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Summer Internships

Location: New York City or Detroit

As a RISE intern and participant in the Summer 2020 RISE Internship Program you will contribute to RISE's work promoting social advocacy through sports. Your responsibilities will vary by department and are detailed below. All interns will complete project-based work in collaboration with employees in several departments across the organization. The Summer 2020 RISE Internship Program will include professional development events and support, including connection and collaboration with fellow interns, and additional developmental programming including an orientation and goal-setting.

RISE is seeking 5 full-time interns to fill the positions listed below.

Applicants can choose to apply for placement in 3 of these positions.

Please find full job descriptions by clicking "learn more" under each position below, and scroll through this page for additional details about our internship program.

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Communications, Events & Marketing

Location: New York City

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Curriculum: Youth Focus

Location: Detroit

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Curriculum: College Focus

Location: Detroit

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Location: New York City

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Location: New York City

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Compensation and Logistics:

  • All internship positions will be paid at $17/hr.
  • Candidates will work 40 hours per week during the regular business hours of RISE.
  • Interns in New York City may receive additional compensation in the form of housing or travel stipends.
  • This internship is scheduled to start in early June and end in mid to late August. Based on significant circumstances, alternative dates may be considered for interns that need to start or end on different dates.

Commitment to Diversity:

RISE does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.


Please upload your resume and cover letter as PDFs. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

Application Process:

For any questions about the application process, please email RISEHR@RISEtowin.org.

Accessibility Assistance:

If you need assistance completing the online application please email RISEHR@RISEtoWin.org with details on how we can assist you in the process.

Company Overview:

RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Through partnerships and programs, we inspire leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality.



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