STEM@WORK Paid Internship Program

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STEM@WORK Paid Internship Program

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The projected demand for STEM careers in the Pioneer Valley promises to be strong in fields ranging from IT and web development to medical health services and records, to financial bookkeeping and accounting. Most employers know the challenges of finding qualified applicants to fill positions requiring specific skills, while students preparing for these careers can find it hard to gain real-world experience.

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CES, in partnership with the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board, is working with high schools and STEM employers in Franklin and Hampshire counties to find and place local students in paid internships as part of the STEM@Work Paid Internship Program. 

Employers working with the program can attract a larger and more qualified pool of candidates, play a direct role in developing their future workforce, and gain connection with a growing regional STEM Employer Action Group design to create a culture of STEM excellence in training, recuitment and employment in our region.

The program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and supported in part by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Summer High School Internship Challenge.

The experience opens up opportunities for solid work experience to add to each student's resume. CES will be placing 50 students in internships for the spring and summer 2019 season. 

Interested students should contact their school guidance counselor to pursue an application.


For more information, students and prospective employers should contact:

Matt Rigney
Alternative Youth Programs Director