General NNIC Internship Information

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. Most interns are university students, but talented high school students are encouraged to apply and will be chosen if they show a level of maturity and drive.

Internships typically last between six weeks (summer internships only) and four months and are offered three times a year; spring, summer and fall. Four internship slots are available each period. 

Applications Deadlines:

Summer 2017 - May 1, 2017

Fall 2017 - August 1, 2017

Spring 2018 - December 1, 2017

Note: 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.

University students interested in gaining credit through the International Affairs and/or Political Science departments must complete 150 hours of internship credit. 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 8-5pm) in order to gain a minimum level of organizational knowledge of the International Center. Second language 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.

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

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Applications may also be submitted via email to Michael Graf or by post to:
Northern Nevada International Center
821 North Center Street
Reno, Nevada 89501


The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) is looking for a few good interns!

The NNIC will conduct and host some amazing international programs in 2017 that will give aspiring students in international affairs, political science, marketing, business, and journalism majors valuable pre-career experience in the following areas:

·         global affairs

·         current events

·         program management

·         business development

·         grant administration

·         marketing

·         global health

Current Unpaid Internship Needs

  • International Visitor Leadership Program
  • Teaching Excellence and Achievement Fellows Program and Young African Leaders Program
  • Language Bank
  • Resettlement and Placement


Learn more about the types of internships we offer at the NNIC here!