Internships

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.

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.

INTERN NEBRASKA GRANT PROGRAM

Purpose:
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


For More Information:
http://www.neded.org/program/intern-nebraska/