Inspiring Workforce

Recruit. Employ. Mentor.

As a trusted agent of the federal government, NSRI supports national interests and strategies by providing the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with evolutionary and revolutionary solutions to the dangerous and emerging threats of today and of the future.

One of the most critical solutions is a knowledgeable, capable and committed workforce equipped to carry forward 21st-century national security missions. NSRI invests its time, talent and resources into developing students from the University of Nebraska and beyond to pursue defense-related careers.

Student Highlights

Alisha Bevins, UNL Student 2019

Alicia Bevins

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering

 
Ashlee McGill, UNL Student 2020

Ashlee McGill

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Political Science

Dallas Drapal, UNL Student 2019

Dallas Drapal

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Mechanical Engineering

 
Dylan Christiansen, UNO Student 2019

Dylan Christiansen

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Computer Science

 
Evie Ehrhorn, UNO student 2019

Evie Enhorn

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Molecular & Biomedical Biology

 

Undergraduate & Graduate Student Internship Opportunities

Our institute is proud to inspire and mentor students
who will be the defense-related scientists of the future.


Strategic Deterrence Research

Undergraduate students have an opportunity to use their problem-solving skills to address real-world mission-related policy and technical challenges experienced by NSRI’s sponsor, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

Working independently and as a team, students conduct academically rigorous research and technology development in the general areas of national security and 21st Century Deterrence.

During the program, interns:

  • Review prior unclassified work
  • Consider the implications and goals of the identified research project
  • Identify program management structure and tasks
  • Utilize tools and methodologies relevant to NSRI and USSTRATCOM to develop a final product

Program Status

NSRI will begin recruiting for two (2) student research interns for summer 2021 experiences in spring 2021. Check back then!

Strategic Deterrence Technical Research

Undergraduate students have an opportunity to use their problem-solving skills to address real-world mission-related policy and technical challenges experienced by NSRI’s sponsor, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

Working independently and as a team, students conduct academically rigorous research and technology development in the general areas of national security and 21st Century Deterrence.

During the program, interns:

  • Review prior unclassified work
  • Consider the implications and goals of the identified research project
  • Identify program management structure and tasks
  • Utilize tools and methodologies relevant to NSRI and USSTRATCOM to develop a final product

Program Status

NSRI will begin recruiting for two (2) technical research interns for summer 2021 experiences in spring 2021. Check back then!

NSRI Brand Social Media

The National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking a driven, action-oriented, high-energy University of Nebraska student to help run our social media channels.

Through this paid ($11/hour), year-long internship, you will expand your leadership and professional skills as well as your comfort zone and network. We need a commitment of 10-20 hours per week from June 2020 through May 2021. Hours are flexible based on your class schedule.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to strategic planning — industry research, competition analysis, platform research
  • Development of project management skills — campaign brief writing, editorial calendar administration, job trafficking, task management system administration
  • Refinement of content creation abilities — copywriting, visual asset creation

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time University of Nebraska student for the 2020 - 2021 academic year
  • Completed at least one year of a four-year undergraduate degree program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Due to the nature of the work at NSRI, U.S. citizenship is required

Required Skills

  • Team player who is willing to take constructive feedback, but also advocate for their ideas
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to hit multiple deadlines a week
  • Knowledgeable in technical aspects of social media platforms
  • Excellent platform-specific writing skills
  • Up-to-date understanding of current trends and tools

Preferred Skills

  • Photography know-how
  • Videography know-how
  • Graphic design skills using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

Responsibilities

  • Embrace and maintain the NSRI brand
  • Develop handle strategy and design
  • Develop content
  • Schedule and publish daily content
  • Report metrics regularly
  • Create campaigns and execute them
  • Bring new ideas forward! 

How to Apply

Email Katelyn Ideus, NSRI Director of Communications & PR, at kideus@nsri.nebraskaresearch.gov by February 15, 2020 with the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • At least three (3) examples of your best work and/or ideas

Intern Requirements

NSRI programs are intended for highly motivated, committed students.

If selected, undergraduate and graduate students will contribute directly to federal government contracts or within the mission space of a DOD sponsor. Each program may have its own requirements, but all programs maintain specific minimum requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completed at least one year of a four-year undergraduate degree program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Due to the nature of the work at NSRI, most positions will require U.S. citizenship

Wargaming Exercises

November 2020 virtual wargame

Through roleplaying, wargaming unearths unique insights and variables in complex and competitive situations that wouldn’t necessarily arise in simple discussions or brainstorming. The technique allows participants to gain better insight into decision-making.

Wargames can be applied to any competitive scenario, from global politics to local business to risk management. NSRI uses wargames to bring students together to discover potential solutions to the country’s most perplexing issues.

Connect with us below if you are interested in participating in or creating a wargame for students.

NSRI hosts Army vs Air Force ROTC virtual wargame for WPI

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