Intern - IT Developer, NDS Consumer Loans

Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/6/2020 5:25 PM)
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As a Nelnet intern, you are welcomed into dynamic teams with tenured leaders who recognize and appreciate your input and growth. As of September 2020, we are planning to conduct our Summer 2021 internship program remotely. There is always the chance that we will return to the office before then. We plan to consider all candidates - even those who are not physically close to the Nelnet location or cannot re-locate.  


Our summer program connects associates and interns company-wide through a weekly iTalks series, highlighting the diverse roles within our 24 business lines. In addition to your specific job responsibilities, you can look forward to strengthening your communication and collaboration skills through virtual meetings with a community of interns through the summer-long Pod Project.  


Ultimately, you are not just an intern here at Nelnet. You are a pivotal, necessary addition to our teams. We are expectant that our summer 2021 program will be the best yet, and we want you to be a part of it. Whether you are an innovator, tech-expert, problem-solver, or beyond – you have the unique skillset to be a change-maker at Nelnet.  


Consumer Lending Interns will experience Nelnet’s business and culture through hands-on work experiences. The interns will have the opportunity to develop both back-end and front-end software, including test automation, all in a Microservices architecture. This position will work in a Kanban/Agile environment with a strong DevOps culture, as well as be an integral part of the success of the team.


  1. Collaborate with technology experts
  2. Attend team and/or other business meetings and events as determined appropriate by supervisor
  3. Develop skills by coding, testing, and evaluating technical tradeoffs
  4. Participate in standup meetings, sprints, and take on projects related to the team’s goal.
  5. Attend intern professional, personal, and social development events



  1. Enrolled in courses and actively pursuing a degree in Computer Science or related field(s)
  2. Minimum Junior status in field of study


The technology stack will include Node.JS, Postgres SQL, AWS, Kubernetes, Containers/Docker, and others.



Minimum Experience:

  • General knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), computer information systems, and Agile approach.
  • Knowledge of computers: preferably Microsoft packages and advancement in programming language learning.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience in creating and deploying software (e.g. internship, class-based project, personal project, research opportunity, non-profit work, etc.)
  • Experience solving complex problems and working through challenging requirements



  • Motivated and excited by technical challenges
  • Passionate about collaborating with teammates and customers
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and enjoys helping others
  • Shares new ideas, is creative and passionate about innovation
  • Wants to grow technological skills in multiple technologies

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.
Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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