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Intern Nebraska

The Intern Nebraska program provides grants to businesses and non-profits who want to create new internships in the state.

Due to non-renewed funding for the InternNE grant, funding is insufficient to continue with routine application cycles. At this time, the program will not be accepting any new applications. However, DED anticipates one to two final application cycles to occur in early 2020. In the event such dates are decided, DED will contact all businesses that have an account on DED’s InternNE website, and will issue a press release. For questions, contact Rose Baker, Program Coordinator, at 402-471-1559 or rose.baker@nebraska.gov.

Internships create lasting connections between students, business, and regions; more than of half of young people who participate in an internship become full-time employees where they intern. The Intern Nebraska Grant Program (InternNE) provides financial assistance to businesses who create new internships in Nebraska.

Am I Eligible for an InternNE Grant?

Business and organizations that may receive support from an InternNE grant must:

  • Be located in Nebraska.
  • Be a for-profit company or a non-profit; government entities, as well as both public and private colleges and universities, are not eligible.

Are the Internships I want to Create Eligible?

Internships receiving support from InternNE must employ a student who is either:

  • In the eleventh or twelfth grade in a public or private high school.
  • Enrolled full‐time in a college, university, or other institution of higher education.
  • A recent graduate from a college, university, or other institution of higher education.

The internship should employ the student in a professional or technical position that:

  • Has a limited duration.
  • Provides valuable work experience and career knowledge.
  • Contributes to work on a short-term objective or project.
  • Pays at least the current state minimum wage.

How do I Apply?

InternNE grants can reimburse up to a 50% of an intern’s wages, up to $5,000 per internship. If the intern is receiving a federal Pell Grant, InternNE can reimburse up to 75% of wages, up to $7,500 per internship.

Applications for InternNE grants are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed bi‐monthly. To be considered, applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit a completed application online.

For more information, review the program guidelines and FAQs before applying.

Have questions about InternNE?

Rose Baker

InternNE Coordinator