The vision of the Internships Committee is to create accessible, high quality internships in Nebraska for EVERY high school, community college and university learner who is considering a technology career path.

We encourage you to take a moment to check out our PK 12 Committee video.

Talented students are leaving Nebraska.

Good people are leading progressive internship programs, but few are at scale.

Lack of coordinated efforts across business, education, non-profits and government.

Key metrics are not tracked across the internship lifecycle.

Business must step up to offer more and better-quality internships.

Education must step up to attract and graduate more students with tech degrees.

Government must step up to allocate resources and incentivize intern growth.

Non-profits must step up to scale and/or consolidate programs.

Expand High School technology internship programs to influence higher college tech enrollment and grow a strong Nebraska “talent pipeline”.

  • Promote and expand programs like Intern Omaha & First Job Lincoln.
  • Deploy Intern Nebraska funding to spur intern positions.
  • Partner with Colleges and Business to promote High School opportunity.
  • Recommended Program Investments (2-5 years).
  • Build intern access and options beyond Omaha & Lincoln.
  • Create “High School thru College” pipeline mindset.
  • Teach/train businesses to develop high quality, high capacity programs.

Create greater internship capacity at Nebraska companies to keep more students and graduates in-state.

  • Increase funding, promotion and deployment of Intern Nebraska resources.
  • “Internship Summit” with High Schools, Colleges and Business to improve coordination.
  • Teach/train businesses to develop high quality, high capacity programs.
  • Attract Interns from out-of-state schools and retain them at Nebraska companies.


To facilitate relationships between Nebraska employers and college students through an online environment and to offer financial assistance to companies creating new internships in Nebraska

Eligible Applicants:
Businesses with physical operations facilities in Nebraska, including for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Due Date:
April 26, 2020

Grant Period/Period of Performance:
May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Grant Award Information:
Up to $5,000 per internship will be granted, with the potential for up to an additional $2,500 ($7,500 total) for students who are Pell grant recipients at time of award.

Grant Requirements/Points of Interest:

  • Internship must provide a valuable work experience in a technical or professional career field
  • Internship must be completed within the state of Nebraska
  • Internship must be an H3 (high-wage, high-skill, high-demand) occupation
  • Internship has a mentor/supervisor
  • Internship must not replace permanent, full-time positions

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