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Internships provide a valuable way for students to make connections with businesses while identifying career options in North Dakota. Operation Intern, a grant program administered by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, is designed to help start or expand the number of internship, work experience, and apprenticeship positions within North Dakota companies.

Private businesses in North Dakota can receive up to $3,000 in financial support for each company internship, apprenticeship, or work experience with a total company amount of $15,000 per funding window or $30,000 per biennium. Employers will be limited to a maximum of 5 interns each funding round. This biennium will have two funding rounds. The second funding round will be from May 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. Applications will be accepted from March 26-April 13, 2018. Priority will be given to new startups, companies who have never participated in the program, and new internship or apprenticeship positions along with the five targeted industries listed below.

While the program focuses on five industries including: Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Value-added agriculture, Tourism and Technology-based, funds have been set aside for positions which are listed as an in-demand job by Job Service North Dakota. Government entities and charitable non-profits do not qualify for the program.

For more information, guidelines, and the application, visit OperationIntern.com


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