Pack Internship Grant Program

The Pack Internship Grant Program provides funding for individual student internships with Reno-Tahoe non-profit organizations, start-up companies and public/government agencies. The grant funds student interns' wages at $12/hour for 120 hours of work. This program is co-sponsored by the Nevada Career Studio and the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN).

What type of employers are eligible to apply?

Any non-profit organization, start-up company, or public/government agency in the greater Reno-Tahoe area is eligible to apply for a funded position. Employers may also participate with self-funded internships.

How can my organization apply?

Employer partnership applications are open in 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.

What is the duration of the program?

Employer partnerships are established each summer, and student applications are accepted in the Fall semester. Internships take place the upcoming Spring semester—students must complete 120 hours during the subsequent Spring semester (mid-January – April 30) 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 time frame.

What is expected from me as a Pack Internship employer?

The following is expected of employers who participate:

  1. Sign an organization agreement and be an approved university community partner
  2. Be an approved Supplier through the Nevada System of Higher Education
  3. Provide professional support for and development of your intern(s)
  4. Complete various tasks by requested deadlines
  5. Communicate in a timely manner with the Pack Internship Grant Program team

How does the intern selection process work?

Student applications for the next program cycle will open in October 2021. The Pack Internship Grant Program will conduct the initial academic screening and then pass on remaining applicants to employers. You will be responsible for interviewing and selecting applicants, and notifying which applicants you did and did not select.

What kind of students can I expect in my applicant pool?

The Pack Internship Grant Program is open to all full-time, undergraduate students, regardless of major or college. Student applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA to qualify.

I’m interested! What do I do next?

Since applications don’t open until summer of 2021, we can put you on an interest list. For more information or if you would like to be on our email list for the 2021-2022 program cycle, please contact us at with "PIGP" in the subject line.