Iowa Student Internship Program

The Iowa Student Internship Program provides grants to small and medium sized companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences and information technology industries to help support its internship programs with a goal of transitioning the interns to full-time employment in the state upon graduation.

The Student Internship Program is a unique partnership of academia, industry and government all working together to link young Iowans to the state's unlimited career opportunities and help Iowa companies recruit its future workforce.


The program is available to Iowa companies that do the following:

  • Engage in one of the targeted industries of biosciences, advanced manufacturing or information technology.
  • Employ 500 or fewer, with a significant portion employed within the state of Iowa.
  • Pay the intern at least twice the minimum wage.
  • Offer the internship to students of Iowa community colleges, private colleges, regent universities or to students who graduated from an Iowa high school and attend a college or university outside of the state. (An eligible student must be within one to two years of graduation.)
  • An eligible student must be within two years of graduation and enrolled at one of Iowa's community colleges, private colleges or regent institutions.
Internship Period Application Deadline Intern Selected Form Deadline Intern Final Report Deadline
Fall 2014 August 30, 2014 September 30, 2014 Within 30 Days of Internship completion
Spring 2015 December 30, 2014 January 30, 2015 Within 30 Days of Internship completion
Summer 2015 April 30, 2015 May 30, 2015 Within 30 Days of Internship completion

The final deadline for fiscal year 2015 applications is April 30, 2015 (or when funds are depleted). Fiscal year 2015 internships must be completed by September 2015.

To Learn More:

Phone: 515.725.3013