Internships with the NBA

The NBA is North America’s professional basketball league. The NBA is a massive business that consists of 30 franchised men’s teams, 12 teams in the W-NBA, and 16 teams in the NBA Development League. The teams and league make up a multi-billion dollar industry. Both the league and every individual team offer internships to students who are academically strong and passionate about basketball.

The NBA has a saying, "Where Amazing Happens" and that’s what you will get if you are a basketball fan and a student intern working in the world of sports management.

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Interning with the NBA

The NBA league office offers Summer Internships to students between their junior and senior years and to graduate students. The internships are all in New York City or Secaucus, New Jersey. Internships last for ten weeks and interns participate in events and activities that allow them to learn how the business of the NBA really works.

Internships with the NBA are selected from applications that are available in early winter. Interns are placed in roles that fit their interests.

Each of the NBA, WNBA, and Development Teams also offer a variety of internships to basketball aficionados. Internships are available in towns where professional basketball teams play ball. There are many departments that hire interns at different times of the year. You may find a position with departments such as Graphic Design, Human Resources, Public Relations, Community Relations, Basketball Operations, Ticket Sales, Marketing, Promotions, Game Operations, Social Media, Photography, or many others with your favorite team.

Professional sports internships are very competitive and interns work hard as they learn the business of basketball. Internships with the NBA office and the individual teams may be either paid or unpaid.

How To Apply

To intern with the NBA league, visit their website. Application information is available early winter for the following summer.

To intern with a specific NBA team, click here and search for internships at the bottom of the page. Apply for available internships via that website.

To learn more about NBA internships visit the NBA website or click here.


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