The HUBZone Council, in partnership with Frostburg State University and HUBZoners, is spearheading a HUBZone Internship Pilot Program and we need your support. The first phase of this workforce development initiative will focus on identifying students residing in HUBZone areas for internship opportunities both at school and at home.
The objectives of this program are to:
Partner with Universities located within HUBZone areas
Educate university administrators and students on the HUBZone Program with the intent to increase awareness and interest in the Program
Increase student awareness of the social and economic impact of the HUBZone Program by providing internships with HUBZone certified firms in the intern’s resident areas
Increase placement of students with HUBZone certified companies in their home areas and increase potential for growth and to spur interest in revitalization of their home areas
Assist HUBZone companies in identifying qualified HUBZone employees for both paid and unpaid internships
Populate the "HUBZoners" recruiting database with qualified HUBZone employees to provide a staffing resource for HUBZone certified firms
We envision both paid and unpaid internship programs. One goal of this pilot program will be to assist the HUBZone Council with developing stories and videos about how HUBZone companies give back to their communities. These unpaid interns will be paired with a HUBZone company in their home area. The companies and interns will work together to develop the story to present either as a video, news article, etc. while they are at school and facilitate possible internships in their home areas during holiday and summer breaks
We are looking for HUBZone certified companies and HUBZone students to participate in this pilot.
Can we count on your support?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the council at 240-442-1787 or info@HUBZoneCouncil.org.
Internship funding is now available to technology-based businesses and state and local agencies offering paid internships. If you have a STEM internship, MTIP can reimburse employers for up to 50% of an intern’s wage and up to $3,000 annually per intern ($1,800 for the first semester and $1,200 for subsequent semester).