Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) has been chosen by the NBA Foundation to manage the NBA HBCU Fellowship Program in a three-year partnership launching in January 2023. The NBA HBCU Fellowship Program, which runs June–August, aims to provide career development opportunities in the business of basketball for undergraduate and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Fellows selected by NBA teams and the league office work within various departments, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, legal, social responsibility, and marketing.
In partnership with CDF and Fearless Dialogues, approximately 75 HBCU students each year will be educated in social justice concerns and servant leadership. The program includes gathering virtually and in person at CDF’s Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, TN, and being employed by NBA teams in approximately 28 markets across the United States.
Who Can Be A Fellow?
Those interested in becoming a fellow must currently attend an HBCU (historically Black college/university) or have previously completed a degree at an HBCU and be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a PWI (predominantly white institution). Each student is allowed to apply for up to three (3) job openings.
Applications open on Monday, January 16, 2023. The application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2023.
If you have questions regarding the application process or need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.