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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 position is split evenly between the SCIA and the hosting company.

Check out the program guidelines to see if your company qualifies!

Here is the link for the 2017 Small Company Internship Award Program for the University of Michigan.  The due date to submit the application is Friday February 10th. 

U-M SCIA 2017 Application