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:

The application window for the 2020 Undergraduate Intern Program is now closed. The 2020 Graduate Intern Program application will be open from January 6, 2020 to January 15, 2020.

Program Application – China:

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Internship Program in December 2019.

Program Application – Hong Kong:

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Internship Program in December 2019.

Program Application – Philippines:

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Internship Program in December 2019.

Program Application – India:

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Internship Program in January 2020.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

The NBA Associate Program is a two-year immersion-based career development program that features the strategy, structure and operations of the NBA. With an emphasis on foundational business acumen and management skills, the program is designed to cultivate a highly selective, diverse pipeline of future NBA leaders. Program participants rotate through work assignments across core areas of the NBA, thereby learning the business of sports through hands-on experience and launching their careers in the industry.

Program Application – United States:

The application process for the 2020 Associate Program closed on November 18. Applications for the 2021 program will open in Fall 2020.

Program Application – China:

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Associate Program in December 2019.