Welcome to NVIDIA! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. NVIDIA strives to create an exciting and rewarding internship program. One that not only provides challenging work, but also a comprehensive benefits package—including onsite programs, discounts on the latest technologies, and more—to maintain the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Health and Time Off

    Who’s Eligible?

    You are eligible for NVIDIA benefits if you’re a U.S.-based intern working at least 20 hours per week. You can cover your legal spouse or qualified domestic partner (same or opposite sex). You also may cover children if they are:

    • Your natural, legally adopted, stepchildren, or foster children under age 26
    • Your qualified domestic partner’s children under age 26
    • Your children over age 26 who are unable to work because of a mental or physical disability and are approved for Social Security disability
    • Under your legal guardianship, established before the child’s 18th birthday
    • Your qualified IRS dependent for whom you are required to provide medical coverage under a qualified medical support order and who meets all of the criteria of a dependent child

    What’s Available?

    Eligible NVIDIA interns and family members have a variety of benefits to choose from.


    Your Medical Plan Options

    You have up to five medical plans to choose from, depending on where you live. Some plan features are standard. For example, all of your options cover preventive care at no cost to you; all offer generous coverage for prescription medications; and all provide the financial protection you need in the event of major illness or injury.

    Other features may be unique to a particular plan. Picking the right plan depends on your healthcare needs and your budget.

    Keep reading for a brief overview of your medical plan options, or dive into a detailed plan comparison [PDF].

    NVIDIA HSA and NVIDIA HSA Plus Plans

    These medical plans offer the lowest payroll deductions in exchange for higher out-of-pocket costs when you get care.

    With the NVIDIA HSA, you pay $0 out of your paycheck each month! Plus, enjoy robust coverage and all the benefits of the Health Savings Account.

    Interns outside of California: If you do not make an election within the 31-day enrollment period, you'll be enrolled in the NVIDIA HSA plan (employee only coverage).

    The NVIDIA HSA Plus gives you greater control over your healthcare spending, low payroll deductions, in- and out-of-network coverage, and tax-free savings from a Health Savings Account (as well as a contribution from NVIDIA).

    Please note: if you are claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return, you - nor NVIDIA - can contribute to a Health Savings Account.


    This plan offers higher payroll deductions in exchange for more flexibility in choosing your physicians and predictable out-of-pocket costs. It also includes a lower deductible and in- and out-of-network coverage.

    Kaiser Permanente HMO (California)

    HMO plans offer no annual deductible and predictable copays when you need care. You must use in-network providers for your care.

    Interns in California: If you do not make an election within the 31-day enrollment period, you'll be enrolled in the Kaiser HMO (employee only coverage).

    Kaiser Permanente HSA

    All the benefits of a medical plan with a Health Savings Account, with the familiarity of the Kaiser network.

    Waiving Coverage

    If you elect to waive medical coverage you'll receive a $1,200 credit per year. To waive medical coverage, log into the  U.S. Benefits Enrollment Site and manually waive coverage.  

    Please note: if you have a spouse, domestic partner or any other eligible family member employed at NVIDIA, you may not cover each other and only one of you may cover your eligible family members. One of you may decline benefits, but no waive credit will be paid.

    Your Dental & Vision Plan Options

    In addition to major medical coverage, NVIDIA offers vision and dental benefits to keep your eyes bright and your smile sparkling.

    Dental Plan Details

    The NVIDIA Dental Plans cover in-network preventive care (cleanings, exams, and X-rays) at 100%. Details on what you pay for basic care, major care, and orthodontia, both in- and out-of-network, is in the chart below.

    NVIDIA Dental Plan [PDF]

    Vision Plan Details

    Vision benefits are available through the Vision Service Plan. You make a small copay at the time of your visit for some covered services like yearly exams, eyeglass lenses, and contact lenses. Your share of the costs for everything from lenses to LASIK surgery is in the chart below.

    VSP Vision Plan [PDF]

  • Perks and Onsite Events

    Once you’ve accepted an internship with us, we’ll provide more information on the following:

    • Relocation—If your internship is in a city that is more than 50 miles from your university, we’ll pay for a roundtrip airline ticket to the NVIDIA office. 
    • Help with Shipping—We’ll reimburse up to 100 lbs. of airline checked baggage.
    • Housing Stipend—You’ll get a housing stipend to help with your temporary living expenses.
    • Events—The University team hosts several events for interns throughout the season. These events are a great time to meet other interns from around the globe and learn some new technical and professional development skills!
    • Paid Holidays & Free Days —You’ll be paid for any official NVIDIA holidays and Free Days while you’re here.
    • Onsite Services—NVIDIA offers various perks and onsite services based on the needs of each office location. At our Santa Clara headquarters, we have onsite car maintenance, dry-cleaning, shuttles, and bike repair.
    • Company Gear Store—You will receive credit to our gear store, available through our intranet, stocked with NVIDIA products and merchandise.
    • Employee Purchase Programs—We have several programs that can save you money on technology, entertainment and more.
    • GuidanceResources EAP—This program provides a great safety net of professional, private and confidential services through a network of qualified counselors and resources.

    Talk with your recruiter to learn more about any of the perks and benefits we offer.