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Whether it’s for just a few months or over the course of several semesters, Nelnet has an internship experience that works for you.

The Scoop on Nelnet

Nelnet’s roots are in educational loan servicing, but we’re so much more than that today. Over 40 different businesses in the areas of software, technology, education, and startups, are represented and backed by the Nelnet name, each offering a variety of internship and career opportunities.

Choose Your Own Nelnet Adventure

Are you a graduate student with a clear path? Awesome. Still deciding on a major? We’ve got you covered too. Nelnet offers internships for students in all stages of their college careers.

Department Intern

If you’ve already decided on a major, our Department Internships are a perfect match. Gain experience in your chosen field by working on real projects with professionals across any of Nelnet’s departments.

Pathway Intern

Sometimes it takes a little exploring to figure out what you’re good at and where you belong—that’s why we created the Pathway Program. Find your niche by spending a total of 16 weeks in four different departments where you’ll learn about the various parts of a successful business.

Graduate Placement Program

Dig even deeper into the world of Nelnet and receive expansive professional experience in our Graduate Placement Program. Grad students will rotate through several Nelnet business segments for a minimum of one year and enjoy elevated perks along the way.

Legal Intern

LSAT? Check. Next step? Nelnet. In this year-long program, law students migrate through our legal department and explore the application of law in a robust business setting. Really impress us and we may even offer you full-time employment.

Intern Perks for All


You’ll be doing real work, so you’ll get compensated with real money.

Flexible Hours

Balancing school, work, and a social life can be challenging. We’ll work together to build a schedule that works for you, allowing you to take time off when you need it.

Casual Dress

Jeans and a tee are the norm around here. Bonus points if it has a Nelnet logo on it.


Our offices are located smack dab in the heart of Lincoln, which puts you within walking distance of your favorite restaurants, school campuses, and post-work happy hours.


Add an impressive line of work experience to your resume and gain a network of associates with different backgrounds.


Our company is filled with the brightest people in the industry, and they’re eager to invest in your professional development. You'll enhance your skillset and be challenged to take on new opportunities.

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