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High School Tech Internship Pilot Program

The High School Tech Internship v3.0 pilot program is a competitive opportunity for Ohio employers to receive reimbursement for establishing a recruitment pipeline by hosting high school interns in tech-related roles. Educational Entities work closely with business partners to apply for this program. Find out more ways business-education partnerships benefit everyone involved here!

The goal of the High School Tech Internship is to provide businesses with the tech talent they need while also providing students with valuable work experience at an early age. Interns will be expected to perform job duties similar to what is expected of an entry-level employee in technology roles that focus on software development, data, cloud and IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and other technology-focused roles.

Businesses also have an opportunity to begin building their future talent. Businesses will be reimbursed up to 100 percent of the wages paid to interns to encourage employers to hire high school students in technology roles. Businesses also will be eligible to earn bonuses for each student that earns a credential.

To qualify for wage reimbursement, businesses must submit documentation to the Educational Entity proving the student was employed for a minimum of 120 hours and was paid at least $12 per hour.

Internships can start at any time once the Educational Entity has received notification of approval for funding, but no students can be placed after June 15th. Internships must be completed by October 1st.

For more information and the program guidelines, please visit the Ohio Department of Education's Website, here.

With questions, please contact the High School Tech Internship team via email at high_school_tech_internship@development.ohio.gov.