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.