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.
- More information available: https://www.ndepscor.ndus.edu/programs/sttar/
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.
- More information available: https://www.commerce.nd.gov/workforce/workforce-programs/operation-intern
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).
- More information available: https://scitechmn.org/employers/