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.

Will these internships require in-person work only?

As a result to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, employers are offering in-person internships (working on-site), remote/virtual internships, or a combination of in-person and online work.

Which students can apply for the program?

Any University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate enrolled in at least 15 undergraduate credits (full-time student) for the Spring semester with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply. Seniors who are planning to graduate in May 2021 are exempt from having a 15-credit Spring semester courseload.

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.

Application information

The application process for Spring 2021 internships is closed. Returning undergraduate students are encouraged to apply in the next academic year cycle.

I applied for a Pack Internship position. When will I hear back?

Employers received all the application materials from students who met our academic requirements. They will choose their top student candidates and schedule interviews. Employers will have the rest of November to conduct their interviews. Employers will extend their internship offer no later than early December.

If I am selected as a Pack Intern, what happens next?

All students who accept their internship offer are required to do a mandatory orientation session prior to starting their positions in January 2021. Students will be contacted individually to coordinate a date and time.

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.


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