MEDC provides funding to Michigan companies hiring interns in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) fields.


STEAM Ahead is a statewide program, administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), that aims to foster meaningful, hands-on career experiences for students interested in STEAM-related positions and to support companies of all sizes with building a strong tech talent pipeline for key focus areas through the next decade:

  • EV & Mobility
  • Semiconductor
  • Life Sciences & Medical Device
  • Clean Energy
  • Defense & Aerospace
  • Advanced Manufacturing

STEAM Ahead provides a win-win-win scenario for companies, students and Michigan. Read how the expansion of the STEAM Ahead model is increasing in students and employers:

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This program has been a boon to us. As a small manufacturing technology startup, our resources are constantly stretched. [The program] allowed us to take on additional headcount during a time when our cash reserves were iffy. The work performed by our interns directly lead to further investment/funding, and they learned a lot about cold plasma physics and battery manufacturing. Looking forward to leveraging this exceptional program again this summer!


Troy, MI