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Nelnet Intern-Proposals and Communications 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.

Nelnet’s Proposal and Communications team is busier than ever and is interested in enhancing our proposal writing capabilities through a robust proposal library and documentation tool. Our team currently consists of three full time proposal writers and is led by the Communications Manager. This team typically is responsible for managing a successful RFP process, which includes project management, writing, editing and submission of final documents. In addition, the Proposal and Communications team supports the sales and service teams of Nelnet FACTS Ed, providing writing and editing assistance as needed for various business centric communications. As a member of the Proposal and Communications team, you will get an opportunity to impact our processes and assist the Communications team through projects, which will streamline the RFP process; in addition, you will be able to spend some time writing and editing corporate communications that support our business line.

The Proposal and Communications Team intern will assist in the creation and deployment of a proposal text library, which will be integral to the success of creating RFPs in a timely manner, as well as ensuring pertinent information is documented and easily accessible. In addition to building a sustainable text library, the Proposal and Communications Team intern will also assist the Communications Manager with writing/or editing business communications related to sales and service, as well as assist with other writing/editing tasks ad hoc.


  1. Learn about Nelnet’s businesses, product/services, markets, and competition

  2. Learn about the RFP process and how it affects our current and potential clients

  3. Use Salesforce to create a searchable database of information which will serve as a reference library for the Proposal Team

  4. Create searchable references for key RFP data, using SEO-like keywords

  5. Interact regularly with the Proposal and Communications Team

  6. Assist as needed with writing and editing projects

Hourly Pay Rate: $15:00


Must be a junior or senior with minimum one to two years in a writing, editorial or project management program focus.


Prior internship experience preferred.


  1. Professional writing skills

  2. Understanding of SEO concepts

  3. Detail-oriented

  4. Editing Skills

  5. Dependable

  6. Self-starter

  7. Team- and relationship-building skills

  8. Able to multi-task

  9. Quick to learn and work independently

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 Nelnet Corporate Recruiting.

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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