The application window for the next round of Operation Intern will open on February 1, 2022. Full information and instructions about Operation Intern can be found at https://belegendary.link/NDInternships.
The ND Department of Commerce administers Operation Intern which is a grant program supporting internships, work experience and apprenticeship positions with North Dakota employers.
The program focuses on creating new internships and apprenticeships within the state’s targeted industries. Priority will be given to new startups, companies that have not participated in the program previously and new internship or apprenticeship positions.
The maximum amount an employer can receive is $20,000 per funding round or $40,000 per biennium. Employers will be limited to a maximum of five interns each funding round.
The primary focus of the program is private-sector businesses in targeted industries: energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism and technology-based businesses, to include cybersecurity.
Funding may be granted for other in-demand occupations like health care. In-demand occupations will be determined using this In-Demand Occupations list compiled by Job Service North Dakota and the Workforce Development Council.