The NAACP Economic Department recognizes the importance of the economy and economic issues in advancing an equal opportunity society and aims to address the challenging economic realities facing our country (e.g., disproportionate high unemployment, poverty and foreclosures, etc.). The NAACP Economic Department's work enhances the capacity of African Americans, and other underserved groups, through financial economic education; promoting diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; monitoring financial banking practices and promoting community economic development.
The NAACP Financial Freedom Center is the headquarters of the NAACP Economic Programs department.
Staff responsibilities and bios are available here.
The Economic Programs department offers year round internships for undergraduate and graduate students. All who qualify are encouraged to apply!