Pack Internship Grant Program

The Pack Internship Grant Program provides funding for 50+ individual student internships with 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 during the 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 sets a minimum of 8 hours of work each week, but no more than 15 hours a week for the intern.

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.

What are the requirements to apply?

Any University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate student enrolled full-time for the Spring semester with a minimum 2.75 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 2 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 Center, Every Student. Every Story. and the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information about employment.

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. The Nevada Career Studio also offers ACE 400, a three-credit internship course.

How do I apply for a Pack Internship position?

Applications for the 2021-2022 program year will open the first week in October 2021. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 2 by 11:59 p.m.

The application process goes through Handshake. Each position will be named as follows: "Employer Name; Internship Title (Pack Internship)."

Each application will require the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript (Can be obtained from MyNEVADA)
  • Responses to three (3) supplemental questions that are asked in each internship position

Please submit your documents as PDF files.

Can I apply for more than one position?

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 for guidance, resources and support as you work on your application materials.

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

The Nevada Career Studio will be hosting 30-minute information sessions during the month of October for students to learn about the program and the application process. All information sessions will be hosted at the Nevada Career Studio (Pennington Student Achievement Center Room 208).

  • Wednesday, October 6
    • 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 7
    • 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 12
    • 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 14
    • 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 22
    • 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 25
    • 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

We encourage students to visit our Pack Internship Showcase page to learn about the various types of positions the program has offered.

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.

Questions?

Email us at nvcareerstudio@unr.edu and include "Pack Internship Grant Program" in the subject line.