INROADS is the nation’s largest nonprofit source of paid internships for diverse, high performing, undergraduate students. Companies that value diversity as an essential component of good business partner with INROADS to develop diverse managerial talent to fuel their businesses both today, as well as, in the future. As a talent-focused organization, the mission of INROADS is to deliver innovative programs and creative solutions that identify, accelerate, and elevate the development of underrepresented talent throughout their careers.
INROADS creates unique, one-on-one relationships with each Intern to foster an environment that allows for a great fit with its various corporate partners. By providing the skills, relationships, and network needed transforms leaders – not only for corporate environments, but for their communities and the world at large.
Since its inception in Chicago in 1970, INROADS has grown from 25 interns and 17 sponsoring corporations, to an international organization with more than 35 offices. Our staff provides ongoing academic support and career training and guidance to nearly 2,000 Interns sponsored by more than 200 companies. The tremendous growth of our organization is indicative of the business community's commitment to making a substantial investment in diverse leadership for itself, as well as, the greater community.