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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.

NSRI offers several ways for students to engage:

  • Internships through NSRI
  • Contributing to projects through NU faculty researchers
  • Wargaming experiences hosted by NSRI

Current Internship Opportunities

We do not have any positions at this time but check back soon!

Strategic Deterrence Interns

Each summer undergraduate students and ROTC cadets complete research projects within the mission space of U.S. Strategic Command, NSRI's UARC sponsor. In 2021 and 2022 the interns briefed their NSRI internship experience and the resulting deliverables to Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, USSTRATCOM deputy commander. Following is a video summarizing the 2021 experience.

Students of NSRI

Each year NSRI connects students to DOD-research experiences. Some of these students choose to pursue careers in national security after their time with NSRI.

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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