Real Work, Awesome Perks

Start your career at a place that puts you first.

Traditional Internship

Pad your resume with real-life experience in a field you’re passionate about. Work on projects that make an impact in departments all throughout our business, including innovation, marketing, finance, and IT.

Nelnet Associates Working Together

Business Pathway Internship

Still looking for the career path that’s right for you? That’s cool, too. Our Pathway program is designed with you in mind. You’ll spend a semester exploring four Nelnet departments to find a field you’ll love.

IT Pathway Internship

As an IT intern, you will gain a broad understanding of how a variety of teams throughout our Nelnet IT structure operate during your first semester, then take a deeper dive by supporting a specific area of focus your second semester.

Nelnet interns building connections through networking

Legal Fellowship

Passed your LSAT? Now spend a year in our legal department getting your hands on real-life projects that you can look back on with pride.

Take It From Our Interns

The Nelnet experience is unmatched.

Featured Benefits

Get Paid

“Unpaid internships” aren’t a thing here. For doing real work, you’ll be compensated with real money.

Flexible Hours

We get it. Finding an internship that fits with your schedule is tough. We’ll make sure you can have an awesome Nelnet experience without impacting your studies.

Casual Dress

Don’t worry about wearing work clothes to class. Jeans and tees are the norm around here. Bonus points if you’re wearing a Nelnet logo.


Our internship program offers opportunities across multiple locations including Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Texas.


Network with pros, build your portfolio, and show off everything you accomplish while you’re here.


Nelnet is filled with the brightest minds out there, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn skills from talented teams who know their stuff.

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