Ohio High School Tech Internship Program Open for Applicants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The third round of the state’s High School Tech Internship pilot program is now open, and those looking to participate can apply.

Through the program, employers can receive reimbursement for establishing a recruitment pipeline by hosting high school interns in tech-related roles. The goal of the program is to provide businesses with the tech talent they need while also providing students with valuable work experience.

Educational entities looking to participate in the program can email High_School_Tech_Internship@Development.Ohio.gov to get an application started. Businesses looking to host interns should notify their local school district, educational service center, business advisory council, etc. A business cannot participate in the program without partnering with an educational entity.

Interns are 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 will be reimbursed up to 100% of the wages paid to interns to encourage employers to hire high school students in technology roles. Businesses are also eligible to earn bonuses for each student who earns a credential.

Internships can start at any time after the educational entity has received notification of approval for funding, but no students can be placed after June 15. Internships must be completed by Oct. 1.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.