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Internships & Fellowships

Our internship and fellowship programs offer the next generation of civil rights advocates and social justice activists the chance to delve into our organization's robust agenda.

Calling all advocates and activists

These NAACP programs not only expose students and young professionals to diverse issues and their complexities, but also provide a network of resources and practitioners for guidance. High-achieving students and working professionals looking to take the next step in their careers will benefit from these longstanding NAACP opportunities. Check back regularly for more details and contact information on NAACP internships and fellowships.

Yumeka Rushing

Youth need the platform, the resources, and the guidance. They have what we need. Giving them that vehicle for change is very important.  

- Yumeka Rushing, Chief Strategy Officer, NAACP
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Amos C. Brown Fellowship to Ghana

This first-of-a-kind program is powered by the NAACP, in collaboration with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and will provide a multi-cultural group of students the opportunity to travel to Ghana, West Africa, for an immersive, all expenses paid trip.

The 10-day excursion will take a selected number of college students, young adults, and seminarians between the ages of 18 and 25 from the United States to Ghana for an experiential learning opportunity.

The application period is now closed.

W.E.B. Dubois

W.E.B. Du Bois Public Policy Internship/Fellowship Program

One of the premier Black scholars of his time, W.E.B. Du Bois was a founding member of NAACP. We're in search of highly qualified and motivated individuals to serve as interns and fellows. These individuals will conduct sophisticated legislative and public policy research on some of the most pressing civil rights and social justice challenges facing our nation. This work is complex, high stakes, and performed under an exacting standard.

Project assignments will touch upon all aspects of our social justice advocacy agenda, including but not limited to civil rights issues, criminal justice, economic development, education, environmental justice, health policy, international affairs, labor, voting rights, and youth engagement. Successful candidates should have a record of outstanding academic achievement, and must have the ability to manage complex projects.

Derrick Lewis - Youth & College Hero

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