Internship Matching Services

Let us help you make a match!

Advancing STEM Internships in the Grand Traverse Region

Whether you’re a student looking for a high-quality summer internship, or an employer looking for the right intern for your program, 20Fathoms can help.

We offer internship matching services between students in STEM fields and regional employers as part of our Tech Career Hub.  We help both employers and students save time and find the right fit, all while showcasing STEM career opportunities in our region.

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

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 some of the most innovative companies in the region.

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

For Employers

We specialize in helping you navigate the STEAM Ahead (formerly STEM Forward) program which reduces the financial barriers to finding quality intern support by offering 1:1 wage matching.

The program is open to Michigan-based companies offering paid internships of at least $15/hour related to science, technology, engineering, math, and arts. The internships must be 8-12 weeks long, provide at least one week of in-person experience at a Michigan worksite, and provide a direct supervisor to the intern that is capable and willing to provide meaningful work and career experience.

Our team can help you prepare your program application and internship job description, as well as provide support finding qualified interns.

Success Story: Safety Net

In this video, hear from Tim Cerny, CEO of Safety Net, a company that provides managed IT services and technology consulting from their offices in Traverse City and Southeast Michigan. Through the STEM Forward program, Safety Net hired several interns and it worked out so well that they offered them full-time jobs upon graduation.