High School Tech Internship Program

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, the Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced that up to 535 students will be placed in tech-related internships this summer through the High School Tech Internship program.

The High School Tech Internship program is an opportunity for Ohio employers to 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 at an early age.

Interns will 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, broadband/5G, and other tech-focused roles.

Businesses will be reimbursed up to 100 percent of the wages paid to interns (up to $5,000 per intern) to encourage employers to hire high school students in technology roles. Businesses are also eligible to earn bonuses for each student that earns a credential.

Funding for internship wage reimbursement is provided through the state’s Third Frontier Commission. Schools partner with local employers to help provide this work-based learning opportunity to students across the state.

The Ohio Department of Education provided grant funding for two intermediary organizations to assist with employer outreach and student recruitment for the program.

For more information on the program, click here.