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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

2021 Strategic Deterrence Interns

After 3,200 hours of intense research, writing, coding and collaborating, NU undergraduate students and ROTC cadets briefed their NSRI internship experience and the resulting online wargame to none other than Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command.
Watch the video and read our release to get their insights!

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Student Internship Opportunities

NSRI Accounting Intern

The NSRI Accounting Intern is responsible for supporting financial and accounting areas, including, but not limited to accounts payable, credit card processing, enter invoices into system, general ledger accounting, and account reconciliations. The Accounting Intern will perform various Accounting and Finance responsibilities in a high-visibility, fast-paced environment to ensure accomplishment of NSRI’s overall mission. This position will report to the Accounting and Finance Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities: Monthly duties will provide credit card reconciliation and reviewing the SAP online purchase.   Reconciling the G/L accounts, ensure all invoices for credit cards and SAP transactions are accurately coded to specific projects, and ensure necessary approvals are in place supporting the expense. Assist in maintaining records in the NSRI Cost Point accounting system database; to include entering data and reconciling expenses to monthly reports. Comply with records retention policies and procedures.

Required Skills/Capabilities

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficient using Excel and analyzing financial data
  • A high level of organization with ability to research and recall information
  • Strong time management, prioritization and critical thinking skills 
  • Provide Accounting Administrative support as needed 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must be a self-starter 
  • Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams 
  • Detail-oriented and efficient 

Minimum Level of Education 

  • Applicant should be a Business, Accounting/Finance or other relevant major 
  • Completed at least one-year of a four-year undergraduate degree program
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 

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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