Summer Internship Program – Employer

This pilot program provides non-profit organizations paid intern support which allow UNL students to gain skills, knowledge, and insight into their own interests and strengths through those internships. This program is targeted to students who are First Generation, and/or Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, and/or who have not completed an internship.

If you are interested in hosting an intern during the school year, check out our Micro-Internship & Mentoring Program.

Employer Benefits

  • Paid staff at no cost to your organization
  • Summer intern support
  • Greater visibility on campus

Employer Eligibility

Participating organizations must be one of the following:

  • Non-profit 503 (c)
  • Benefit Corporation 
  • City/State Government Agency 

Participating organizations must provide experiences which are: 

  • In-person (minimum 75%), working directly with a supervisor who prioritizes mentorship and supports the intern’s learning goals and development.
  • Completed in 12 weeks, from May to August in 20-25 hours/week. 

These organizations must also provide their Interns: 

  • Orientation, training, and support necessary for success.
  • Specific, tangible projects and responsibilities which contribute to the organization’s mission.
  • Opportunities to meet organization leaders and team members and build a sense of belonging. 

As presented on the timeline:

  • Positions are posted and promoted.
  • Students complete online application and rank internships of interest in order of preference
  • Employers receive applications and rank students of interest in order of preference.*
  • Students and employers are matched based on mutual rankings

*Employers rank only those students they would welcome as matches are to be final. Depending on numbers of student applicants, not all positions may be filled.

Unsure of how to develop an internship or an internship description? Let us help! Schedule a meeting with us:

Emily Wilber

Assistant Director

Program Coordinator

Maddi Galusha

Graduate Assistant

Program Coordinator