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.

[Brochure PDF]


North Dakota’s Operation Intern is a grant program, designed to expand the number of internships, work experiences, and apprenticeship positions with North Dakota employers. The focus of the program is the creation of new internships and apprenticeships within the state’s targeted industries. Priority will be given to new startups, companies who have never participated in the program, and new internship or apprenticeship positions.

  • First funding cycle: May 1, 2021 – April 30th, 2022  //  Applications available from February 1, 2021 – March 1, 2021
  • Second funding cycle: May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023 // Applications available starting February 1, 2022
  • More information available:

[Operation Intern Guidelines PDF]


Scitechsperience Internship Program

SciTechsperience is a paid internship program that connects college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines with rewarding hands-on opportunities at Minnesota companies that need their skills. The focus is on strengthening Minnesota’s STEM industries and developing an experienced and well trained workforce.

[2021 Employer Flyer]