• Internship Funding for North Dakota Businesses

    Hire an intern and receive up to $3,000 in matching funds. Apply Today.

  • Qualifying Industries
    Operation Intern funds are targeted to North Dakota businesses in the energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism and technology-based industries. See if your business qualifies.
  • Students: Internships are Open!

    Jumpstart your future. Check out open internship positions from participating Operation Intern employers.

How Operation Intern Works:

Build a qualified workforce!

Internships provide a valuable way for students to make connections with businesses and identify career options in North Dakota. Operation Intern is designed to expand the number of internship, work experience and apprenticeship positions with North Dakota employers in selected targeted industries: energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism and technology-based businesses.

For the 2013-15 biennium Governor Dalrymple and the ND Legislature awarded the Operation Intern program $1,500,000 of funding. Employers can access $3,000 of matching funds for each student. The maximum amount of matching funds an employer can receive per biennium is $30,000.

Applying for internship funding is easy. Ready to begin? Review our qualification requirements, then apply here.