NIC Internship Program

“Throughout my internship, I looked for places where I could add value and came away knowing much more about the industry. The internship also allowed me to hit the ground running when I joined Belmont full time nine months later. Internships really can become what you make of them.”

– Richard Wang, Vice President of Investments & Strategy, Belmont Village Senior Living.

A New Generation of Leaders

The NIC Internship Program pairs students from top universities with leading firms in the quickly growing seniors housing and care industry. The program provides a new generation of leaders with the opportunity to gain practical experience and career options, while host companies gain access to highly talented graduate and undergraduate students eager to explore careers in the industry.

To learn more, or post an internship opportunity, email

A Wealth of Opportunity

An initiative of NIC’s Future Leaders Council, the program attracts high-quality applicants for paid summer internships within the industry’s leading REITs, large banks, national and regional operators, private equity firms, and consulting firms. Students may contact their career services department to apply – or can apply directly to posted internships on this website.

Internship opportunities span a range of roles, including finance, development, human resources, asset management, and community operations.

  • 20+ Partnering Universities
  • Nationwide opportunities
  • A diverse range of disciplines:
    • Real Estate
    • Hospitality
    • Finance
    • Gerontology
    • Technology

Academic Excellence

Academic partners leverage the program to gain practical insights into the industry’s constantly changing landscape, challenges, and opportunities. The program provides feedback to partner institutions, which can be used to update and enhance academic programs to suit the needs of new leaders and the growing industry they will help to shape for years to come.

For a list of academic institutions we work with, see below.

Learn more about partnering with NIC by emailing us at

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Program Schedule

Host companies typically submit paid internship opportunities to NIC in late summer. Once opportunities have been carefully screened, NIC posts them to this site and distributes them to partner institutions beginning in September. The recruitment period runs from then until April, with internships beginning in May and June.

Current Postings

Browse and click on opportunities for detailed descriptions and instructions.

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Participating Universities

  • Arizona State University
  • Columbia University Business School
  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University
  • Emory University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown University
  • Iowa State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Roosevelt University
  • University of Arizona – Eller School
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vanderbilt University – Owen School
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington State University
  • Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania
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