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Position Summary

As a RISE intern and participant in the Summer 2022 RISE Internship Program, you will contribute to RISE’s work promoting social advocacy through sports. Your responsibilities will vary by department and in each departmental position description. All interns will complete project-based work in collaboration with employees in several departments across the organization. The Summer 2022 RISE Internship Program will include professional development programming and support, including connection and collaboration with fellow interns and additional developmental programming including an orientation and goal-setting.

RISE is seeking eight full-time interns for the following positions:

  • Communications & Digital Media (one position)
  • Partnerships (one position)
  • Programs (five positions):
    • Programs (four positions)
    • Programs Marketing, Communications & PR (one position)
  • Strategy & Development (one position)
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Collaboratively, the team of eight interns will work on a group project to present to all RISE staff at the conclusion of their internship. It will combine learnings from their internship responsibilities and serve as an opportunity to share their ideas based on their experiences. The 2022 Intern Project will be aligned with and contribute to organizational goals. To see the 2020 Intern Project, click here.

Applicants can apply for placement in their top three positions. For additional information on each position, please see the full job descriptions listed below.

Communications & Digital Media

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(Four Positions)

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Program Communications & Marketing

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Strategy & Development

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Compensation and Logistics:

All internship positions will be paid at $19/hr. Candidates will work approximately 40 hours per week. Most work will occur during the regular work hours of 9am to 5pm ET, but work may occasionally be required on nights and weekends. This internship is scheduled to start Monday June 6, 2022 and conclude Friday August 12, 2022.


RISE staff is currently working remotely most days, with one in-office day per week in RISE’s New York or Midwest (Detroit) office. While it is possible the internship position would be primarily remote for many candidates, we will inquire about your comfortability with travel and relocation to New York or Detroit during the interview process. RISE covers all approved work related travel expenses. A stipend may be provided for relocation to New York or Detroit.

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.

To Apply:

Please utilize the application form via TeamWork Online. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. We plan to begin interviewing candidates in mid-late March 2022.

Application Process:

For any questions about the application process, please email info@risetowin.org.

Accessibility Assistance:

If you need assistance completing the online application please email info@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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