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Job Description

At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.

Program Overview

The NBA U.S. Intern Program is a 10-week (June to August) full-time program that enhances students' experience by bridging the gap between the academic environment and a future work environment. Interns learn the business of basketball off the court and behind-the-scenes of a global sports organization through direct exposure to NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League executives. Interns will contribute to our efforts to be the world's most successful and respected sports league.

Intern placements are based on current business needs, as well as the intern's interests and relevant experience. All positions are located at the NBA League offices in NYC or Secaucus, NJ. Assignment areas may include:

* Communications
* Content
* Digital Media
* Finance
* Global Partnerships
* Global Media Distribution
* Global Strategy
* Human Resources
* Information Technology
* Latin America (NY Based)
* Legal
* League Operations
* Marketing
* NBA G League
* NBA 2K League
* Security
* Social Responsibility & Player Programs
* Team Marketing & Business Operations

Professional Development

The Intern Program includes a robust curriculum of professional development activities, including an orientation that acclimates interns to their work environment. Interns participate in multiple training programs, events and activities designed to broaden their knowledge of the industry. Their exposure to the business of basketball includes attendance at a variety of events, such as the NBA Draft and an NBA Cares activity, and participation in discussion forums with executives from a variety of departments.

One of the highlights of the program is the Intern Business of Basketball Project - an opportunity to work in groups on an NBA-specific business case under the guidance of an NBA project manager, culminating in a final presentation to the host department and other NBA executives across the business.

Candidate Requirements

To qualify for the Intern 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 year, or Law students between years one and two, or years two and three as of Summer 2020. Candidates must be in excellent academic standing, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to dedicate a full-time 40 hour work week (Monday to Friday) for the full 10-week program. Additionally, candidates should possess leadership skills as demonstrated through relevant extracurricular or community activities, along with meaningful internships or other similar experiences.

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

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