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Intern NE Grants Available

The Intern Nebraska (InternNE) program connects college students and employers from across the state, providing a unique opportunity for them to co-invest in the future. Interns gain valuable business experience that will help them in future careers, while successful internships help businesses develop tomorrow’s leaders. Internships create lasting connections between students and the region; more than 50% of interns become full-time employees at their place of internship, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The InternNE program facilitates relationships between Nebraska employers and college students through an online environment and offers financial assistance to companies creating new internships in Nebraska. CLICK HERE for grant guidelines or HERE for the InternNE homepage. If you are interested in the program and/or applying for grant funding and would like assistance or to potentially leverage local resources for grant funding, I encourage you to contact me at the Valley County Economic Development office.

feature-unicameralRecently, the Nebraska Unicameral has passed legislation to change several economic development provisions, including the InternNE program.  Among other things, LB1093 will eliminate InternNE’s residency requirement for student interns under a grant program, while also allowing high school students in the 11th or 12th grade to participate in the grant program. The program helps address Nebraska’s workforce challenge since more than half of interns go on to become full-time employees at their place of internship after receiving their two- or four-year degree.  The bill passed on a vote of 44-0.

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