Internships at the NNIC

The Northern Nevada International Center is one of only a of handful international organizations in the Northern Nevada area. We are committed to educating the next generation of global citizens and therefore provide opportunities for internships for local area youth. Internships at the International Center are highly competitive and require a time commitment for either fall, spring or summer for a minimum of 10 hours a week. Most interns are university students, but talented high school students, or students from other universities, are encouraged to apply and will be chosen if they show a level of maturity and drive.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, internships will be virtual for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Internships typically last between six weeks (summer internships only) and four months and are offered three times a year: spring, summer and fall. 

Applications deadlines

  • Fall 2020 - October 15, 2020
  • Spring 2021 - December 1, 2020

Intern finalists will be selected by the NNIC intern committee and notified via email after the application deadline. Application submission does not ensure an internship.

Getting credit for your internship

University of Nevada, Reno students interested in gaining credit through the International Affairs and/or Political Science departments must complete 150 hours of internship credit upon department approval. High school interns can complete fewer hours. However, all interns are expected to spend a minimum of ten hours per week at the International Center (M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) in order to gain a minimum level of organizational knowledge of the International Center. Second language, travel experience and strong verbal and writing communication skills are preferred in choosing applicants.

Interns are expected to complete a 3-hour training a the beginning of the internship; and complete a minimum of 150 hours (10 hours during a 15-week semester and more hours during the summer based on availability) provide a schedule they will strictly adhere to. Interns should consider the NNIC internship as a unique opportunity to gain professional and developmental skills that will assist them in furthering their career. As such, interns will be expected to understand professional ethics and standards as if the internship was a real job. At the beginning of each internship, interns will sign an agreement that details these ethical standards and expectations. Interns will also complete a 2-page write up upon completion of the internship. At the successful completion of the internship, the intern will receive a certificate of completion as well a letter of recommendation, if appropriate.

Apply for an internship

To apply for one of our unpaid internships, please complete the  application online here, describing your professional and personal goals, as well as a resume. Application submission does not ensure an internship.

Applications may also be submitted by post to:
Northern Nevada International Center
855 W. 7th Street, Suite 270
Reno, Nevada 89503