Building Minnesota's STEM workforce one internship at a time

SciTech connects college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies.

Building Minnesota's STEM workforce one internship at a time

SciTech connects college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies.

Building Minnesota's STEM workforce one internship at a time

SciTech connects college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies.

Building Minnesota's STEM workforce one internship at a time

SciTech connects college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies.

STUDENTS

Your one-stop shop for STEM internships in Minnesota!
Get paid, hands-on experience in your field.

EMPLOYERS

Find top STEM talent and get a 50% match on
the intern’s wages worth up to $2,500.

STUDENTS

Your one-stop shop for STEM internships in Minnesota! Get paid, hands-on experience in your field.

EMPLOYERS

Find top STEM talent and get a 50% match on the intern’s wages worth up to $2,500.

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The Freedom to Problem Solve with American Precision Avionics

(Interns Alex Haw and Woody Smith.) How should small businesses approach hosting internships? Kellen Bolander, the Engineering Manager at American Precision Avionics’ (APA), shared this advice: It’s important to weigh if you want a structured internship or...
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Forming a Lasting, Wireless Connection with F3 Wireless

(Intern John Eslinger) F3 Wireless is a small Minneapolis-based engineering firm developing electronic products for the IoT market. When it comes to the “Internet of Things,” they make the “things” worth connecting to. Like many businesses, F3 Wireless...
XenaMed is an early stage pharmaceutical research and development company currently working toward securing FDA approval for an oral dosage tablet. As the tablet project started to ramp up last winter, the XenaMed team was looking forward to bringing in their newest analytical chemistry intern, Kalani Wijesinghe, to help them prepare for clinical trials. Wijesinghe is the fourth student that XenaMed has hired through the SciTech Internship Program. In addition to the wage reimbursement that SciTech offers, the program also grants small companies exclusive access to premium STEM talent. And as any employer will tell you, finding the right person for the job is crucial. This was Wijesinghe’s first internship but she came to the opportunity with experience as an undergrad research assistant and a lot of enthusiasm to learn. “From Kalani’s resume, it was very evident that she had a lot of what we were looking for: someone who has a heart and passion for the pharmaceutical industry,” said Sara Treder, a Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemist at XenaMed. “It’s really exciting to give someone experience who is looking forward to learning more about the industry, because a lot of what we do you can’t learn in school.” Learning and leading Wijesinghe started by learning how to make chemical solutions for the oral dosage tablet. The solutions didn’t always work, and sometimes it took several attempts to get them right. “But everyone was really helpful and friendly,” Wijesinghe recalled. “They trusted me and they encouraged me to make mistakes and learn from them.” Instructing and collaborating with Wijesinghe was a learning experience for Treder as well. “I’m glad that I’ve had time to work with Kalani.” Treder said. “Sometimes we’re finding new things that I don’t even know how to fix, so we learn how to fix them together.” Working with XenaMed’s interns helped Treder develop as a leader. Especially when it came to communication, she said, “Everyone learns differently, so seeing how Kalani learns helps me adapt how I explain things to meet her needs. Through this program, and all the interns we’ve had, I’ve learned how to present this material to the appropriate audience.” Finding pride in your work Wijesinghe has progressed considerably since her internship began. When the COVID-19 stay-at-home order went into effect, she not only transitioned from lab work to research assignments, but the new projects she took on were now all her own. “I have more responsibility now,” Wijesinghe said. “I’ve learned how things work and have developed an accountability here. I’m proud of where I am today.” As the interview concluded, Wijesinghe shared the exciting news that XenaMed’s CEO had recently offered to keep her on in a permanent position. Once her internship ends Wijesinghe will transition to full time work. This is an opportunity, she said, that won’t be taken for granted. “I feel really proud of that accomplishment because I know how hard it is for new graduates to find a job. SciTech helped me find XenaMed and I’m really grateful for that.” “With the demand of our work right now, Kalani has really stepped up to help with the testing,” Treder said proudly. “The two of us have worked together, me from afar and her in the lab. Not only did she prove to me but she proved to our team that she can deliver those results.” Stay up to date with SciTech and subscribe to our blog for weekly stories of inspiring internship success!

Fostering a Passion for Pharma with XenaMed Interns

​(Intern Kalani Wijesinghe) XenaMed is an early stage pharmaceutical research and development company currently working to secure FDA approval for their oral dosage tablet. As the tablet project started to ramp up last winter the XenaMed team was looking...

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July 13, 2020 at 2:07pm
American Precision Avionics' #Engineering Manager Kellen Bolander gave his #interns the freedom and encouragement to find problems and engineer their own solutions.

Read more about their approach to unstructured internships on this week's blog: https://t.co/PVeGzJPVOA https://t.co/6aBWSuqK4M
July 6, 2020 at 12:46pm
“Finding people who know our field and the ins and outs of our industry is so valuable,” said David Thompson, @F3_eng's Project Manager.
F3 Wireless strengthens their workforce and helps young #electricalengineering professionals thrive on this week's blog https://t.co/3bthDvexph
June 29, 2020 at 1:18pm
During her XenaMed #internship, Kalani refined her practical #lab skills and developed her love for #pharma while her coworker Sara found a unique opportunity to develop as a leader.

Read more about their internship journey on this week's blog: https://t.co/alycG01mcV https://t.co/gqKneJZKPt
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SciTech connects college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines with paid internships that provide rewarding hands-on experience in small to mid-sized Minnesota businesses.  Companies receive assistance finding qualified candidates and a $1:$1 matching stipend to cover 50% of the intern’s wages (capped at $2,500) when they hire a student through SciTech.

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