Program Overview


Program Overview

SciTechsperience is the internship program that connects college students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies.

Both students and companies must meet program eligibility requirements to participate in SciTechsperience:

Student eligibility:

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  • Minnesota resident or attending college in Minnesota
  • 18 years of age or older
  • In good academic standing (2.50+ GPA)
  • A technical or community college student (in second year of program) or a college junior or senior (60 credits completed)
  • Enrolled in an accredited U.S. college and pursuing a qualifying science, technology, engineering or math degree

Company eligibility:

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  • For-profit companies with a physical presence in Minnesota
  • Small to mid-sized companies
    • Size limits are based on entire company size world-wide; companies located in the seven county metro area must have 150 employees or less; companies located in Greater Minnesota must have 250 employees or less
  • Offer an internship that provides hands-on industry experience
    • Qualifying internships must enhance a student’s educational experiences and offer insightful, practical, first-hand training that, when leveraged with their college education, would help them achieve full-time employment in their field of study
    • SciTechsperience internships have a focus on STEM. Ideal internships will include tasks such as analysis and problem solving; product development, design, testing, implementation and troubleshooting; research; and field or laboratory work
    • Positions that primarily involve administrative, marketing, sales, advertising, generalist, assembly, purchasing, etc. duties will not be considered
  • Qualifying industries:
    • Aerospace and Defense;
    • Agriculture, Food, Forestry;
    • Biotechnology & Life Sciences;
    • Engineering Services;
    • Fuels, Energy, Energy Management;
    • IT/Computer Technology;
    • Mining, Materials, Manufacturing and Processing

See what students and companies are saying about being part of SciTechsperience in our video library on the resources page.