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Nelnet Intern - IT Infrastructure in Des Moines, Iowa

Our Vision: We make dreams possible.

Yes, we’re a student loan servicer. We’re also a technology company, idea incubator, start-up accelerator, and K-12 and higher education expert. At Nelnet, we’re so much more than what you think—and we’re just getting started. So, no matter what you want to do in life—build codes or build brands—we’re the best place to do it.

Join Nelnet as an intern and do real work that matters to our business. All Nelnet interns receive one-on-one mentorship, competitive pay, casual dress, flexible schedule, intern-specific programming, and meaningful work experience.

Apply to one of our internships today. Your career awaits.


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

Colorado associates: range for this role is $18 - $26 per hour

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

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 Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Nelnet is a leading student loan servicer – but we’re even more than that. We’re a professional services company, telecommunications innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that’s just the shortlist). For over 40 years, we’ve been serving our customers and making their dreams possible.

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