Internships at the Northern Nevada International Center

The Northern Nevada International Center is one of only a of handful 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 and drive and interest in furthering the Northern Nevada International Center's mission.

Internships at the Northern Nevada International Center are offered during each academic semester: spring, summer and fall. 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.

Throughout the internship, students will work closely to support one of our four teams:

  • Administrative
  • International exchanges
  • Refugee reception and placement
  • Language Bank

Apply for a Summer 2022 internship

The Summer 2022 internship program will take place in-person*. Applications for our Summer 2022 internship will open on Monday, April 4.

Application submission does not ensure an internship position.

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

Submit an internship application

Summer 2022 applications deadlines

  • Application opens: Monday, April 4
  • Application closes: Monday, May 30

Applicants will be notified of next steps.  

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

Getting credit for your internship

Please note that this internship is unpaid.

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno who are interested in gaining course 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 Northern Nevada 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 proficiency and travel experience are preferred in choosing applicants but are not a requirement to apply for an internship position.

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 an internship with the Northern Nevada International Center a unique opportunity to gain professional and developmental skills that will assist them in furthering their careers.

For more information on how to complete an internship with the Northern Nevada International Center for course credit, please consult your Academic Advisor.