SCIA connects small business with talent

The Small Company Internship Award Program (SCIA) provides funding to help small businesses hire university students to work as interns on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student. Especially targeted toward Michigan businesses in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field, the SCIA program is designed to increase students’ exposure to innovative processes and products emerging from companies that employ high-skill workers and to encourage student job placements with innovative and dynamic Michigan companies after graduation. To be eligible for the SCIA program, companies must be based in Michigan with significant business operations in the state. The SCIA is a matching grant program where funding for a 12-week internship or co-op position is split evenly between the SCIA and the hosting company.

For updated guidelines on the SCIA program, please download our 2019 SCIA Guidelines & Application, for your convenience you may also download the fillable version of the 2019 SCIA Application.

For more information, please contact the LSSU Business Engagement Center or MCRN business engagement office in your area.

Check out this video, Keeping Our Grads in Michigan, showcasing the SCIA program and its success connecting Michigan talent with growing small businesses.

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