February 19, 2024 - 2:17 pm

20Fathoms Announces Internship Matchmaking Program

By 20Fathoms

Let us help you make a match!

20Fathoms is pleased to announce a new internship matching services between students in STEM fields and regional employers. The service is part of the 20Fathoms Tech Career Hub which also offers tech career education and networking opportunities.

“Retaining STEM talent in our region is a priority for 20Fathoms and our community,” said Gretchen Swanson, Director of Workforce Development. “By serving as a matchmaker between STEM interns and local businesses, we help both employers and students save time and find the right fit while showcasing STEM career opportunities in our region.”

In addition to matchmaking, 20Fathoms also offers expertise on funding opportunities for internships including the STEM Forward program offered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

For Employers

We specialize in helping you navigate the STEM Forward program which reduces the financial and operational barriers to finding quality intern support. Benefits for employers include:

  • 50% of the intern’s wages are covered by MEDC (Interns are paid a minimum of $15/hour)
  • Payroll, tax, and compliance responsibilities are managed by an MEDC payroll partner

The program is open to Michigan-based companies offering paid internships related to science, technology, engineering, and math. Technology-focused businesses are preferred.

Contact us for support preparing your program application and internship job description, as well as finding qualified interns.

For Students & Recent Graduates

If you’re interested in an internship in Northwest Michigan in a STEM field, 20Fathoms can help by making introductions to regional employers.

Reach out to us and we’ll discuss your career goals and help you make a match.