Early Career Programs


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 or 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. The application will re-open for the 2018 Intern Program in Fall 2017.

Program Application – China:

The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Click here for additional information and to apply for this position.


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. Applications for the 2018 Associate Program will open Fall 2017.

Program Application – China:

For 2017-2019 Program, the application deadline is March 31, 2017. Click here for additional information and to apply for this position.