Intern and Volunteer with GROW Nebraska
Now Hiring Interns in Lincoln, NE
The GROW Nebraska internship program is committed to offering interns the opportunity to manage a project so they can take away an experience that will enhance the professional development of the intern. We are seeking self-starting interns to potentially assist with eCommerce, eBay, Social Media (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ and YouTube), video production, web maintenance, membership assistance, newsletter production, public relations and more. This is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to gain experience in the web, online commerce and production, public relations, non-profit or marketing fields. Qualified students would include Communication, Business, Journalism/English, or Computer Science majors. Video production, HTML knowledge, and proven writing skills are a plus.
GROW Nebraska's is a 501(c)3 non-profit who's mission is to maximize the state's entrepreneurial and small business spirit, create an economically viable and sustainable environment for entrepreneurs, and generate social awareness through promotion, marketing and education. GROW hosts year-round retail training centers in Kearney and Grand Island. They also have three eCommerce web sites, including an eBay store, to provide Nebraskans with greater market access.
Position is unpaid for one semester with the potential for a stipend based on performance and funding at the end. There is an opportunity for the position to turn into a part-time job. Those interested may send a resume and at least one portfolio piece (may include web or video production, writing samples, or graphic design) to the address or e-mail below.
285 S. 68th St. Place
Lincoln, NE 68510
If you would like to volunteer for the program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROW Nebraska™ is committed to offering summer interns the opportunity to manage a project so they can take away an experience that will enhance the professional development of the intern. Past interns have managed the Web Site Critique, the State Fair Store, assisted with social media, and designed promotional materials. If you are interested in promoting innovative products, services and people, please take a look at the services we offer and contact us today if you are interested in becoming a GROW Nebraska™ Intern.
2012: eCommerce Assistant
2011: eCommerce and Member Assistant
"My internship with GROW Nebraska was both stimulating and challenging. They are open to new ideas and appreciate my input. GROW Nebraska understands that a team is only as good as their weakest link and strive to 'grow' their staff to reach their full potential."
2010-2011: Social Media Specialist and Retail Worker
"When I started my internship with GROW, I had no idea that I was about to fall in love with a job. I'd done internships before, waitressed, written newspaper articles, and worked in call centers, but I'd never found any employment prior to GROW that was as fulfilling and interesting as my internship with GROW. Now, two years later, I still adore working for GROW!"
"GROW Nebraska internships offer variety, learning experiences and the chance to make a real difference. I'm still amazed by how many projects I've gotten to work on: eCommerce, retail, social media and more! All of these projects presented opportunities to learn from experienced professionals and the chance to assist passionate entrepreneurs. How fulfilling that is! Definitely the best internship I've ever had."
Designed Gift Basket Catalog 2007
Managed 2006 and 2007 Web Site Critique
"In the two summers I worked for GROW Nebraska™ I was given major projects that gave me real-world marketing experience—no filing papers and filling coffee cups with this company. In fact, I attribute the experience I gained with GROW Nebraska™ as the reason I was selected for a lucrative marketing internship with Disney just months after working for this great Nebraska company."
Managed 2007 State Fair Store project
"Interning for GROW Nebraska™ was a great learning experience and chance to meet many talented enteprenuers throughout the state. Putting together the State Fair General Store was a great way to learn organizational and communication skills. I loved planning the event. It was great to work for an organization that values the opinions of its employees and cultivates fresh ideas to improve member services.
I have used the skills I learned in other organizations I have worked for or been a part of since interning. The confidence I gained and the connections I made through this experience have been more valuable than I could have ever imagined."
Elizabeth (Christensen) Martin
Managed 2006 State Fair Store project
"Interning with GROW Nebraska™ was a great experience. I had the opportunity to see what Nebraska has to offer in goods and services. I learned a lot managing the 2006 GROW Nebraska™ General Store at the Nebraska and co-managing the Lincoln holiday store in Westfield Mall in Lincoln. Many GROW members are passionate about their business and working with them to improve things like packaging and labeling to take their product further was awesome. Working with GROW Nebraska™ gave me networking opportunities while promoting what the state of Nebraska has to offer."