Pack Internship Grant Program
The Pack Internship Grant Program provides funding for 50+ individual student internships with local start-up businesses, non-profits and public/government agencies. The program enables local organizations to host paid internships for undergraduate students, offering real-world learning opportunities.
When do the internships take place?
The internships take place each Spring semester (mid-January - April 30). Hours are distributed differently at each internship—employers and interns work together to determine an appropriate schedule. The program requires that interns work a minimum of 8 hours per week, but no more than 15 hours per week.
What are the benefits of being a Pack Intern?
Being an intern through the Pack Internship Grant Program provides wages at $12/hour for 120 hours of work. Participating students will get first-hand experience in a field of interest, giving them the opportunity to apply their skills in a professional environment. Additionally, this is a great way for students to build or expand their professional network.
Can I receive academic credit for a Pack Internship position?
Yes! If your academic program/college provides an internship course, you are welcome to enroll in it for academic credit. Talk to your academic advisor on how to enroll for the correct course.
What is the timeline of the program?
- July - September 2022: Employers apply to the program and propose internships
- October - November 2022: Students apply for Pack Internship positions
- November 2022: Employers interview qualified candidates
- December 2022: Mandatory student orientation discussing program expectations
- mid-January - April 30, 2023: Internships take place at respective organizations
What are the requirements to apply to the program?
Any University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate student enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.75 University cumulative GPA is eligible to apply. Seniors who are planning to graduate in May are exempt from a full-time course load.
DACA students and international students who have been here at least two semesters and will receive academic credit for this internship are eligible. The Nevada Career Studio recommends DACA students and international students reach out to The Multicultural Center and the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information about employment.
Can I apply for more than one position offered through the program?
Yes! You can apply for multiple positions. The Nevada Career Studio recommends to tailor your application materials to the internship. Meet with one of our Career Mentors during our drop-in hours for guidance, resources and support as you work on your application materials.
I was a Pack Intern during a previous program year. Can I be hired by the same employer again?
A Pack Intern cannot be hired by the same employer twice. Students are welcome to apply and work for a different employer each year they apply to the program.
Can I be hired by a Pack Internship employer offering a position as one of their current employees?
If you are a current volunteer (unpaid employee) for a Pack Internship employer, you are eligible for their Pack Internship position. If you are a current, paid employee with the Pack Internship employer, you are ineligible for the Pack Internship position.
What happens after I submit my Pack Internship application(s)?
The Nevada Career Studio will do an initial screening of all applicants to ensure they meet our academic requirements after the student application process closes. Then, the employers will review the candidates and contact students for an interview opportunity. The interview and selection process by employers will occur in November and conclude prior to Finals in December. Students will be notified via email when the search process concludes.
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.
- Student Computer Labs: There are numerous computer labs set up throughout the University that students can go to in order to access digital resources.
- Wireless Internet Access Locations: This provides information on locations on campus with reliable Wi-Fi connections.
- 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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