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The Intern Nebraska (InternNE) program connects college students and employers from across the state, providing a unique opportunity for them to co-invest in the future. Interns gain valuable business experience that will help them in future careers, while successful internships help businesses develop tomorrow’s leaders. Internships create lasting connections between students and the region; more than 50% of interns become full-time employees at their place of internship, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
InternNE.com is the premier source for paid internships across the state of Nebraska! Post your internships, search for candidates, and manage your InternNE grant funds using this portal. Any business may post paid, quality internships and any student may search for internship opportunities on InternNE.com.
InternNE Grant Program
The InternNE Grant Program provides financial assistance to companies in Nebraska who are creating new internships. The Program was established in 2011 and underwent significant changes on October 1, 2013. For a detailed desription of the rules and requirements please review the current InternNE Grant Program Guidelines.
Grants Awarded may be up to 50% of the cost of the internship for eligible projects, up to $5,000 per internship. Businesses that hire students receiving Federal Pell Grants may provide a supplemental application and may be awarded a grant of up to 75% and an additional $2,500 per internship. Businesses may be awarded up to 5 interns per location and up to 10 company-wide per grant fiscal year. Grants will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis.
Eligible Applicants are businesses with physical operations facilities in Nebraska, including for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. State and federal government entities, governmental subdivisions and public and private colleges and universities are not eligible.
Eligible Internships are high quality positions that pay at least minimum wage and are of a sufficient duration to allow students to gain valuable work experience. Businesses with 100 or more employees must create new internships. New internships are those that are above the internship baseline (highest number of interns during the past 12 months) or are within a division or department that has not employed an intern in the past 12 months. Participating businesses who have hired a recent intern as a full-time, permanent employee may retain their previous baseline in subsequent applications. Internships must be completed within 12 months, cannot constitute more than 50% of the company’s Nebraska workforce and cannot be for the purpose of meeting required residency or clinical hours for the intern.
Eligible Students are students who are enrolled full-time in (or have graduated within 6 months from) post-secondary colleges or universities in Nebraska, or are Nebraska residents enrolled full-time in (or have graduated within 6 months from) post-secondary colleges or universities outside Nebraska. Students employed by a business with 100 or more employees must start on or after the business’ application date and before the contract hiring period end date; students employed by a business with less than 100 employees must have started within three months prior to the business’ application date and before the contract hiring period end date.