Hire an intern from the University of Nevada, Reno

Internships are a great way to offer students career experience while getting the benefit of a student's unique perspective and skill set. In the short-term, internships offer employers access to highly motivated students and the opportunity to fill temporary job openings, free permanent staff for other projects, or ease the load during the busy season. In the long-term, internships offer employers a cost-effective means of evaluating performance and potential of employees prior to making a permanent offer.

We help employers create, manage and recruit for internships

We can help you develop a new internship position.

Our Employer Relations Team will help you identify opportunities and job descriptions for creating new internship positions, using insight from our work with students. Contact us to get started.

We can help you recruit motivated, talented students.

We can help your organization recruit students from across the University to apply for current internship opportunities. Learn more about posting internships on Handshake.

Pack Internship Grant Program

What is it?

The Pack Internship Grant Program provides funding to local Reno-Tahoe non-profit organizations, start-up companies and public agencies to create paid internships. The grant money funds student interns' wages at $12/hour for 120 hours.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any organization in the greater Reno-Tahoe area is eligible to apply for a funded position, and organizations may also participate with self-funded internships.

What is the duration of the program?

Employer partnerships are established each summer, and student applications are accepted in the fall. Internships take place the following spring—students must complete 120 hours during the subsequent spring semester (mid-January – April) in order to fulfill the program requirements. It is at the discretion of the employer and intern how these hours will be distributed. Interns must work between 8-15 hours a week in order to complete the internship within the semester timeframe.

How can my organization apply?

Employer partnership applications are due every summer (usually early July) for consideration in the following year's internship cycle. There are a limited number of employers selected each year. We encourage submitting applications in multiple areas of need, as we make every effort to develop a diverse set of offerings each year. A thorough application must include a proposed internship job description, duties, qualifications and target three main skills the intern will develop throughout their experience. 

For more information or if you would like to be on our email list for the 2021-2022 program cycle, please contact us at careers@unr.edu.