Funding Opportunities for Internships

Are there funding opportunities for Employers?

Yes! Check out the ND-based and other funding opportunities below:

The ND EPSCoR STTAR Program provides an opportunity for North Dakota-based businesses and employers to participate in a salary cost-sharing internship program for students in STEM disciplines. Businesses must submit an application in order to be considered for the program.


North Dakota’s Operation Intern program’s primary focus is employers in the state’s targeted industries: energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism and technology-based businesses, and healthcare. 

North Dakota businesses receive up to $4,000 in matching funds for the internships/apprenticeships. Funding can be used for items needed for the intern/apprentice to perform their internships, like wages, tools and equipment, essential training or tuition reimbursement. The funding is a one-to-one match.

SciTech Internship Program

SciTech is a free, state-funded program that connects STEM college students to a wide variety of paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies. Qualified companies receive a wage match that covers 50% of a STEM intern’s wages (up to $2,500).