Summer Internship Program – Student Info

This pilot program allows UNL students to gain skills, knowledge, and insight into their own interests and strengths through a paid internship with a local non-profit organization. The program is designed to connect students who are First Generation or Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) to meaningful experiential learning opportunities.  

For experiences that take place during the school year, check out our Micro-Internship & Mentoring Program.

The Summer Internship Program Offers Students the Opportunity to:

Paid Internship and

1 Course Credit with Tuition Paid

Gaining Experience

and Skills

Career Exploration

and Mentorship


Students who are selected for an internship are expected to:

  • Complete 20-25 hours/week between May 13 and August 9, 2024.
  • Register for and thoughtfully complete EDPS 496, Field Experience, a one credit hour course for which you will not be responsible for the related tuition. 
  • Learn and abide by the internship organization’s employment policies, procedures, dress code, privacy or confidentiality agreements, and standards of conduct. 
  • Set a schedule in collaboration with your supervisor and adhere to the schedule as planned, notifying your supervisor about any exceptions.
  • See complete list of Student Expectations.

How to Apply

  • Review the internship opportunities through the link below.
  • Identify opportunities you wish to apply for.
  • Note those opportunities which you will enter in the application.
  • Click the application button and complete the questions as described.
  • Rank the opportunities you wish to apply for using the drop down menus within the application.
  • Select only those you would accept and complete.
  • Click Submit.

Employers will see your responses to two questions in the application:

  • What are you hoping to gain from the internship?
  • Based on your experiences so far such as classes and personal projects, club and organization involvement, previous jobs or responsibilities, describe the skills you think you bring to an internship.

Consider the positions and organizations you will be applying for and how your experiences, skills, knowledge, and interests match those. You do not have to have direct experience in the field, but you can describe how your interests and goals align with the organization and/or the position. Describe the broad skills and understanding you have which will be useful in the role. Let them get to know you! See below for examples of application answers to those questions.

Questions? Contact me!

Maddi Galusha

Graduate Assistant

Program Coordinator