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Find

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Future

 
 
 

Look Around

Do you see a lot of faces like yours 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

Underrepresented college students, graduate students,
and those who’ve graduated within the last year.
You need to have completed at least one year
of college coursework by summer 2019.

 
 

 
 
 
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Get as Much as You Give

Training + Preparation
We're there from day one to help you with the application process as you advance toward the interview event. Let's say you've aced the interview and landed an internship—we'll give you tips on how to be a great intern and impress your coworkers.

Support + Professional Guidance
We'll pair you with a senior leader at the company who can guide you when you need direction. Plus, you'll participate in professional development workshops tailored for ELI.

Network
ELI gives you the opportunity to interact with professionals, make connections, learn from conversations, and establish mentors to advise you as you shape your professional career path.

Get Paid
Your work, your skills, your time, your creativity—all are valuable. That's why all ELI internships are paid.

 

 
 
 

Find Internships In

 

Advertising
Accounting
Banking/Finance
Communications
Computer Science
Consumer Insights
Data Analysis

Events
Graphic Design
Human Resources
Marketing/PR
Non-profit
Programming
Project Management

Research
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Media
Software Development
Web Design

...and more!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Don't Take Our Word for It—Listen to Our Interns

 
 “I was able to take an internship that was aligned with my career path and be paid a livable wage to afford to live in Portland.”  —Sabrina, Oregon Environmental Council

“I was able to take an internship that was aligned with my career path and be paid a livable wage to afford to live in Portland.”

—Sabrina, Oregon Environmental Council

 “ I valued the opportunity to engage with professionals in the Portland area and completed my internship with a clearer career direction and a greater appreciation for those working towards greater inclusivity and opportunity for people of color and minority identities in a city I love so much.”   —Shanti, Ruby Receptionists

I valued the opportunity to engage with professionals in the Portland area and completed my internship with a clearer career direction and a greater appreciation for those working towards greater inclusivity and opportunity for people of color and minority identities in a city I love so much.”

—Shanti, Ruby Receptionists

 “ The most valuable part of my EL experience was being matched with a company that really wanted me to learn and gain experience from my internship. I truly enjoyed going to work every day knowing I would get to work on projects I was excited about—and it didn't hurt that I had the most amazing coworkers.”    — Kayla, Fully

The most valuable part of my EL experience was being matched with a company that really wanted me to learn and gain experience from my internship. I truly enjoyed going to work every day knowing I would get to work on projects I was excited about—and it didn't hurt that I had the most amazing coworkers.”

Kayla, Fully

 “ Interning at ThinkShout was one of the most impactful experiences of my life. With each day, I took in valuable information that not only helped me develop technical skills, but influenced my life goals. Most of all, the summer was a demonstration that with continuous drive and passion, nothing is out of reach.”   —Naily, ThinkShout

Interning at ThinkShout was one of the most impactful experiences of my life. With each day, I took in valuable information that not only helped me develop technical skills, but influenced my life goals. Most of all, the summer was a demonstration that with continuous drive and passion, nothing is out of reach.”

—Naily, ThinkShout

 “ The EL program has deeply impacted me in the most positive way. Most important is the community I have found. This is a community of peers and mentors that challenged and encouraged me every step of the way. I know that the connections I have made within this community will follow me throughout my whole career.”    — Lily, Wieden+Kennedy

The EL program has deeply impacted me in the most positive way. Most important is the community I have found. This is a community of peers and mentors that challenged and encouraged me every step of the way. I know that the connections I have made within this community will follow me throughout my whole career.”

Lily, Wieden+Kennedy

 
 
 

 
 

Key Dates for 2019 Interns

 
 

Application Opens
November 16, 2018

Student Application Deadline
January 31

Mock Interview Event
March 2

Company Interviews
April 1–30

Company Offers Due
By April 30

Internship Orientation
Early June