STEM Forward Internships

Talk to your employer to get enrolled with STEM Forward and begin your hands-on STEM experience right here in Pure Michigan.

Secure a STEM Internship and Launch your Career in Michigan

As a native Michigander or as someone who attends school here, you know how special the state is. With two easy steps, you can explore opportunities to learn more about the STEM field and gain first-hand experience right here in Michigan:

  1. Apply for a STEM-focused internship with a Michigan company.
  2. Talk to your employer about enrolling you with the STEM Forward program.
    • We work directly with employers to get their interns enrolled with our program. Employers can learn more about participating in our program on our website or email with any questions.

Do I Qualify for STEM Forward?

To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • Be attending, or recently graduated from, college or university.
  • Have a Michigan connection (whether your college/university is here, you live in Michigan, or have family here).

The STEM-focused internship must be with a Michigan company that provides a minimum hourly wage of $15, at least one week (5 workdays) of on-site work experience, and a direct supervisor.

First-hand Account: Interning with Enspired Solutions

Erin Hoffmann interned as a lab technician with Enspired Solutions through the Michigan STEM Forward internship program. She gained practical, hands-on lab experience while getting paid! Hear her story and learn more about how MI STEM Forward is connecting Michigan's talented college students with hiring companies


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