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New $30,000 internship program to launch Oct. 7


ASUN logoThe Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) and the Nevada Career Studio are excited to launch the $30,000 Pack Internship Grant Program Tuesday, Oct. 7. Remarks will be delivered by University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson, University Vice President of Student Services Shannon Ellis and City Councilwoman At-Large Hillary Schieve.

The Pack Internship Grant Program is a multidisciplinary program that provides funding for 20 individual student internships with northern Nevada businesses, nonprofits and public agencies. The program partners with employers to develop mutually beneficial, substantive internship opportunities for University students. The grant money funds student wages at $12 per hour for 120 hours.
“This is huge for the economic development of the area,” ASUN Vice President Alex Bybee said. “It helps to stem the outflow of innovative talent from the region, keeping those graduates here to contribute to the workforce. It also expands access to students, since unpaid internships currently exclude the most economically disadvantaged students.”
Employer partners for the program include: The Abbi Agency, Animal Ark, Chamber of Commerce, Great Basin Community Food Cooperative, Inqiri, Nevada Humane Society, Nevada State Senate, Nevada Museum of Art, Pistil and Stigma Community and Government Relations Firm, Quest Counseling & Consulting, Sierra Nevada Journeys and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division.
The luncheon will take place on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union.
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