National Urban League: 2011 Summer Internship Program
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Published: Tue. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Updated: Mon. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:57 am | Comments: 0

2011 Summer Internship Program

The National Urban League Summer Internship Program provides an insight into the world of non-profit management for college students, in the New York City metropolitan area and in Washington, DC.  The National Urban League is looking for candidates interested in a career in the not-for-profit sector, or in understanding the connection between non-profits, corporations, and government in the work of our nation. Internships are available in the following departments:

  • Office of the President
  • Housing & Community Development
  • Talent Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Event Marketing
  • Black Executive Exchange Program
  • Education & Youth
  • Mature Worker
  • National Urban League Policy Institute (Washington DC)

This is an eight week paid program (June 13th through August 4th, 2011).  We are interested in students from a variety of academic backgrounds and majors who: 

  • Have demonstrated academic achievement
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Are enthusiastic and eager to learn about the National Urban League
  • Are involved in extracurricular and community-related activities

Why Participate?

The National Urban League offers valuable work experience in a professional, fast-paced environment.  Some highlights of the summer's activities include: 

  • Behind the Business Tours with corporate partners in the tri-state area
  • Special assignments at the National Urban League Annual Conference in Boston, MA
  • Lunch with the President & CEO, National Urban League
  • Interns Day on the Hill - a visit to the National Urban League Policy Institute in Washington, DC, and the opportunity to meet a legislator
  • Work on The President's Project -  a special assignment from the President and CEO  presented to Senior Leadership of the National Urban League at the end of the program
  • Participate in the Black Executive Exchange Program Leadership Conference in Orlando Fl.
  • Lunch with National Urban League's "Women of Influence"
  • Lunch with National Urban League's "Men of Influence"


  • Official current academic transcript (minimum 2.8GPA)
  • Resume
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • One page essay expressing interest in the program

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2011



  • National Urban League Internship Program
  • Attention: Dale Y. Johnson - Talent Management Department
  • 120 Wall Street, 8TH Fl.
  • New York, NY 10005
  • Email:
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