National Basketball Association

Program Overview
The NBA Associate Program is an immersion-based development experience that focuses on the culture, structure and operations of the NBA, and is designed to produce outstanding NBA professionals. The program rotates exceptional, recent college graduates through work assignments in departments across the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League. Associates learn the business of sports through direct exposure, launching their careers in an organization that strives to be the world’s most successful and respected sports league.

Associates rotate through areas of the business, typically in three-month work assignments, assisting with high priority projects and global initiatives aligned with the League’s strategic priorities. Assignment areas may include:

– Basketball Operations
– International
– Broadcast Operations & Technology – Marketing
– Communications
– NBA Development League
– Events – Production, Programming & Broadcasting
– Finance – Social Responsibility & Player Programs
– Global Marketing Partnerships – Strategic Development
– Global Merchandising – Team Marketing & Business Operations
– Human Resources – WNBA

Candidate Requirements
To qualify for the Associate Program, students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university and anticipate graduation in the spring of 2015 (early December 2014 graduates will also be considered). Candidates must be in excellent academic standing and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, candidates should possess demonstrable leadership skills through relevant extracurricular activities, along with meaningful, business-related internship or other experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in second languages spoken in locations where the NBA maintains offices.

Application Process
For more information on our student programs and to apply for the Associate Program, please visit our website: The application process will be open from September 8, 2014 through October 31, 2014.


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