EMERGING
LEADERS
INTERNSHIPS

Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) removes barriers to access by connecting talented students of color with leadership-track, paid internships at top companies throughout the Greater Portland area.

Start Ahead

The deadline for Summer 2019 internships has passed, but 2020 is just around the corner. Explore the site and start planning for next summer.

 
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For Interns

We're looking for college students of color and those who have graduated within the last year. You must have completed a minimum of one year of college coursework at a community or four-year college.

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For Companies

Shape your company’s future leaders and strengthen its culture. Find talent—and a better tomorrow—among our driven, diverse, highly qualified interns seeking opportunities in fields ranging from accounting and marketing to web design and engineering.



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Emerging Leaders Interns
2019 by the Numbers 

 
 

413 semi-finalists invited to interview,120 interns placed at 76 partner companies

Success!
In 2018, half of all ELI applicants were selected by an ELI participating company for an interview, and nearly 20% of the students who interviewed got an internship.

 
 
 
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