs. Additionally, candidates should possess demonstrable leadership skills through relevant extracurricular activities, along with meaningful, business-related internship or other experience. Our goal is to help these valuable new team members to become even larger contributors to the organization.

Program Application – United States:

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 Associate Program.

Program Application – China:

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 Associate Program.