Intern - IT Infrastructure

Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2020 3:43 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings


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.  


This position requires work in support of the Company’s contract with the United States Department of Education (“ED”). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.


IT Infrastructure Interns will help solve problems for our business.  A day in the life of an Infrastructure Engineer team member is varied as we’re responsible for a wide array of technology.  We design and implement solutions and often involved in complex troubleshooting of computer related problems.  We strive to reduce unplanned work by doing things right the first time, automating repeatable tasks, and making changes carefully. 



Required Skills:

  1. Scripting like Python or Powershell
  2. Basic understanding of network fundamentals like OSI model, subnets, etc.
  3. Familiar with Windows and Linux operating systems
  4. Conceptual understanding of virtual computers

Desired Skills:

  1. Automation Frameworks like Chef, Ansible
  2. Experience with AWS services
  3. Experience with network configuration
  4. Familiarity with storage or server technologies

We’re Looking for Someone Who...

  • Is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Software Development, or a related field
  • Possesses exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Is comfortable working in an agile development environment and understands on time/within-budget principles.
  • Shares new ideas, is creative and passionate about innovation
  • Sees feedback as an opportunity for growth

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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed