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 G 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:

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Internship Program.

Program Application – China:

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Internship Program.

Program Application – India:

The application process will be open from December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Program Application – Philippines:

The application process will be open from December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

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. You must be an undergraduate student who is expected to graduate in Spring 2018 to be considered for the Associate Program.

Program Application – United States:

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Associate Program.

Program Application – China:

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Associate Program.

NBA Hackathon

The second annual NBA Hackathon will take place in New York City from September 23rd to September 24th. Teams accepted to the Hackathon will work for 24 hours building tools to solve challenging and important problems in the NBA. Their work will be presented to panels of expert judges and an audience of NBA personnel, media, invited guests, and the other competitors.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of each track, with a grand prize that will include lunch with NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, and a trip to NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles!

To apply or learn more information, visit hackathon.nba.com.