Pack Internship Grant Program

The Pack Internship Grant Program provides funding for 60+ individual student internships with local businesses, nonprofits and public agencies every spring. The program helps employers develop substantive internships for University of Nevada, Reno students. The grant funds student wages at $12/hour for 120 hours.

When do the internships take place?

Each intern completes 120 hours during the spring semester. Hours are distributed differently at each internship—employers and interns work together to determine an appropriate schedule. The program sets a maximum of 15 working hours a week for the intern.

Which students can apply for the program?

Any University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate enrolled in at least 15 undergraduate credits (full-time student) with a 2.75 GPA is eligible to apply. Talk to the Nevada Career Studio about the possibility of enrolling in a 3-credit internship course to meet the 15-credit eligibility. Applications will be pre-screened by the Pack Internship Grant Program team, but each employer will make the final selection.

Ready to apply?

Applications for Spring 2021 Internships will open in early October. Stay tuned when they are posted on Handshake. On Handshake, search job postings for the words "Pack Internship." 

All Pack Internship applications will require the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Your unofficial transcript
  • Responses to three (3) supplemental questions that are asked in each application

Please submit your application materials in PDF format.

All applications are due on Handshake at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes! We encourage students to apply to as many Pack Internship positions they want. Apply for a position that is aligned with your major/career path or apply for a position in an area you are passionate about.

Be sure to differentiate your application for each position.

If I am selected as a Pack Intern, what resources and services are available for me to use?

  • Campus Escort: Campus Escort is a service program providing safe transportation methods for students.
  • Alternative Transportation: Explore various methods of commuting around the University and the Reno-Sparks area.
  • Lendable Technology:The @One in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center offers lendable technology to students.
  • Internet and Technology Resources: This provides information on locations on campus with reliable Wi-Fi connections as well as computer labs and classroom space access.
  • Pack Friendly Business: This is an exhaustive list of all the offered student discounts in Reno-Sparks, as well as listing the service provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can I learn more about the Pack Internship Grant Program?

The Nevada Career Studio will be hosting 30-minute virtual information sessions during the month of October for students to learn about the program and the application process. Login to Handshake and register for an upcoming virtual information session on one of the following dates:

Need help with your application materials?

Meet with one of our career mentors here at the Career Studio or by virtual appointment for expert guidance, resources and support as you work on your application materials.