A 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce found only one in seven engineers is female. Additionally, women have seen no employment growth in STEM jobs since 2000. Considering the fact that 80 percent of jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills according to research from the National Science Foundation, there is a need to encourage and facilitate opportunities amongst female students in college to ensure that they continue on their path to finding and securing long-term paid positions in the STEM fields after graduation.
The STEM Intern program coordinates efforts to help female college students find internships with businesses and organizations that focus on science, technology, engineering or mathematics around the state and around the country.
If you are a student interested in locating an internship, please fill out our request for internship form.