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Who is Nelnet?

We were founded with one goal: serve others by making educational dreams possible. We’ve become the nation’s largest and most respected student loan servicer – but we’re so much more than that. Over the years, we diversified. We’ve launched businesses, acquired brands, and entered new industries around the world. Today, we’re 20+ businesses across four divisions, all united by one purpose: serving others.

  1. Nelnet is people-driven.

    For over 40 years, we’ve been serving our communities and making our customers’ dreams possible. That purpose to serve is what drives our associates in everything they do – and it’s why we continually deliver exceptional customer experiences.

  2. Nelnet is innovative.

    We started serving in higher education, but our commitment to service wouldn’t let us stop there. It led us into new industries like renewable energy. With our customers’ best interests at heart – and with an eye toward evolving opportunities – we create new solutions that anticipate their needs.

  3. Nelnet is values-oriented.

    Nelnet’s associates hail from all backgrounds and locations, but we share core values that move us forward together. We believe in these values, and live them through our actions.

  • Providing superior customer experiences.
  • Creating an awesome work environment.
  • Pursuing opportunities for diversification and growth.
  • Communicating openly and honestly.
  • Giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

Where is Nelnet?

Nelnet is headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., but we have over 9,000 associates serving office locations in 30 communities. We also have associates working remotely from all over, too.

We serve 24 different businesses in 10 different industries – some of which you may know. Learn more about them in this video, or dive deeper by clicking on Businesses in the top navigation of our website.

Working at Nelnet

We’ve been serving our communities and making our customers’ dreams possible for over 40 years. That can only happen when associates have the right environment, career opportunities, and benefits to support them. At Nelnet, we’re always finding new and better ways to make dreams possible. Where’s our story going? Join us and find out.

Career Opportunities at Nelnet

As we grow and diversify into new areas, we’re looking to add people who share our commitment to developing new products and services and creating exceptional customer experiences. We may have opportunities for you to lend your experience or grow your career with us.

We search for talent where it grows. (Read: We offer flexible, remote work opportunities.) What matters is how you can contribute to our success – and how we can help shape your future.

Learn More about Nelnet Job Opportunities

Internships at Nelnet

We offer real-world experience, real work, and real pay – so forget those other unpaid internships you were considering.

Our traditional internships provide in-depth experience in areas like finance, recruiting, innovation and marketing, and our Pathway Program allows students who are still undecided to explore four different departments in one academic year. And for those with a “particular set of skills” (ahem, Liam Neeson), we offer IT internships that explore distinct areas of interest and legal internships for those who have passed the LSAT.

Learn More About Nelnet Interships

At Nelnet, we believe in creating an awesome work environment. We know that ‘awesome’ means different things to different people. For me, it means hiring incredible, talented, and motivated people, providing excellent pay and benefits, creating relaxed, beautiful workspaces, and offering maximum flexibility, enabling associates to work when and where they please. It also means striving to have fun and live a life of purpose every day.

Jeffrey R. Noordhoek

Chief Executive Officer

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Find your opportunity for professional growth within an awesome work environment at Nelnet. From customer support and product sales to business accounting and software engineering, Nelnet offers career paths and professional development in a variety of fields and industries.

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