1. What is an internship?

An internship is a short-term, experiential work experience that is a supervised, in-depth learning opportunity where the interns can more fully explore career interests.  It is not meant to simply advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform

2. How many interns can my business have under the Internship Grant?

Businesses can host up to six internships per SFY, based on demonstrated need, and the ability to offer quality work experience for each intern.  Internships that cross over into a new fiscal year will be counted as part of the six (6) allowed.

3. If my business is awarded an Internship Grant, how many hours per internship will I be reimbursed?

Internship grants will reimburse internship wages up to 520 hours per internship, (up to $25 per hour.)

4. Who can be a supervisor/mentor for Internship Grants?

Interns must be supervised/mentored by professionals with expertise and education and/or a professional background in the field of the internship. These supervisors/mentors may supervise/mentor no more than two interns at the same time.

5. Who can be an intern?

An intern may be a student OR a worker exploring a career change or new industry opportunity. Interns shall be hired as new, short-term employees – not contractors; and hired specifically for the internship. For the purposes of these Internship Grants, existing employees are not considered eligible.