Diverse, nontraditional leaders are needed.

Author their success story.

Diversity doesn’t just happen in the workplace. It’s visionary business leaders like you who create it. Yet despite how richly diverse our nation is, our corporate workforce just doesn't reflect it.

Together, we can change that. Through The Script, you can broaden the reach of your company’s internship program or we can help you lay the foundations for a stronger, more inclusive one.

We connect the most talented students of color and lower-socioeconomic status with paid internships at some of the region’s most exciting and innovative companies. Your company could be one of them.

Race and income can't define leadership potential. But the right opportunity can.

Today’s interns are tomorrow’s leaders.

See what local business leaders are saying about The Script.


“We always love the opportunity to work with new graduates who bring a new perspective to the work that we do. Our intern provided us the opportunity to build leadership on our own teams as well as built out a very comprehensive tool for us to use.”

– Alex Wong, Gard Communications


“Inviting young professionals of color into our organization creates a collaborative learning and knowledge-sharing environment that delivers a host of vibrant and diverse perspectives that we can connect immediately and directly to our mission.”

— Sarah Celine Steban, The Oregon Community Foundation


“Every single intern we have had the pleasure to work with has been outstanding. I have incredible admiration for these young folks and feel privileged to have been part of hopefully helping them on their path to success.”

– Pam Neal, Prosper Portland


“We are consistently pleased and impressed with the level of knowledge, motivation, and initiative of these college interns. Every year they have provided new knowledge in progressing our strategies forward.”

— Emily Jordan, The Partners Group

2023 Participating Companies

Advantis Credit Union
All Hands Raised
American Cider Association
Bob’s Red Mill
Borders Perrin Norrander
Brown & Brown
Building Champions, Inc
CASA of Oregon
Charter School Capital
Building Champions, Inc
Cinco Design
Construct The Present
Daimler Trucks North America
DHM Research
DLR Group
Emerging Leaders PDX
Energy 350
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Funnelbox Production Studios
Gard Communications

Grady Britton
Hanna Andersson
Idealist Consulting
iQ Credit Union
Jama Software
KPFF- Portland Civil
Lara Media Services
Legacy Health
LEVER Architecture
Living Room Property Management
Marmoset LLC
Math Learning Center
Maui Foster & Alongi
Metropolitan Group
Moss Adams LLP
Murmur Creative
Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH)
NEXT Renewable Fuels
NW Natural
Occam Advisors
On Running
Oregon Wild
Oregonian Media Group
Parachute Strategies

People of Color Outdoors
Perkins & Co
Pivot Group
Portland Business Alliance
Project Youth Plus
Propeller Consulting
Prosper Portland
Quinn Thomas
Revolution Benefits Group
Salt & Straw
The Contingent
The Good
The Oregon Community Foundation
The Partners Group
Thorn Run Partners
Union Wine Company
United Way of Jackson County
Viewpoint, A Trimble Company
Vista Capital Partners
Washington County – Oregon
Wieden + Kennedy
Wolf Water Resources
Womens Healthcare Associate