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Do you want to see more folks like you represented at the leadership level in Portland-area companies?

Portland companies can do a better job of reflecting the rich diversity of our community by actively building a more inclusive and representative workforce, and ELI is here to help. We believe the best way to build a more resilient, productive, and empathetic workforce is through diversity.

Our internship program is looking for talented students of color who want to help bring some diversity to Portland's leadership landscape. Sound like someone you know?

Who We’re Looking For

Current college students of color, and those who’ve graduated within the last year. Candidates need to have completed at least one year of college coursework by summer 2020 and hold a high school diploma or equivalent.


Get as Much as You Give

Find an Emerging Leaders summer internship in

  • Marketing & Communications

  • Tech

  • Operations & Projects 

  • People & Engagement 

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Sales & Products 

    . . . and more!


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Next Steps for Interns



Tentative ELI 2020 Timeline

Application Opens
Late November 2019

Intern Application Deadline
January 31, 2020

Mock Interview Event
March 7

Company Interviews
April 1–30

Company Offers Due
By April 30

ELI Intern Orientation
June 6

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809 N Russell St #203
Portland, OR 97227