National Urban League Summer Internship Program

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What is the National Urban League Summer Internship Program?

The National Urban League Summer Internship Program provides an insight into the world of non-profit management for college students, from 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.

This is an eight week paid program (June 10th through August 1st, 2013). 

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
  • 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
  • Lunch with National Urban League’s “Women of Influence”
  • Lunch with National Urban League’s “Men of Influence”

Who should apply?

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

What are the application requirements?

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

When is the deadline?

  • March 1st, 2013

Who should you send the application materials to?


National Urban League Internship Program
Attention: Dale Y. Johnson – Talent Management Department
120 Wall Street, 8TH Fl.
New York, NY 10005
Fax 866-532-4638


The National Urban League is an Equal Opportunity Employer