The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Mass Tech Intern Partnership, a program that reimburses qualified companies for hiring Massachusetts students as interns. Now in its ninth year, the Intern Partnership program offers $3,200 stipends to eligible Massachusetts tech companies for the purpose of hiring summer interns.
Companies in five prioritized sectors – cybersecurity, digital health, fintech, the Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics – may apply for stipends to cover three eligible interns. Other eligible Mass. digital technology companies not in one of those sectors can apply for stipends to cover two interns.
Companies interested in applying to the program should complete and submit their applications by June 30, 2021. Applications, eligibility requirements and program details can be found at masstech.org/intern/.
All eligible technology companies interested in applying to the program must:
- Be based in Massachusetts;
- Have less than 100 employees; and
- Hire eligible interns as W2 employees, not as contractors or sub-contractors.
“We’re looking to support Massachusetts students by connecting them with the right training, mentorship opportunities, and hands-on experience so they can thrive as they enter the workforce,” said Carolyn Kirk, executive director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. “For these rapidly growing firms, these interns allow them to expand their testing, product development, and customer outreach efforts, providing a boost to the business and valuable real world experience.”
Since its launch in 2013, the Mass Tech Intern Partnership program has distributed $2 million to support 950 summer interns at more than 370 tech firms across Massachusetts. The program is managed by the Innovation Institute, a division at MassTech focused innovation and cluster growth across Massachusetts.