November 15, 2011
Internship program to build talented workforce for Ohio businesses
The goal of the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program is to develop a pool of talented workers for Ohio’s businesses and create enriching student work experiences. This dynamic, focused program positions Ohio to develop and retain technologies in the state that require educated and skilled workers. Students in the program gain hand-on experiences related to their field of study, while companies supporting these internships are partially compensated for wages paid during an internship.
Established in 2002, the program links Ohio students with rewarding internship opportunities within Ohio’s private sector business community. The goal is to build a young, talented workforce for the future and assist students in gaining valuable work experiences that can lead to permanent full-time employment in Ohio after graduation.
The program will reimburse up to 50 percent of the intern’s wage, up to $3,000 for a 12-month period. Following an intern’s graduation, the business will have the opportunity to offer full-time employment to an individual who is well prepared for a future career within the organization.
The Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program targets key areas of science and technology, engineering, and math relating to Ohio Third Frontier’s focus areas of Advanced Materials; Advanced Manufacturing; Advanced Energy; Biomedical; Instruments, Controls, and Electronics; Advanced Propulsion; and; Information Technology. There are seven regional organizations that administer the program.
Identifying and hiring the right people is one of the greatest challenges facing today’s high-tech businesses. If your firm qualifies to participate in the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program, you will have the opportunity to hire and develop individuals with advanced skills and outstanding potential for success in the high-tech business world. Interns can also be a high-value addition to the workforce, bringing innovative ideas that make companies more competitive in the global marketplace.
Businesses offering eligible internships to eligible students are integral to the success of the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program. Students gain insightful, hands-on experience related to their field of study and businesses supporting paid work experiences to eligible students are partially compensated for wages paid during these internships.
The Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program is looking for participating businesses that can provide one or more of the following types of internships:
- Advanced Energy
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Advanced Materials
- Information Technology
- Instruments, Controls and Electronics
- Power and Propulsion
If you are at least a college sophomore or a graduate or doctoral student in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or above) at an institution of higher learning and are enrolled in an approved high-tech curriculum you may be eligible to jump-start your career with the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program. Your internship experience with your educational achievements will increase your chances of landing a job at a dynamic firm after graduation.
Ohio students enrolled in either a two-year community or technical college or in a four-year college or university can earn up to $6,000 over a 12 month period.
The Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program is looking for students enrolled in degree programs with high-tech curriculums including:
- Physical sciences
- Biological sciences
- Agricultural sciences
- Computer Sciences
For more information or to apply, visit theOhio Third Frontier Internship Program online