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Leaders of Portland, workforce diversity doesn't just happen—you have to make it happen. If your current workforce doesn't reflect the diversity of our Portland community (not to mention your customer base), it should.

ELI can help make that happen. We can help you broaden the reach of your current internship program or help you establish a new, inclusive internship program for your company.

We connect the region's most talented students of color with paid internships at some of Portland's most exciting, innovative companies. All you have to do is provide the opportunity.

The future leaders of Portland are out there. Don't get left behind.

 
 
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From Our 2018 Participants


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“The most valuable thing about our experience with the Emerging Leaders internship was watching Jasmeen come to life with understanding of our business and, in turn, contributing a new, fresh and exciting perspective for us.”

—Tessa Baston, Instrument

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“The EL intern we hired was ready to learn and ask questions about our practices from a place of genuine curiosity and inquisitiveness. We gained her insight into how to set up events in advance to make them more accessible to people with disabilities or needs. She brought fresh perspectives and enthusiasm that we all gained.”

–Carly Brown, The Oregon Community Foundation


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“Alondra is thoughtful, diligent, and precociously aware of her own work style and skills. Each year, I've learned and grown through my relationship with DHM's intern. I hope the same is true for them!”

–Eddie Szamborski, DHM Research

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Working closely as the primary supervisor/mentor to our ELI intern was an incredibly rewarding experience. We had numerous conversations about the environmental field, our careers, being a young woman of color in the professional world. I loved having the opportunity to get to work alongside such a talented intern.”

—Raphaela Hsu-Flanders, Oregon Environmental Council

 
 
 
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2019 Participating Companies

Act-On Software

BBG

Beneficial State Foundation

Bespoken Bureau

The Bible Project

Borders Perrin Norrander

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C+C

The Cadmus Group

Cambia Health Solutions

Canary Marketing

Charter School Capital

ClearlyRated

Connective DX

CrowdStreet

Cura Cannabis Solutions

DHM Research

Dorsum

Energy Trust of Oregon

Every Child

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Forth

Friends of the Children - Portland

Fully

Grady Britton

Greater Portland Inc

Harper's Playground

Idealist Consulting

Jama Software

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Living Room Property Management

Lyft

Mad Fish Digital

Marmoset LLC

Metropolitan Group

NEO

New Credit America

New Relic

NobleHour

Norris, Beggs & Simpson Financial Services, LLC

Northwest Regional Education Service District

Novus

NWEA

Obility Consulting, Inc.

OneApp

Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative

Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Environmental Council

Oregon Sports Authority Foundation

The Partners Group

Perkins & Co

Pivot Group

Portland Business Alliance

Portland Garment Factory

Portland General Electric

Prosper Portland

Ride Report

Salt and Straw

Sivers Companies

SPADE AND ARCHER DESIGN AGENCY

Thesis

ThinkShout

Tony's Chocolonely

Vacasa

Wells Fargo

Wieden + Kennedy

WorldOregon

Youth Progress

 
 
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Key Dates For
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Tentative ELI 2020 Timeline

Sign 2020 Memorandum of Understanding & Pay Program Fee
NOW

Submit Company’s Internship Details
February 18, 2020

Mock Interview Event
March 7

Final Company Intern Interviews
April 1–30

Submit Intern Offer(s)
by April 30

Internship Orientation
June 6

 
 

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