Friday, February 26, 2021

Learn about STEM internship opportunities in Minnesota with SciTech

Looking for an internship suited just for you but aren't sure where to look? The SciTech Internship Program connects college students majoring in STEM fields to paid internships in small- to medium-sized Minnesota companies.
Find your perfect internship!

Looking for an internship suited just for you but aren't sure where to look? The SciTech Internship Program connects college students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to paid internships in small- to medium-sized Minnesota companies.

As part of the Minnesota Technology Association (mntech), the SciTech program was established to build Minnesota's STEM workforce and provide hands-on learning opportunities for talented college students while offering a low-cost solution for Minnesota's smaller companies to find future employees, and build and retain Minnesota’s growing STEM workforce.

Since its launch in 2012, the SciTech program has helped nearly 2,000 students find paid internships in small- to medium-sized Minnesota science and technology companies.

Eligibility

Students must be:
  • A Minnesota resident or student living in and attending college in Minnesota 
  • A college junior or senior currently enrolled in a qualified STEM degree program in a higher learning institution, or currently registered as a student at a technical or community college 
  • In good academic standing (2.50 GPA or above) 
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S. (International students may participate if they have CPT/OPT work authorization.)
Qualified companies receive a wage match that covers half of a STEM intern’s wages (up to $2,500), providing employers a huge incentive to hire students registered with SciTech. At least 200 spots were available during 2020-21.

To learn more about the SciTech program, tips for students, and the application process, visit the SciTech website .

Read about past University students' SciTech experiences.

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