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 young adults. 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.

Internships are performed during each semester: fall, spring, summer. Start and end dates are typically offset from the beginning and end of each semester to accommodate students.

The Fall 2021 internship program will take place in-person. All NNIC interns will be required to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 at the start of their internship.

Applications deadlines

  • Spring 2022 deadline: TBD
  • Summer 2022 deadline: TBD

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.

Apply for an internship

Applications for a Fall 2021 internship are now closed. The opening date for Spring 2022 internship applications will be announced soon. Please check back here for more information.

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 9:00 a.m.-5:00 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 at 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) and provide a schedule to which they will adhere. Interns should consider the NNIC internship a unique opportunity to gain professional and developmental skills that will assist them in furthering their career.