Internships are an important way to apply what you learn in class to real-world situations and find out if that type of work is right for you. You can boost your resume, meet people to expand your personal and professional network, develop your professional identity, improve your workplace confidence and etiquette, and determine what motivates you and what you need to succeed.

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The Asian Community & Cultural Center

  • This organization supports and empowers all refugees and immigrants through programs and services and advances the sharing of Asian culture and the celebration of multicultural heritage with the community at large.
  • Best for students interested in non-profit management, immigrant/refugee services, or community organizing.

ACLU of Nebraska 

  • The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States Constitution and laws of Nebraska guarantee everyone in the Cornhusker state.
  • Best for students interested in social justice, law, or civil rights.

Collective Impact Lincoln 

  • This organization supports neighborhood community conversations, leadership, and action opportunities to help create a more vibrant and inclusive place to live. Focused on a door-to-door listening project in neighborhoods including: Belmont, Clinton, Everett, Hartley, Near South and University Place.
  • Best for students interested in social justice, community organizing, or advocacy.

El Centro de las Americas 

  • El Centro provides services in education, family support, strengthening of youth, health, domestic violence, and general support for clients. El Centro coordinates numerous community programs and has opportunities in helping promote health education, working with 'at-risk' youth, and teaching English.
  • Best for students interested in non-profit management or refugee and immigrant advocacy.

Lincoln Literacy (LL)

  • Lincoln Literacy is a multi-award-winning charitable provider of English language and literacy services to assist people of all cultures and strengthen our community. Established in 1972 when large numbers of refugees began to be resettled in Lincoln, it now serves more than a thousand people annually through one-to-one tutoring and a wide array of classes held at locations all over the city.
  • Best for students interested in teaching English, immigrant/refugee services, or a Fulbright award.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

  • Provides quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life. They have opportunities to work with refugees tutoring and teaching English, helping with childcare, office administrative work, and numerous other ways of helping in the community.
  • Best for students interested in immigrant/refugee services or non-profit management.

Nebraska Appleseed

  • Nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that's at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.
  • Best for students interested in human rights, immigration reform, law, social justice, or advocacy.

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

  • As part of their mission to develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders in Nebraska, The Nebraska Civic Engagement Table offers a paid internship program open to any person seeking experience in field organizing and/or communications work as it relates to civic engagement, advocacy, public policy. and nonprofit leadership.
  • Best for students interested in advocacy, law, non-profit management, or community organizing.

South of Downtown Community Development Organization

  • SDCDO’s mission is to preserve the rich history and diversity of the Near South and Everett neighborhoods by creating opportunities for residents to improve their communities and promoting cross sector collaboration and resident engagement. It is the vision of SDCDO to build vibrant neighborhoods that provide equitable opportunities for people to thrive. SDCDO works with emerging resident leaders whether they are renters, landlords, or owner-occupants to help preserve and create safe and affordable housing options for a variety of income groups and support efforts to improve the quality of place.
  • Best for students interested in social justice, advocacy, non-profit management, and housing rights and urban development.

Graduate Internships

University of Nebraska State Museum Collection Management Internship

  • The Anthropology Division of the University of Nebraska State Museum curates worldwide ethnological and archaeological collections. The internship program is designed to foster the intellectual growth of students through training and hands-on experience. A limited number of internships will be offered to graduate students in our Museum Studies program yearly.

Global Studies

Global studies majors can gain valuable career experiences due to relationships we have with these organizations/institutions.

Matsudo students

Senshu University Matsudo Junior High School needs two (2) English-speaking interns every fall and spring for their intensive English courses. Conscientious, creative, and self-motivated interns are expected to present their own culture to the students and actively assist teaching staff. No Japanese language ability is needed to apply.


Programs In English as a Second Language will provide you with extensive opportunities to interact and work with individuals who come to us from all over the world. Interns work with instructors in creating English practice and campus involvement opportunities for our students.