Internships at the Northern Nevada International Center

The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) is one of few international organizations in the Northern Nevada area. We are committed to educating and engaging the next generation of citizen diplomats and therefore provide internship opportunities for young adults in the Reno-Tahoe area. 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, drive and interest in furthering the Northern Nevada International Center’s mission. Candidates should consider an internship with the Northern Nevada International Center if they are looking for unique way to gain professional and developmental skills that will assist them in furthering their careers while simultaneously watching how their work can make immediate, positive contributions.

Internships at the Northern Nevada International Center are unpaid but can be completed for course credit. They are offered during each academic semester: spring, summer and fall. Spring and fall internships last a minimum of three months, while summer internships last a minimum of two months. Internships can be a pathway to part-time or full-time employment at the organization.

Start and end dates are typically offset from the beginning and end of each academic semester to accommodate student schedules. Selected interns will be expected to commit to a minimum of ten hours per week.

Students will work closely to support one of our four teams:

  • Administrative
  • International Exchanges
  • Refugee Reception and Placement
  • Language Bank

Day-to-day responsibilities vary per team, but interns will gain professional experience and hone skills. NNIC is seeking qualified interns who possess:

  • A high attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • An ability to adapt to high-stress and constantly fluid situations
  • An ability to speak, write or understand a different language (preferred but not required)
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures
  • An interest in global affairs, public diplomacy, refugee resettlement and language access

Apply for a Fall 2022 internship

The Fall 2022 internship program will take place in-person*. Applications for our Fall 2022 internship are open as of Monday, July 25. Please submit an application using the following link:

Complete the NNIC 2022 Internship Application

Application submission does not ensure an internship position.

*Those selected for an internship position with NNIC will be asked to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the start of their internship.

Fall 2022 applications deadlines

  • Application opens: Monday, July 25
  • Application closes: Sunday, August 28

Applicants will be notified of next steps.  

For questions regarding the application or internship at-large, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Natalie Valenzuela, at

Getting credit for your internship

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno, wishing to complete an internship with the Northern Nevada International Center for course credit must consult their academic advisor. A minimum of 120 hours must be completed throughout the internship period, equivalent to approximately 10 hours per week. Internship hours must be completed within NNIC’s normal business hours of Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All interns will be expected to attend orientation at the beginning of their internship, as well as provide a schedule to which they will adhere.