Intern/Co-Op Benefits

At NI, in addition to competitive salaries, challenging projects, and a fun working environment, we offer the following benefits to interns and co-op students:

J1 Exchange Visitor Visa

NI is designated by the US Department of State to administer a J-1 Student Exchange Visitor Program. To be eligible for this program, NI Interns must:

  • Study within the discipline of The Sciences Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Occupations and Mathematics;
  • Be currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States, or;
  • Have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program start date; and,
  • Possess a valid passport throughout any time spent in the United States.

*NI hires qualified applicants who are fully authorized to work in the United States, (in other words), individuals authorized to work without any time- or employer-related restrictions. People with temporary work authorizations, such as students in practical training status (in other words F1 visa), will be considered only for positions where NI is experiencing a demonstrated shortage of candidates with a particular skill. NI cannot hire students from controlled countries and/or countries requiring export licensing.

Relocation and Housing

We offer all R&D, ELP, and IT interns a choice in their relocation and housing needs. As an intern candidate, you can choose between subsidized corporate housing or an equivalent lump sum to help you with your temporary relocation needs. In addition, NI provides travel fees for your trip to Austin.


We want to make sure that you not only work hard, but also play hard. We schedule multiple events throughout the summer, and encourage all of you to set up your own events as well. In summers past, we have hosted an "Intern/Co-Op Day," a lunch with our CEO and senior leadership, BBQ cookouts, and ice cream socials. These events are only a small part of your overall experience.