STEM@WORK Paid Internship Program

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STEM@WORK Paid Internship Program

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the STEM@Work program is still operating but at a reduced capacity. If you are a student in Hampshire or Franklin county and are interested in an internship, please contact Matt Rigney, Director of Workforce Programs, at

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. *Please note this program only serves students in Hampshire and Franklin counties.

Employers working with the program can attract a larger and more qualified pool of candidates and play a direct role in developing their future workforce.

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 hopes to place 30 or more students in internships for the spring and summer 2019 season. 

"The Collaborative internship program has created a vehicle to connect unanticipated talent with willing employers in a way that I have not witnessed before."

Jonathan, Buell, Wright Architectural Millwork

Career Skills Virtual Workshop Series

Click here to find out more about this series of virtual workshops and view the recordings!

View examples of final projects submitted by past interns.

Students, employers and school guidance staff should visit our What to Expect page to read the expectations and responsibilities of prospective participants. 


For more information, students and prospective employers should contact:

Matt Rigney
Director, Workforce Programs