Advancing leadership across Portland that reflects the rich diversity of our community

Emerging Leaders (EL) is dedicated to improving racial and cultural diversity at the leadership level in Portland-area companies by providing internship opportunities for students of color.

Student applications and company registrations for Summer 2018 are currently closed.


Invite. Empower. Transform.



We have a variety of real-world, paid internship and mentorship opportunities designed to match your interests, area of study, and professional expertise.



Hire an intern from a group of intelligent, capable students and recent grads who are ready to help build a stronger, more diverse city.